Bristol Food Connections: What's on the menu for UWE Bristol?

Issue date: 29 April 2016


How does music affect flavour? How do our experiences of food both unite and alienate communities? UWE Bristol researchers will reveal more at the annual Bristol Food Connections (29/4 – 7/5), a unique city-wide food festival bringing together the many vibrant food cultures and communities, the business, culture and education sectors to inspire people to celebrate and engage with good food.

Starting on 29 April 2016, this ten day festival will see Bristol's food culture celebrated through over 180 events across the city. As one of the organising partners, UWE Bristol will present a series of activities set to challenge how we think about food.

How Music Affects Flavour – Chris Alford (HAS)

An interactive flavourful lecture on how music affects flavour, using EEG brain scanners, anti-anxiety tea and the world's rarest chocolate, followed by a live performance of Understory's forthcoming musical chocolate bar 'Glittermouth' and tasters of the bar for the audience.

Language which Nourishes: Words which Feed Under Pain and Pressure (Jane Andrews ACE)

This event takes a very different look at the topics of nourishment, food and alienation. In an infusion of performance poetry and audience interaction, the co-creators Alison Phipps, poet Tawona Sithole (University of Glasgow and Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network) and Jane Andrews (UWE Bristol) explore the themes of suffering and hope and the place of language in our personal and national histories.

Food StoriesChristien van den Anker (HAS)

Food Stories is a chance to eat delicious food, enjoy a convivial atmosphere, and hear some amazing tales. This event has now sold out – to be added to the waiting list, visit the Bristol Food Connections Website.

To keep track of all the fun of the festival, follow @uweartsandci on Twitter where student volunteers from the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and English will be live tweeting throughout the festival.

For the full programme, visit the Bristol Food Connections website

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