Southbank Centre presents Real Food Festival


The Real Food Festival is coming to London's Southbank this month to celebrate companies offering local and sustainable goods.

Starting on September 28th, the three-day event will bring the best food from small producers across the UK to the site on the banks of the River Thames.

The event will also include demonstrations from chefs, live music and a number of top-quality street food vendors. Some of the cooking celebrities appearing at the festival include television chef Valentine Warner and the promoter of food sustainability Arthur Potts Dawson.

Visitors staying at central London hotels will be able to choose from a wide range of products on sale including hand-made chocolates, cheeses, chutneys, sausages, olive oils and charcuterie, as well as lots of regional specialities. 

One of the highlights of the festival is the sheep show. People will be able to meet a number of different breeds and there will even be a sheep shearing display.

Families attending should also make sure they visit the special Kids' Taste Tent. Organisers are putting on workshops and demos to encourage children to get involved with food and find out more about where our food comes from.

Admission to the event is free and the Southbank is well placed as it is close to a number of key London Underground and rail stations.

The Southbank is also the venue for the annual Ether music festival. Starting on October 5th, the event celebrates innovation, art and technology and features performances from a number of top bands such as Germany's Apparat Band. The group have produced three electronic albums and will performing in London on October 6th at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.