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Tempting Failure: Master of Your Heritage

June 4, 2016.12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Master of Your Heritage – A FREE practical workshop

This is a FREE workshop brought to you by Tempting Failure. The workshop is OPEN TO ALL, inclusive of diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Families are welcome as well as individuals. This workshop is for people who have no experience of performance, just have a desire to join in and share some stories over a meal.

13063078_1540268612942049_4772016550937200572_oThis workshop will focus on the sharing of stories about each participants’ different countries and their ethnicities through the medium of food. It will be a 3 hour session in which you will be invited to participate in the making of a communal meal to be shared by all present.

Every nation, every country, has its own traditions and a lot of them revolve around food and cooking. You can identify most cultures by its food. In turn, food brings memories with it.

“I always remember the sound of my grandmother yelling for my name every time I eat kale. The smells and the flavour activate imagery in our heads that makes us remember – if not reminisce – about fond memories.”

Potential participants are requested to email a short introduction about themselves and their social / cultural history to apply to take part in this workshop. Participants should be available to attend the workshop on 4th June and again be a part of an audience at the festival on evening of 22nd July. This workshop is open to all, should you have any disability or ability concerns or requirements please also mention these in your email in advance. Our workshop leader has a valid DBS certificate. Please address all emails to: contact@temptingfailure.com with the subject heading “Master of Your Heritage” NB: those who attend the performance on the 22nd July must be over 16.

Xavier de Sousa is an independent performance maker and producer. Having grown up with Europe’s oldest performance art festival, CITEMOR (Portugal), he has been working solidly in theatre, dance and live art since graduating from Kingston University in 2010. He currently works with live artist jamie lewis hadley, choreographers Evangelia Kolyra & Sivan Rubinstein, The Place, performance maker Tom Ross Williams and is a resident producer at the Live Art Development Agency.


June 4, 2016
12:00 pm-3:00 pm
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