On September 28th, The University of Birmingham, in collaboration with Birmingham City Council, Brindleyplace and the mac Birmingham, staged a unique city-wide day of events called Brum Dine With Me. Forming part of a major European campaign across 53 cities, the day highlighted the value of research in society.
The event featured art exhibits of Birmingham at lunch, hands-on experiments with the DNA of fruit and vegetables, interpretative dance and the chance to get interactive with the future of food, exploring what we eat everyday in a way it has never been seen before.
As part of Brum Dine With Me, we ran small ‘supermarket tours’ in partnership with our lovely local supermarket, Sainsbury’s Selly Oak. We will had a dietician on hand to guide visitors round the shelves and we showed them how they could design a healthier, cheaper and more fun shopping list.