'Our Responsibility' Symposium Sunday Morning | 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 “Our Responsibility” 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. The full ‘Our Responsibility’ programme will be released before tickets go on sale on 9th January.

Date: Sunday 21st May

Time: 9.30 -13.00

Venue: Grainstore

Price: €50

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 

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

12.30-12.40 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 



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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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