11th April – Down to Earth in collaboration with This Is Rubbish and Pangolin’s Ark.
12:00 – 1:00 Children’s theatre / story telling with the Secret Seed Society (suitable for all) Café Bar & second session from 2.30 – 3pm in Studio 3.
12:30 Introduction to Down to Earth Day by This is Rubbish
1:00 – 2:00 Banter Buffet, a picnic that you help to create! Bring some food to share. Arrive by 12:45pm to add your food to the buffet.
1:00 – 5:00 Artist Open Studios (Studio 3) – Local artists who create work on the theme of food take up the challenge of making a piece of work in a day.
1:30 – 2:15 Dip workshop Go dip crazy with the Secret Seed Society and create your own mouth-watering concoction. The formula is simple: Goo + Taste = Dip. There’ll be a competition to find the most delicious and cleverly named dip of the day and lots of raw veg to dip. (Café/Bar)
2:15 – 4.30 Dining out in Dalston! Artists Oli Shuster and Alex Parry will be wheeling out a dining table to the streets of Dalston. Setting up at various places they will be inviting people to sit down and talk about food! These conversations will then be painted onto the table.
2:30 – 5.30 Bee Space – The Future of Bee Keeping exhibition by Neo Salak (Café/Bar)
3:00 – 4.30 Kids craft workshops (Studio 3 and outside)
- Rice Rangoli picture making with Harjeet Kaur
- Milk bottle container decorating and planting with Pangolin’s Ark
3:00 – 4:30 Get Growing Dalston! A Guerrilla Gardening tour – join us on an adventure to explore the potential to grow food in unusual spaces and different ways how to do it. With Alex Collings, Hedvig Murray and Helen Babbs.
3:00 – 4:30 Pot gardening workshop, practical planting session at the Arcola and local café/restaurants.
3:00 – 4:30 Sustainable food presentations and discussion (Café/Bar)
- This is Rubbish
- Lisa Stockton, Happy Kitchens
- Anna Jones, Greenpeace (tbc)
- SOAS food talk
- Kelvin Chung from Foodcycle
- Open discussion
4:30 – 5:30 Live music and networking in Café/Bar
5:30 – 7:10 Film Screening presented by Friends of the Earth: Food Inc.
Dir. Robert Kenner, USA, 2008, 94mins
You are what you eat, the saying goes. But do you really KNOW what you eat? Food Inc. lifts the curtain on the unsavoury practices of America’s food industry. Kenner’s film details the cosy relationship between agribusiness and government and illustrates how the corporate purveyors of food products have literally gotten away with murder. Food, Inc. paints a vivid picture of the wages of unsustainable food production – from obesity and diabetes to the economic health of farmers and food workers to the viability of our planet. But for all its outrage, Food, Inc. posits a hopeful (and delicious) future, highlighting a burgeoning organic farming movement that has made it all the way to the White House lawn.
Arcola Theatre, 23-27 Arcola Street, London, E8 2DJ