Foodie films for Festival

With only a matter of hours to go before Shrewsbury hosts its first ever Food Festival in the Quarry Park; a local group is getting on board by screening a series of food related films. The Shrewsbury Film Society will show a trio of cinematic gems over two days, as part of the town-wide celebrations of food and festivity.

On June 28, the Shrewsbury Film Society will show Jiro Dreams of Sushi - a fascinating film which delves into the daily life of 85 year old sushi chef Jiro Ono's work. The Japanese film from 2012 will start at 8pm, with doors and bar opening at 7:30pm.

A double bill will be on the cards for Saturday June 29. Commencing with USA comedy Sideways at 5:30pm; followed by Babette's Feast at 8pm. Sideways is billed as a glorious bittersweet comedy about two men who embark on a week long road-trip through California's wine country. Babette's Feast is a mouth-watering and moving drama about the meal of a lifetime.

The Shrewsbury Film Society aims to deliver affordable cinema in friendly surroundings - showing the films which mainstream venues don't provide. Entry for films is £5 on the door and people are encouraged, whether visiting the Food Festival or not, to come along and discover the experience of the Film Society for themselves.

Habib Malik-Mansell from the Hive said "Shrewsbury Food Festival promises to be a fantastic event for the town this weekend and it's positive to see so many restaurants and businesses involved with proceedings. The Hive is pleased to be a part of the festival via the Shrewsbury Film Society and the group's trio of films promises to be the perfect side-dish to anyone attending the festival!"

Admission is £5 per film. For more information on the full cinema season of the Society and to access film notes, trailers and details - visit