Cafe du Pique Nique

The Pop-up

For just one week, while the wind, rain and road users raged outside, it was possible to enjoy a relaxing indoor picnic, in a perfect grassy setting, basking in contented warmth. 

While we had the small window of rain-free summer we decided to take full advantage and hold events that often can’t be held in this country, even in the summer – 'outdoor' cinema, a festival, a beer garden pub quiz and, of course, ongoing picnics. 

To recreate the bright summer’s alfresco environment that the British weather was denying us, we called upon light therapy experts Lumie who very kindly lent us several light boxes. Added to that we had life-like grass, abundant flowers,a swing bench and even a few (tame) wasps.


Picnic Jellies by Bompas & Parr

Loch Ness Monster and Summertime Cakes by Monday's Child

Participating Brands


Lumie Lights

Aspall Cider


Participating Artists & Designers

Hattie Newman