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Bristol – Food Connections

Food Connections, Bristol’s ambitious, citywide food festival (1 – 9 May ), has revealed a programme of over 100 events for 2015. All over Bristol, dozens of individuals, groups, organisations and businesses – united by their passion for good food – will come together to stage a food event unlike any other.

Supported by First Great Western, Food Connections is the flagship food event for Bristol 2015, European Green Capital. Now in its second year, having attracted around 185,000 participants in 2014, Food Connections aims to change how we think about food and how we eat by, ‘Bringing people and good food together’.

The programme of events is divided into six themes: land and growing, feasting and festivities, get cooking, brain food, families and wellbeing.

Food Connections will kick off with the BBC Food and Farming Awards on 30 April, with celebrity chefs like Cyrus Todiwala, Thomasina Miers, Giorgio Locatelli, Richard Corrigan and Angela Hartnett coming to town to celebrate the best of British food and the people who grow, make and supply it.

Over the May Bank Holiday weekend, Food Connections will take over the city centre with a packed programme of free and ticketed events including a producers market on College Green, a special edition of the Harbourside Market, a street food market in Millennium Square, Eat Drink Bristol Fashion in Queens Square, a pop-up dining emporium, the Thatchers Cider trail, and the Grow Festival, supported by Riverford on College Green, offering inspiration and advice to get people growing their own food at home. 

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