A magical weekend & more to come!

What a wonderful weekend in Bristol City Centre! We ate delicious street food, we bought our ingredients in the producer’s market, and then learned how to cook with them at some of the fantastic chef demos and workshops in the Orangery.

It’s not over yet though; we’re only a few days into the festival. There’s five more days and absolutely tons more to come in our packed programme. Read on to find out more!

Tuesday 3rd May

On Tuesday, The Food Jam is coming to Lockleaze from 3:00pm – 7:00pm. Join your family, friends and neighbours in Gainsborough Square for an afternoon of choppin’ and boppin’ with food to enjoy at the end.

Make sure you check out The Hand That Feeds, a photography exhibition taking place at Source Food Hall and Cafe, and Poco, featuring a series of portrait photographs of the farmers and makers who grow, raise and produce the food you eat.

There’s family fun to be had in At-Bristol’s Spring Kitchen and Spring Greenhouse. Take part in cook-alongs, create seasonal specials, discover food science secrets and taste the delicious end results – and come and find out what’s sprouting in At-Bristol’s indoor greenhouse.

Between 11:00am – 3:00pm, join Source for their free World Honey Tasting Day, with honey from all over the world and our own very special BS1 honey. Learn something new about the fantastic life of an urban honey bee.

At12:30pm – 1:30pm, enjoy Bristol Drugs Project’s Indian Celebration Lunch, an Indian style meal prepared and cooked by BDP students at The Community Kitchen in Hamilton House, Stokes Croft. All proceeds will go towards funding the project.

There’s more besides; see here for our full programme of events.


Wednesday 4th May

Between 3:00pm – 7:00pm, The Food Jam is heading to St. Pauls inviting everyone in the community to “make something to eat whilst moving your feet to the beat”. Join your family, friends and neighbours for an afternoon of choppin’ and boppin’ with food to enjoy at the end.

Taking place 6:30pm – 8:00pm with free food, films and speakers, Growing Power: Whose Food? will explore the role of corporations in shaping our food system, and how people are fighting to take back control of their food.

From 7:00pm – 10:00pm, we’ll be asking what might a sustainable diet look like in future Britain?
For their Future Foods Dinner, Birch will create a delicious supper which features the sort of things we should all be eating more of; interspersed with discussion about what needs to change and why.

And then 7:30pm – 8:30pm, join us for Food Stories: a chance to eat delicious food, enjoy a convivial atmosphere, and hear some true stories told by the people whose lives have been changed by food. Expect a warm atmosphere, natural wines, beers, delicious food and life changing stories. Register for free!

Bringing people and good food together