City Council to bring together communities to share recipes in the run up to Food & Drink Festival

Published: Wednesday, 5th October 2016

Oxford City Council will bring communities together to share recipes and talk food in the run up to the inaugural Oxford Food & Drink Festival.

The project will see the City Council tour a giant mixing pot around Oxford’s community centres, inviting residents to bring recipes to share and contribute to Oxford’s Mixing Pot, coming together to talk about food.

The recipes and stories will then be collated to create an online resource.

The City Council has teamed up with local artist Diana Bell, who has created the giant mixing pot, for the project.

The Mixing Pot will visit:

  • Monday 10 October: East Oxford Community Centre, 5.30pm-7pm
  • Tuesday 11 October: Blackbird Leys Community Centre, 5.30pm-7pm
  • Wednesday 12 October: Rose Hill Community Centre, 5.30pm-7pm
  • Thursday 13 October: North Oxford Community Centre, 5.30pm-7pm
  • Friday 14 October: South Oxford Community Centre, 5.30pm-7pm
  • Saturday 15 October: Barton Bash, 12pm-4pm
  • Sunday 16 October: Food & Drink Festival (Cornmarket Street), 11am-4pm

The Oxford Food & Drink Festival aims to celebrate and showcase the best food and drink from in and around Oxford. It will feature local producers, street food and food and drink demonstrations across the city centre from 11am to 4pm on Sunday 16 October.

Councillor Christine Simm, Executive Board Member for Culture and Communities, said: “Food is such a powerful way of bringing people together. We want to tell the story of the people of Oxford through the food that they love.

“We hope this will give everyone the chance to discover Oxford’s diverse and multi-cultural population through the food that’s important to them.”

For more information about the Mixing Pot, visit, or email [email protected].