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1st Aug 2024
to 31st Aug 2024

Age Range

Skibbereen Community & Family Resource Centre

North Street
P81 ND89

Breaking Bread – sharing stories of culture through food and art.

Food brings us all together. It is eaten, shared; a group and family experience, a way to keep us connected to our cultures and to keep family traditions alive through the handing down of recipes. Often these are done by memory and instinct. Food incites memory, and the act of cooking can stir up passion, joy and sorrow, bringing the notion of home, identity, belonging and familiarity back to us. In times of displacement it can be one of the few constants, helping to nurture, helping us to feel safe.

Ayelet Lalor, a Ballydehob born artist, will work with a group of 10 adult refugees/asylum seekers from diverse backgrounds currently living in West Cork. She will facilitate a series of workshops which will be delivered in the Skibbereen Community & Family Resource Centre and take place over a period of three weeks during the summer.

Participants will share a recipe from their own culture that’s important to them, whether celebratory or of the everyday. Through storytelling with local actor/writer Karen Minihan, and artwork expressing the nature of the dishes with Ayelet Lalor through drawing, print and collage, the project will culminate in an exhibition. It is anticipated that we will publish a catalog/cookbook and have a celebratory public open day of food alongside the art exhibition.

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