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Food for Conversation is a programme of regular social cookery events that seeks to bring people together over a good plate of food to have meaningful conversations while making new friends. In the past we have run cookery events with people in sheltered housing, a young group of adults with additional needs, and with groups of people from across Worthing. We are now looking to add an element of facilitated group conversation, bringing people together to share their experiences and thoughts on particular topics of conversation such as childhood, locality, friendships as well as wider issues that concern us in our daily lives such as food poverty, health and communal support structures.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Similar projects such as Table Talk and Soup have shown that there is a need for people to join together to make meaningful connections over a good plate of food. By facilitating conversations throughout our social cookery sessions we are able to give participants the opportunity to share their thoughts on particular subject matters, recover personal as well as place specific histories and also share worries and issues they might face. We hope to integrate local support services into the conversations in the longer run to ensure that problems voiced can be addressed both in the local neighbourhood as well as in the wider communal circle.
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About the space
FoodPioneers area of engagement
Worthing Borough Council