Food Forever Evening Talks

Join panels of experts to explore the future of food as part of Kew's brand-new summer programme, Food Forever.

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2, 16, 30 June 2022

14, 28 July 2022

11, 25 August 2022

8 September 2022


7pm to 8.30pm 


Temperate House, Kew Gardens

Entry via Temperate House Gate


Adult: £9

Young person (18 to 25): £5

Universal credit: £1

No admission to anyone under 18 years old

Join us for an evening drink and an entertaining and thought-provoking evening discussion within Kew's iconic Temperate House

Our fortnightly talks programme invites leading writers, artists, and chefs plus Kew scientists and horticulturists to come together and explore the future of food in the wake of the climate and biodiversity crises.

Contributors include: Professor Alexandre Antonelli (Director of Kew Science); Deirdre ‘Dee’ Woods (chef and food activist); Zoe Adjonyoh (chef and writer); Sharp & Sour; Dan Saladino (food journalist); Carolyn Steel (writer); Jenny Linford (editor of The Kew Gardens Cookbook) and many more... 

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Food Forever Evening Talks © RBG Kew

The talks programme

  • 16 June: Understanding the true cost of our weekly shop
  • 30 June: Equity and circularity through food
  • 14 July: Imagining a menu for tomorrow
  • 28 July: Making change one harvest at a time
  • 11 August: Food waste(d) — How can we feed our cities?
  • 25 August: A healthy body for a healthy planet
  • 8 September: Transforming our food systems for tomorrow

Past events

  • 2 June: What will our grandchildren eat?
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Food Forever Evening Talks Line-up

Find out more about our talks programme

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Food Forever

A summer of art exploring the future of food.