The Faces Behind Our Food Art Trail

December 01, 2016 - 10:00am

The Faces Behind Our Food Art Trail

During December 2016 and January 2017 an art trail will be created across a number of Lancaster’s cafés including The Radish, the Whale Tail, Roots Café, the Cornerstone Cafe and Wilde & Well Read (formally the Novel Café).

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. 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. 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!

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.”

Anna Clayton of LESS (and regular contributor to the Lancaster Guardian) said:
“So often we forget about the individuals that grow and process the foods that nourish us, and perhaps forget the rich histories, skills and cultures that go into shaping our food. LESS learnt a lot in pulling together the stories for this work, alongside Johnny Bean and Ginny Koppenhol, and I am really looking forward to exploring the exhibition’s stories further over good food. I hope the art trail will raise greater awareness of the exhibition and 12 great local food and drink producers.”

The art trail will officially launch on the 2nd December with good food and music at the Radish on New Street, Lancaster. 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.

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