5 quirky events that could only happen at Bristol Food Connections

by Aemilia Smith

06 June 2018

With over 120 events to choose from at Bristol Food Connections, we've taken a look at 5 of the more unusual events taking place during the week.

5. HIIT workout and energy balls workshop with Go Faster Food

This HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout and energy ball workshop will get those hearts racing and those tummies filled. Nutritionist and personal trainer Sophie will raise those heartbeats with a 30 minute HIIT class, before Go Faster Food founder Kate Percy who will teach you how to make her delicious, all-natural vegan energy balls, Go Bites. And the best thing about this event is that it's free!

The event starts at 6pm on 13 June at Millennium Square, the event is free but you will need to register. For registration click here

4. Kitchen social: speed dating cook up party

Calling all the single foodies! The event gives you a chance to meet new people while showing off your culinary skills. Or lack of. It could be endearing. 10 guys and 10 girls will be guided through a cooking lesson using fresh organic produce to make some tasty meals. You'll get to enjoy the fruits of your labour, sitting down to eat at the end of the evening. You never know, Mr. Right could be right across the table.

Starting at 7 pm on the 13 June at Coexist Kitchen in Stokescroft, for the link for tickets click here.

3. Pedal power hummus with Flexitarian Bristol

Obsessed with hummus? Like keeping in shape despite your hummus habit? Check out this rathe exciting pedal-powered event. Make your own hummus against the clock using only pedal power with speically adapted bikes. Bring your own Tupperware to take your hummus home with you, or stay to chat and eat with your fellow 'tour de hummus' competitors.

Starting at 5 pm on 15 June at St.Nick's Night Market, for more information click here.

2. Neuroscience of healthy eating

Here's a brain tickler for you. Why is it so hard to stick to a healthy diet? Why is pizza life? Why are the burgers calling you? This event by Dr Nicholas Lesica shares an overview of the neuroscience of eating, including the brain systems that control taste, hunger, pleasure, decision making and stress. This talk hopes to shed a new light on how to understand your eating decisions, willpower-based approaches and how to reliably stick to a healthy diet.

Starting at 4 pm on Saturday 16 June at Bristol Folk House on Park Street, for tickets click here.

1. Soul Stretch yoga brunch

If you need an extra shot in your morning coffee just to feel alive, this event could be the alternative morning routine you need. Soul Stretch yoga brunch is a morning treat of 80 minutes of dance flow-centered yoga with exceptionally talented and experienced yoga teacher Fay Trezise. Followed by a nourishing feast of a brunch by Bristol's favorite Emmeline to finish off a tranquil morning with beautiful food. Suitable for all levels and mats provided there's nothing stopping you from a morning of inner peace.

Saturday 16 June 9:45 am at Hamilton House in Stokes Croft, for tickets click here.