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Treat Mum to 'Tea' at Booktown this Mother's Day

Do something different this Mother’s Day (Sunday 13 May) with mum that she’ll remember forever. Treat mum to a ‘Devonshire Tea’ at Featherston Booktown and enjoy a performance of Playshop Fairy Tales, before taking time to leisurely browse the eclectic selection of books, both new and old, at Featherston’s Kiwi Hall located within the ANZAC Hall complex 62 Bell Street.

Country Tea & Cakes, a regular feature at Booktown, will be back again this year proudly supported by The Country Cooking School and a host of volunteers co-ordinated by Mrs Mary Biggs.

“We’ve assembled the talent of several serious home cooks from around the Wairarapa to present delicious home-made cakes, scones and biscuits accompanied by freshly brewed tea and coffee,” said Mary.

“We’re delighted that Wendy Campbell will be making her famous cheese scones again this year. Freshly baked on site, few can resist the allure of Wendy’s scones!”

The special Mother’s Day Devonshire Teas are $15 per person and include your choice of scone (sweet or savoury), finger sandwiches and a delectable home-made slice.

In addition to the Devonshire teas, visitors to Booktown can also enjoy a tea/coffee on the go for $3 or sit down and enjoy their cuppa with a choice of cake, cupcake, savoury scone, slice or two sandwiches for $7.

On Mother’s Day visitors to Country Tea & Cakes at the Kiwi Hall will delight in two Playshop Fairy Tales performances at 11am and 2pm respectively. Expect playful interactions through theatre, storytelling and improvisation. It’s spontaneous, thrilling theatre and something the kids, grandkids, mums and grandmothers will enjoy together building those precious memories.

The proceeds from Country Tea & Cakes is donated to the Featherston Booktown Trust to enable continued literary events for the community.

The fourth annual Featherston Booktown will be held on the weekend 11 - 13 May, 2018 and features ‘the most exciting programme yet’.

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