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Chocolate & Human Rights Festival, 30 Sep - 6 Oct 2013

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Saturday 28 September 2013, 11.00AM to 6/10/2013

Programme of events

Saturday 28th September: Stall at York Food & Drink festival at Parliament Street
We will be hosting an all day promotional stall at the Food and Drink Festival in Town on Parliament St from 11-3, with a treasure trail, prizes and more! Come down and pay a visit!

Monday 30th September: Chocolate and Human Rights Exhibition at York Theatre Royal
A small week long exhibition looking at the impact chocolate has had on workers rights in York, and abroad in chocolate producing countries. The exhibition will be running throughout the week in the Cafe area of the Theatre, run in conjunction with 'Blood and Chocolate'.

Wednesday 2nd October: "How fair is Fair Trade " Debate at the Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York at 7:15pm
This debate will look at what Fairtrade has done for chocolate farmers around the world, and discuss some alternatives. Guests include Bob Doherty from York University and Divine Chocolate, Chris Cramer from SOAS, and Becky Forecast from the Cooperative. 

Thursday 3rd October: Launch of the Blood and Chocolate Play at York Theatre Royal
Our partners at Pilot Theatre launch their epic play taking across the Town Centre. Set in the First World War, it will explore the impact war had on the chocolate industry in York. For more info visit the Pilot Theatre website.

Saturday 5th October: 'Europe; A Chocolate Soldier' by Amnesty International York
Richard Kotter & Iris Weber, Northumbria University: interactive session on cocoa-producing countries, the EU, and chocolate consumers – the bitter-sweet nexus and us. Other workshops throughout the day on themes such as the War on Terror and the Arms Trade. Booking advised: for more info see York Amnesty International website.

Sunday 6th October: Screening of documentary 'Nothing Like Chocolate' at City Screen Picturehouse at 1:30pm
This fascinating documentary looks at the life of the late Mott Green and the Grenada Chocolate Company; and how they tried to create a truly ethical chocolate company. Guest introduction by Chantal Coady from Rococo Chocolates. For more info please see the film website, or contact City Screen for Tickets.

For more information, please feel free to give us an email at, or visit the York Human Rights City Project Facebook page.

Location: Various across York