Feasts of Hope Workshop
Time & Location
About the Event
Alongside the Ripples of Hope Festival, we’re inviting Greater Manchester’s communities to host their own community feasts with support from local organisations.
We’re delighted to invite you to join one of our Feasts of Hope workshops, led by The Ripples of Hope Festival Artistic Director Jude Kelly CBE.
- Weds 13 Jan 2021 1830-2130 – online
- Weds 10 Feb 2021 1830-2130 – central Manchester location (or online if necessary
Feasts of Hope workshop participants will learn how to create:
- a community feast that allows people to bring together their knowledge about community, food, distribution & growing;
- a space to discuss our relationship to human rights
- celebration despite facing immensely challenging situations in order to build community capacity and understanding.
The Ripples of Hope Festival will take place in Greater Manchester on the 12-16 May 2021 and will explore how our everyday choices, experiences and attitudes impact on human rights. The Festival is going to explore and celebrate how we can all take actions to build societies for all people - to make human rights a reality in our community and across the world.
As we have worked with people across Greater Manchester - a recurring theme in our conversations has been the desire to come together around food and connect in meaningful ways. These workshops will be looking at ways the community could lead some of these events in tandem with the main Festival with support from local organisations. We anticipate community feasting will run from 1 April until 23 May.
We are looking to bring together people from all walks of life - you do not need to have any previous knowledge of Food or Human Rights. There is no specific criteria to attend, so please help us to spread the invitation far and wide by inviting people you know who you think would like to be involved and ask them to RSVP if they are going to join us!
The workshops will be led by our Artistic Director, Jude Kelly CBE (Women of the World Festival / Southbank Centre) and offers a space for people to share their thoughts, experiences and ideas to make sure the Festival truly speaks to their lives, challenges and hopes.
The workshop will be around Feasting & Community Building with training in facilitation of spaces, curating and nurturing talks around Human Rights with the aim of participants being able to host their own Feast & Conversation as part of the wider Festival.
We are also keen to hear from community-developed projects and individuals that are helping to make human rights a reality for more people. We are looking for recent examples and achievements to celebrate, for your sense of where the next frontiers will be as we emerge from Covid-19 and particularly as we try to confront food poverty and insecurity.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org