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Autumn festivals of food and film throughout the South West

Over the next few weeks, the South West has many a food festival to celebrate harvest, and many a film festival to celebrate, well, film. So we thought we'd bring the two together for your convenience.

It’s not quite summer, it’s not quite winter. Who knows what the weather will do but one thing you can be sure of is the plethora of celebrations in the coming weeks.

As if created specially for this article, the Food Film Festival is a series of films shown at venues throughout Somerset and Dorset, and sponsored by the Dorset Famous Five food group. See their Web site for details but the programme of events is on until the end of the year.

To complement this, we’ve brought together the food festivals and film festivals going on over the next month or so and if you need somewhere to stay nearby, we have holiday cottages in CornwallDevonSomerset and Dorset to use for a feast-induced slumber.

 

Film festivals

After a good meal, there’s nothing like relaxing with a good film. And the South West is selecting some of the best to showcase. Gather some friends and family; you can start in the far west and follow the festivities up through the counties as the year goes on.

Cornwall

22-23 September British Surf Film Festival, Newquay

23 September – 2 October The Manhattan Short Film Festival, Torquay

Devon

19-24 September Chagford Film Festival

Somerset

6-8 October The Shepton Mallet Digital Arts Festival

Dorset

14-29 October Purbeck Film Festival

Food festivals

Eating cake

We suppose it ties in with plumping the goose in the run up for Christmas. But we prefer to think of it as social gatherings arranged around the edible. Tuck in!

Cornwall

23-25 September Cornwall Food and Drinks Festival

1-2 October Boscastle Food and Drinks Festival

1-9 October Harvest Festival at the Eden Project

Devon

23-25 September Newton Abbot Abbfest

7-8 October Torquay Food and Arts Festival

21-23 October Dartmouth Food Festival

Somerset

30 September – 9 October Exmoor Food Festival

Dorset

15-16 October Eat Dorset Food Fair

22-23 October Wimborne Food Festival


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