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Festival of Fine Food & Drink

Love local food? Then you will love this! G Live, Guildford’s busiest arts and entertainment venue, is holding its first ever Festival of Fine Food & Drink on Sunday 10th September.

It has joined forces with Local Food Britain, the food network of London and the South East, to showcase quality handcrafted products that will be a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

What better way to celebrate harvest time than to eat and drink delicious goodies from more than 40 producers from Surrey, Sussex, Kent and London. Sample the best from artisan bread makers, wine producers, butchers, fruit and vegetable growers, cake specialists and many more.

Let temptation get in the way and try crumbly buttery fudge from Mummy Makes Fudge, based in Farnham, or tingle the taste buds with Deelicious Chilli Jams made in Aldershot. Try a tipple or two from Silent Pool Gin and local wine producers Albury Organic Vineyards and Greyfriars, or sip the summer’s newest beer from Reigate’s Crumbs Brewing. There will also be opportunities to buy gourmet goodies for enjoying at home.

“This is a hands-on food festival and families will truly be able to immerse themselves in the sight, smell and taste of the very best from the south east,” says Tracy Carroll, founder of Local Food Britain. “September is the perfect time to share and celebrate the bounty of this corner of Britain.”

As well as exhibition stalls laden with gourmet delicacies, there will be masterclasses, food and drink demonstrations and a Local Food Afternoon Tea using ingredients from some of the exhibitors. Children will be invited to decorate plates with their favourite or imaginary food designs which will be displayed in a special gallery at G Live before and after the event. Home chefs will be able to bring in their produce to be judged by an expert Local Food Britain panel. And if that isn’t enough to whet the appetite, there will also be a hog roast and a barbecue!

G Live’s Director, Tim Brinkman, says: “I am very excited to be holding our first ever food and drink festival. I encourage visitors to come hungry and celebrate with us the wonderful produce from the south east.”

The festival will be open from 11am to 4pm; entry is free, but masterclasses and the Local Food Afternoon Tea will need to be booked in advance.

To find out more or to register for your free entry or to book a masterclass, visit www.GLive.co.uk, drop in or call the Ticketing Desk on 01483 369350.

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