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Flour Power

Funded on Spacehive 11 July 2019

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Flour Power

Flour Power

Rachel Arnold By Rachel Arnold

People of all countries; bake & create together to learn the history of bread & flour in local Mosques, Art centres & schools. Support togetherness by knowing each other. Taking place in Summer/Autumn

Wolverhampton Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 11 Jul 2019!

Art Exhibition - Light House Media Centre: history of bread from the UK, through Europe to the Middle East which is a 14-000, year period of humans sharing knowledge of the land. Local Artists and children in the fair- trade movement of Wolverhampton. Outreach groups of volunteers sharing with the public, bread donated by local bakeries while asking people how they imagine the future of the UK. The volunteers will direct the public to the art exhibition and coffee mornings, places of welcome, Mosque, where small booklets of poems/art about bread can be collected. On 15th June we are holding an event to celebrate the Indian Holi Festival and promote our Spacehive campaign. Sign up here:

What we'll deliver:

  • Break Bread and talk with the public on a weekly basis
  • Bringing communities together through bread
  • Use art by locals to communicate European/UK bread history
  • Baking workshops in schools with lessons about the history of bread

Why it's a great idea:

In Summer 2018, we ran an event in which 14 local families enjoyed baking 5 different breads from various cultures who don't normally bake. A muslim from the local Mosque taught everyone how to make Pakistani chapatis & the children did not use their phones for the whole 3 hours. These families would like to carry on this theme and other community groups want to respond to the Flour Power concept in their own way.

Steps to get it done:

  • 4 months of breaking bread with people every week. May-August
  • Bringing new people to Light House Media Centre in July
  • Linking charities dealing with tackling violence in the city
  • Directing people to Places of Welcome & friendly fridays(free coffee & Chat) through bread sharing
  • Educate how history of bread links different countries

Location Wolverhampton

About the space

Whitemore Reans, Park and Graiseley Wards. ustom Location


Wolverhampton City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £4,302

Artist materials for exhibition. - £1,100 (26%)
hire light house media centre - £540 (13%)
art project manager - £500 (12%)
Event with local Muslims - £500 (12%)
Childrens art workshop leader 5 classes. - £410 (10%)
Project delivery manager and assistant manager - £250 (6%)
Community Outreach Worker - £250 (6%)
bread breaking coordinator - £100 (2%)
fairtrade food - £91 (2%)
Bread from local bakeries - £80 (2%)
Other - £481 (11%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Artist materials for exhibition.
hire light house media centre
art project manager
Event with local Muslims
Childrens art workshop leader 5 classes.
Project delivery manager and assistant manager
Community Outreach Worker
bread breaking coordinator
fairtrade food
Bread from local bakeries
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • My DBS
  • Exhibition Opening Night
  • Artist liability insurance
  • VAT
  • printing inks
  • Transaction Fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Or carry on breaking bread with the public for longer, more bread workshops with families.

Total £4,302

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • Volunteers needed to spend an hour a week sharing bread with the public and directing them to friendly places. All places are planned. We did out first one last week. Very sociable experience in pairs. Message Rachel

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