Stories and Supper started as a project supported by the Hornbeam It has now gone on to create a Community Interest Company and is running suppers in various locations.
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“If you buy a ticket to one of supper clubs you will be rewarded with an exciting global menu reflecting the journeys our team have made – alongside a side order of poetry, music and stories exploring the real reasons why refugees make perilous journeys.
Stories & Supper was devised by Rebecca Tully, who worked with Helen Taylor to develop the project. They are both keen to challenge the negative headlines about refugees, while bringing people together over delicious food.
The project wouldn’t exist without its dedicated team of volunteers – a diverse mix of people working together to build a community and learn from each other. Some of us are local, some refugees, some migrants from nearby, others from further afield.
In the run up to our supper club events, we come together once a week to build skills in food preparation, event planning, storytelling, food safety and English conversation. We forge links with each other and with our dinner guests.
We’ve worked with storyteller Jumana Moon and spoken word artist Joelle Taylor to give our refugee volunteers the confidence and skills to tell their own stories in their own words. And we’ve established links with a wide range of campaigning and refugee support organisations.
We’re a Community Interest Company, not a charity. So when you come to a Stories & Supper event, you’re not just buying a meal, you’re also paying to keep our project up and running. For us it’s about the process just as much as the end result. We’d love you to join us.