The Empire Café is a Commonwealth 2014 Cultural Fund project. The café will explore Scotland’s involvement with the North Atlantic Slave trade via tea, coffee, sugar and cotton. It will be based at The Briggait (home of the Merchant’s Steeple) in Glasgow’s Merchant City for seven days during the Commonwealth Games (25th July – 1st August).
The Empire Café will host a series of events including workshops, talks, poetry readings, films and exhibitions. Creating a space for conversation and sharing good food will be at the heart of the project.
They are looking for community cooking groups across the city who are interested in creating the lunch menu that will be served in the Café. They would like to work with a number of different groups to devise a menu that:
• Explores the history of trade between Scotland and the West Indies
• Helps to tell the story of how food in Scotland has changed through contact with other places and ingredients from the Empire
• Reflects the diverse cultural heritages of people living in Glasgow today
• Features seasonal ingredients grown sustainably in Scotland as well as fairly traded products from other countries
Interested in getting involved?
To register your interest please get in touch with Clem Sandison (Empire Café Food Coordinator) to request an application form.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 07971 027963
Application forms must be returned by Wednesday 7 May 2014.
If you would like more information or have any questions, please get in touch with Clem.
(Photos supplied courtesy of Clementine Sandison).