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Foodbank Histories: Journeys of Food Insecurity

15 November, 2018 - 17 November, 2018

Newcastle West End Foodbank, one of the busiest foodbanks in Britain, came to an uneasy kind of fame through the Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake. This exhibition offers an opportunity to move past the statistics and hear real stories of life on the Tyne. Interview extracts focus on food insecurity as well as how those using and working in the Foodbank connect to the Tyne and the role the river plays in people’s lives. ‘Foodbank Histories’ reflects the stories of the foodbank ‘community’, some inspirational, some difficult to hear, but all about being human.

This exhibition has been co-curated by the ‘Foodbank Histories’ research team, including the Newcastle Oral History Collective, Northern Cultural Projects, and the Newcastle West End Foodbank clients and volunteers.

Please note this event is only open on certain days during the festival. You can visit the exhibition between 11:00am and 2:00pm on  Thursday 15 November, Friday 16 November, Saturday 17 November, Tuesday 20 November, Thursday 22 November, Friday 23 November and Saturday 24 November.

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Northern Cultural Projects and Newcastle West End Foodbank

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15 November, 2018
17 November, 2018
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This co-curated exhibition collects and reflects back the stories of the Newcastle West End Foodbank clients, volunteers and supporters: where people have come from; where they are going; and how they are part of the bigger picture of food insecurity.
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From the Source to the Sea
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Northern Cultural Projects and Newcastle West End Foodbank
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Grainger Market is a wheelchair accessible space.


Newcastle West End Foodbank Collection Point
Grainger Market, Grainger Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East NE1 5QQ United Kingdom
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Grainger Market is a wheelchair accessible space.
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