The Portland Inn Project has always had a stream of work focused around the making of ceramics and the sharing of food. We have found this to be an effective way of bringing the community together to talk about the area, and make plans for progress.
THE BIG PORTLAND
Led by Alice Thatcher, the PIP Feast project continued the tradition of facilitated making and sharing events for the community, now looking to celebrate the cultural diversity of the community via a food and ceramics project, developing new skills in cooking and ceramics during a programme of exploratory and hands on workshops to ultimately create a community ceramic table ware set, and a Feast Menu to share in the neighbourhood.
The project collaborated with Nutribox, ‘creating a culture where healthy eating is achievable and enjoyable for everyone’, Nutribox shared their skills in food making and nutritional education.
The PIP Feast project further acted as a conduit for how our community is represented. Portland Street and the surrounding streets are a diverse neighbourhood, with a housing regeneration scheme that has seen an influx of nationalities introduced to an existing community where some have lived here for as long as 80 years.