GO! Organic, London’s new summer festival celebrating the very best in organic, sustainability and healthy lifestyles, has added more big names to its line-up, including celebrity chef Theo Randall.
Taking place over the weekend of 8-9 September at Battersea Park, there will be over a dozen live cooking demonstrations in the Organic Kitchen, with top chefs sharing their pro tips and exclusive recipes for creating tasty, naturally-good food every day.
For Italian food lovers – Theo Randall’s exclusive demo on Sunday 9 September (1pm) is a must. A former head chef at the legendary River Café (it was under his direction that the restaurant won its first Michelin Star in 1997), his restaurant ‘Theo Randall at the InterContinental’ in London is consistently voted one of the best Italians in the UK. He’ll be talking about his passion for all things organic, while preparing a selection of his favourite dishes from his new book My Simple Italian.
Other new names on the menu include: Asian cookery expert and London Food Board member Angela Malik, who’ll be focusing on the importance of buying and using sustainably-sourced ingredients at home. And ‘plant-forward’ chef Jay Morjaria, founder of central London’s first meat free cooking school Sutra Kitchen.
They join Gelf Alderson, executive chef at River Cottage; Emily Watkins, head chef of The Kingham Plough; eco restauranteur Arthur Potts-Dawson; leading food writer and chef Rosie Birkett; and GBBO contestant Chetna Makan.
“Organic is more relevant than ever, appealing to everyone from foodies to families, and all those who are looking for food, as it should be, and the benefits that organic brings. I’m really looking forward to cooking at GO! Organic Festival and enjoying this festival with my family,” says Chetna Makan, who will be showing how to make easy Indian street food that tastes amazing and takes just minutes to prepare at 2pm on Saturday 8 September.
If all that talk of food gets you hungry, GO! Organic Festival’s indoor organic marketplace has you covered.
The following are just some of the organic food and drink stalls available: Abel & Cole, Alara, Balanced Nature, Bio-tiful Dairy, Calon Wen Organic Dairy, Celtic Bakers, Clearspring, Cocoa Loco, Community Foods (Tarantella and Crazy Jack), Cream O’Galloway, Divine Chocolate, Fatty’s Organic Gin, Greener Greens, G’s Fresh, Happy Butter, Happy Kombucha, Helen Browning’s Organic, Honest Organic, Infinity Foods, Nutri-Fungi, Peelham Farm, Produce World, Pukka, Pull The Cork, Purearth, Riverford, Sunfresh, The Tomato Stall, Tiny Leaf, Vintage Roots & London and Scottish International (hosting a pop up bar), Wyld Wood Cider (Westons Cider), and Yogi Tea.
GO! Organic has also teamed up with Stroud Brewery to present the GO! Organic Beer Festival. Featuring over 40 of the best organic beers from UK organic breweries, it will have something for everyone – from refreshing IPAs to malty rich stouts. Plus, why not join in the Stroud Brewery tasting sessions, hosted by founder and managing director Greg Pilley.
Beer’s not your thing? There’s plenty of activities to keep the whole family busy, including a raft of big-names and up-and-coming bands on the main stage; celebrity talks; children’s entertainers; fantastic feature areas like Meet The Farmer and the Clearspring Japanese Garden; Abel & Cole’s picnic area; circus acts; free fair rides; a children’s farm; hands-on workshops; bug hunts and so much more.
Discounted advance tickets can be purchased via the website, with tickets for adults priced at £26, children at £13, and a family of four at £69 (after the early bird discount ends, prices are £32 for adults, £15 for children and £85 for a family ticket). For full details, please visit www.goorganicfestival.co.uk.
For further information about getting involved, please contact the festival’s sales manager Amanda Thackray firstname.lastname@example.org.