A team of interns from Euro-Mernet have attended a bread-making workshop, as part of the Breaking the Bread project, led by the Brighton-based art and cultural activities organisation Strike A Light, in collaboration with creative producer Natasha Padbury.
The bread making workshop took part at Brighton Open Market near London Road. It brought together Brighton’s past, present and future bread baking traditions to create and record a public collective memory, ways to encourage the everyday act of making bread in the home again, and enabling people to connect through the physical act of Breaking Bread together .
Euro-Mernet team prepared and baked Mediterranean style breads with olives, herbs and olive oil. They are guided and supervised by Alex Moran, head baker at Daily Bread. Other participants during the Breaking the Bread workshop also tried their hands on making a variety of breads under the guidance and supervision of Anna Haynes, founder of Anna’s Kitchen.
There will be more free community bread-making workshops throughout spring and summer. The project will create a series of postcards depicting baking and, featuring recipes for bread which will be freely distributed, as well as being hosted on Strike a Light website.
Euro-Mernet supports the Breaking the Bread project by the way of media coverage, community outreach and participation, and follow up publicity within diverse communities across Brighton and Hove. Strike a Light and Euro-Mernet agreed in principle to become project partners in similar projects in future – so watch this space for more news on this!
More coverage on Euro-Mernet participation at the event can be seen here.
To find out more about this event and others in the Breaking Bread project, please contact Natasha Padbury, Project Coordinator via email: firstname.lastname@example.org