Bite the Lighthouse

Dorset Apple Cake and Yogurt

Dorset Apple Cake and Yogurt

Join us at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, on Sunday 25th
October, for Bite The Lighthouse, 12 hours of food, film and
fun, talks and tastings, cooks and cabaret, and the biggest farmers
and producers market ever held in Poole.

Bite The Lighthouse is a special event to celebrate the fifth
anniversary of Screen Bites, Dorset’s Food Film Festival (and the
UK’s only film festival which shows food-themed feature films with a
chance to taste the best of local food and drink.)

The day begins at 11am, when Lesley Waters, famous chef, Dorset
resident, and star of Ready Steady Cook, officially opens the farmers
and producers market, with about 60 farmers, food and drink producers
and makers on the ground floor and first floor until 3pm.

Lesley will be joined by the deputy Mayor of Poole, Councillor Joyce
Lavender for the official opening, and the deputy Mayor will tour the
market and visit the other displays and activities around the arts
centre.

THE CHEFS
At 11.30am, Lesley Waters will give the first of the day’s chef
demonstrations in the Cookery Theatre (aka the concert hall), on a
stage converted into a kitchen for some of the finest chefs around by
Bruce and Tricia Rimmer of Intoto of Parkstone.
At 12.30, Ese Kousin of WestBeach will demonstrate why his restaurant
is famed for its seafood (and other delights)
At 1.30pm by Rose Prince of the Daily Telegraph and Savvy Shopper
fame. Rose will be cooking historic recipes collected from the
kitchens of some of Dorset’s great manor houses.
At 2.30, Paddy Davey of the award-winning Museum Inn on Cranborne
Chase, is on stage
At 3.30, Philippa Davis takes to the stage – she was born and grew up
near Shaftesbury, trained at River Cafe, worked at Moro, and is now
the chef-manager of The Mudchute Kitchen at the city farm on the Isle
of Dogs.
It’s a very varied line-up – but they have one thing in common, they
are all passionate about local food!

ON STAGE
In the Studio theatre there is improvised opera and a thought-
provoking by a local theatre school.
At 12 the brilliant singers from Impropera will be improvising Soup
Opera
At 3pm, the stars of Impropera tuck into Cream Tea
At 2 and 4.45pm, the very talented youngsters of the Bowden Academy
of Dramatic Arts, based in Poole, will be staging their musical,
Eatopia – about the way young people are pulled in different and
damaging ways by media images and advertising.
At 7.30, in the theatre Barb Jungr is in concert – the cabaret and
jazz singer who is currently the toast of New York is a brilliant
singer, who also tells amazing and hilarious stories. Unmissable.

THE FOOD AND THE TALKS AND THE WORKSHOPS
All around the many spaces of the Lighthouse there is foodie activity
– making sushi using local ingredients, all about olives, a Chinese
tea ceremony, grow your own Grub In ATub, artisan bread-making, and a
cake surgery (want to know why your sponge doesn’t rise, or your
scones are like stones – ask Mrs Simkins!).
The Palms Quartet – four very well-known local musicians – will play
cha chas, cake-walks and other tea dance favourites in the afternoon,
and there is more music from a “Kitchen orchestra” of pupils
ofHamworthy Primary School, playing instruments they have made from
ordinary kitchen equipment.
Other school projects include a short film of a devised play by Kings
Park Primary School, an installation “Waste is costing the earth” by
students of Corfe Hills School, a food miles project by Archbishop
WakePrimary School from Blandford, and a chance for parents and
children to learn to cook together.
At 2.30, Sue Clifford of Common Ground will give an illustrated talk
on The Heritage of English Orchards.
At 4.30, Robert Golden, chairman of Screen Bites and an outstanding
film-maker and photographer, will introduce Savouring Puglia, from his
series Savouring Europe, and give a talk about the challenges that
face traditional food producers all over Europe.
At 5.30, there is a screening of The Real Dirt on Farmer John, a Slow
Food on Film award-winner that tells the funny and inspiring true
story of the man who founded the USA’s first organic community farm.
Other groups with thought-provoking displays are Transition Town
Poole, Slow Food, the National Trust, Creative Dorset and the
Community Foundation for Bournemouth Dorset and Poole (both
organisations have generously sponsored Bite The Lighthouse).

THE FILMS
Five great foodie films
11am Ratatouille (this one is FREE)
2pm Babette’s Feast, the greatest food film of all
4pm Like Water For Chocolate – the triumph of love and cooking
7pm The Cook The Thief His Wife and Her Loving – shocking, sexy,
provocative, Peter Greenaway at his Gothic best
9.30pm Tampopo – a much-requested rarity, the Japanese “noodle
western” which combines sex and sushi – mysterious, beautiful and the
perfect end of a day of food, fun and film.

WHAT’S FREE AND WHAT DO YOU PAY FOR?
Almost everything is FREE!
There is a nominal charge on the door for the cookery theatre/
Tickets for the Stars of Impropera and for Barb Jungr must be booked
with the Lighthouse box office in advance.

Bite The Lighthouse is supported by Awards for All, Community
Foundation for Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole, Creative
Dorset, and sponsored by Olives Et Al, Screen Bites’ principal sponsor.


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