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Autumn Cheese & Wine Festival at Southbank Centre
Friday 14th – Sunday 16th October 2011
www.cheesewinefestival.com
FREE admission - 11am – 8pm (closes 6pm on Sunday)

The Cheese & Wine Festival returns to Southbank Centre for its Autumnal gastronomic extravaganza from Friday 14th – Sunday 16th October 2011. The festival is going from strength to strength and promises an exceptionally high standard of cheese and wine related stalls as well as tutored tastings and demonstrations from renowned experts and passionate individuals throughout the weekend.

The festival celebrates the relationship between cheese and wine and provides an opportunity to discover new and traditional varieties of both. You can expect to learn about traditional methods of production while also discovering new and contemporary flavours and brands. This is an opportunity to get to meet artisan producers and experts in their fields and share their passion for their products while learning more about the history, background and processes employed in creating high quality produce.

The Cookery Theatre will be hosting an array of chef demonstrations and tutored tastings expertly coordinated by renowned Chef and culinary expert Valentina Harris. She will be welcoming the likes of award-winning wine writer Tim Atkin and cheese expert Patricia Michelson (La Fromagerie) to indulge their passions and share their knowledge.

Visit our website for regular updates regarding the timetable and the exhibitors list at www.cheesewinefestival.com

The Cheese & Wine Festival is part of a series of specialist food events at Southbank Centre, including Chocolate Festivals and regular Real Food Festival Markets.

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For more information on the Cheese & Wine Festival please visit the event’s website www.cheesewinefestival.com or the Southbank Centre website www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

* The event takes place from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th October 2011, 11am – 8pm daily (6pm on Sunday) at Southbank Centre Square. The venue is five minutes walk from Waterloo & Embankment tube stations and various bus routes. Admission is free.

* Full timetable is available and updated regularly on the website

* Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, occupying a 21-acre site that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. The site has an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain. Southbank Centre is home to the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery as well as The Saison Poetry Library and the Arts Council Collection.

* For press information and high res images please contact Yael Rose (Mrs) on 07898 681573

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