Bristol Food Connections is back with a bang for 2018, and this time it's even better and bigger than ever. Since its inception in 2014, the week-long, citywide festival has been celebrating the incredible culinary culture and characters of our fair city. BFC helps people from Bristol and beyond to discover delicious new local eateries, to learn about the people and industries underpinning these places, and to ask themselves wider questions relating to food and our lives. How can we strengthen a city's sense of community through food? What can be done to tackle food waste? And how can we encourage people to move away from the high street, urging them instead to discover the myriad independent businesses that blossom across Bristol? These are just some of the issues explored in previous years at BFC, with the festival bringing people of all ages, shapes and sizes together through a love of great food.

In 2018 Bristol Food Connections is exploring the theme of TIME – and Wriggle are absolutely delighted to be working with Food Connections as the official ticketing partner – check out the full range of events here and grab your tickets while you can! This page will be updated as more and more events are confirmed, so keep checking back to see what's new! Events are listed in date order, and there are plenty of free events amongst the selection so everybody can get involved! 

Monday 11th June

Immersive intrigue is on the cards at We Are Uncollective's Future:Feast...

The 7:04 to Severn Beach: A Free, Healthy Breakfast, Severnside Community Rail Project, 7:04am - 7:38am, free

Business Bootcamp: Scaling up your Business (Part 1), Bristol Food Connections, 10am - 1pm, £10

Business Bootcamp: Scaling up your Business (Part 2), Bristol Food Connections, 12pm - 4pm, £10

World Food Passport Trail, Bristol's Independent District, all week long, £8

Women in Food with Xanthe Clay, Kirstie Young, Elly Pear and more, Bristol Food Connections, 6pm - 9pm, £6

Carib-Asian Fusion: Cookery Demonstration, Music, Bring-A-Dish & More, Carib-Asian Cookery, 6:30pm - 10, £5

A Chocolate Themed Dinner, Bristol Food Connections, 6:30pm - 10pm, £35

Grow Bristol Site Tour: Explore a Unique Urban Farm Inside a Shipping Container, Grow Bristol, 6:30pm - 7:30pm 

Future:Feast: An Immersive Culinary Event, We Are Uncollective, 7pm - 10pm, £25

Tuesday 12th June

Join Spike Island Cafe as they pay homage to one of the greats of Britain's culinary history: Elizabeth David...

Business Bootcamp: Food Tourism and the Travel Industry (inc. Lunch), Bristol Food Connections, 10am - 12pm, £10

Business Bootcamp: The Secrets of our Success with Food and Farming Award Winners, Bristol Food Connections, 12:15pm - 3pm

A Glimpse into the World of Surplus Food: Warehouse Tour, FareShare Southwest, 1pm - 2pm, free

Two-Course Community Dinner by the Maigeros Community Kitchen, Coexist Community Kitchen, 7pm - 9:30pm, £23

A Cream Tea Cruise on a Boat, Bristol Packet Boat Trips, 3:15pm - 5:15pm, £16 

Whisky and the Senses with Rachel McCormack, Barry Smith and Charles Spence, Bristol Food Connections, 5pm - 8pm, £8

Startup Stories: Talks and Q&A with the Bristol Food Startup Community, Konichiwa, 5:30pm - 9:30pm, £10

A Medicinal Herb Walk through Castle Park, Max Drake, Medicinal Herbalist, 6pm - 7pm, free

Transforming the Education System through Food: Patrick Holden in Conversation with Richard Dunne, Bristol Food Connections, 7:30pm - 10:30pm, £8

Elizabeth David: A Celebration, Spike Island Cafe, 7:30pm - 11pm, £40

Wednesday 13th June

Is 'the one' waiting for you at Coexist Community Kitchen's Speed Dating Cook-Up Party...?

Afternoon Tea on A Train, Severnside Community Rail Project, 3:15pm - 4:32pm, free

'In Our Hands' Screening, Director Q&A and 2-Course Local Produce Dinner, In Our Hands, 5:30pm - 8pm, £12

A Free HIIT Workout & Energy Balls Workshop, Go Faster Food, 6pm - 7pm, free 

Community Cook-Up: Cook Your Own Pizza & Eat Homemade Ice Cream, Wednesday Supper Club, 6:30pm - 9pm, free

Film and Food: Cook Your Own Pizza, Eat Homemade Ice Cream & Film Screening, Wednesday Supper Club, 6:30pm - 9pm

Kitchen Party: Speed Dating Cook-Up Party, Coexist Community Kitchen (make sure you get the right ticket – male tickets are available here and female tickets are available here), 7pm - 10pm, £30

Thursday 14th June

Discover a whole new side to your city with Shape Our City's Edible History: A Walking Tour of Bristol.

Edible History: A Walking Tour of Bristol, Shape Our City, 11am - 12:30pm, free

Open Community Veggie Lunch in Hamilton House, Coexist Community Kitchen, 12:30pm - 2pm, £6.25

Coffee and Cows: the Value of Free Range Milk, Free Range Dairy Network, 6pm - 7:30pm, £5

A 3-Course Community Food Surplus Feast, FareShare & Cafe des Amis, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, £15

From Allotment to Restaurant: The Summer Dine & Vine Feast, Old Market Assembly, 7:30pm - 10pm, £30

Fermentation Collaboration: Sarnies, Cider Tasting & A Fermentation Lesson, The Pickled Brisket and Bristol Cider Shop, 7:30pm - 9pm, £25

Friday 15th June

History of Bristol Fruit Market: A Walking Tour, Bristol Fruit Market, 7am - 8am, free

History of Bristol Fruit Market: A Walking Tour, Bristol Fruit Market, 8:30am - 9:30am, free

Afternoon Tea Bake-Off, The Brandon Trust, 11am - 12pm, free

A Children's Picnic on Severn Beach (inc. Train Tickets & Picnic), Severnside Community Rail Project, 11:16am - 2:32pm, free

A Celebration of Beer and Bread, Finzels Reach Market, 12pm - 2pm, free

Thyme Trail: A Herb-Based Walk around Wapping Wharf, Thyme Trail, 12:45 - 1:45pm, £15

A Glimpse into the World of Surplus Food: Warehouse Tour, FareShare Southwest, 1pm - 2pm, free

'In Our Hands' Screening and Director Q&A, In Our Hands Film, 5pm - 8pm, £5

Chinese dumpling making workshop, 90 Food Lab, 6pm - 9pm, £35

Gastrosalon with Racel McCormack of BBC Radio 4's Kitchen Cabinet, Bristol Food Connections, 6pm - 8pm, £8

Mariana Leivaditaka: 3 Courses of Delicious Cretan Food, Coexist Community Kitchen, 7pm - 10pm, £49.70

A Seasonal Feast, The Square Food Foundation, 7 - 9:30pm, £30

3 Courses of Seasonal Food, Cocktails, Chocolate, Coffee & Live Music, Homegrown Collective Supper Club, 7:30pm - 10:30pm, £35

Saturday 16th June

Enjoy some quality family time at one of Earthwise's Family Pick, Cook & Eat sessions...

Free Range Dairy Family Time, Free Range Dairy Network, 9am - 10am, free

Soul Stretch Yoga Brunch, Soul Stretch Events, 9:45am - 1pm, £30

Family Pick, Cook & Eat Day (Morning Session), Earthwise, 10am - 12:30pm, £29

Indian Food: The Times Are A-Changin', The Mint Room, 12pm - 1pm, free

Family Pick, Cook & Eat Day (Lunchtime Session), Earthwise, 1:30pm - 4pm, £29

Indian Street Food Through Time, Sholay Kitchen, 11am - 12:30pm, free

Growing Together: Easton Garden Party, The Network & Karma Kitchen, 12pm - 5pm, free

A Seasonal Feast Cooked by the Square Food Foundation's Young Chefs, Square Food Foundation, 1pm - 3pm, £30

Eat Your Way Around the World, TimeZone Food Fest, 3pm - 8pm, £5

A Seasonal Feast Cooked by the Square Food Foundation's Young Chefs, Square Food Foundation, 1pm - 3pm, £30

'And All the Men we Saw Today' – A Sensory Audio Walk, Man Food Project, 10:30am - 11:30am, free

'And All the Men we Saw Today' – A Sensory Audio Walk, Man Food Project, 12pm - 1pm, free

'And All the Men we Saw Today' – A Sensory Audio Walk, Man Food Project, 1:30pm - 2:30pm, free

'And All the Men we Saw Today' – A Sensory Audio Walk, Man Food Project, 3pm - 4pm, free

Behind the scenes distillery tour and gin tasting, 6 O'clock Gin, 1pm - 2:30pm, £25

A Three-Course Wine Dinner with Portuguese Wine Flight & Fizz, Port'O Bristol, 7pm - 10pm, £45

Sunday 17th June

Treat yourself to a dynamic yoga session followed by some delicious vegan tapas with The Nourishment Club...

Philosophy Breakfast: The Ethics of Global Food Production, Bristol Food Connections, 10am - 11:30am, £14

Herb and Cookery Workshop & Shared Lunch, Blaise Community Garden, 10:30am - 2:30pm, free

A Foraging Walk at Blaise Estate, Go Foraging, 10:30am - 2:30pm, free

Edible History: A Walking Tour of Bristol, Shape Our City, 11am - 12:30pm, free

Felix Family Feast, Felix Road Adventure Playground, 11am - 4pm, free

The Secret Life of Cows, Bristol Food Connections, 12:30pm - 2pm, £8

Dynamic Yoga Taster Session & Vegan Tapas, The Nourishment Club, 12:45pm - 2:15pm, £20

Traditional Cider Making Day, Orchard Tour & Tasting, Barley Wood Orchard, 3pm - 5pm, £10

Three Courses of Seasonal, Naturally Produced Food, Wylie Sisters, 4pm - 8pm, £18.50

Published -12th April 2018