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November 2020

The Spice of Life: Opening up New Worlds Through Taste

November 12, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online: Waldegrave Drawing Room, Strawberry Hill House, Waldegrave Road
Twickenham, London TW1 4SX United Kingdom

This is an online event. A simple meal of pitta, crackers, chutney, daal, rice and spices virtually served by three actors: a sailor; an East India Company man; and an Indian traveller who each deliver a monologue on trade, empire and culinary crossings. The scene: an 18th century Mogul court complete with live Indian music - vocals, instrumental and tabla. The music and monologues unveil the seasons and emotions of the time through the Raga and the song lyrics. New…

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Kahvehane/ Café

November 12, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This is an online event. Many know Turkish ‘Kahvehanes’, or coffee-houses, where Turkish men sip from their coffee or tea, play their favourite game, ‘Okey’, and talk about everyday topics. This online-‘Kahvehane’ breaks with preconceptions and is an open space to discuss art and experiences of living or working abroad in the cultural sector. Come with me to (virtually) visit Kübra Zeynep Sarıaslan, who is working as an academic across borders and listen to filmmaker Eren Aksu who is currently…

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Bostin’ Tea Party Virtual Café

November 19, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online: School of Humanities, University of Wolverhampton, Camp St
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 1AD United Kingdom

This is an online event. Come along to a bostin’ tea party in this virtual café and share your favourite Black Country words and phrases, especially those related to food. Listen to some Black Country poetry from the University of Wolverhampton’s Dr Rob Francis, and share your memories and thoughts about the distinctive Black Country dialect. Once you sign up, you'll be provided with a resource pack to get you thinking, along with some Black Country recipes so you can…

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Yum Yum: Get a Taste for History (Morning)

November 22, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Online: Penrhyn Castle, National Trust-Penrhyn Castle
Bangor, North Wales LL57 4HT United Kingdom

This is an online event. Get a taste for history! Discover our connections to colonial horticulture and food. Try some familiar and more unusual food items that have travelled continents and to settle in the UK. Compare their changes of names and preparations along the way. Guess, taste and tell in this Zoom event. This event is part of the Being Human series ‘Mind Your Languages’ run by Race Council Cymru in partnership with Bangor University. ‘Mind Your Languages’ explores…

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Yum Yum: Get a Taste for History (Afternoon)

November 22, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online: Penrhyn Castle, National Trust-Penrhyn Castle
Bangor, North Wales LL57 4HT United Kingdom

This is an online event. Get a taste for history! Discover our connections to colonial horticulture and food. Try some familiar and more unusual food items that have travelled continents and to settle in the UK. Compare their changes of names and preparations along the way. Guess, taste and tell in this Zoom event. This event is part of the Being Human series ‘Mind Your Languages’ run by Race Council Cymru in partnership with Bangor University. ‘Mind Your Languages’ explores…

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Sugar, Sugar

November 22, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online: Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road
London, London E1 4NS

This is an online event. It may taste delicious and sweet but how sweet is the history of sugar? Learn about the interlinked histories of slavery, sugar plantations, processing, export and consumption from academic Dr Malcolm Cocks, Dulwich College and the University of the West Indies. We’ll consider the taste of sugar in its’ different states in an at home tasting workshop and see what raw sugar cane plants and sugar beet looks like. Appreciate the art of spun sugar…

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