It’s not just about the pies. It’s about the guys making the pies. We’re here for a chat just as much as a scran. So, it doesn’t matter if you’re a baking-beginner or a pastry-perfectionist, Pie Club is where you can come to get stuff off your chest and put something in your belly.
At the weekly clubs you can get stuck in and make your own delicious pie. We even supply all the ingredients and know-how you need, with a Pie Club organiser always on hand to help - usually our ‘Lead Pie Man’, Colin.
Sometimes there’s a few of us, sometimes there’s ten of us. But there’s always a warm welcome and a hot stove. So, the only thing you need to bring is a little bit of enthusiasm. After that, it’s all about meeting other guys from your local area, having a laugh, and getting stuck into some tasty pies.
WHY SHOULD I COME?
Because life isn’t easy, but making pies is. Getting together for a pie and a chat is the perfect way for us guys to get out of the house and look after our physical and mental health. If we were using fancy terms, we’d say it’s about tackling isolation and improving social connectedness. And it is. But it’s also just about baking pies and making friends.
WHO RUNS PIE CLUB?
Men’s Pie Club is organised by Newcastle-based social enterprise Food Nation, with funding from the Movember Foundation. We came up with Men’s Pie Club in response to the increasing need for social connections, particularly for men who are at greater risk of becoming socially isolated.