Foodies Festival – Blackheath
7, 8, 9, July · London Blackheath
Foodies Festival – the UK’s biggest food festival – is going to be hosted at Blackheath in July in just a couple of weeks.
Who to expect
Meet food blogger, author & entrepreneur ‘Deliciously Ella’ Ella Woodward headlining the Healthy Living Zone. Watch Great British Bake Off Winner 2016 Candice Brown in The Cake & Desserts Theatre as well as MasterChef Winner 2017 Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed and MasterChef 2017 Finalists Steve Kielty & Lorna Robertson, New Judge of The Big Family Showdown Rosemary Shrager & Michelin starred Chef and Great British Menu Winner Adam Simmonds cooking his signature recipes in the Stoves Chefs Theatre with MasterChef’s Jack Layer, Billy Wright & Tony Rodd.
What to expect
Top foodies will be showcasing their recipes, but the festival has built up a massive repertoire of feasting, wellness experiences, and music. You can learn to bake in the Cake and Bake Theatre; enjoy a spot of afternoon tea in the Vintage Tea Tent; opt for the wine tasting or champagne (I do love bubbles!) in the Drinks Theatre; refreshing cocktails from the Bar Bus and enjoy live music on the Success Express Music.
The Foodies Festival was founded by Sue Hitchen in her home city of Edinburgh in 2006. Sue wanted to start a fun, family festival that celebrated local food and gave Michelin star and top chefs the opportunity to cook their favourite recipes to a foodie audience. The first Foodies launched as part of the Edinburgh Festival and saw Tom Kitchin and Martin Wishart cook for the crowd.
Visitors enjoyed Foodies Festival so much that Sue was encouraged to bring the festival to other cities across the country. Starting in Brighton, launching the first food festival at Hampton Court Palace, and then expanding to Oxford, Bristol, Battersea Park, Clapham Common, Tatton Park, Ripley Castle near Harrogate and London’s Syon Park, Blackheath and Alexandra Palace.
Foodies’ amazing team cares about working in a creative, positive and fun environment where everyone is encouraged to be themselves and develop their skills. Students from local universities and colleges are encouraged to join the Foodies team for the festival weekend.
Launch of new festival on London’s Blackheath
This year sees the launch of a new festival on London’s Blackheath. Unsigned Music Awards sponsors all music stages, encouraging the best-unsigned musicians to play live for our audience, and we are working with Spinnup – the Universal music initiative. British Street Food Awards will hold their regional heats at the Bristol and Blackheath festivals. A beautiful vintage tea tent will host afternoon teas at all the festivals and the VIP tent will be styled as a stunning art deco experience.
Supporting local communities and charities is at the heart of Foodies Festivals. The foodie festival helps students, supports Help for Heroes, and this year, they are working closely with The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC), who have been providing frontline support to women and girls who have been raped and sexually abused for thirty years. They also work with Unicef, Cancer Research UK, Shelter, Generation Sunshine, Maggie’s and Stop Hunger on a regular basis.
The team is always on the look out for enthusiastic, happy and motivated people to join their friendly festival team both at Head Office and at the festivals. You will gain first-hand experience in the event and festival industry. Please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Friday 7th July
Saturday 8th July
Sunday 9th July
Circus Field, Blackheath, London, SE10 8QY