Thessaloniki doc festival adds new section on food

From molecular gastronomy to food for soup kitchens, and from the cooking reality shows that have flooded the small screen to the horrendous conditions under which people work so that we can enjoy a bar of chocolate, food and the importance it holds in society, the global economy and everyday life is the subject of a new section titled “Food vs Food” at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, running March 3-12. “Documentaries on food are a particularly popular sub-category of the general documentary genre. Seeing the success of this category of…

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Mumbai gets a new music and food festival

Try the best of Japanese cuisine while humming along to Lucky Ali and Baba Sehgal. A two-day cultural festival brings together unique food, popular performers and adventure zones at the city’s race course After organising international music festivals for years, Manuj Agarwal, CEO of Percept Live, wanted to create a unique cultural identity for Mumbai. But most cultural festivals in the city, Agarwal found, focused on either folk traditions or international acts. Thus, the target audience became quite limited. To remedy the situation, he is kickstarting Eat Play Love —…

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Montreal fashion festival celebrates the new democratization of style

A sea change is taking place on some of the world’s fashion catwalks. Instead of models draped in designs that hover on the edge of impossible to wear, they are now strutting the stuff that real people can actually afford and use. A great place to enjoy the new democratization of style is Montreal’s Mode et Designfestival. The action takes place downtown at the aptly named Festival Plaza in August. It’s accessible, it’s outdoors and most of all it is free. On the main runway, think black and white with…

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Kirkcudbright food festival gets under way

A two-day celebration of local and artisan food is under way in the harbour town of Kirkcudbright. Organisers said they hoped the weekend event would highlight the “quality produce” of the area. Chef Nick Nairn will hold three cookery demonstrations alongside a number of other “foodie events and experiences”. Among them are a guide to cooking a perfect steak, a cheesemaking demonstration and a series of foraging walks. Image copyrightKIRKCUDBRIGHT FOOD FESTIVALImage captionA cheesemaking demonstration will be part of the festival Organiser Niomi Brough said they wanted to “shine a…

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JIO MAMI Mumbai Film Festival Won’t Screen Pakistani Film Amidst Protest Threats

Mumbai: After a city-based social organisation threatened to protest against the upcoming MAMI Mumbai Film Festival for screening Pakistani film Jago Hua Savera, the organisers have decided not to showcase the movie. The outfit, Sangharsh, had accused the organisers of playing with the nationalist sentiment of people of India, at a time of tension with Pakistan after the Uri terror attack. They had also sought police permission to protest over the screening of the 1958 Pakistani film at the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star, which begins from…

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Germany rock festival cancelled after lightning strike

The third and final day of the sell-out Rock am Ring music festival in Germany has been cancelled after lightning hurt at least 80 fans, organisers say. They say the decision was taken after more bad weather was forecast. Performances were suspended on Saturday during continued thunderstorms, forcing many of the 92,000 fans at the open-air event to shelter in cars and tents. Organisers were forced to cancel it after local authorities revoked its licence early on Sunday morning. They said on Facebook (in German) that they regretted the decision…

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