Date: Saturday 10th June
Time: 2 -5pm
Venue: Focal Point Gallery, Elmer Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1NB
To what extent is the production and consumption of food central to how we experience the place we live in?
How is the food we eat related to wider economic, social and cultural policies?
Find out about local food initiatives and ethical alternatives to multi-national food companies.
Contribute to a discussion about how the future of our food cultures might be changed for the better.
Come and join Club Critical Theory and our special guests for an event all about our food cultures.
There will be talks, discussion, free local food and drink, and a chance to feed into a Food Plan for Southend.
Event starts at 2pm: Focal Point Gallery
Introduction by Joe Hill: Director of Focal Point Gallery
2.05pm: Andrew Branch (CCT, UEL) and Tony D Sampson (CCT, UEL) introduce CCT and discuss “food” culture as ordinary.
2.20pm: Guest Speaker: Alex Rhys-Taylor (Goldsmiths)
2.30pm: Giles Tofield (CCT and Cultural Engine) and Clare Mitchell (Cultural Engine) introduce Southend’s Food Plan
2.40pm: Snack bite talks including – Southend in Transition, Project 49, Urban Farmers, Railway Garden Permaculture project, Mendip Wildlife Garden, Ron Bates (St Lawrence Orchard) and Dean Ward on foodbanks
3.30pm: Food Plan Workshops
Food from Kitchen 49 and Southend in Transition will be available during the workshops washed down by the Cultural Engine’s Southend-on-Seacider
CCT will be back in Sept 2017 with a Seaside Cultures Special