Culinary Cultures: Food and the Postcolonialism, a Symposium

York St John University, Quad South Hall & Foyer
Event Time
Friday 5 May 2017, 9.00am - 4.30pm

Category Research Events, Humanities, Religion & Philosophy

The Northern Postcolonial Network brings together staff and students working in postcolonial studies across the North of England to network and progress multi-disciplinary research in this area. This years Symposium: Culinary Cultures: Food and the Postcolonialism provides an opportunity to meet and discuss issues relating to the transnational flow of people, narratives and ideas relating to global food and postcolonialism.

We have two speakers at this event, Nick Ahad and Sharmini Thomas.

Keynote Speaker - Nick Ahad is an award-winning journalist and playwright who writes for the Yorkshire Post and presents radio shows for the BBC. Nicks latest play 'The Chef Show', set in a curry house and based on real interviews, has just premiered at the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster.  

Sharmini Thomas brings a wealth of experience of working with the general public, with private and public sector clients including local schools and York City Council. 


Event outline:
09.00 - Arrival drinks & registration (Arts Foyer)
09.30 - Conference commences
            Keynote speaker - Nick Ahad
10.15 - Panel One (3 speakers 15 minutes each plus 15 minutes for questions)
11.15 - Coffee break
11.30 - Panel Two
12.30 - 'Cook up' with local food educator Sharmini Thomas
13.15 - Lunch (Arts Foyer)
14.15 - Panel Three
15.15 - Coffee break
15.30 - Plenary with Speakers and Q&A
16.30 - Event finishes

Location: York St John University. Quad South Hall and Arts Foyer
Time: 09.00 - 16.30
Price: FOC - booking is essential via Eventbrite (see BOOK link above)

Contact: Events - or 01904 876654


Follow up event:

Festival of Ideas: A Short History of the Cooking Pot

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