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Brand new to the University of Kent, the Summer Food Festival is a six week long celebration of street food from around the world, music and outdoor screenings.

Located on the Registry lawn, the festival will focus on a theme for each week.  Food and drink will be available Monday – Friday, 11:30am till 2:30pm.

The Street KitchenCanvasA Taste of Thailand and Smokeworks BBQ will provide dishes inspired by each week’s theme.

On Friday evenings, 6pm till 9pm, a variety of exciting vendors such as WILD BOX cocktail bar and Ile Afrik (more to be announced!) will join The Street Kitchen, Canvas, A Taste of Thailand and Smokeworks BBQ, along with a pop-up bar, live music and outdoor cinema screenings.

These are:

  • 10 May – 14 May – Flavours of Europe
  • 17 May – 21 May – Flavours of Africa
  • 24 May – 4 June – Flavours of Asia
  • 7 June – 11 June – Flavours of The Americas
  • 14 June – 18 June – Flavours of Kent

The Summer Festival of Food will be laid out in a socially spacious way, allowing a safe experience for everyone following all government guidelines. Visitors can keep themselves and others safe by respecting all people on site and following all guidelines/procedures that have been put in place, maintain good hand hygiene, and keep a safe distance between other households/groups throughout their visit.


Outdoor screenings:

Outdoor cinema screenings will be held on the Gulbenkian lawn and are open to University of Kent Students only. Tickets must be pre-booked in advance via the Gulbenkian Ticket Office. Each ticket is for a zoned area which can accommodate up to 6 students. Food and drink can be purchased through the OnTapp app.

This event will be laid out in a socially spacious way, allowing a safe experience for everyone following all government guidelines.

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