Story by Emilie Taylor
Friends of Abbeyfield Park are set to launch People’s Kitchen Pitsmoor at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) tea party, thanks to a grant from the Council’s ward pot.
Friends of Abbeyfield Park have drawn up a programme of art and food based activities to take place in Abbeyfield Park with inspired by healthy eating and multi-cultural cooking.
The People’s Kitchen Pitsmoor will be built by local people, (think bread oven workshops, pottery and woodworking workshops to make the crockery and furniture), in collaboration with local artists. We want local people and families to get involved in building the cafe from the ground up, learning new crafts along the way.
The Friends held a consultation event at Abbeyfield Park House in September (as part of Heritage Day), to canvass local opinion about the new kitchen project and feedback was really positive. Anne wrote “excellent idea – food is a marvellous way of bringing people together”, and Gemma added “a good plan – I would happily partake in learning some cooking skills!” Sarah wrote “It’s lovely seeing different friendly people. Beautiful food, really positive to have something like this in the area”.
The mobile cafe will be at the heart of ‘Pop Up’ cooking events to be held in Abbeyfield Park throughout 2018. As the project grows we hope the community will begin to bring their own ideas of how we use the kitchen. People have already suggested workshops about hydroponic growing for the technology fans, and Sunday strolls or ‘passagiatas’ around the park with music and refreshments.
The Friends of Abbeyfield Park AGM will be happening at Abbeyfield House on Saturday 2nd December 2017. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy international tea and cakes from 3pm.
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