Entertainment

All additional entertainment is open to event visitors without charge, and will take place in the event hall. Limited seating is available for audience participation.

Entertainment listings are subject to change and may be substituted or cancelled. To avoid disappointment, please check back prior to the event for final confirmation and times throughout the weekend.

13th October

Saturday

11:00 to 17:00 - On Display - Nina Marie Shoes

If you love shoes, you will LOVE the Nina Marie collection, available to view throughout the weekend near to the stage area, and on stage with Marianne Cheesecake.

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11:00 to 17:00 - On Display - The Chocolatician

From the creator of the 'Cumberbunny' and 'Chocobatch' and other edible showstoppers like the 'Chocolate Queen at 90' and the 'Chocolate Mermaid', the new brand is tempered and set... Discover the amazing chocolate art created completely in perfected accuracy by the Chocolatician.

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12:00 to 12:30 - Cocoa Island

Meet with Master Chocolatier, Danesh Amin and discover all the chocolate adventures that come to life at Cocoa Island. A chocolate paradise where you can bring your own chocolate creations to life with a range of chocolate experiences, from Children's Workshops, Chocolate Bar Making, Team Building, Dipping Workshops, Truffle Making, and Bespoke Party Workshops. Cocoa Island is truly a chocolate paradise to visit.

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13:00 to 13:30 - Introduction to Professional Chocolate Tasting

A fabulous opportunity to discover how to really 'taste' chocolate with Chocolate Ecstasy Tours creator and chocolate judge Jennifer Earle. With 20 seats available in the main Festival hall, visitors will be able to sample chocolate while being taken through the necessary steps to getting the best flavour and recognising great tasting notes from the chocolate you eat.

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13:45 to 14:45 - Wedding Reception Observance

As a courtesy to the wedding party in the room next door, our public address system will be silenced during their ceremony. However, the chocolate will still flow...

15:00 to 15:30 - Developing Award-winning Chocolates

Fifth Dimension Chocolates is a British chocolatier renowned for creating unusual and exciting flavour combinations in their international award-winning filled chocolates. This talk will provide an insight into how Fifth Dimension Chocolates develop some of these flavours, and an opportunity to try pairing the chocolate with their caramel.

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15:45 to 16:00 - On Stage - Marianne Cheesecake Burlesque

Marianne Cheesecake will be with us for the whole of Saturday 13th, celebrating all things chocolate and wearing the famous Nina Marie Death by Chocolate shoes. Admire her poise and beauty as she mingles with our exhibitors and visitors throughout the day, before performing her amazingly decadent dessert dance.

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14th October

Sunday

12:00 to 12:30 - Cocoa Island

Meet with Master Chocolatier, Danesh Amin and discover all the chocolate adventures that come to life at Cocoa Island. A chocolate paradise where you can bring your own chocolate creations to life with a range of chocolate experiences, from Children's Workshops, Chocolate Bar Making, Team Building, Dipping Workshops, Truffle Making, and Bespoke Party Workshops. Cocoa Island is truly a chocolate paradise to visit.

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13:00 to 13:30 - Death by Chocolate

Meet the Maker - Nina Marie will be available to chat all thing shoes, and give you an insight in to what makes her creations unique, and where her imagination take her too when she is creating new designs.

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14:00 to 14:30 - Franceschi Chocolate

Juan Franceschi will take to the stage to talk about the family history of Franceschi Chocolate, and Criollo chocolates. This is a free informal talk and you are invited to take a seat by the stage to discover more.

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15:30 to 16:30 - The Whiskey Sours

These harmonising, vintage sirens are the talk of the town and their hip wiggling performances have left audiences in a frenzy all over the country. A ravishing mix of class, sass and fun with voices any lark would envy. These ladies are set to take the world by storm and pour you a tumbler of terrific times to remember. The Whiskey Sours offer sublime, musical entertainment for every occasion, and will be singing us out on Sunday 14th October as we celebrate Chocolate Week 2018. ​​

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