• Symposium:
    Food Cultures: A Food Plan for Southend
  • 10 June 2017, 2.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Gallery 1

Club Critical Theory and Guests Present Food Cultures: A Food Plan for Southend

To what extent is the production and consumption of food central to how we experience the place we live in? How is the food we eat related to wider economic, social and cultural policies?

Find out about local food initiatives and ethical alternatives to multi-national food companies. Contribute to a discussion about how the future of our food cultures might be changed for the better. Come and join Club Critical Theory and our special guests for an event all about our food cultures.

There will be talks, discussion, free local food and drink, and a chance to feed into a Food Plan for Southend.


2.00pm Introduction by Joe Hill: Director of Focal Point Gallery

2.05pm Andrew Branch (CCT, UEL) and Tony D Sampson (CCT, UEL) introduce CCT and discuss “food" culture as ordinary

2.20pm Guest Speaker: Alex Rhys-Taylor (Goldsmiths)

2.40pm Q&A

2.45pm Giles Tofield (CCT and Cultural Engine) and Clare Mitchell (Cultural Engine) introduce Southend’s Food Plan

2.55pm Snack bite talks including - Southend in Transition, Project 49, Urban Farmers, Railway Garden Permaculture project, Mendip Wildlife Garden, Ron Bates (St Lawrence Orchard) and Dean Ward on foodbanks

3.30pm Food Plan Workshops Food from Kitchen 49 and Southend in Transition will be available during the workshops washed down by the Cultural Engine's Southend-on-Seacider

We'll also be projecting the outcomes of our UEL research intern project on Big Screen Southend.

CCT will be back in Sept 2017 with a Seaside Cultures Special