PLAYING WITH FOOD
Our 2012 Participation Project was an arts residency for adults in Cranhill (East Glasgow) exploring local, settled and newly arrived residents’ experiences of diaspora, home and belonging through the shopping lists, heirloom recipes, smells, sights and sounds of
This arts project offered participants the opportunity to take part in three ten-week residencies, which involved weekly expressive arts workshops, as well as cooking workshops and theatre trips.
As well as the three residencies A Moment’s Peace delivered a series of one-off workshops throughout the the duration of the project. We worked with schools, colleges and community groups of all ages within the Cranhill area. This was an opportunity for as many people in the community to involved as possible.
Over the course of the project we delivered over fifty workshops, worked with over 200 participants and performed in front of 160 audience members in our temporary purpose built performance space in the heart of Cranhill.
Find out more about the production and cookbook created through this project.
Playing With Food was the first project from our FOOD FRONTIERS programme. A triptych of creative investigations into contemporary relationships between humans, food and the food industry. It was developed and delivered in Partnership with Cranhill Development Trustﾠand Greater Easterhouse Arts Company at Platform.
Sharing food, folklore and personal stories
“I feel I’ve changed in the last few months... I’ve always been quite self conscious, this gave me confidence”
“Our group are NC Early Education and Childcare students. The activities engaged te students as they were fun and interactive. It gave them the opportunity to play with food and gave ideas that they could use when working with children.”
“I sometimes have trouble expressing myself, the workshops have made me look at how I perceive things like my own memories and let me express them, even with just movement.”
Playing With Food Participant
“At first I came along out of curiosity, then because of the feel good factor. Very soon I just couldn’t wait for the next session to come”
Playing With Food Participant and performer
“It was a great night, I felt inspired and honoured to be part of the audience”
“I enjoy that we get to see one another and share ideas...I really wait for Fridays because on Fridays the sessions are on”
“If someone told me this time last year that I would ever perform in front of other people I would have laughed at them.”