Food Matters: Children's taster lessons in history

As part of the You Are What You Ate project, primary school children in Wakefield will be able to walk to school in medieval costume, take part in a themed assembly and learn about different food from periods of history in a workshop designed to teach them about nutrition.

The project aims to teach children about the importance of a balanced diet for their health and fitness. It is being led by academics from the University of Leeds and University of Bradford, and cultural officers from Wakefield Council.

Schools can also opt to book a medieval-themed dinner developed by Kingswood School Caterers to complement the morning's activities.

You Are What You Ate: food lessons from the past is a three-year research project funded by a society award from the Wellcome Trust.

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Cocktails of the unexpected

Harvey Nichols in Leeds is offering shoppers free taster sessions of a new brand of cocktails.

Tails Cocktails is a new premium cocktail range with a difference – the cocktails are packaged in real shakers so you become the barman. All you need to do is add ice, shake and pour.

Harvey Nichols will be offering taster sessions on Saturday, January 29 from 12 to 5pm. Each shaker serves four people and costs 12.99.