Wednesday, 13 March 2013

The sweet aftertaste of Butterscotch Sunday's screening of Amelie

Sunday is traditionally a day of restful indulgence, spoiling yourself with simple delights and secret pleasures, writing letters, planting seeds, rugs, blankets and cloud gazing..... 

Last Sunday was a true reflection of this, when we gathered ourselves (and a batch of vegan treats) and headed to the Bike Shed Theatre for Butterscotch Sunday's edible screening of the beautiful French film Amelie.

I'd like to introduce Mr Guy Millon and Miss Hannah Mumby - partners in crime, inventors, designers and endive fondlers creating the all encompassing quirky atmosphere of Butterscotch Sunday. Spreading the word of good causes which quite fittingly so for Amelie, was local social enterprise Love Local Food - reminding us quietly that surrounded by such rich fields and farms, we need look no further than our very own doormats (and who knows, with neighbours like these, perhaps we will find a visual treasure or two under there as well).

Descending down the staircase into a bustling Bike Shed Theatre, people crowded in the basement bar surrounded by the quirky oddities, a pianist and a singer by the name of Kat Brooks, tinkering chords and fluttering melodies bringing the atmosphere of MonteMarte to somewhere much closer to home.

Like a well organised handbag - the VCR boxes adorned the tables in rows, each one containing pockets of tiny treats, organised, enticing and evocative of the idea of waiting and playing; teasing out time, following a trail until the time is right to devour the flavours contained within. 

The key turned and as people flooded into the theatre space, a great feeling of mystery descended, with a playful promise of what could be....

"If you have ever felt that food can be magical, something to transform and transcend, then just imagine what it could do to your experience of watching a film! Your miniature hamper will be filled with delicious treats that have been designed to be eaten at significant moments in the film and immerse you in the emotional of Montmartre, Paris." - Guy Millon - The Butterscotch Beau.

 "All proceeds, as alway's with Butterscotch sunday happenings, will benefit the local community. In this instance our chosen beneficiary is the fabulous Love Local Food, a not-for-profit social enterprise which brings local food to the community in it's mobile van, as well as offers educational opportunities about food, the environment and personal well-being to all sectors of the community."

 A few wily characters donned hats and scarves and made their way to the theatre, (I think this gent was a regular though)

On the cover of each VCR box was a poster and menu designed by the hand and pen of the talented Miss Mumby.

"It's better to help people than garden gnomes"

Within each box amongst other delights lay hand-crafted raspberry marshmallows and mini crisp-topped Creme Brûlée's, all hand-made by Guy and Butterscotch friends, sure to cast a magic spell when explored with the visual treat  that is Amelie.

"With a prompter in every cellar window whispering comebacks, shy people would have the last laugh."

A photo both was provided to capture rare moments, with a gnome - of course.

And so we close this chapter of Butterscotch Sunday - who knows where the next one will take us, you can be sure, however, that it will be an intimate, intricate and wonderful occasion...

O' Butterscotch Sunday - "Without You, today's emotions would be the scurf of yesterday's"

Until soon,


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