There With You: Eat:Festivals to launch virtual events

PUBLISHED: 10:00 27 March 2020

India in a Jar by Chef Collin Pereira.    

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India in a Jar by Chef Collin Pereira. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Eat:Festivals will launch a virtual festival due to the spread of COVID-19.

Joe Heley from Exmoor Cider.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONJoe Heley from Exmoor Cider. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Organisers Bev and Sarah Milner started the initiative to keep people shopping locally, but have cancelled a number of festivals to adhere to government guidelines surrounding large gatherings.

Eat:Festivals said: “This spring, because of the spread of COVID-19 through our communities, we have chosen to adapt by working with partners and hundreds of local food and drink micro and small businesses to deliver a virtual festival.

“Our hope is that, out of this very difficult time, we can develop a new phase of positive legacy for community resilience.”

Festivals from the end of July remain scheduled, but events cancelled include eat:Clevedon, eat:Weston, which will return on September 26, and eat:Burnham, which takes place on October 24.

Lee Langridge with a new sauce for the festival called Chimera Dragon, from The Wicked Chilli.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONLee Langridge with a new sauce for the festival called Chimera Dragon, from The Wicked Chilli. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

For more information, visit www.eatfestivals.org


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