The New Cross people’s kitchen seeks to create a convivial activity around food, from its collection, to its cooking and eating, in order to get in contact with different people and collectives from the New Cross area. The New Cross people’s kitchen will work by collecting food from local traders who donate it, by cooking and eating collectively in different venues (community kitchens) in our local area.
The people’s kitchen it’s not simply an opportunity to have fun cooking and eating together, but also to meet each other and speak together about issues and topics concerning us as inhabitants of the south-east of London, to fight food poverty without making charity, to create alternative possibilities for people to sustain their lives collectively, to give ourselves tools to fight gentrification and the privatization of the neighbourhood and our lives by planning change collectively and from below.
This is an idea the New Cross Commoners came up with after our mapping project at Party in the Park.
We are organising a first event/dinner for the 16th of November, this will take place in St James community centre, which is attached to St James’ Church (down the road known as St James just opposite New Cross Gate Station, Iceland and New Cross Learning).
We invite anyone who wants to help with the cooking and preparation of the food to turn up at 5pm.
We will start eating around 6pm.
New Cross Commoners, Assembly, Grow Wild, Transition New Cross, and many more people
QUESTIONS WRITTEN ON THE TABLES TO TRIGGER PEOPLE’S DISCUSSIONS
1 DO WE NEED A PEOPLE’S KITCHEN IN NEW CROSS? IF YES WHY, IF NOT WHAT ELSE DO WE NEED? DO WE NEED TO CALL IT PEOPLE’S KITCHEN?
2 WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE A MEAL WITH IN NEW CROSS?