Supper Clubs and Celebrations!
An article written by Fazela Khatun
May was a very busy month for Brixton People's Kitchen as we ran not one but three
highly anticipated events- two Well-Seasoned supper clubs and our Lambeth Walk Street Party. These events took months of planning and with the help of the local community, volunteers, our team and you guys, all were a great success.
We launched our first ever Well Seasoned Charity Supper Clubs in Brockwell Park in conjunction with the Brixton Project at the family friendly Brockwell Bounce Festival. The events spanned over two days and all proceeds went towards vital projects supporting communities in need.
For the first night we had online sensation Dine with Dina cooking up a fusion of Omani & Zanzibari cuisine which was full of flavour and influenced by her Middle Eastern background. Alongside Dina, we had DJ Jedah serving Arabian tunes to fill our tent with great music and good vibes all round.
On our second night we had soul food queen Sisterwomen Vegan (Safiya Robinson) cooking up a plant based menu featuring her hard hitting vegan mac and cheese. As for music, we had a live band featuring emerging artist I.R.I.S singing R&B covers as well as her own original songs. Her music was enjoyed by our guests, plus many at Brockwell Bounce who couldn’t help but stay and watch when they walked past our tent.
Well Seasoned was created to help fundraise for BPK and celebrate food, culture and heritage and in this, we can say we truly succeeded.
Shortly after, we joined the whole country in celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Over the weekend we brought the community together for our Lambeth Walk Street Party. The sun came out for us and good food was shared amongst our neighbours as our community came together for a good old fashioned knees up!
The day was full of entertainment, music and family fun, plus a classic BPK BBQ which made sure everyone got a free, tasty lunch. Everyone came out to enjoy a live performance from the Mind
and Soul choir, traditional Italian music and songs from Cinzia the storyteller, Ella the Great’s circus show and Obie’s hula hoop workshop.
We also provided a ‘pay as you feel’ green grocer to allow the locals to grab as much fresh food as they needed at a price they felt comfortable. As many food banks and services closed over the bank holiday weekend, this meant we were able to provide groceries and vital support for families.