The Royal Docks Learning and Activity Centre and the Cultural Engine Research Group (UEL) present: Food Cultures/Histories/Policies: Flavours of the Docks
Historically the Royal Docks provided a point of entry for exotic spices and beverages that transformed British food cultures at a time when working class Dockers were often not paid enough to feed their families. Join the RDLAC and the Cultural Engine Research Group for talks and discussion on food histories and policies that have shaped, and continue to shape, food cultures in the Docks.
Food and drink for the event will be provided by the Thish’s Fish, Manzoor: Fusion Foods, Rita from Revennah’s, African Food Truck, the RDLAC Community Café and the Husk Brewery with a special Ferry Festival Beer.
Venue: Royal Docks Learning and Activity Centre, Albert Road, North Woolwich E16 2JB
Date: Weds 4th July
Event begins 18.30pm
18.45: Introduction to the Event by the Organisers
18.55: Session One: Food Histories chaired by Marieta Borreda Cuenca (Royal Docks History Club)
19.00: Guest Speaker, Graham Hill (author and historian) on curiosities around food & cooking in Victorian London
19.35- 20.05 break for food and drink sampling
20.05 Session Two: Food Policies chaired by Giles Tofield (co-director of the Cultural Engine)
20.10: Guest Speaker: Sharon Noonan-Gunning (Centre for Food Policy, City University) An integrated and inclusive approach to food policy: exploring policy disconnects through the experiences of working-class parents of higher weight children
20.40 Presentation by Surfers Against Sewage followed by food and drink sampling, networking
Event ends 9.30