African Caribbean Food Ways Day

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  • From £3.25 – £20 Concessions available

Food heritage, community and a revolutionary future.

Events take place in the British Library. Some are also available online.

Spend an afternoon at the British Library in the company of fabulous speakers from Africa, the UK, the Caribbean and beyond, as we explore the food, the culture, the politics, the past, present and future of some of the world's greatest cuisines.

Limited day-passes, or single-session tickets are available for in-person attendance. Or you can watch the Smashing the Food Hierarchy and Caribbean Connections sessions live, or online from anywhere in the world (within 48 hours), by picking up an online day pass.

For session information, and to book single session tickets, please visit the links below.

The African Caribbean Food Ways Day programme

12:00 – 13:15: Piazza Pavilion
Building a Black Food Community
With Akwasi Brenya-Mensa, Lorraine Copes and Jimi Famurewa.

13:45 – 15:00: Knowledge Centre Pigott Theatre (also available online)
Smashing the Food Hierarchy: Re Evaluating the World’s Foods
With Fatmata Binta and Maria Bradford.

15:30 – 16:45: Piazza Pavilion
The Journey of Jollof
With Maria Bradford, Lerato and Khadim Mane.

17:00 – 18:30: Knowledge Centre Pigott Theatre (also available online)
Caribbean Connections: Stories and Recipes Across the Diaspora
With Marie Mitchell, Andi Oliver and Melissa Thompson.

Day pass holders should note that capacity of some venues is limited, and early arrival at the session of your choice is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Book stalls and signings available throughout the day.

This event is part of the British Library Food Season 2023.

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Name: African Caribbean Food Ways Day
Where: British Library St Pancras
When: -
Price: From £3.25 – £20
Concessions available
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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* Please note that there is a £1.50 transaction fee when tickets are posted, or for telephone sales when an e-ticket is requested.