A year-long project to create a celebratory school dinner that was grown, harvested, cooked and served by school children. The children worked in partnership with an allotment association, a gardener, a chef and a team of five artists.
Artists in residence for each season ran weekly workshops to devise public celebrations connected with the growing cycle and to create something towards the final feast. The allotment became an outdoor classroom for exploring all areas of the curriculum.
The project culminated in a fire-lit outdoor feast for 400 people on the allotment eating a dinner that had literally been grown under the diner’s feet and cooked and served by the children.
Commissioned by LIFT, Artists in Residence Sophie Herxheimer, Martin Brockman, Madhumita Bose, Ken Hawksworth (Chef) and Catriona Andrews (Gardener), Photos by Tim Mitchell, Graphic Design by thomas.matthews, Performance Directed by Mark Storer. Conceived and curated by Clare Patey and Cathy Wren.