LinkAge Network is working in partnership with three of Bristol’s city farms; Lawrence Weston Community Farm, St Werburghs City Farm and Windmill Hill City Farm, to run cookery sessions for people aged 50+.

The Talking Tables project is funded by Bristol Ageing Better, and is made up of several 6-8 week cooking sessions that will take place in 2018 and 2019. The cooking sessions aim to support people aged 50+ with the skills and knowledge to feel confident to cook nutritious and tasty food. The sessions will also provide them with the opportunity to meet and socialise with other local people.

By running the cooking sessions at the city farms we hope that it will provide participants with the opportunity to enjoy the open air, to harvest produce and join the farms’ vibrant communities if they wish.

Talking Tables also plans to run one series of cookery sessions each year for people aged 50+ who identify as LGBT+.

Talking Tables endeavours to be accessible to people with all access requirements. If you have an access requirement, please contact us and we can discuss how Talking Tables can meet your needs.

One-off events

A Feast with Talking Tables

Come and join us for a fun feast in celebration of food and age, as part of Bristol Food Connections

Sit down with other guests to enjoy a Mexican and South American themed feast and chat the night away.

The night is inspired by Talking Tables, a local cookery project for people age 50+, funded by Bristol Ageing Better and run by LinkAge Network and three of Bristol’s City Farms. The evening will be staffed by local people who took part in the project and the food will be inspired from recipes they cooked, using farm produce where possible.

The Café bar will be open and vegetarian and meat options available. All ages welcome. 

When: Thursday 20th June 2019, 7pm – 10pm

Cost: £6

Venue: Windmill Hill City Farm Cafe, Philip St, Bristol, BS3 4EA

To book your tickets click here.

Upcoming sessions

  • Lawrence Weston Community Farm – Tuesday 4th June – 23rd July 2019, 10am – 1pm.
  • St Werburghs City Farm – Thursday 13th June – 1st August 2019, 11am – 2pm. 
  • Windmill Hill City Farm – Tuesday 16th July – 20th August 2019, 10am – 1pm.

To book your place on a Talking Tables cooking session please contact Caroline McDonnell on 0117 353 3042. 

Project contacts

Caroline McDonnell

Project Coordinator  0117 353 3042 carolinemcdonnell@linkagenetwork.org.uk