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A film & food festival is coming to Wales this summer

Adventure Cinema at Chirk Castle in 2019

A brand new touring summer festival brought to you by Adventure Cinema – Film & Food Fest 2021, which will visit 15 major city parks across the UK, has announced its first set of comedy hosts, with the likes of Ivo Graham and Eshaan Akbar set to deliver side-splitting sets.

Also confirmed are local street food traders for guests to enjoy from the likes of Bad Boy Burgers and Nomad Waffles, accompanying open-air screenings of family favourites, cult classics and modern blockbusters. 

The event will arrive in Cardiff’s ButePark in June and Swansea’s Singleton Park in July, making it one of the first events of its kind in Wales in 2021.

To ensure the safety of its events, Film & Food Fest will be taking place exclusively in socially spacious, outdoor venues across the country. There will also be other measures in place, meaning the festival will be 100-per-cent compliant with government safety guidelines.

Full list of UK destinations

  • Cardiff, Bute Park – 17th – 20th June
  • Newcastle, Exhibition Park – 24th – 27th June
  • Leicester, Abbey Park – 1st – 4th July
  • Swansea, Singleton Park – 8th – 11th July
  • Nottingham, Victoria Embankment – 15th – 18th July
  • London (North), Finsbury Park – 22nd – 25th July
  • Huddersfield, Greenhead Park – 29th July – 1st August
  • Bristol, The Downs – 5th – 8th August
  • Liverpool, TBA  – 12th – 15th August *Venue to be announced soon
  • Bournemouth, BH Live Littledown – 19th – 22nd August
  • London (South), Beckenham Park – 26th – 29th August
  • Leeds, Roundhay Park – 2nd – 5th September
  • Wolverhampton, Bantock Park – 9th – 12th September
  • Northampton, The Racecourse – 16th – 19th September
  • Manchester, Heaton Park – 23rd – 26th September

Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights welcome hilarious comedy names such as Ivo Graham and Eshaan Akbar, who are known for their brilliant appearances on Mock The Week, Live at the Apollo and more and are set to offer a cinema-comedy experience like no other.

Ivo Graham

Other hosts include Josh Jones who has been named as one of Chortle’s Ones to Watch in 2019 and has become a regular at some of the biggest comedy clubs in the country. All will be performing stand up sets before the evening movies get under way at Film & Food Fest 2021.

The Dog House

The team behind Film & Food Fest have curated a mouth-watering range of street food from local traders to match its blockbuster weekend of movies and comedy. Expect delicious eateries such as The Dog House, who specialise in American cuisine, Battered Shack, where your dreams of eating everything battered can come true and many more. Think gourmet burgers from Bad Boy Burgers,hand crafted waffles on a stick from Nomad Waffles, to loaded treats from Cheeky Pancake and Asian specials by Desert Island Dumplings…if you want it, Film & Food Fest 2021 has it!

While Friday to Sunday in each city will focus on the big movies such as Dirty Dancing, The Greatest Showman, Joker, Onward and more, Thursday nights are all about short film… Film & Food Fest will feature a special showcase of short movies from some of each region’s finest independent filmmakers. Excited to highlight and support the work of local creatives, Film & Food Fest has opened up its submission centre to offer the chance to feature upcoming filmmakers’ movies on the big screen. For more information on applying, visit https://www.reelsolutions.co.uk/submission-page/.

Adventure Cinema will also be donating £2 from every ticket sold for the short film nights to support local film organisations within each city.

The ultimate summer stay-cation, adult tickets start at £16.50 + booking fee. For afternoon showings, children 12 years and under go half-price (plus booking fee). For more information, visit filmandfoodfest.com.

Ticket holders will be offered a 100% money-back guarantee should anything mean that the events cannot go ahead.