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Snapped: Swindon Food & Drink Festival 2015

Lydiard Park played home to Swindon's first Food & Drink festival from the 27th - 28th of June. The weekend event was packed with wine talks, food talks, cooking demonstrations, music, children's entertainment and more.

The Joseph & Kingsley Kitchen Theatre was the highlight of the Food & Drink Festival. Visitors saw they're favourite celebrity chefs live on stage, joined by local chefs from leading hotels and restaurants showcasing local and regional food. The chefs gave inspiring demonstrations of creative cooking, while sharing some of their cooking tips.


  • Gregg Wallace
  • Cathryn Dresser
  • Los Gatos
  • Bistro Les Chats
  • The Core
  • Fratello's

Yealands Estate International Wine Classes provided an even greater appreciation and understanding of Wine from around the world in a relaxed, fun interactive environment with some of the most well-known and respected wine experts in the UK.

Yealands Estate Wines who produce award-winning New Zealand wines and recently earned the title of the “World’s Best Sauvignon Blanc”  were the proud sponsors of the International Wine Theatre.

Visitors also enjoyed a series of talks covering many subjects ranging from Real Ale to Nutrition, and cheese to gluten free. 

  • Bees, Natures Harvesters
  • In Pursuit of the Perfect Beer with Tim Hampson
  • Juicing for Health
  • Gregg Wallace Q&A
  • Flavour Sense Nation - A Feast for the Senses
  • Gin - Bang on Trend!
  • The Art of Coffee
  • What is Juicing? - The Juice Junkie
  • Bespoke Brewing Co Ltd - Talk by Head Brewer Steve Williams

Guests also enjoyed a fresh selection of food from Thai to Indian, to the tastes of Wiltshire, along with the traditional Real Ale and Cider from local Breweries, and look out for the Champagne Pavilion. There was also Live Music along with Street Theatre and even a traditional Punch & Judy for the children.


photos by Deborah Coleman

Deborah J Coleman Photography

Deborah J Coleman Photography

Southwest based photojournalist and commercial photographer

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