Lancaster’s food-themed art trail

The Faces Behind Our Food exhibition is moving again, and from the 2nd December it will form an art trail around Lancaster’s independent cafes.

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The art trail forms part of LESS’s The Faces Behind Our Food project and will  feature the photography and stories of 12 local food and drink producers; using  their personal stories to delve into the complex issues that shape the food that we  eat. The photography and stories will be exhibited in The Radish, the Whale Tail,  Roots Café, the Cornerstone Cafe and Wilde & Well Read (formally the Novel  Café) throughout December 2016 and January 2017.  A number of the featured  producers are also suppliers of the cafés exhibiting the work – offering the perfect  opportunity to reflect on the stories that shape the food on your plate.

Ray Edmondson, Felicity from Filbert’s Bakery and Mansergh Hall will be on  show at the Radish in December and will then move to Cornerstone Café in  January 2017. The Cornerstone Café will also be showcasing Claver Hill  community food project and Billy’s Eggs.

Cockerham Boers and Rory from the Borough Brewery will be featured at Wilde and Well Read. The Whale Tail will be exhibiting some of their own suppliers- Growing With Nature, the Fig Tree and Dolphinholme Honey. And Thornton Meadows and Stephenson’s Dairy will be hanging at Roots Café. We invite you to come and meet them!

LESS will be celebrating the launch of this food-themed art trail with good food at the Radish this Friday (2nd December) from 5-8pm. The Radish will serve an exclusive First Friday special to celebrate the launch of The Faces Behind Our Food art trail, and from 7pm The Turtle and the Marsh will join the Radish’s festivities, playing seasonally-inspired folk rock. Anna from LESS will be available throughout the evening to answer any questions and queries about the artwork, so do come along!

Alison from the Radish commented: “We’re really excited about hosting part of the Faces Behind Our Food art trail.  At The Radish we try and work with as many local food suppliers as we can and we’re looking forward to seeing one or two familiar faces on our walls! The exhibition is a great idea – and taking it out to the places where people actually come to get their food is brilliant. I’m sure it will give us and our customers some really interesting food for thought (sorry!). There are so many different issues facing food producers today and it’s great that local people who produce our food are being given a voice.”

 

 

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