Are you wondering about the stories and the people behind the migration headlines?
This is a Supper Club with a twist. Great global food with global stories thrown in too.
“I think he’s quite isolated… your welcome came along just at the right time.” Through a broken phone conversation, one of our volunteers had told his English teacher that he loves coming to our preparation sessions. It’s nice to hear – it feels like chaos!
We’re planning Supper and Stories – The Voices Behind the Migration Headlines. A three course meal, with multiple chefs, and stories from home and here. Because stories, and people, can counter the hate in the headlines.
So every week we all meet to plan the Supper and build our skills. We cook, we learn English, we tell stories. Volunteers buddy up together and work through food safety training.
We’re a mixed bunch – local, not so local, refugees, asylum seekers, those working full time and those with time to kill. Established chefs, and beginners. Most of us are volunteers, all of us are learning.
Five weeks ago we didn’t know each other. Next week we’re all serving dinner to fifty people. This project has brought more people together than we ever expected, and they’ve already gained a huge amount from volunteering. Concrete food safety training, new friendships… Hopefully, some of the people we cook for will also take our stories and scatter them in the places that matter.
Wish us luck…! And please come to dinner!
Please note Stories and Supper is not at the Hornbeam but at Central Parade so we can cater to more people! Central Parade, 6-10 Hoe Street, Walthamstow E17 4RT.
Saturday 1st April 2017, 7:30pm
Tickets: Price: £28.32 http://ticketlab.co.uk/event/id/360
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