Lizzie Collingham in Ely

Tuesday 26th September 2017

  • Venue Ely Library, 6 The Cloisters, Ely, CB7 4ZH
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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The Hungry Empire tells the story of how the British created a global network of commerce and trade  that moved people and plants from one continent to another, re-shaping landscapes and culinary tastes. To be British was to eat the world. Millions of people across the world were caught up in the ever-expanding web of empire, and their lives were shaped and changed, some enriched and others destroyed, by the insatiable appetite of the British Empire.  Built around a selection of memorable meals across the centuries and the continents, The Hungry Empire tells the story of those people, from breakfast with an Assamese tribe, to Christmas dinner with a sailor in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.