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Feast Food Festival

Friday, 10 December 2021 (all day) - Saturday, 11 December 2021 (all day)

Berkswell's 'Feast' Food Fair, Fri 10 Dec (Beer Festival) & Sat 11 Dec (Food Festival) 2021

Friday's Beer Festival - 7.00-10.30pm, Friday 10th December

Building on the medieval tradition of ‘church ales’ successfully revived at Berkswell in recent years!

On Friday 10 December 2021, from 7-10.30 pm, join us for an evening of beer-tasting and conviviality in the beautiful church of St John the Baptist. As part of the ‘Feast’ theme of the Resonate Festival run by the University of Warwick for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, the event is co-organized by Warwick’s Global Research Priority of ‘Food’, the Spirit of Berkswell project and the Warwick Network for Parish Research. The aim is to showcase the way in which food and drink can help to bring people together on religious and other festive occasions, an experience we have sorely missed during the Covid pandemic.

Entry: Tickets cost £10 per person, inclusive of 4 drinks tokens which can be exchanged for beer or non-alcoholic drinks; please register online.

For other events and highlights of the ‘Feast’ programme, please visit our website

Saturday's Food Festival -10.30-3.30pm, Saturday 11th December

On Saturday 11 December 2021, from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm, the ‘Feast Food Fair’ will continue with a family-friendly focus on festive fare more generally. There will be buffets of British and Sri Lankan dishes as well as tables featuring samples of celebratory food and drink prepared by parishioners.

Alongside, Warwick researchers will talk about the history and meaning of hot chocolate, Coventry god cakes, church ales and even medieval cures for hangovers!

Admission to the Saturday event is FREE but please REGISTER your attendance via the 'REGISTER' button on this page. There will be free samples; just pay for any food and drinks that you purchase directly at the stalls.