The Big Shed 2014 | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe
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The Big Shed (it really is enormous) returns next year as the throbbing heartbeat of the festival. The space may be big, but the atmosphere is cosy. Gardeners will again interact with cooks, foragers with food historians, critics with musicians, artisan food producers with bloggers, writers with readers and so on.

There will be brewers, bakers and candlestick makers. Under this great roof will be a bubbling stew of ideas, thoughts, words and conversations. There will be delicious things to eat and drink, great books to read, songs to be sung, toes to be tapped and tunes to be hummed. There will be fun to be had with the family area a buzzing hive of activity. Artists and craft makers will join the fray with their foodie related wares. This is the red hot chill out spot, the place to expect the unexpected, the chance to sit beside your neighbor or your hero- or both. You can do lots here or nothing - you can just be.

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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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