Theatre of Ideas – Community

Sat 17th March, 2018
10:30am – 12:30pm
Deakin Edge, Federation Square
Price: $40
Three industry game changers from around the world come together to discuss the theme of community, as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne.

Can we change the way we think by changing the way we eat? How does food build a community? These are the some of the questions being considered at thought-provoking talk series Theatre of Ideas. The talk-style sessions focus on this year’s festival theme of community and offer the chance to meet some of the people behind the big ideas and grass-roots action helping to secure the future of our food, our communities and our environment.

Hosted by acclaimed food writer and critic Jill Dupleix, the talk brings together three industry game changers from around the world to engage in a discussion about their personal experiences with the topic.

Hear from Stephen Harris, who used his obsession with fresh produce to turn a local pub in his home town of Seasalter, UK, into an award-winning restaurant; “Gangsta Gardener” Ron Finley on actively changing the landscape of South Central LA’s sidewalks and vacant land into edible gardens for the community; Monique Fiso, who’s pop-up dining series Hiakai pays homage to traditional Māori cooking techniques and ingredients; and Bronwen and Francis Percival, authors of Reinventing the Wheel : Milk, Microbes, and the Fight For Real Cheese. Bronwen is also the buyer at London’s famous Neal’s Yard Dairy.

A Q&A and panel discussion will follow each session. The event runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne.