Tortoise V Hare
Apr
25
May 4

Tortoise V Hare

  • Spike Island Cafe

Barry Hare, Wrington running champ. Fit, popular and, above all, fast.

Toby "Tortoise" Gollop, eater of doughnuts.
Look up 'relaxed' in the dictionary and you'll see his picture.

Two very different men. One running club, and the race to end all races.

Told entirely in rhyme and song, this promises to be an epic tale of romance, redemption and rural running rivalry that you'll never forget. 

Novel Writers: Little Deaths by Emma Flint
Feb
23
6:30 pm18:30

Novel Writers: Little Deaths by Emma Flint

Novel Writers: 
Little Deaths by Emma Flint
(to be held in the café)

£5/3

Get your tickets HERE

It’s the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York shimmer in a heatwave. One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young children missing. After a desperate search, the police make a horrifying discovery.

The sexism at the heart of the real-world conviction of cocktail waitress Alice Crimmins for the 1965 murders of her two young children forms the basis of British author Flint’s gripping debut.

Novel Writers

Each month we invite a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Prior knowledge of the text is not essential. Topics of discussion include theme, structure, inspiration and the craft of writing. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and great books.

In partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas.

Get your tickets HERE

Enjoy a pre-event drink and snack in the café!

Jan
27
7:00 pm19:00

Pasta - Demo & Dinner

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

The first in a series of collaborations between Spike Island Cafe and Barny Haughton of Square Food Foundation, Bristol's cookery school and community kitchen, of cooking demos followed by a three course dinner.

Our first evening will teach you pasta making with Barny taking you through the steps required to make the most glorious, silky pasta with ease.  You will then be treated to a three course dinner incorporating this pasta.

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Winter Vegetable Salad with walnuts & soft goat's cheese
*
Fresh pappardelle with ox cheek, Barbera & thyme ragu
or
Wild mushroom ragu
*
Roast plums with grappa and biscotti.

BOOK YOUR PLACE AT THE TABLE NOW!

COMING SOON -

Friday 24th February VEGAN COOKING - eating less meat made easy and delicious

Friday 24th March RISOTTO - the mysteries of this simple ingredient transformed into food of the gods unravelled before your eyes