Theatre & Food Festival
e5 Bakehouse are working in collaboration with ice&fire to bring you a series of evenings exploring refugee stories through performance and food.
ice&fire explores human rights stories through performance. Through active engagement with human rights themes they create high-quality work which responds to defining issues affecting our society and the world beyond. Their Actors for Human Rights project has been running for 10 years and works with more than 700 volunteer actors around the country to present verbatim testimonies from people who have experienced human rights abuses. They perform to thousands of people every year across the UK, telling stories from refugees and asylum seekers, people in poverty, undocumented migrants, women in Afghanistan and more.
The performances will run every Thursday across 3 consecutive weeks and the tickets cost £25 inc food.
Doors open 6pm/Food from 7pm/Performance at 8pm/Q&A at 9pm
Please find details of each evening below, further details of the menus for each night to be released soon;
Thursday 16th June
Child Refugees: A special version of Asylum Monologues with a focus on children and their experiences of the refugee system - arriving in the UK as unaccompanied asylum seekers, trafficked here by criminal gangs, or left behind when their parents have to flee.
"I really miss my home. I never believed this would happen – for it to be like this. You miss all you left behind, the people who died. I don’t have any best friend in life – I don’t really have anyone … I sometimes cry for my mum – where is she now? I have to look after myself." - Child Refugees
Q&A with Refugee Support Network ; https://refugeesupportnetwork.org
East African inspired food by E5 chef Marchella :
Spiced carrot and pomegranate salad
Plantain dumpling soup
Spicy peanut stew with cool cucumber sauce served with rice
You can find more information about ice&fire on their website.