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.Learn More
Ben Calder has been involved in the holistic health movement for more than 25 years.
He will be talking to people about allergies, how they are developed, why people have more, what you can do about them and how epigenetics plays a role in health and the creation of disease.
Claire McDonnell Liu, Founder and Nutrition Advisor at Leicestershire-based Leafie.org, will be talking on using food as medicine.
Both Claires children suffered from chronic health conditions as young children but improved remarkably after switching to a real food lifestyle.
Robin Nugent, of Iron & Rose in Shrewsburys Market Hall, and speciality winemaker Thomas Holt, of Paso Primero, will be with us discussing vegan wine and the role of sulphur in wine.
They will also look at the history of natural wine-making and its renaissance in Europe and across the world.
Laura Butler, Founder of the welLBe Health & Transformation Systems and a Health Coach to entrepreneurial mums in business will be talking about health and wellness and the role of sugar in modern lifestyles.
Rhea Alton will be chairing an open group discussion on Fibromyalgia here at Frestival, encouraging those who suffer from the illness to share their thoughts on what helps to relieve symptoms in certain cases.
Chef and founder of Masala Magic Lajina Leal will be cooking up some gluten-free goodness to kickstart our Cookery Theatre.
Lajina, founder of Masala Magic, makes lots of gluten free and dairy free dishes for her family and her clients.
British chef and author of cookbook Momo-No-Ki, Chris Burt will be taking to the stage to inspire visitors with some paleo-inspired recipes.
With over 30 years experience in the industry the Mytton & Mermaid Executive Chef, grew up in the kitchens of his mothers restaurant in Yengama, Sierra Leone where he gained his love for food.
Chef Richard Fletcher is a keen advocate of using seasonal locally sourced foods , using home grown ingredients where possible, fresh herbs , greengages, apples and foraged wild garlic his menu always moves with the seasons.
He will be showcasing dairy-free cooking for us at Frestival.
The Greenhous West Mid Showground occupies a perfect setting in the heart of Shrewsbury, within a 15 minute walk of the town centre.Read More
The showground is a short walk from Shrewsbury train station and bus station, as well having extensive free car parking onsite.Read More
There are a variety of independent B&Bs and hotels in Shrewsbury, as well as a Premier Inn a short walk from the showground.Read More