Back in 1993 AVI* supporters Chris Wilde and Bryan Osbon took a small tent and an old VW bus to WOMAD music festival in Reading and started selling chai and peddling AVI leaflets.
As our festival catering has developed significantly over the years, so has Madras Cafe, driven by the enthusiasm of its growing band of cooks and volunteers. Madras Cafe is now the trading name of Sensetrade Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of AVI with its own board of directors. The chair of Sensetrade is also a member of the AVI Board and reports to it.
Over the years Madras cafe has thoroughly depended on the unflinching enthusiasm and skill of its merry band of cooks, its multi-talented site crew and its expanding army of choppers, servers and pot scrubbers. We always welcome offers of more help and hope the fun will continue into the future!
*Action Village India (AVI) is a UK-based charity working for change in rural India for 28 years. India’s rapid economic development has left hundreds of millions of people untouched and has destroyed the homes and livelihoods of millions more. It is those marginalised people that AVI’s partners work with, in the Gandhian tradition of nonviolent action, to right economic and social injustice.
For more information visit http://www.actionvillageindia.org.uk/
Panda Noodle House are specialist events caterers. All of our foods are freshly cooked in our purpose built trailer. Guaranteed quality tasty traditional Chinese food.
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Eastern Family Services (EFS) are a small, independent fostering agency providing fostering services in Essex and Suffolk. We work hard to place local children who can no longer live with their natural parents into local fostering families. Just like our children, our carers come in all shapes and sizes but the number of children needing a stable home continues to outstrip the number of homes we are able to offer. Therefore we are working hard to bring more foster carers into our fold.
EFS is different to other agencies partly because of our size: we know our children and our carers very well and work diligently and passionately to support them; and partly because of our child driven approach: we take great care to place our children with the right carer for them (and vice versa).
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We are a friendly family business trading at festivals since 1988. We stock festival fancy dress, festival clothing & accessories and waterproofs. Many items are exclusively made & fair trade.
Modernity Mark is run as a not-for-profit and relies on it’s volunteer helpers. Last year the stall become a Destination Point at festivals and events with its seating and free games and activities for all. There is usually a children’s bead table so they can make small items of jewellery and generally have a rest and play a bit.
We also have a fascinating and eclectic mix of different giftware ranging through New Age, Pagan, and Gothic themed items. There is a small range of cotton scarves, skirts, and tablecloths; some smoking accessories, lighters, and a small selection of tobacco; baskets of small jewellery (both old and new); and affordable children toys.
In our Useful Items section there are wet wipes, toilet rolls, tampons, toothbrushes, and other camping necessities. We also have a selection of sweets (2 for £1), some canned drinks (mostly economy brands for children), and bottled water.
Gem Mania is a colourful stall selling handcrafted silver jewellery, Thai hill tribe accessories and bags, hemp and leather hats, dreamcatchers, and sunglasses. Also available for the more adventurous festival goer are colourful wigs and dressing-up glasses!
Dirty Apron provide tasty hot dishes of Hearty Healthy Happy Food with influences from influences from Latin America and the middle east – think slow roasted spiced meats, zesty salads and crispy, steamy, comforting carbs . For us it’s all about getting the right combinations to create excited boxes of tastiness. We pride ourselves on ensuring our menus contain some lovely veggie options and slightly more interesting offerings like a sharing board of local cured meats, cheeses and our homemade breads & chutneys.
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