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By Libby Curran
July 26, 2019
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Jaffle Symposium 2019

Sink your teeth into important topics while snacking on hot, cheesy jaffles.
By Libby Curran
July 26, 2019
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If you thought intellectual discussions were best enjoyed alongside stuffy, hifalutin food, here's an event that's sure to change your tune. Across a series of talks at temporary arts and ideas space Testing Grounds, you'll get those mind cogs whirring over the best kind of lo-fi comfort food – hot, cheesy jaffles.

The Jaffle Symposium has returned to the Southbank site for its 2019 edition, with three more sessions to run before it all wraps up on August 17. Each of the free events features a thought-provoking discussion with a couple of interesting experts, enjoyed while tucking into some themed sandwiches.

On Saturday, July 27, The Seaweed Appreciation Society International's Lichen Kelp and Danni Zuvela will open your mind to some unconventional uses for seaweed, while sharing 'ocean bread' jaffles around the fire. Saturday, August 3 will be dedicated to fat, steered by artists Mike Thompson and Arne Hendricks, the minds behind the world's first floating island of fat — the Fatberg in Amsterdam, Netherlands — with that session featuring a fittingly decadent three-cheese jaffle. And on Saturday, August 17, you'll explore the ideas of mythologies and rituals in urban landscapes with dramaturg Mark Pritchard and playwright Sibyl Kempson, matched to an oozy marshmallow jaffle.

While Jaffle Symposium events are free, you'll need to RSVP to reserve your spot.

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