Bristol Food Connections 2019 at Colston Hall festival hub

What’s on at Colston Hall – Bristol Food Connections festival hub 2019

Bristol Food Connections is back again with another twelve days of food for 2019. This year, the Festival Hub is the iconic Colston Hall – expect food markets, cooking demos, Business Bootcamps, and more.

The first five days of Bristol Food Connections takes place at Colston Hall. Throughout history, both food and music have been equally expressive of cultural identities, of marking celebrations and signifying relationships.

This year, expect a collaboration between Bristol Food Connections and St Paul’s Carnival, who will bring you a celebration of Caribbean heritage through food, music, and the full carnival experience. Spoken word, live music and DJs will set the stage for an evening of dancing, while food traders will be serving hot meals outside – all in preparation for this year’s carnival on the 6th July.  

Friday morning just got funky. Head to Colston Hall between 7 and 9 AM for a pre-work party! Valley Fest Nick Terrific and MC Rocky Patch will be spinning some dutty tunes, guaranteed to get you moving and get a head start on your weekend. Dress for the dance floor! You could be in leg warmers, lycra or your work wear if you’re popping in on the way to the office. Anything goes!

On the food front, you will be able to get your gut grooving with Yeo Valley’s all-the-rage Kefir. Special Bristol breakfast bowls from ‘Bowl of Plenty’ and other tasty delights will be available to fuel your moves and the day ahead. The strong coffee will be flowing.

Tickets are free but as you need to register beforehand (first come first served). This is a one-off opportunity to shake Friday morning up. Rise and shine and rave with us!

Love Food Market will be back for another two full days of trading on the 15th and 16th June. Expect some of the most amazing produce from our region, sold straight from the farmers, growers, bakers, makers, curers, brewers, fermenters and more.  

Plus, dine in the sumptuous surroundings of the Colston Hall atrium, across the bridges spanning the glass-fronted foyer – choose from a brunch with Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, The Future Food Banquet with Poco and Chefs’ Manifesto, or Cuatro Gallos Pisco & Seafood Sunday Brunch with Katy Davidson. And don’t miss a debate, dinner and conversation around food poverty in Bristol with A Tale of Two Cities

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