The week-long celebration of Bristol’s food scene will take place from 11-17th June, with over 120 events & activities in all corners of Bristol. It’s a spectacular showcase of Bristol’s diversity and creativity, uniting the city through one common factor…food!

SFT are getting involved in the festivities too, with a series of events, including:

Food Choices panel – A discussion around the decisions we make around what we eat, whether we’re vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or a full-on meat eater.

Transforming the Education System Through Food – Patrick Holden of SFT speaks to pioneering headmaster Richard Dunne about how working with food in schools can transform learning.

The Secret Life of Cows – Rosamund Young, author of the Secret Life of Cows, contributor to our website and sister of our policy director Richard Young, will be in conversation with Julian Baggini. An opportunity not to be missed!

Throughout the week you can also enjoy afternoon tea on a train, an Indian brunch in a bakery, or take a tour of a gin distillery (complete with tasters).

Fancy getting your hands dirty? There are plenty of outdoor activities, from a foraging walk to a garden growing party, plus plenty of informative talks and walks to explain more about Bristol’s food chain.

There is also a huge range of family events, including an experimental cookery class for children, or a Pick and Cook Day at the Community Farm, giving you the chance to get up close with the food you’re eating and find out more about Bristol’s food chain.

This year’s festival theme is TIME, with restaurants, businesses and communities all doing their bit to make some space in the day to enjoy food together, whether it be sharing lunch, cooking for others or organising a mass picnic.

There will also be a series of demos, talks and workshop running throughout the week at the Festival Hub on Bristol’s Harbourside, including a Food Choices panel, seasonal cookery demo and cider tasting.

Find out more on the Bristol Food Connections website: and share how you’re taking part by using the hashtags #BFC2018 and #TimetoConnect.

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