Belfast Wakes up to Hans Sloane

Sloane 350 19  August 2014 Press Release – Belfast Wakes up to Sir Hans Sloane This morning 20 billboards and a number of Adshels in and around Belfast featured this year’s Sloane 350 Chocolate and Fine Food Festival which takes place under marquee on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September at Killyleagh Castle. This is […]

Sir Hans Sloane in Killyleagh today

Sir Hans Sloane is part of both the historical and cultural life of the village of his birthplace, Killyleagh. Hans Sloane went to London, Paris and Orange to study medicine and natural sciences when he was nineteen and eventually lived in a large house in Chelsea which was bought to house his burgeoning scientific collections, […]

Hans Sloane Festival Launch and Press Release

Launch of Sloane 350 Chocolate & Fine Food Festival on Monday 16 June at 4.30pm at Killyleagh Castle Press Release 16th June 2014 Sloane 350 are proud to announce the launch of their 3rd biennial Chocolate and Fine Food Festival which will take place on Monday 16th June at 4.30pm at Killyleagh Castle. Gawn Rowan-Hamilton, […]

The Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival Announced 19th-21st September 2014

Now a three day event with even more food, more chocolate and more fun! Friday, September 19th- The Chocolate Ball, a splendid gala evening Saturday, September 20th- The Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Fair Day Sunday, September 21st- The Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Family Fun Day Please check back soon to see […]

Hans Sloane Lecture Announced, Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Hans Sloane Lecture 2014 Professor of Botany and Director of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden Simon Hiscock is an inspiring lecturer and gains high praise from his undergraduate students when he talks about his passion for understanding the diversity of plant life. His research seeks to understand fundamental processes in plant reproduction and evolution. […]

Hans Sloane Festival Press Release

  Sloane 350 Press Release 23rd September 2012   Sir Hans Sloane comes back to the future with his wonderful medicinal compound – Milk Chocolate. This Sunday 23rd September Sir Hans Sloane returns to his birthplace Killyleagh, County Down for the 2nd Sloane 350 Chocolate and Fine Food Festival at Killyleagh Castle with some of […]

CLICK HERE to listen to the BBC interview on the festival

Our esteemed Chairman Professor Robert (Bob) Elwood was recently on the Alan Simpson show to talk about this year’s Hans Sloane Festival. Click the link below to listen to the interview- BBC Alan Simpson Show  

Sir Hans Sloane makes an appearance at the festival press launch

Noted local historian and author Clive Scoular made an appearance at our festival press launch in full Hans Sloane costume. Click here to see more details in the Down News and the Down Recorder.