May heralds The Pantiles first Food Festival - a ’must’ for all gourmets - to be held on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May. TV chef and owner at Thackaray’s restaurant, Richard Phillips is delighted to be patron of this first event of its kind. Hot and cold food, local products and some tasty surpises will be on sale at some 50 market stalls. Meanwhile there will be a programme of demonstrations and entertainment in the Corn Exchange and on the bandstand - with maybe a performer or two to keep the kids amused. The event will launch with a ticket-only screening of a foodie film, accompanied by cheese and wine.