The season is off to a great start with a number of screenings already scheduled in Scotland and London over the next couple of months, with more events being organised. On top of that, I’m hard at work on new documentaries and projects that will be showing in November.
Things kick off on September 28 with Scalarama and Cinema Up presenting The Black Isle and One Dish at a Time (The Eusebi Deli Story) at Greencity Wholefoods in Glasgow. Free, plus food, and Abi Mordin of the Glasgow Community Food Network will join someone from Greencity and myself for a panel discussion on the ever fascinating, complex topic of food in Glasgow. Registration, directions here – http://bit.ly/2kNGWtv
Rocks, Crofts and Sheep
On Oct 4, Slow Food Edinburgh will host a screening of Rocks, Crofts and Sheep at the Edinburgh Larder. When we showed The Scottish Breed a few months ago, the panel-audience discussion lasted for about an hour, and this one promises to be equally engaging.
Tickets and more info: http://bit.ly/2kOMiVl
At 7pm, Oct 11, in Lecture theatre W1, Stirling University will be screening The Scottish Breed, followed a panel discussion on sustainable food production led by Rachel Norman who leads the University’s Global Food Security research programme. Not to be missed for anyone interested in local food production, circular economies and the environment.
IFSTAL will present The Scottish Breed at the Royal Veterinarian Society, London on Oct 17 with a top panel from various sectors. More info and registration here: http://bit.ly/2m4VwNh
As part of the Forth Valley Food Festival, on Oct 19 and 20, the Old Mill Restaurant in Killearn will host a screening of The Great British Chilli, about how the chilli and various international cuisines have influenced British food, with dinner created from local producers of venison, ale, chillies and more. Tickets:
Sat 19th Oct – https://fixr.co/event/520739794
Sun 20th October – https://fixr.co/event/682044369
Booking through this website incurs a £1.50 per person booking fee can book directly through the restaurant.
Two new works will premiere at the CCA (Centre for Contemporary Art) in Glasgow on Nov 24. In the afternoon, Biting the Hand that feeds, a video installation using clips from various documentaries, along with a tasting of local products sponsored by Greencity Wholefoods. In the evening, The Glasgow Diet traces the evolution of food ways in the city followed by a panel discussion with some of the interviewees, and the Saramago Cafe will offer a dinner option of a modern, vegan take on traditional Scottish fare. More info in October.