Where does our food come from? – 31st July – Full Programme

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‘Where does our Food come from?’

– a free event on food and social justice

Sunday 31st July
10-4pm
Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, E1 3DG

www.thesparkspace.org

www.cfgn.org.uk

www.stepneycityfarm.org

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Where does our Food come from?’ a Spark event in collaboration with Community Food Growers Network will look at the intersecting issues around how we get to eat what we eat and where, why and when.

There will be a whole host of creative, informative, practical and exploratory workshops about community food and food politics over the weekend.

There is an exciting opportunity to experience forum theatre + food journeys, hear about a hip hop garden , a delicious lunch to share and meet our very own BBC Cook of the Year + more!

Hosted by Stepney City farm the event is free for everyone and the weekend will be very family focused with activities for children and food for thought and body!

Donations welcome!

The Spark – a free festival looking at how we can bring about positive change here in the UK and around the world. This year The Spark is taking place in venues across London between 25th June and 7th August.

Reclaim Our Spaces Event – 25th June 2016

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Our lives are shaped by the spaces in which we live. When we give away important community space for another transient pop-up cafe or block of luxury flats, we give away part of our lives. We give away London’s cultural and community history.

The planning system is not currently equipped with the policies required to protect these spaces London’s sky rocketing land values are used as a trump card against arguments for competing uses. As a result we have lost many spaces and others are coming under increasing threat. It doesn’t have to be this way! In 2013, the Southbank skatespot was saved by a successful campaign. We need a movement that mobilises people across London.

We cannot act only when a space is under threat. We cannot wait.

On Sat 25th June we aim to start building a coalition as well as celebrating the diversity of movements and campaigns across London, learning from successful campaigns and mistakes. Together we can change the status quo. We can better influence a planning system to connect it to people’s lives and livelihoods, instead of it threatening the very spaces which give rise to London’s diverse communities.

Join us for a day full of different activities:

The morning session includes a variety of workshops; storytelling about different community spaces across London; exhibitions; documentaries.

The afternoon session includes performances; film screening of ‘You can’t move history’ by Long Live South Bank; a panel discussion and the closing discussion.

A detailed programme will soon be available.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reclaim-our-spaces-tickets-25239102836?aff=efbevent

Two types of ticket are available:

Whole day ticket – If you are planning to join us in the morning for the whole day, please book this ticket through the link provided above. The morning session has a limited capacity due to the nature of the activities, so please book in advance to secure a place.

Afternoon ticket – If you are planning to join us only in the afternoon, please book this ticket through the link provided above. Thank you.

This event is free and everyone is welcome. However, we need to raise some funds to cover the costs, so any contribution will be greatly appreciated. You can help us by making a donation via our Just Giving page.

https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/reclaim-our-spaces

Organisers:
The Ubele Initiative www.ubele.org
Just Space www.justspace.org.uk
Spark www.thesparkspace.org

Supported by:
Community Food Growers Network
Conway Hall
Latin Elephant
London Gypsy and Traveller Unit
Long Live South Bank
Mela
Migrants Rights Network
Take Back the City
UpRise

Where does our Food come from? – Stepney City Farm – 31st July

‘Where does our Food come from?’

‘Where does our Food come from?’

– a free event on food and social justice


Sunday 31st July
10-4pm
Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, E1 3DG

www.thesparkspace.org

www.cfgn.org.uk

www.stepneycityfarm.org

– –

Where does our Food come from?’ a Spark event in collaboration with Community Food Growers Network will look at the intersecting issues around how we get to eat what we eat and where, why and when.

There will be a whole host of creative, informative, practical and exploratory workshops about community food and food politics over the weekend.

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