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Reopening April 2021

As March marches on, preparations are well under way for our reopening, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to CAST Café.  Below is a summary of key dates*, and further down, news from CAST with more creative ideas from Lucy Grant and details of a new Saturday Club for young people.

*subject to no further delays in the easing of restrictions, but please note the food markets will take place on the given dates.

Saturday Food Markets, 3rd and 10th April, 11am to 3pm

As a warm up to reopening on a regular basis, we will be holding two Saturday food markets over the Easter break, on the 3rd and 10th April.  There will be a range of sweet and savoury baked goods on offer, as well as pots of delicious cooked food to take away and reheat at home. The coffee machine will be on too!

Service outdoors from Tuesday 13th April

We plan to reopen on Tuesday 13th April, when we will be able to serve breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake outdoors, on our terrace.  In preparation, we are currently carrying out work on a new fence to shelter the terrace from the prevailing winds, and plan to add a canvas canopy that will provide partial cover and give further protection from the elements. 

During this period, our opening hours will be:
Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm (kitchen serving until 3pm)

Service indoors and out from Tuesday 18th May

From the 18th May, we should be able to welcome you indoors and out, and begin hosting events, such as Feast Nights, CAST screenings, etc.  We also intend to begin regular late openings on Thursday and Fridays.

Our ongoing regular opening hours from this date will be:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday, 10am to 5pm (kitchen serving until 3pm
Thursday & Friday, 10am to 10pm (kitchen serving until 8pm)


CAST Saturday Club for young people
CAST is delighted to welcome learning curator Kate Turner back to the CAST team to develop a new programme of Saturday Club sessions for young people.

The Saturday Club will be open to participants aged thirteen to eighteen and will provide an opportunity to explore materials, discover new skills and develop independent creative projects. There will be opportunities to go behind the scenes to meet CAST studio artists and to learn about their different practices and career paths through conversation and hands-on workshops.  

Sessions will be free to attend and will begin on Saturday 22 May.

To register interest in joining the club and learn more please contact

Above image: students from Callywith College participating in a workshop led by studio artists Nicola Bealing and Ben Sanderson, CAST, January 2020

Think and Make: paper cuts
Lucy Grant’s new creative make for families to try out at home focuses on paper cutting, an art form with a rich and varied global heritage. Lucy’s short animation features some of the many different traditions that could be researched further for inspiration. PDF templates that offer a simple guide to get you started can be found in the Learning section of the CAST website

Lucy’s delightful film about decorating eggs is also still available to watch here.

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