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Film night and sensory experience: Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

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Set in early 1900s Mexico, Like Water for Chocolate takes us on a sensory journey through the life of a woman whose "sensual life is carried out in the kitchen, and whose food is so magical it can inspire people to laugh, or cry, or run naked from the house to be scooped up and carried away by a passing revolutionary" [more here (].

At this special film night we will not only enjoy a delightful film but also taste a recipe or two from the original book. We will also have two special guests with whom, delicious treat in hand, we will open up the salient themes of the film and discuss the interplay between food and senses.

We'd love for everyone to indulge so if you have dietary requirements you'd like us to consider, please message me privately or add it in the comments below by 24th Aug.

What: Film screening "Like Water for Chocolate" with scene-related sensory experiences - followed by a group conversation and subsequent sensory experiences with guests Chang Hee Lee ( and Paris Selinas ( from the Royal College of Art, whose research focuses on the intersection between how our senses influence our interaction with objects and design.

When: Thursday 25th August - doors open 18:00, film begins 18:30

Film length: 1 hr 45 minutes - please note this a classification 15 film with explicit language and some nudity. [Trailer here (]

How much: Free!

Where: University College London, Pearson Building, room G22; enter UCL via Gower St, turn left to the end of the quad and follow the ShnB (Science has no Borders) signs. Call/text 07767221018 if you have trouble finding the room.

All welcome! Spread the word!

This event is part of the project Do-It-Together science ( - you can learn more about it [here (].

University College London, Gower St., WC1E 6BT, London · London