Feast on the Bridge < Events < The Mayor's Thames Festival 2010

  • Sat 11 September 2010 / 12 noon – 10pm
  • Southwark Bridge, London
  • Photo: Tim Mitchell

‘Feast on the Bridge is about bringing people together in celebration to share food, to talk, to dance and to reclaim a beautiful public space in the heart of the city.’            Clare Patey – Curator, Feast on the Bridge

Feast on the Bridge, London’s most inspiring and spectacular food event, returns to Southwark Bridge for a fourth year. As well as delicious food from some of the UK ’s best sustainable producers, there will be workshops, baking, live music, dancing and making merry!

This year Brockwell Bake will set up their bakery on the bridge, milling heritage wheat grown on London allotments and baking bread in wood fired ovens. There’s a giant fruit salad toss made from surplus fruit, along with a theatrical food waste game, bicycle-drawn skip chariots and a filmic finale from Magnificent Revolution’s cycle-powered cinema. Come and learn about bees and wormeries, and try your hand at thatching, butter churning and corn dolly making.

Other highlights include mass toasting, shadow puppets, edible hats, scarecrows, composting, skep-making, cake decorating, morris men, food stories and much, much more…

Live music from Les Apaches, Errol Linton, Movimiento Cultural, Amigo Artista, Brassroots, Mariachi Mexteca, Fanfara din Vorona, Trans-Siberian March Band and Hot Club of Belleville.

This event is a fabulous weekend of celebrating London at its best, closing off Southwark Bridge and filling the space with food based events. Last year they had a cow, butter making and mayonnaise making sessions, and the longest cake ever made. This year there will be a giant fruit salad, Sophie Herxheimer and dozens of other great events – it’s FREE!

I am going to be showing how to make chocolate, from Tree to bar – with a real cocoa tree, cocoa pods, beans, nibs from Grenada and very small stone grinder to the very first micro chocolate factory on Southwark Bridge will be a historic moment. Chocolate to taste of course too!

Take one of Boris’ Barclay Bikes or walk along the Thames and enjoy this brilliant festival.

via Feast on the Bridge < Events < The Mayor’s Thames Festival 2010.

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