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Foodbank Histories: Journeys of Food Insecurity
November 15 - November 17
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.