Friday Late: Food for Thought

Explore how food can both sustain and be sustainable as we question the (shelf) life of our plates

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Our personal and cultural relationships to food help shape what and how we eat, and our food-based traditions sustain a sense of community and shared heritage. Yet the way we eat is also having a significant impact on the environment. How can we preserve our emotional connections to food while protecting the planet? This Friday Late, navigate the supermarket aisle to explore how food can both sustain and be sustainable. Experience the synchronised movements of dancers and dough, and play with your food to question your own culinary choices. Examine your connection to dining rituals and confess your food waste sins as we question the (shelf) life of our plates. Plus, all tickets to FOOD: Bigger Than the Plate are £5 on the night, available in person only.

All events are free and places are designated on a first-come, first-served basis unless stated otherwise. Filming and photography will take place at this event. If you have any access requirements, please let us know in advance by emailing Please note, if the V&A reaches capacity we will allow access on a one-in, one-out basis.

Header image: Bobby Doherty | @blobbybloherty |