A tasty theatrical performance

Food poverty campaigner Gill Watson
Food poverty campaigner Gill Watson
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Blackpool’s Winter Gardens Pavilion is set to play host to a special meal with a difference.

Dishing the Dirt is a performance meal by artist Kerry Morrison, of artist collective In-Situ, and FoodRiot chef Gill Watson (pictured), which will take audiences on a culinary adventure through sustainable food.

The meal forms part of LeftCoast’s Banquet event which aims to bring together artists and communities for a celebration of food and the joy of eating together.

Gill and Kerry have created a seven-course menu made up of mainly food that can be foraged, ‘every ingredient has been carefully selected to give a fascinating and thought provoking insight into food’.

A spokesman said: “The meal will be full of surprises and is not one for the faint hearted with special contributions throughout including one from vegan taxidermist Nicola Jane Hebson, star of Channel 4’s All Creatures Great and Stuffed, plus a special appearance from soil expert Dr Charlie Clutterbuck.

Gill said: “Much of what people eat nowadays gets taken for granted and people just don’t know how it gets to our plates or where it comes from.

“Dishing the Dirt is really about tackling some of the myths and giving people an insight into sustainable food.”

* Dishing the Dirt, October 24, Winter Gardens’ Pavilion Theatre, noon. Tickets £8.50 from www.leftcoast.org.uk.