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The Vintage Guide To London | December 18, 2017

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Cockles & Mussels: the history of British seafood

Cockles & Mussels: the history of British seafood

From oysters and scallops to roll-mops and jellied eels – join the Museum of London Docklands for an evening of mouth-watering experiences, as you explore the history of British seafood. Cockles & Mussels @ Late will combine poetry, talks and music in an evening of seafood and entertainment.

Urban sociologist Dr Alex Rhys Taylor, from Goldsmiths College, University of London leads the talks with his take on “Taste, Class and the History of British Seafood”.

He is joined by Dr Barry Smith, Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London who casts light on “Perspectives on Taste – Philosophy & Neuroscience”. The spoken word continues with a Seafood Poetry Workshop from Raymond Antrobus.

Fresh seafood will be on display, with a knife skills workshop led by a Billingsgate fishmonger, plus the chef and cookery writer, CJ Jackson of the Billingsgate Seafood School. A champagne and oyster bar adds to the exceptional culinary offer.

Music for the evening will be curated by the Mercury Prize nominated Sam Lee & the Nest Collective. Highlights include unique performances from The Ballina Whalers, The City Shanty Band and Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham. The London Gay Men’s Chorus completes the musical festivities with a special Sea Shanty Workshop.

Cockles and Mussels @ Late coincides with the 10th birthday celebrations for the Museum of London Docklands and complements the opening of Estuary, a new exhibition of contemporary art which opens at the museum on Friday 17th May.

Cockles and Mussels
Saturday 18 May 2013
19:00  – 21:30
Tickets: £7
at the Museum of London Docklands