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A Tale of Two Cities

Food poverty is the inability to afford or to have access to food to make up a healthy diet. It affects some 23% of Bristol’s children. The causes are complex – some obvious, some paradoxical – and the answers, while completely within our capacity as a city, are equally challenging. This session will explore the barriers, the politics, the people and some models for transformational change. However, child food poverty does not mean we should not celebrate Bristol’s great food culture.

A Tale of Two Cities is comprised of two separately ticketed events; join us first for a debate led by a panel of experts from the areas of public health policy, research and practice, followed by a dinner prepared and delivered by a team of chefs from Bristol and beyond along with young chefs from Square Food’s How to Be A Chef programme and in partnership with The No Child Goes Hungry project and FareShare South West.

All proceeds from ticket sales will support Square Food Foundation’s work transforming food culture and eradicating food poverty at Oasis Connaught school in South Bristol.


Canapes – Anchovies, caponata, chicken livers, goats cheese

Starter – broad beans, courgettes, fennel, salad leaves, mint, ricotta, focaccia

Main – Fresh Pasta, greens

Pudding – Poached peaches, biscotti, mascarpone

A Tale of Two Cities is hosted by Square Food Foundation at Colston Hall on Thursday 13th June

Debate & Panel Discussion
6-7 PM in Lower Ground Floor Foyer, Colston Hall
Panel Discussion – £5

Reception, drinks and dinner
From 19.30 PM in Ground Floor Restaurant Space
Dinner – £35

Earlier Event: June 6
Spanish Steps
Later Event: June 20