Groups

Below is information about our volunteer-led groups. Members can attend any meetings of any groups, not just your most local. If there isn't a group in your area and you are willing to volunteer to start one please see how here.

Please also note that Group leader emails are included here so that members and potential members can contact them. Please do not email our leaders with information about products and services. If you are a company and you wish to engage with Slow Food, please see our exciting new Supporters' Scheme which will enable you to demonstrate your support using our Supporters' Scheme logo.

If you have queries about research projects please contact our Head Office via info@slowfood.org.uk

Berkshire & Wiltshire

Group Leader:
Clare Marriage
slowfoodbw@hotmail.co.uk

Being a member of a Slow Food local group is a great way of connecting with your local food community.
For more information about local events, please feel free to e-mail the group leader.

Aylsham

Group Leader:
Patrick Prekopp
info@slowfoodaylsham.org.uk
Website:
slowfoodaylsham.org.uk

Slow Food Aylsham, founded in 2004, is a vibrant organisation which organises a number of events for the public and its members throughout the year.
Aylsham Food Festival, a three day event held during the first weekend in October is organised by Slow Food Aylsham. It usually includes the Aylsham Country Market, a meal at the […]

Ludlow Marches

Group Leader:
Sue Chantler
slowludlow@googlemail.com
Website:
slowfoodludlow.org.uk

Slow Food Ludlow is run by Sue Chantler and organises events such as themed meals, tastings, producer visits, markets, talks and demonstrations. The group describes its aim as “supporting local, small scale, sustainable food production” and has recently had a particular emphasis on supporting and preserving local endangered foods. The Shropshire prune, a type of […]

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Group Leader:
Kevan Wylie
berwickslowfood@outlook.com

The Berwick ‘convivium’ or group was established in 2006 to celebrate the rich food heritage of this historic border town and its thriving food scene today. We organise talks, producer visits, restaurant outings and much more which are open to members and non-members.
Our largest event is the annual Berwick Food Festival.

London

Group Leader:
Shane Holland
s.holland@slowfood.org.uk
Website:
slowfoodlondon.com
Facebook:
Click Here to vist Slowfood London on Facebook

Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment
Slow Food London is at the heart of raising awareness about good, clean and fair food. One of […]

East Anglia

Group Leader:
Dermott Sales
info@slowfoodanglia.org
Website:
slowfoodanglia.org/

Slow Food East Anglia serves as regional ‘umbrella’ group that cover most parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge. Within the area, Slow Food has 2 local groups: Slow Food Aylsham and Slow Food Norwich.
Please feel free to join either one of the specific local groups or join the regional group.
For more info on activities and events, please […]

Edinburgh

Group Leader:
Eleonora Vanello or Steven Brown
info@slowfoodedinburgh.com
Website:
slowfoodedinburgh.com
Facebook:
Click Here to vist Slowfood Edinburgh on Facebook

SF Edinburgh has a thriving and close-knit food community. The group organises monthly stalls at the Edinburgh Farmers’ Market, providing a platform for local producers and chefs as well as Suppers to help link food businesses with local food producers – and to let people find out more about Slow Food in a relaxed, social […]

Cumbria

Being a member of a Slow Food local group is a great way of connecting with your local food community. Slow Food Cumbria is the local group for the Slow Food movement for those living in Cumbria and close by, celebrating all the artisan and traditional foodie delights of this very special region. Slow Food Cumbria […]

Sussex

Group Leader:
Emma Schwarz & Yvonne Thomson
slowfoodsussex@gmail.com

Recent events gave the opportunity to learn to bake bread and make brioche, see local apples pressed into juice and bottled, visit vineyards and dairies, enjoy an annual festival of food films at the Electric Palace, hook up with the Slow Food on Campus students at South Coast College, connect with local growers, share potluck […]

Northern Ireland

Group Leader:
Paula McIntyre
membership@slowfood.org.uk

Slow Food Northern Ireland  is headed by Director for Northern Ireland, Paula McIntyre.
Join to support the producers, and good, clean and fair food of NI

England

Group Leader:
Shane Holland
s.holland@slowfood.org.uk

No Local Group near you?
You can still join Slow Food!
Local groups are a very small part of the Slow Food Family.
You can join the virtual England group, and be part of the global Slow Food family based on shared values.
Select ‘England (rest of)’ from the local groups list when you sign up for your membership […]

Virtual Group Scotland

Group Leader:
Bob Donald
networkcoordinator@slowfoodscotland.com.

No Local Group near you?
You can still join Slow Food!
Several parts of Scotland are currently not covered by our active local groups. If you happen to live in one of these areas, than please join our Virtual Scotland group, by selecting ‘Virtual Group Scotland’ from the local groups list when you sign up for your […]

Glasgow

Group Leader:
Federico Lubrani
slowfoodglasgow@gmail.com
Website:
slowfoodglasgow.co.uk
Facebook:
Click Here to vist Slowfood Glasgow on Facebook

We inspire people to take part in the public debate about current issues around food, such as how to tackle food waste, malnutrition and obesity, the intangible cultural value of food and how to produce food as sustainably as possible.
Our approach is to think global, act local—knowing that positive actions made within local communities contribute […]

Cymru Wales

Group Leader:
Trine Hughes
trinehughes@me.com

Formed by the merger of the Welsh Groups on 1st January 2021; Slow Food Cymru Wales is the group for you wherever you live in Wales.
Campaigning for Good, Clean and Fair food for all throughout Wales.
On December 14th 2020 a quorate Extraordinary General Meeting was held to discuss the pros and cons of Wales merging its […]

Slow Food Aberdeen City & Shire

Group Leader:
Martin Gillespie
contact@slowfoodaberdeen.com
Website:
slowfoodaberdeen.com

Slow Food Aberdeen City and Shire is a friendly group of eager food lovers committed to promoting the Slow Food Movement’s principles of good, clean and fair food for all. We are particularly proud of the wonderful larder the region has to offer and seek to reconnect producers and growers with customers in order to develop a sustainable food system.
We […]

Birmingham

Group Leaders:
Kate Smith
sfbirmingham@slowfood.org.uk
or:
Charlotte Watkivs - Birminham SFYN (Slow Food Youth Network)
Website:
slowfoodbirmingham.co.uk
Facebook:
Click Here to vist Slowfood Birmingham on Facebook

Slow Food Birmingham’s arrival is timely as the city is undergoing a food renaissance. The Birmingham convivium/group was established in January 2018 by leader Kate Smith with Chef Alliance member, Brad Carter and several food minded locals, all keen for some diverse independents to fit the middle gap between impressive Michelin food and its unique […]

Causeway

Group Leader:
Sharon Scott
info@tastecauseway.com
Website:
tastecauseway.com/slow-food-causeway-launch/
Facebook:
Click Here to vist Slowfood Causeway on Facebook

Headed up by our partners Taste Causeway
 
Taste Causeway is now an accredited Slow Food destination, one of only a handful of destinations in Ireland to be awarded the accolade by the global Slow Food Movement.  Slow Food stands for Good, Clean and Fair food, and supporting the artisan producer, of which Causeway has in abundance.
All […]