The Feast: After the success of The Dinner Party - an online party in lockdown with free Dinner Party kits & online entertainment, in partnership with The Larder - comes The Feast. The Feast will be will be a community event made in Lache, for the Lache. Everyone will be invited as we have a street party on the Lache to celebrate Lache’s unique past, present and future. It will be a chance to hear untold stories, celebrate local people & bring the community together. We want gardeners, makers, performers, cooks, hosts, artists, volunteers. Young or old, no experience necessary. Along the way there’ll be chances to learn new skills, get to know other people & make a day to remember. Communities have visited RHS Bridgewater for gardening inspiration, attended a cooking masterclass to think about the menu, & a behind the scenes tour with The Storyhouse to think about setting the scene. The project will be lead by artist Lowri Evans, and will be part of Chester Contemporary.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Our research identified that people on the Lache felt that culture in the city centre was not ‘for them’, therefore, we wanted to bring the spotlight to the Lache & highlight its special sense of community. It is important to work with partners such as the Larder, a local resource with high demand & lack of resources to support their development & activities. The project will benefit the Lache ward ranked in the top 2% most deprived in England and CW&C ranks amongst the worst 10% of local authorities for youth social mobility. Benefits: The Larder & the Community Centre - supporting new skills, encouraging new volunteers & providing resources. Older people groups - with activities that provide an opportunity to get out, reminisce, socialise & learn new skills. Young people - improving aspirations & new skills to help with social mobility & learn from older people in their community Families - an opportunity for families to learn skills together & raise aspirations
Steps to get it done:
About the space
Outside the Larder and in the Larder garden
Cheshire West and Chester Council