yesterday saw the opening of our food of life project in a group exhibition as part of the 2020 decade of health and wellbeing at st george's hall in liverpool. the event was curated excellently by as creatives.
for the last four months we have been working together with dot-art on a community art project along with three elders groups across the city, the african elders association, merseyside dance initiative and the pagoda chinese community centre.
the project engaged people in the local community; both those who have settled in liverpool, and those born and bred here, sharing and archiving their knowledge for future generations, and improving the health and wellbeing of all involved.
“reviving traditions, revitalising health” began with a series of brainstorming sessions, open to anyone with a story, skill or remedy to share, which took place at the three community groups. a selection of willing volunteers were asked to share and/or demonstrate their knowledge on camera at a special filming day in january. the footage was used to produce a series of short films, which together will form an online archive of traditional skills, knowledge and expertise. finally a website was launched and a series of sharing events, at which the films produced were screened for participants, friends and families.
thanks once again everyone that took part in the project and hope that the films inspire a healthy respect for food and its endless possibilities in our daily life.