A book of stories and recipes from our diverse heritage.
'There's no Taste Like Home' is the fourth and final strand of BandBazi’s two year #Resilient Arts project in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council. It will be a multicultural Elders project looking at how by Keeping Learning we can support our emotional resilience.
BandBazi will work with: members of the Black and Minority Ethnic Community Partnership 50+ group to create a book of short stories inspired by recipes and memories from the homelands of the participants.
The creative writing project, facilitated by experienced creative writing facilitator, Dr Sindi Gordon, will culminate in a book launch and multicultural 'Feast. The audience will be able to hear participants read extracts from the collection, receive a copy of the anthology as well as sample some of the recipes that have been featured. This project will give a voice to a wide variety of cultures, facilitating them to share their heritage with a wider audience. It will give the opportunity for older people to leave a legacy in their own communities through sharing their memories and cultural practices in a way that they want to: through a book of stories and recipes.
Younger generations from the different communities will learn about their heritage's past in order to support them to navigate their futures. It will give the group the chance to learn new skills in creative writing. It will demonstrate the possibility of taking part in new experiences and learning new skills as an enriching part of older age and encourage other people to 'Keep Learning' in order to support their emotional wellbeing.