Indulge in flavours of unity as Feeding Liverpool unveils new exhibition
2 weeks ago
Feeding Liverpool proudly introduces a captivating travelling exhibition showcasing vibrant photographs and compelling stories, sourced from diverse communities across the city.
So indulge in the flavours of unity as Feeding Liverpool and Merseyside Polonia invite you to join them at The Black-E on Great George Street this Saturday, 20 May, from 12.00pm to 3.00pm.
Go and be a part of “Good Food; Our Food”, and celebrate the profound connection between food, culture, identity, and its significant impact on our overall wellbeing.
Since 2021 Feeding Liverpool have been lead partners on Liverpool’s Good Food Plan and listening to people across Liverpool as they have answered this question: “What does Good Food mean to you?”
For many, it means eating our cultural food.
Feeding Liverpool have also heard how the traditions surrounding cultural food are important to our wellbeing through our sense of shared identity, community, and heritage.
Naomi Maynard, Director of Feeding Liverpool says:
“At Feeding Liverpool we believe that local people should have the power and resources to shape their local food environments and the food system as a whole. Over the last two years we have heard from residents how good food can make us feel empowered, dignified, connected, joyful, and nostalgic, and that it is important that everyone in our city can enjoy good food. Good Food; Our Food brings to life good food stories from communities across Liverpool in a powerful and provocative way, whilst inviting each of us to join the conversation to explore what good food means to you.”
This year, working with local photographer Emma Case and community groups across Liverpool, Feeding Liverpool has begun building a collection of food stories through photographs and interviews.
Photographer Emma Case says:
“It’s been an absolutely incredible time getting to know all the wonderful people and families who have been involved in this project. I’m so grateful for them all. Their stories are rich and powerful, and I love that they are being shared. Partnering with Feeding Liverpool has meant this project has been for a greater cause and as a photographer, you can’t get any better than your work having this kind of impact.”
Dagmara Wojciechowicz, Manager of Merseyside Polonia, says:
“We are incredibly honoured to partner with Feeding Liverpool and Emma Case on this event. I feel that our organisations share a passion for addressing issues that are affecting our local communities. Having access to culturally appropriate food is a necessity shared between all community members, universal to their country of origin. We are pleased that together we can support and advocate for wider community groups who found home here in Liverpool and Merseyside. We are such a welcoming city and this event is all about Scouse hospitality and all of our neighbours who chose this city to call home.”
Good Food; Our Food is a free event for the whole family and you can drop-in anytime, visit the exhibition, hear food stories, meet your neighbours, eat delicious traditional food showcased by community groups, watch a Ukrainian cooking demonstration, take part in arts and crafts for the family and find out what’s next for Good Food; Our Food and how you and your community can participate.
Feeding Liverpool are immensely grateful for the support of their project funders Torus Foundation and National Lottery Community Fund, and their project partners Merseyside Polonia for making Good Food; Our Food possible.