Media Event: International Food Fair launch

By on 09/06/2010 in Culture, News

Date: Thursday 10 June

Time: 1pm

Venue: Victoria Square (meet at the main entrance to the Council House)

Details: Join the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Cllr Len Gregory on a culinary tour of the world as he officially opens the city's second International Food Fair on Thursday June 10.

The Lord Mayor will formally open the 10-day event before joining journalists for a taster session of food from Britain and across the globe.

Following the huge success of last year's inaugural event, the 2010 event (June 10-20) will feature around 120 stalls showcasing food and drink from a wide range of countries, including France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Australia and the Far East.

Last year's event featured 60 stalls and attracted 250,000 visitors, boosting the city economy to the tune of £6million.

This year's International Food Fair is once again being staged in partnership with Heart FM, European market specialists Geraud UK and Birmingham market event and equipment specialists Event Men.

The Lord Mayor, market organisers and traders will be available for interview at the launch event

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Notes to editors

Birmingham International Food Fair
Entry: free
June 10-20
Victoria Square, Chamberlain Square and New Street
Open Daily from 10am to 9pm
Tel: 0121 464 2012
Images are available to download from the following link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/birminghamnewsroom/sets/72157621089807101/

Further information: http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/food-fair

For further information contact Geoff Coleman on 0121 303 3501

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