National and International Events Calendar
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18: Schnippel Disko
Slow Food Youth Network Germany invites the public to Martk Halle Neun to help prepare food that would otherwise be thrown out, accompanied by DJs and live music. In this second year of this ‘Disco Soup’ event, they will be joined by SFYN France members and fishers from Slow Food Netherlands.
More information here
19: - "Wir haben satt!" Demonstration
Under the slogan ‘Wir haben satt!’ (We’ve had enough), more than 20,000 people will demonstrate outside Angela Merkel’s office to demand good food and good farming, and significant changes to Europe’s Common Agricultural Policy. Organized for the second year by an alliance of organizations including Slow Food Germany.
28-Feb 4: Slow Wine USA Tour 2013
New York, Miami, San Francisco
Slow Food presents the 2013 edition of its English-language guide to good, clean and fair Italian wine, Slow Wine. The guide adopts a new approach to wine criticism and looks at a variety of factors to evaluate wineries in their entirety.
Information and bookings: www.slowfood.it/slowine
4-7: Slow Camp
San Luis, Los Canelones, Uruguay
Slow Food members from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile and Uruguay are participating in this gathering to promote dialogue and exchange of experiences, reinforcing the Slow Food and Slow Food Youth Network in the region by establishing closer relationships and planning joint activities.
Download the flyer here or visit www.slowfoodcanelones.blogspot.com
17: Culinary Cinema
The Culinary Cinema section of the annual International Berlinale Film Festival is dedicated to “food, pleasure and environment”, with regular participation from Slow Food.
22-24: Food Film Festival
The 3rd edition of the Food Film Festival presents a selection of documentaries, shorts and fictional movies related to food, nutrition, sustainability, gastronomy and connoisseurs of all varieties. The festival is aimed at an international audience, so there are films and activities for non-Dutch speakers. Organized with Slow Food Youth Network Netherlands and Studio/K.
APRIL 11-14: Markt des guten Geschmacks
Slow Food Germany’s fair of good, clean and fair food is held over four days each April, bringing together artisan producers and traders for an impressive marketplace as well as workshops, talks, excursions and dinners.www.slowfood.de
5-7: Blossoming Apricot Festival
Batken District, Kyrgyzstan
Third edition of the annual festival dedicated to the apricot, organized by Foundation Bio Muras and Slow Food Bishkek Muras in collaboration with local authorities. The celebration brings together generations to promote biodiversity protection and community values.
April 20-21: Grandmothers' Day 2013
Sandbook, IrelandGrandmothers' Day is Slow Food Ireland’s annual celebration of their national food heritage, dedicated to remembering inherited food skills and wisdom passed down by previous generations with a family event at Sandbrook House on Sunday 21. On Saturday a symposium will be held to discuss how saving Irish food traditions can create jobs in rural areas.
25-28: Slow Food Canada National ConferenceOsoyoos, BC, Canada
Convivium leaders, national board members and international representatives meet to discuss the development of Slow Food in Canada. This year Slow Food Thompson Okanagan Convivium is hosting the event. www.slowfood.ca
9-12: Slow Fish - INTERNATIONAL
Slow Food's biennial event dedicated to sustainable fisheries and fish consumption. The fishing communities united in the Slow Fish network come together with the public and experts for conferences, meetings, workshops and tastings. In 2013 the event moves to the historic port in the heart of the city.
25: Slow Food Day
various locations, Italy
More than 300 Italian convivia host free events in piazzas across the country such as markets, tastings, meetings with producers and educational workshops. This third national Slow Food Day is focused on raising awareness of food waste – and associated waste of energy, water, health and resources.www.slowfood.it JUNE
1-9 June: Slow Food UK Week 2013
various locations, UK
Events across the country organized by local Slow Food groups, chefs and businesses, as well as private celebrations in home. This year, Slow Food Week will focus on six new Forgotten Foods (Slow Food UK Ark of Taste). It also includes an online auction.
Visit the website for a full event listing: www.slowfood.org.uk
13: Gioco del Piacere dell'olio
various locations, Italy
Eighth edition of the national tasting of extra virgin olive oils reviewed in the Slow Food Editore publication Guida agli Extravergini 2013. Participants at events across the country will taste the oils ‘blind’ and classify them according to their preferences, from best to least favorite. The results will be collected over the course of the evening and a winner announced immediately.
14-16: Slow Food Councilors' Meeting
20: To the Origins of Taste Summer School
Representatives of educational projects, teachers and students from Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan will meet for an international seminar dedicated to taste and sensory education, school gardens, cooking programs and other ways to change food habits.
23-24: Terra Madre Russia
The second meeting of Russian Terra Madre communities and the Slow Food network, organized by Slow Food Suzdal-Niva Convivium and with participation of other convivia, in collaboration with the Vladimir-Suzdal Museum-Reserve. The event will include a conference entitled “Land resources for food security” and sensory education workshops and activities for the general public.
30: White Night Adriatic Festival
Novigrad, Cittanova d-Istria, Croatia
Slow Food Istria is celebrating the entry of Croatia into the European Union with an event to promote the region and its products, and in particular the Adriatic Sea – now the first sea to be entirely within Europe.
4-8(tbc): KinOkus Food Film Festival
Ston (Dubrovnik), Croazia
An international film festival organized by Slow Food Dubrovnik to develop, preserve and promote the concept of “healthy pleasure” through films, with educational activities and open-air cinemas.
21-23: Cheese - INTERNATIONAL
Slow Food's biennial event dedicated to cheese and dairy brings together hundreds of the world's best cheeses and their producers, as well as experts, cheese mongers and cooks, with a focus on promoting artisan production, diversity and raw milk. The street markets, educational activities, dining areas, in-depth conferences and more offer a tasty path to understanding this fascinating world. www.cheese.slowfood.com
OCTOBER1-6: AsiO GustoNamyangju, South Korea
The first edition of AsiO Gusto 2013 - the event dedicated to good, clean and fair food production across Asia and Oceania - is being organized by the Slow Food Cultural Centre of South Korea and the City of Namyangju, together with Slow Food International.For more information, visit the blog or follow the event on facebook 17 -19(tbc): Lufer BayramiIstanbul, Turkey
Slow Food Fikir Sahibi Damaklar
hosts the third edition of this festival held as part of its campaign to protect the Lufer, and more broadly to promote sustainable fishing in the Bosphorus and Marmara Sea. In 2013 communities and guests from across the Mediterranean and Black Sea will participate.Festival program here
7-9(tbc) Slow Food Balkans at Interfood & Drink Fair 2013
Slow Food in Bulgaria is curating a section of this large fair, inviting Slow Food producers from other Balkan countries to participate and organizing a series of events and conferences in collaboration with the Balkan Observatory.
For more information: Slow Food Bulgaria
8-10: Slow Food Market
A good, clean and fair market involving more than 150 small-scale producers from across Switzerland, including Slow Food Presidia, with Taste Workshops, activities for children and an Enoteca space.
More information here
8-10: Slow Fisch,
Sixth edition of the event organized by Slow Food Germany to promote sustainable fishing and seafood traditions. In addition to presenting good, clean and fair fish from Northern Europe, the marketplace includes producers of accompanying condiments and foods, as well as breweries and wineries.www.slowfood.de or facebook
11: “Orto in Condotta” Festival
various locations, Italy
Schools and communities participating in Slow Food Italy’s national education project ‘Orto in Condotta’ (convivium food gardens) will celebrate their farming history and food culture. More than 9,000 children took part in this annual celebration in 2012 and in 2013 more than 400 gardens will host events.www.slowfood.it
13-17: Slow Motion Food Film Festival
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
The third edition of this film festival is presented by Slow Food convivia in Nova Scotia and local authorities. In 2012 it hosted films from 11 countries. Applications for the 2013 screenings will open in March.www.slowmotionfilmfest.ca
10: Terra Madre Day - INTERNATIONAL
Slow Food convivia and Terra Madre food communities celebrate eating locally each year on the association's birthday - December 10. www.slowfood.com/terramadreday