The Lord Mayor and the chocolate workshops

Young Willy Wonkas’ are in for a choc-tastic event at Kirkgate Market this weekend.

Organised by the Lord Mayor’s charity – LOFFTY – as part of the Love Your Local Market campaign, children have the opportunity to take part in free chocolate making workshops.

During the fun half-hour workshops, children will learn about the history of chocolate and how it’s made.

The experts from the Ministry of Chocolate will then give children the chance to put what they’ve learned into practice and help them make their own tasty chocolate treat.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Thomas Murray, said:

“Like Roald Dahl’s Charlie Bucket, we hope that the workshops will fire children’s imaginations and teach them about the origins of chocolate.

“We’re delighted that the workshops are being hosted at Kirkgate Market during Love Your Local Market fortnight and I’m looking forward to joining in the fun. Bringing young people into the market could help inspire the next generation of shoppers.

“Although the building lacks its own great glass elevator, there are a range of other delights and characters that shouldn’t be missed.”

The workshops are suitable for children aged five to 11.

The workshops are running at 10am, 11am, 1pm (when the Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Thomas Murray will be joining in the fun), 2pm and 3pm in the Kirkgate Market suite in the indoor market and. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The events are free, but booking is required at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/childrens-chocolate-workshops-tickets-3602801075

For media enquiries please contact:

Amanda Burns, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 395 1577

email: amanda.l.burns@leeds.gov.uk