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Dave Chawner, author, stand-up comedian, presenter and mental health campaigner

Food Tales: Comedy and Eating Disorders

Thursday 14 May, 1-2pm
Djanogly Theatre

Lectures & Talks

Free, advance booking recommended

Number 1 best selling author, award-winning stand up, presenter and mental health campaigner, Dave Chawner, brings us this talk about food and how it impacts our lives. Dave has written widely for newspapers, including The GuardianThe Telegraph, & The Metro and magazines such as GQCosmopolitan & Men's Health, on his own struggle with anorexia.   

We all have stories to share about food. These stories are embedded within food systems, drawing on agricultural histories, food science and engineering innovations, soil, plant and animal sciences, and our cultures, traditions, and ethics – even if we don’t realise it.

Food Tales is a series of free talks from the University of Nottingham’s Future Food Beacon designed to help you think about global food systems in a changing world.


Thank goodness for Dave; he tells his invaluable story with humour and tongue in cheek charm...hilariously entertaining" 
Mail On Sunday


Sharp, insightful, touching, but above all really, really funny"
Three Weeks


Chawner deserves a place among the upper tiers of British comedy"
Voice Magazine


A performance that makes you think as well as laugh" 
Broadway Baby


Couldn't be more perfect"
Arts Awards Voice



Dave Chawner is a comedian and author of Weight Expectations, which became a best-seller in just 3 days after release. He has appeared on Radio 1, Radio 4BBC Radio 5 Live as well as presenting a series of films for BBC's Tomorrow's World, The Evening Standard, and Shortlist. His podcast  features in the UK Top 20 Comedy Podcasts.