The event was recorded on storify here.

Local Food, Local Plates, Local People

Date: 28th June, 2015. 11-3pm. Venue: Middleport Pottery, Stoke on Trent, ST6 3PE.

Over 500 people from across North Staffordshire gathered at Middleport Pottery on June 28th, 2015 for the Connected Communities Food Festival. The family event was organised by Keele University’s Community Animation and Social Innovation Centre (CASIC), in collaboration with New Vic Borderlines, with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It aimed to celebrate local food and to showcase ways of eating, shopping and cooking cheaply and sustainably. The event was informed by community based research carried out by Dr. Emma Surman and Professor Mihaela Kelemen in collaboration with New Vic Borderlines. A display of plates decorated by members of the local community on the themes of healthy eating, sustainability and community living was also displayed. The plates were accompanied by a piece of sound art by Keele University music’s Professor Rajmil Fischman.

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