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 Guardian, The Telegraph, & The Metro and magazines such as GQ, Cosmopolitan & 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"
Chawner deserves a place among the upper tiers of British comedy"
A performance that makes you think as well as laugh"
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 4, BBC 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.