A filthy night I’ll never forget

Catherine de Lange, reporter

On Saturday night I spent an evening so brilliant and surreal, it’s hard to know where to start recounting it. Should I begin with the fact that I was sitting down for dinner in a Victorian sewerage pumping station? Or the moment when near the end of the evening, I found myself agreeing to "sell my bum hole" to a complete stranger for just two Euros? OK, maybe I’ve gone too far forward there. Let’s rewind.

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The evening in question was dubbed Dirt Banquet and was a collaboration between Guerilla Science – best known for bringing science to music festivals – and food architects Bompas & Parr, who could give Willy Wonka a run for his money. It was all part of the Wellcome Trust’s "Dirt" season. And it really was a filthy night.

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