About the Event

Shropshire's Free-From and Allergy-Free Show

FREstival

Frestival takes place on the West Midlands Showground - a 52 acre site in Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire.

An opportunity for people to gain information about free-from - as a result of allergies, conditions and intolerances and give visitors the chance to learn more about coping in their day to day lives with chefs cooking free-from recipes on stage and speakers talking about their own experiences and how they can help.

The event also showcases ‘Free From’ products - whether that be food, drink cosmetics or clothing, as well as being able to grab a drink from the bar and a bite to eat without worrying about what hidden ingredients there are!

You will be able to chat to 'free-from' producers and exhibitors, listen to speakers and watch chefs in action.

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100+

Stands

6

Speakers

3

Chefs

14

Sessions

Event Schedule

18th May, 2019

Richard Fletcher

Richard Fletcher

Dairy-free cooking

Richard is Chef/Proprietor of The Pheasant Inn at Admaston and will be showing some delicious dairy-free cooking in the cooking theatre.

Jan Minihane

Jan Minihane

What is Paleo Living in 2018

Jan will be speaking in the Lecture Theatre.

Lajina Leal

Lajina Leal

Gluten-Free Indian delights

Lajina Masala will be cooking up gluten-free delights in the cookery theatre.

Claire Lui

Claire Lui

Food as Medicine, a Mother's Story

Claire will be speaking in the Lecture Theatre.

Chris Burt

Chris Burt

British Chef and Author

Paleo enthusiast and chef at Shropshires Mytton and Mermaid Chris Burt will be showing us some of his favourite recipes in the Cookery Theatre.

Lunch

Our cookery and lecture theatres will close to allow you to grab some lunch.

Lisa Simpson

Lisa Simpson

Packaged Paleo - yes or no?

Lisa of Paleo and co will be speaking in the Lecture Theatre.

Chef Demonstration in Cookery Theatre - Coming Soon

Details to be announced.

Ben Calder

Ben Calder

Kinesiology & Epigenetics: When allergy is more than just a recognition problem?

Ben will explore the world of how kinesiology (manual muscle testing) can be used to identify potential allergies and low tolerances in the Lecture Theatre.

Helen Wang

Helen Wang

Nutritional possibilities of the Jujube fruit

Helen from Abakus Food will be discussing the Nutritional possibilities of the Jujube fruit in the Lecture Theatre.

Lajina Leal

Lajina Leal

Vegan Indian delights

Lajina Masala will be back in our cookery theatre showcasing some vegan delights in the Cookery Theatre.

Rhea Alton

Rhea Alton

Food and Fibromyalgia

Rhea Alton leads a discussion on Food and Fibromyalgia in the Lecture Theatre.

Chef book signings

Books signed by the chefs. Full details to be announced...

Final Browse

Have a final browse of our producers and exhibitors and head to the bar for a drink before making your way home.

Event Speakers & Chefs

Listen, Learn, Get inspired

Lajina Leal - Chef and founder of Masala Magic

Lajina Leal

Chef and founder of Masala Magic

Ben Calder - Kinesiology & Epigenetics

Ben Calder

Kinesiology & Epigenetics

Rhea Alton - Food and Fibromyalgia

Rhea Alton

Food and Fibromyalgia

Helen Wang - Abakus Foods

Helen Wang

Abakus Foods

Richard Fletcher - Chef/Proprietor of The Pheasant Inn at Admaston

Richard Fletcher

Chef/Proprietor of The Pheasant Inn at Admaston

Jan Minihane - Founder, UK Paleo Awards

Jan Minihane

Founder, UK Paleo Awards

Sponsors & Exhibitors

They're helping us make this event possible.

Early Bird Ticket

£7.50/Adult

  • Children under 16 Free
  • Full Access to Lecture Theatre
  • Full Access to Cookery Theatre
  • Free Parking
  • Gates Open 10am - 5pm
  • Book early to get a pre-sale saving on the gate price!

Venue Information

Where to find us

Venue

The Greenhous West Mid Showground occupies a perfect setting in the heart of Shrewsbury, within a 15 minute walk of the town centre.

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Transport

The showground is a short walk from Shrewsbury train station and bus station, as well having extensive free car parking onsite.

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Accommodation

There are a variety of independent B&Bs and hotels in Shrewsbury, as well as a Premier Inn a short walk from the showground.

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