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Coventry ready for Food and Drink festival this weekend

Felix Nobes 22nd Jun, 2018

FLAVOURS from around the world will fill Coventry city centre during a two-day celebration this weekend.

This year’s Food and Drink Festival will offer a mouth-watering showcase of the finest treats and cuisines.

The event returns to Broadgate on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24.

Running between 10am and 5pm on the Saturday and then 11am until 4pm on the Sunday, there will be a host of stalls, street food pop-ups and bars.

Organisers say an array of traders are joining in with the weekend and will be selling everything from cheese, fudge, ice cream, sweet treats to vodkas, cider, gin, and a whole host of delicious street food, including burgers, Greek dishes, cakes, pizza.

Companies who will be setting up stands include the likes of BOHNS Rubs and Spices, Pizza Traders, Icandy Fudge, V Gallery, Rubis and 546 Cheese.com.

The Mobile Prosecco Bar will also be dropping in for the weekend.

Special guests are This Morning stalwart Phil Vickery and author Anjula Devi, who will be hosting demonstrations on stage.

Phil will be appearing on June 23 with tutorials taking place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on the cookery theatre stage, and Anjula will take over the following day with live demos at 11.15am, 1.15pm and 3.15pm.

New for 2018 will be the kids cookery workshop, teaching budding young chefs how to make nutritious dishes and learn about healthy eating.

But that is not all, as the soundtrack to the weekend will be provided by live music at the Bandstand Stage.

Acts performing include singer-songwriter Kristy Gallacher, covers band The Bridge, X Factor star Charlie Healy and The Voice star Letitia George, The Upsiders, Steve Berry, Cliff Hands and Samarophox.

Free Radio Breakfast Show host JD and BBC Coventry and Warwickshire presenter Brody Swain will act as hosts over the two days.

Trish Willetts, Coventry BID director, said: “We had such a fantastic time at last year’s Food and Drink Festival that we wanted to build on that and make 2018 bigger and better.

“We have so much going on over the two days with stalls, bars, demonstrations and entertainment and there really is going to be something for all the family with our new cookery workshops for children.

“This year we also have a music stage and I am thrilled that we have some great acts performing for us, providing a wonderful atmosphere.

“Once again, it is free, so come on down and enjoy a whole host of entertainment and see if you can be tempted by some delicious treats.”

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