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by Bastion Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from
Published June 30th 2014
Cloudy With a Chance of a Ploughman's

Do you love clouds? Which is your favourite? There are four kinds to choose from; there's cumulus, stratocumulus, stratus, and cirrus. But who came up with all these names? Well the answer is Luke Howard, a British chemist manufacturer and amateur meteorologist. His work inspired Percy Shelly to write the poem, 'Cloud', and John Constable's sky study paintings.

Howard died in 1864, meaning this year is the hundred and fiftieth anniversary since his death. In celebration of the scientist's achievements, The Tottenham Ploughman is holding a CloudFest at the Bruce Grove Youth Centre on the 6ht July between 11am - 5pm. and there are twelve good reason to visit:

1. Celebrate our the world's namer of clouds, Luke Howard, who lived in Tottenham. He has a blue plaque on 7 Bruce Grove, just a few doors down from CloudFest.

2. Enjoy locally made Tottenham produce.

3. Peel and Chimney will be on site making stone baked pizzas using locally made blue Howard cheese by Wildes.

4. Craving Coffee will be debuting their barrel aged cocktails, including an aged negroni.

5. Redemption Brewing will be selling their beer directly to the public for the first time.

6. When Wildes' cheese was debuted in a Tottenham Ploughman, the traditional lunch sold out in two hours. They will be selling their cheese direct to the public for the first time.

7. The Alma Lansiquot Quartet and New Tottenham Singers will be performing live.

8. Make a cloud in a jar. Artists will be workshopping. Get creative will metal clouds, willow clouds, and clouds in a jar.

9. Have Tottenham Ploughman's lunch courtesy of Filling the Gap Cafe.

10. Explore the secret woodland of the Bruce Grove Youth Centre. Take a peak at what's growing in their vegetable garden, and see what they get up to in their radio station.

11. Home made ice cream and cloudy candy floss.

12. It's free.

In short, CloudFest is a day of free food and entertainment.
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Why? Fun for families
When: 6th July, 11am
Where: Bruce Grove Youth Centre
Cost: Free
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