'Our Responsibility' Symposium Sunday All Day | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe

Our Responsibility At Litfest17, The Grainstore will be transformed into an exciting auditorium staging a thought-provoking and inspiring series of short talks and presentations, giving us the most up to the minute news of what’s happening in the world of food and drinks.

By gathering an interesting and dynamic pool of writers, experts, authorities and interested parties from at home and abroad, the festival will focus our minds and thoughts on the question “ OurResponsibility” These presentations will be broken into four sessions over the weekend - Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon. Tickets for the half-day sessions will be priced at €50 each or €90 for a full-day. A two day weekend ticket will cost €170.


Date: Sunday 21st May

Time: 09.30 - 17.30

Venue: Grainstore

Price: €90

Sunday 21st  May

9.30-10.00 Welcome                                                                                                                                                

10.00-10.15 The Perennial, San Francisco - Karen Leibowitz                                                                          

10.20-10.35 The Edinburgh Food Studio  Ben Reade and Sashana Souza Zanella                                                            

10.40-10.55  A short film, Happening, Reading

11.00-11.15 Question and Answers                                                                                                                       

11.15-11.45 Coffee Break                                                                                                                                         

11.45 -12.00 Responsible Shopping - Leila McAllister, Sally Clarke, Peter Ward, Ruth Healy and Sally Butcher                                                                                                            

12.05-12.25 Building a Food Growing Movement - Michael Kelly, Founder of GIY                                  

12.30-12.45 Food from Space- The Final Frontier - Niall Smith, astrophysicist and head of research at Cork Institute of Technology

12.50 -13.00 Questions and Answers                                                                                                                    

13.00-14.45 Lunch                                                                                                                                                    

14.45-15.00 Chef’s Table on Netflix – A phenomenon Brian McGinn  executive producer and director explains                                                                                                         

15.05-15.20 Terrifying Kitchens – Robin Gill from The Dairy talks respect and responsibility                   

15.25-15.40 The Diet of Champions with Derval O’Rourke                                                          

15.45-16.00 Reading, Short Film, Happening

16.05-16.20 Questions and Answers                                                                                                                    

16.20-16.50 Afternoon Tea                                                                                                                                       

16.50-17.05 To Eat is a Political Statement:                                                                                                          

17.10-17.35 Reading, Short Film, Happening

17.40 - 18.15 One Third  - Conclusions:  Joanna Blythman, Rory O’Connell, Christian Puglisi, Ellie Kiysombe and Severine Von Tsharner Fleming                                                                  



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Litfest - A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe is a weekend filled with fascinating facts, inspirational stories, intriguing discussions, incredible knowledge, fantastic music, fabulous dancing and of course, delicious food and drinks.
It is the only festival of its kind in Ireland and has created an important hub for food and drinks enthusiasts worldwide to meet and share ideas with each other.

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