Speakers Confirmed for Kew Gardens’ season of Food Forever Evening Talks
This summer, Kew Gardens presents a brand-new season of evening talks in the iconic Temperate House. These thought-provoking and timely discussions take a closer look at some of the central themes of Kew’s summer arts programme, Food Forever, which invites visitors to discover how we can transform our planet for good, through what we eat.
Guest panelists include Dee Woods, Dan Saladino, Carolyn Steel and Jenny Linford.
Conversations for Change
Taking place fortnightly from June until September, each Food Forever Evening Talk will shine a light on an issue or theme related to the future of food in the wake of the tandem climate and biodiversity crises. From exploring how the foods we eat are changing at an unprecedented rate or addressing the timely issues of food waste, food poverty, and rising living costs, each discussion will feature insights from a host of thought-leaders, writers, chefs, and artists as they endeavor to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.
An array of guest speakers will be participating in the Food Forever Evening Talks programme. Confirmed panelists include Dan Saladino, author of Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them, chefs Akwasi Brenya-Mensa, Chantelle Nicholson, Zoe Adjonyoh and Tom Hunt, alongside food pioneers and thought leaders including Dee Woods, Carolyn Steel, Anna Taylor (The Food Foundation), Abby Rose, Nick Saltmarsh (Hodmedod) and Nora Castañeda-Alvarez (Crop Trust). Other confirmed panelists include writer and Kew Gardens Cookbook editor, Jenny Linford, multidisciplinary artist Kaajal Modi and broadcaster Krishnan Guru-Murthy.
- Talks explore themes including food waste, sustainability, and the true cost of our weekly shop.
- Contributions from Kew scientists and horticulturists who are leading the way in researching foods of the future.
- Tickets £9 / £5 for 18-25s / £1 ticket available for recipients of Universal Credit
For more information about this exciting series of talks, visit the Kew Gardens website down below.