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Eat bugs and party - Harper Adams all set for Royal Welsh Show 2016

Posted 14 July 2016

Harper Adams is also the lead partner of the Young People’s Village, a campsite and entertainment arena run by Wales YFC near to the showground

Last year we brought you the Edible Bug Challenge. This year it’s the bigger and better Ultimate Bug Challenge. But that wasn’t enough for the Royal Welsh Show... 

Wales already has its own dedicated restaurant using insect ingredients, The Grub Kitchen, so the university invited owner and chef Andy Holcroft to run a pop-up kitchen at the Harper Adams Pavilion on the Royal Welsh Showground next week.

Andy will be serving up sweet and savoury delights from Monday to Thursday, while the university team delivers the freeze-dried bug eating challenge.  

Guests who complete the challenge will walk away with a sticker of honour, bragging rights and a chance to feature in the #HAUbugface social media gallery. Visitors will be invited to eat barbecue bamboo worms, Queen leafcutter ants and June to demonstrate alternative sources of protein to help feed the world’s booming population. More information 

But if bugs aren’t your bag, the University has plenty more to offer next week. Receptions for prospective students will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Harper Adams is also the lead partner of the Young People’s Village, a campsite and entertainment arena run by Wales YFC near to the showground. Entertainment runs Sunday to Wednesday, with acts including Radio DJs Scott Mills, Matt Edmondson and Chris Stark; Goldie Lookin Chain, the Mariachi Doritos Band, Union J and S Club Party. To book tickets visit www.yfc-wales.org.uk/young-peoples-village/bookings

The university continues to sponsor both the Fitzhugh Dairy and the Young Handlers cattle competitions and the team looks forward to watching the judging and presenting prizes to the winners. 

And of course, we welcome any and all visitors to the Pavilion to learn about life on the Shropshire campus and our work in teaching the next generation of food producers and enhancing production methods by conducting near-industry research. 

Gweld chi cyn bo hir!

See you soon!

 

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