February 1, 2012
A short film of highlights from our fantastically filthy days of dirty fun at the Secret Garden Party and Bestival in the summer of 2011.
Sponsored by the Wellcome Trust as part of their gorgeously grimy Dirt season of events.
Shot and directed by Isis Thompson.
August 15, 2011
Working in partnership with chef Joe Gray we brought a feast of filth to the Secret Garden Party, each course inspired by the physical, biological, ethical, architectural, social, political and temporal dimensions of dirt.
Eminent experts accompanied each course, feeding guests with ideas about the nature of dirt, with scientists Zarinah Agnew, Rachel Edwards-Stuart, Aidan Horner, Elizabeth Pisani, and beatboxer Yasson. All pics on our Flickr site.
July 5, 2011
Working in partnership with chef Joe Gray, Guerilla Science will host a Dirt Banquet on the evening of Friday July 22 at the Secret Garden Party at sunset – the second and last time we will host this unparalleled experience. The first was held inside London’s unrivaled Crossness Pumping Station with experimental food artisans Bompas & Parr.
As before, this feast of filth will showcase dirty delicacies such as radioactive cheese serum, ambergris, Islay whiskey, and an aphrodisiac dessert - each course inspired by the physical, biological, ethical, architectural, social, political and temporal dimensions of dirt. Full menu, which will vary from the Crossness feast, will be announced a week before the date.
Eminent experts will accompany each course, feeding guests with ideas about the nature of dirt. Neuroscientists Zarinah Agnew and Aidan Horner will introduce us to the dirty bits of the brain. Gastronomist Rachel Edwards-Stuart, former apprentice of Heston Blumenthal, will accompany canapes. Epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani, author of The Wisdom of Whores (catch her fantastic TED Talk here), wh0 will speak on sexuality over dessert. And beatboxer Yasson will serenade us with the snarling trills of the spiralidoo.
This edible adventure will provide diners with an unrivaled culinary experience that promises to be both thought-provoking as well as surprisingly appetizing – check out write-ups of the first Dirt Banquet in The Guardian and New Scientist.
Buy tickets here! Limited numbers available – this is an intimate affair.
April 6, 2011
Another piece about the Dirt Banquet – and our very first time being covered in the Canadian media. Check this piece in the Toronto Standard (hailing from Zoe’s home town), about our Dirt Banquet.
“Please put your genitals on the table.” Epidemiologist and author Elizabeth Pisani was speaking to a crowd of 60 diners sitting beneath the gilded iron arches of a Victorian sewage pumping station. “No, you cannot trade your genitals with your neighbour — you have to take the genitals you are given.”
Filthy good fun.