As we exclusively revealed on Facebook recently, the creators of last year’s sell-out Pop Up Picture House return to Marlow this festive season with The Pop-Up Festival – a full month of films and feasting. This time round we have more venues and more chefs!
Last year we were treated to food from Marlow’s own celeb chef Tom Kerridge, and this year will also feature chefs Rick Stein and Atul Kochhar!
The festival’s flagship venues will be at Bisham Abbey and Riley Park, throughout December and early January. We are told the team will be going all out in terms of creating a full-on Christmassy feel to each venue, and will feature the familiar red sofas form last year. Food will be served to audience members on individual tables in front of their seats, followed by ice-cream created by Toms team at the Hand and Flowers.
Riley Park – with Tom Kerridge
Screenings will take place at Riley Park from December 8th to January 2nd. A different classic movie will be shown each night- with a menu of hearty and comforting pub classics created by Tom Kerridge and cooked up by his team.
Bisham Abbey – With Atul Kochhar and Rick Stein
From December 18th to January 5th the historic Bisham Abbey will also open its doors to house the ultimate festive private cinema experiences in its Great Hall and the Warwick Room. For the first seven nights, audiences will enjoy a menu of Indian delights designed by Atul Kochhar, chef patron of eight acclaimed restaurants worldwide, including Sindhu in Marlow. The final seven nights at Bisham will see a seasonal menu created by chef Rick Stein, whose restaurant portfolio spans from Padstow to Australia and is most famously known for his mastery with seafood.
…and other mystery locations!
To complete the festival programme, which runs during December and early January the Gourmet Picture Company will be popping-up with a programme of additional miniature movie theatres at various venues across the town, still to be revealed.
Tom Kerridge, one of the four friends who initially came up with the Gourmet Picture Company concept, said:
It’s great to be back again for Christmas in Marlow. For me theres nothing more Christmassy than settling down onto a comfy sofa to watch a classic movie, with some mates and something great to eat, and the Gourmet Picture Company gets it exactly right – the atmosphere at every screening is always something special. I know that Rick and Atul are preparing some fantastic menus too and I cant wait to see everyone come down to enjoy the screenings across the town.
In fact, why not hear what Tom has to say right here!
Tickets for Marlow venues will go on general sale at the end of November.