Launching at the Bargehouse Gallery on London’s Southbank this Friday (12 October), We Feed the World is a global photography initiative capturing the triumphs and tribulations of the smallholder farmers who produce 70% of the world’s food.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a ten-day programme of talks, films and workshops by international activists in the food and farming movement, artists and leading campaign groups – the full itinerary is available here.
You may have seen some exciting coverage in The Guardian and Independent in the run up this week, so we thought we would share our pick of the best events happening at the Bargehouse.
1) What role does the media play in shaping the future of our food and farming system?
Friday 12 October 1.15-2.15pm, Bargehouse Gallery
How does the media shape the world around us – including the food we find on our tables and what happens to our fields, forests and waters? John Vidal, former Environment Editor at The Guardian, Jenny Briggs from Greenhouse PR and eminent photographer Sophie Gerrard come together to discuss how to tell stories for a fairer, more socially just and ecologically healthy food system. Find out more.
2) Vegan, Vegetarian or Carnivore: What’s best for people, planet, and me?
Saturday 13 October 2.00-3.00pm, Bargehouse Gallery
Join prominent vegetarian and Green and Blacks founder, Craig Sams, vegan actress and model, Tallulah Harlech, and Tom Hunt, chef and food writer, to debate this hot topic and how we can make the most conscious, healthy and happy choices within our food and farming culture. This talk is chaired by ‘We Feed the World’ director, Francesca Price. Find out more.
3) Can business help the Food Revolution?
Friday 12 October 2.30-3.30pm, Bargehouse Gallery
Guy Watson from Riverford Organic, and representatives from Crepes and Waffles, Rebel Kitchen and B Corp will be joining us to host a conversation about the relationship between business and the environment. Can and should businesses take responsibility in fostering a socially and environmentally just food and farming system? This talk is chaired by John Vidal, former Environment Editor at The Guardian. Find out more.
4) What does it mean to be a Regenerative Farmer today?
Saturday 13 October 3.15-4.15pm, Bargehouse Gallery
A selection of ‘We Feed the World’ UK farmers will share the challenges, the joys, and the hopes of British farmers forging more regenerative pathways for the way we farm today. Find out more.
5) Inspirational film screenings
We have cheated here and have included two incredible films that are being shown because we simply couldn’t choose.
Seed: The Untold Story is a harrowing and heartening story rekindling the lost connection to our most treasured resource and reviving a culture connected to seeds. Find out more here.
In Our Hands explores a quiet revolution that is transforming the way our food is produced and distributed. The documentary profiles the emergence of a new generation of farmers who are outgrowing the industrial food system with a vision for post-Brexit food production that redefines our relationship with food. Find out more here.
We have loved being involved in this ambitious collaboration between the arts, environmental and business sectors, who have come together for the first time to share the inspiring stories of regenerative agriculture across the world.
Visit the Bargehouse Gallery, Southbank, London between 12-24 October 2018 and let us know on our Greenhouse social media channels if you enjoyed any of the events.