Can You Dig This – film screening


Kopfkino are screening CAN YOU DIG THIS by Delirio Films, with producer John Legend.

A documentary about individuals taking action to improve their area; an idea we absolutely can get behind.

Loaf are supporting the screening by providing refreshments and donations for these will go to Northfield Ecocentre, who will be there on the night to talk about their work in the community.

“When you put beauty in a place that has none, that’s a game changer.”
– Ron Finley, the “Gangster Gardener”

“South Los Angeles. What comes to mind is gangs, drugs, liquor stores, abandoned buildings and vacant lots. The last thing that you would expect to find is a beautiful garden sprouting up through the concrete, colouring the urban landscape. As part of an urban gardening movement taking root in South LA, people are planting to transform their neighbourhoods and are changing their own lives in the process.

Calling for people to put down their guns and pick up their shovels, these “gangster gardeners” are creating an oasis in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America. CAN YOU DIG THIS follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely gardeners, discovering what happens when they put their hands in the soil. This is not a story of science and economics. This is a story of the human spirit, inspiring people everywhere to pick up their shovels and “plant some s**t.”

Director: Delila Vallot Producers: Rafael Marmor, Christopher Leggett, Delila Vallot

Cast: Ron Finley, Mychael “Spicey” Evans, Kenya Johnson, Quimonie Lewis, and Hosea Smith

Doors at 6.45pm for a 7pm start – grab a coffee and cake to take into the cinema room.

Tickets via eventbrite!


Lunches & Happenings this week

Hello! Another busy week at Loaf!


Tuesday: Tarka Daal served with sourdough (Ve)

Wednesday: Sourdough pizza with artichoke, capers, olives and anchovies  //
Asparagus, broad bean and pea frittata with green salad & focaccia slice (V) //

Thursday: Corn chowder with chilli and lime served with sourdough (V) // Croissants

Friday: Chickpea and sweet potato curry served with sourdough (Ve) //
Salt beef on challah with mustard and pickles //
Croissants, Pain au Chocolat

Saturday: Veggie sandwich on brioche roll (V) //
Salt beef on brioche with mustard and pickles //
Croissants, Pain au Chocolat, Pain aux Raisins, Almond Croissants
Veggie & Sausage rolls (Rossiters organic pork) + Sweet chelsea buns every day!


Wednesday 6th June – we’ve our Thailand course with Lap-fai Lee, there are currently three places available if you’d like to join us. This course was recently featured in National Geographic Traveller. Book via our website.

Friday 8th June – we’re hosting a private course in the cookery school (did you know we do that? Email us if you’d like to have a private party at Loaf for up to 10 people)

Saturday 9th JuneSweet Breads & Viennoiserie – if you’d like to learn how to make beautiful pastries you can do so on Saturday at Loaf. We have four places left on this course.


On Sunday 10th June we’re going on a bike ride with Birmingham Bike Foundry and we’d love it if you wanted to join us too. We’ll eat toast and toppings from 9.30am, and the ride will leave at 10am. For more info & registration please take a look at eventbrite.


Photo by BakerManBlog