Theme: Food and Drink
Meet the Cobra Beer founder Lord Bilimoria or find out more about brewing Eoforwic Ale and mixing the perfect cocktail. Why not join the debate about sustainability and the future of food and farming at our Festival Focus Day?
Brewing: Anglo-Saxon Times to the Victorian Era
Learn about beer and brewing through history. How is information gathered about fermented drinks from archaeological evidence? How do you make Victorian beers from original recipes and ingredients? What are the ingredients for Eoforwic Ale? (Ale made especially for the Festival by Leeds Brewery to an Anglo-Saxon recipe.) Join us to find out and sample some Eoforwic Ale and Victorian beer.
On Lager and Lordship
The York Union presents Cobra Beer founder and outspoken crossbencher Lord Bilimoria. Join us to hear his reflections on his runaway entrepreneurial success and how welcoming Britain was when he left India in the 1980s. He will also provide some unique insights into business and politics. Critical of both the Tories and Labour at the last general election, Lord Bilimoria takes no prisoners.
Cocktails Without the Nonsense
Join Richard Godwin, author of The Spirits: A Guide to Modern Cocktailing, as he conveys you through the annals of cocktail-making history. Dedicated to demystifying the art of ‘mixology’, Richard demonstrates that making sophisticated cocktails is amazingly easy and surprisingly cheap. A practical demonstration suitable for anyone over 18.
How to Eat Better and More Sustainably
How can we influence consumer behavior to improve diets and the impact of food production on the planet? How should food be marketed and what are healthy eating alternatives?
Developing Sustainable Food Security Systems
Distinguished speakers, including Sue Hartley, President of the British Ecological Society, Caroline Drummond, Chief Executive of LEAF and Ben Reynolds of Sustain, examine food security and sustainable crops.
The Challenge of Feeding a Healthy World
Keynote speaker Tim Benton, the UK Champion for Global Food Security, sets out the scale of the challenge, before issues such as waste management are explored by expert panelists including Richard Swannell, Director of Sustainable Food Systems and Technical Lead at WRAP.