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Birmingham International Food Fair

The International Food Fair is about more than just top class food and drink from around the world, so join us for daily entertainment on Victoria and Chamberlain Square.

June 9
12.30 ‐ 2pm
Victoria Square
Richard Lloyd Owen

5.30 ‐ 7pm
Chamberlain Square
Harper Quartet

June 10
12.30 ‐ 2pm
Chamberlain Square
Trio FJS

5.30 ‐ 7pm
Victoria Square
Chris Maddock Quintet

June 11
12.30 ‐ 2pm
Victoria Square
Strumpet

5.30 ‐ 7pm
Victoria Square
Silk Quartet

June 12
12.30 ‐ 2pm
Chamberlain Square
Sophie Hickman Duo

5.30 ‐ 7pm
Victoria Square
Bonfire Radicals

June 13
12.30 ‐ 2pm
Victoria Square
Daniel Verry Duo

5.30 ‐ 7pm
Chamberlain Square
Seren Brass Quartet

June 14
12.30 ‐ 2pm
Victoria Square
Nero Quartet

5.30 ‐ 7pm
Chamberlain Square
Strumpet

June 15
12.30 ‐ 2pm
Chamberlain Square
Trio FJS

5.30 ‐ 7pm
Victoria Square
Seren Brass Quartet

June 16
12.30 ‐ 2pm
Victoria Square
Silk Quartet

5.30 ‐ 7pm
Chamberlain Square
Hepplewhite Quartet

June 17
12.30 ‐ 2pm
Chamberlain Square
Chris Maddock Quintet

5.30 ‐ 7pm
Victoria Square
JJ Wheeler Quintet

June 18
12.30 ‐ 2pm
Chamberlain Square
Daniel Verry Duo

5.30 ‐ 7pm
Chamberlain Square
Strumpet

June 19
12.30 ‐ 2pm
Chamberlain Square
Sophie Hickman Duo

5.30 ‐ 7pm
Victoria Square
JJ Wheeler Quintet tbc

  • Harper Quartet – String Quartet (Classical, popular arrangements, musical theatre etc.)
  • Trio FJS – Jazz Sax, Bass and Drums
  • Chris Maddock Quintet – Jazz Sax, Trumpet, Piano, Double Bass, Kit
  • Sophie Hickman Duo – Flute and Acoustic Guitar Duo
  • Silk Quartet – Jazz Sax, Piano, Bass and Drums
  • Bonfire Radicals – 8 piece contemporary folk ensemble
  • Daniel Verry Duo – Vocalist and Acoustic Guitar Duo
  • Seren Brass Quartet – Brass ensemble
  • Nero Quartet – String Quartet
  • Hepplewhite Quartet – String Quartet
  • JJ Wheeler Quintet – Jazz 2 Saxes, Bass, Drums, Piano
  • Strumpet – Gypsy jazz and blues

Breakfast boost for cancer charity

Big hearted traders at Birmingham’s International Food Fair (June 9-19) have pledged to give a share of their profits from the 11-day event to a leading cancer charity.

Andersons Bar and Grill and Jo’s Coffee To Go have added a breakfast shift to the annual event (8-10am), offering bacon rolls, coffees and teas, with 50p from each purchase going to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The special breakfast menu will be on sale from 8-10am each morning and organisers also hope to raise awareness ahead of September’s 21st annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
 
Natalie Bridge, Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising manager for Birmingham and the Black Country, said: “We are very pleased and grateful for the organisers of this year’s Food Fair for choosing to support Macmillan Cancer Support.

“It is great to be associated with such an exciting event in the heart of the Midlands. We would also like say a big thank you to Andersons Bar and Grill and Jo’s Coffee To Go, who are donating a percentage of their sales each morning at the event to go to Macmillan Cancer Support.”

Event organiser Simon Widdowson added: “The International Food Fair has proved to be a popular event over the last two years and hopefully we can use this year’s fair as a platform to raise funds and awareness for a great cause. I’m sure the breakfasts will prove to be a great success.”

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Notes to editors

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

This year is the Coffee Morning’s 21st anniversary. Last year we had around 2,000 Coffee Morning’s taking place across the Birmingham and Black Country area, raising almost £300,000. This year we want to spread the word to make it even bigger and better so we can raise more money so more people affected by cancer can be supported in the ways they need. For any more information about this flagship event and to register please visithttp://coffee.macmillan.org.uk
 
Even though the official day is Friday 30th September, anyone can do the coffee morning, any time, anywhere!

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

This year is a big one for Macmillan Cancer support – it is our Centenary year! One hundred years go Douglas Macmillan started the charity with just £10 with one of the ways he supported local people and their families was by delivery coal to their houses so they had fuel. Today, Macmillan still carries some of those same values and aims to reach everyone affected by cancer in the UK.

For more information go to: http://www.macmillan.org.uk

For more information contact Geoff Coleman on 0121 303 3501

International Food Fair returns

Birmingham’s popular annual International Food Fair returns to the city centre from June 9th until June 19th with around 140 stalls of mouth watering food and drink from around the world, is bigger and better.

Visitors will have the opportunity to try out the different specialities and flavours from countries including France, Germany, Poland, Holland, Italy and Spain as well as further afield such as Australia and the Far East.

Exotic dry fruits from Iran, breads and pastries from Austria and a typical Australian barbeque can be found alongside Sicilian biscuits and nougat, Thai noodles, fine French bread, cheeses and wine as well as a good hearty German grill.  These are just some of the foods for visitors to try and buy to take home.

The best of British will also be represented with traditional produce and locally brewed drinks and food from local restaurants with a Regional Food Fair and includes local cheeses, ostrich burgers and traditional pork scratchings.

Cllr Mike Whitby, Leader of Birmingham City Council said: “Now in its third year, the International Food Fair is a summer sister to our now world famous Frankfurt Christmas Market and we’re confident that in time this event can be just as big.

“The feedback from the first two years has been extremely positive. The International Food Fair perfectly showcases our multicultural city to visitors from across the globe, enhancing Birmingham’s reputation as a destination city.

“You can enjoy the flavours of the world here in Birmingham but the event also celebrates the best local and regional produce.”

A pleasant outdoor seating area and bar will provide visitors with the space to relax and enjoy the atmosphere, with live performances and music during the evenings.

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Birmingham International Food Fair
Thursday 9 June to Sunday 19 June, Open Daily from 10am to 9pm
Victoria Square, New Street and Chamberlain Square,
Birmingham B1
Entertainment Daily 12.30pm-2.00pm and 5.30pm-7.30pm from Birmingham Conservatoire

Tel: 0121 464 2012 www.birmingham.gov.uk/food-fair

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