Citywide Festival Food Connections is returning to Bristol for its third year from 29th April to 7th May. The festival aims to bring people and good food together through a programme of more than 100 events taking place across the whole city over nine days.
The event doesn’t follow the usual food festival format; instead it encourages individuals, communities and organisations to host their own events that are curated as part of the programme.
The organisers are calling for all of Bristol to come forward with ideas for events that they would like to run as part of the festival programme. Events must help Food Connections achieve its goal of connecting people with each other and with good food in some way. Successful event ideas will receive the help and support they need to sit alongside the main city centre events that will be taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend.
The festival organisers are looking for ideas that fall under six themes of Wellbeing, Families, Brain Food, Get Cooking, Land & Growing and Feasting & Festivities. Past events have included a Spice Festival in Easton, a coffee rave in St Werburghs, a Hoedown in Bedminster and wild food walks in Knowle, Blaise Estate, and Brandon Hill, but there are so many communities in Bristol and so many ideas to explore. Food Connections is about including the whole of Bristol so organisers are keen to hear from residents in all areas.
The deadline for event idea submissions is 12th February. To submit your idea, all you need to do is visit the Food Connections website and fill out the form. Successful event ideas will receive the support and advice needed to host their event during the festival.