Let Them Eat Cake

18 Apr 2009 – 30 May 2009

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Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 5 pm

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Mushroom Works

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom


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Let Them Eat Cake


A group exhibition of art and design inspired by the more frivolous side of food. Need a bit of comfort food? Want to temporarily escape the credit crisis? The Mushroom Works invites you to delve into the world of cake art whether admiring it on the walls or creating some of your own in glorious sugar craft. The exhibition features fabric gingerbread men, Marie Antoinette-inspired pieces and a host of other works, which celebrate food in its most enjoyable form. Events programmed to feature within the exhibition include a tea dance and a sugarcraft workshop. It's a subject of much debate whether Marie Antoinette really did coin the phrase ‘Let The Eat Cake.' And if she did, whether it was out of ignorance and insensitivity or because she knew taxes could be lowered on brioche thus helping the poor. But whatever you believe, Marie Antoinette will always be remembered for her frivolity. Come to the Mushroom Works and indulge in your frivolous side - confident in the knowledge that unlike her, you won't end up under the guillotine. Have your cake and eat it! Sugar craft workshops. During the Late Shows (Friday 15th and Saturday 16th May, 5-11pm) Catherine Hodgson will be hosting sugar craft workshops for all ages. Come along and craft your very own culinary masterpiece and then watch it disappear! You'll also be able to see what goes on behind closed doors at Mushroom Works with an opportunity to visit our studio holders. Many of the artists, designers and makers will be holding open their studio doors during the late shows. Lottie McPhee, will also be selling her amazing cupcakes on both nights. This exhibition will also coincide with NewcastleGateshead's EAT! festival. 18th April — 31st May 2009 Preview evening — Friday 17th April 2009 6pm — 8pm Special opening for the late shows on 15th and 16th May 2009 5pm - 11pm The Late Shows and EAT! NewcastleGateshead are part of NewcastleGateshead's programme of world-class festivals and events developed by culture10


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