After weeks of hard work we are thrilled to be able to reveal our 2018 programme! With over 100 events in all corners of Bristol, it’s a spectacular showcase of Bristol’s diversity and creativity, uniting the city through one common factor…food!
Our theme this year is TIME and we have been overwhelmed with the response we’ve received from individuals, community groups and businesses across the city, who have come up with the innovative and inspiring events that will make this year’s festival the most special yet.
We’ll also lots of free events running at our festival hub on Bristol’s Harbourside, more info here.
The events will take place over the course of the week and to help you find the ones you’re most interested in we’ve divided them into the following categories…
Feasts and Festivities
Connecting people through food is at the heart of this festival, and what better way to do it than through feasts, picnics, supper clubs and pop-up restaurants. You’re invited to join fellow Bristolians in sharing food, drink, stories and laughter, celebrating the rich and diverse
culinary highlights the city has to offer. Highlights include…
- A Summer Feast with Square Food Foundations and Bristol 24/7
- Chocolate Gala Dinner
- Open Community Iftar
- It’s a Bristol Ting!
- St Nick’s Night Market
- Wylie sisters: 3 courses of seasonal food
- Time and Thyme Again: Bells Diner 1976-2018
- The Homegrown Collective Supper Club
Get your kids excited about cooking and growing food by taking them to one of these inspiring events. With everything from picnics in playgrounds to field-to-fork workshops there is something to suit every little one’s tastes.
- Time to Explore: Young Children’s Experimental Cookery
- Family Pick Cook and Eat Day
- Stockwood Growing Together
- Kids Morning Crafts
- A Picnic on Severn Beach
Land and Growing
Are you interested in where our food comes from and growing your own? We’re on a mission to help you with these practical events that show off Bristol’s dynamic food producing network. You’re invited to explore allotments and community gardens across the city and beyond to get your hands dirty. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the challenges we face in feeding our ever-growing population sustainably, and what the wonderful people of Bristol are doing to help find a solution.?
- Get Growing Garden Open Day
- Edible Forest School at Hartcliffe Farm
- Growing Together : Easton Garden Party
- Social Media for Gardeners & Growers
- Sims Hill Hosts: Conversations in Food and Growing
- Stockwood Growing Together
Future of Food
How we feed ourselves in the years to come is of critical importance right now. What will our future diet look like? With political, environmental and technological changes happening at a faster pace than ever Food Connections wants to address these questions through these innovative, exciting and in some cases downright wacky events.
- Future Feast
- Women in Food
- And All the Men We Saw
- Start-Up Stories
- Transforming the education system through food
Come on a journey of discovery through Bristol’s food scene, past, present and future. Explore how both the diversity of Bristol and its historical past have shaped the way we eat, and how the way we want to eat is shaping Bristol and its food scene.
- Mageiro’s: Food from Iran & Ivory Coast
- Travelling Kitchen’s Picnic Through Time
- World Food Passport
- TimeZone: Eat Your Way Around the World
- In Our Hands screening at City Hall
- 6 O’clock Gin distillery tour
Food has the power to nourish, heal and rejuvenate, and is closely linked to our sense of wellbeing and happiness. Put a spring in your step by bagging a ticket to one of these wellbeing events, which are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
- A Medicinal Walk Through Castle Park
- Soul Stretch Yoga & brunch
- Better Health Cookery Demo with Grace Ekall
- The World of Medicinal Mushrooms
- Chinese Tea Ceremony and Tasting
- Dynamic Yoga Taster Session and Vegan Tapas
Ever wondered how you make Chinese dumplings? Or what food fresh from the field tastes like? Or even what the mysterious art of fermenting involves? We’re drawing on Bristol’s fantastic ?foodie knowledge, providing you with some tantalising events that will introduce you to some great new kitchen skills that you can try out at home.
- Fermentation with the Pickled Brisket and Bristol Cider Shop
- Make Your Own Bread – Free Sourdough Starter
- Herb Cookery Workshop and Lunch
- Make your Own Chinese Dumplings
- Carib-Asian Cooking
We’re also encouraging people to get involved with this year’s festival theme by sharing food with their communities; whether it be cooking lunch for your colleagues or organising a street party with your neighbours. Let us know how you decide to connect with people in Bristol through food by including #BFC2018 and #bristolconnect in your posts on Twitter and Instagram.