Harvesting Stories – Sat 14 December

Credit: Secret Recipe, New Art Gallery Walsall (2009); image courtesy of the artist

Harvesting Stories: Food and STORIES

This Saturday there’ll be a host of food activities at the Library of Birmingham.

Between 12-4pm in the Book Rotunda Feng-Ru Lee will be making ‘Secret Dumplings’ and invites you to write a secret on edible paper which will then be made into delicious dumplings for you to eat.

We’re delighted to welcome National Storytelling Laureate Katrice Horsley to perform Spiced Tales of Brum (2-3pm in the Studio Theatre). This hour-long performance will weave together tales, stories and recipes collected at the ‘Harvesting Stories’ workshops that took place in community centres and libraries throughout Birmingham during summer 2013. It’s completely free, you can book in advance at www.birmingham-box.co.uk

Credit: Workshop at Birmingham Chinese Society, July 2013; image Katja Ogrin

From 12-4pm, our food-artist in residence Lizzy Bean will be erecting her Serbian cooking range on the 3rd Floor Terrace – join her for mulled spiced apple juice and some delicious gingerbread for you to decorate (and eat).

Credit:(B)read by Lizzie Bean, Harvesting Stories, Sep 2013; image K Ogrin

To celebrate the cultural diversity of 21st century Birmingham, Harvesting Stories has been developed to bring its people and their favourite food together.