The Food on Film programme continues in October with documentary and narrative film screenings and a visit to Exeter Growers Co-operative.
Gleaning historically referred to the act of collecting crops left over after harvest but has expanded to include the collection of food from supermarkets that would otherwise be thrown away.
This will be followed by a screening of Wasted! The Story of Food Waste on Tuesday 17 October.
This documentary explores the ways in which professional cooks reduce waste to make the most of the food they buy. It features well-known chefs including the late Anthony Bourdain.
On Saturday 14 October the programme visits Exeter Growers Co-operative on its five acre plot near Shillingford for a tour and talk and the opportunity to learn about organic food production hands-on.
The co-operative is a food-growing project which aims to promote understanding, enjoyment and sustainable use of the land.
The Food on Film autumn season culminates on Sunday 22 October with a screening of Babette’s Feast, a drama set on Jutland in the 19th century which was the first Danish film to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
After the screening food historian Annie Gray will give a talk about feasts, famine and food fads.
She has appeared on The Great British Bake Off and The Kitchen Cabinet and is author of several books including At Christmas We Feast: Festive Food Through the Ages about the origins and traditions of Christmas feasting.
It previously examined the ethical and environmental impact of the production of meat.
The Gleaners and I is at 6pm on Tuesday 10 October. Tickets cost £8, with £5 concessions.
The visit to Exeter Growers Co-operative takes place from 1.30pm-4.30pm on Saturday 14 October. Tickets cost £15 including travel to and from the site.
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste is at 6pm on Tuesday 17 October. Tickets cost £8, with £5 concessions.
Babette’s Feast is at 5pm on Sunday 22 October. Tickets cost £8, with £5 concessions.
The talk by Annie Gray follows at 8pm, for which tickets cost £11, or £10 for Exeter Phoenix members. Combined film and talk tickets cost £18, or £17 for members.
More information about the Food on Film autumn season is available on the Exeter Phoenix website.