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Around the Table: A Festival Exploring Food and Migration


Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 9, 2023


Migration Museum,
Migration Museum, Lewisham Shopping Centre,
London SE13 7HB


Saturday 9 September 2023
Free – book via Eventbrite

Join us for a free all-day festival at the Migration Museum, exploring food and migration through creative workshops, talks, and delicious treats from up-and-coming migrant chefs and makers.

The programme includes:

Fermenting Beyond Borders – a workshop with Jelena Belgrave


Join Jelena Belgrave, a fermentation educator and macrobiotic and wholefoods cook, for a hands-on fermentation workshop. Learn about Balkan-style ferments from Jelena’s heritage as well as other fermentation techniques and traditions from around the world, then create your own ferment that represents you. You will get to take home your jar or ferment free of charge at the end of the workshop. This workshop is free, but places are limited, so please book via the Eventbrite link to secure your place. Ages 12+.

Creating a Recipe – a workshop with Angela Hui and Georgina Leung


How can we create and preserve family recipes passed down through generations? Dive into the heartwarming world of recipe writing and illustrating with author and food writer Angela Hui and illustrator and tattoo artist Georgina Leung. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to tell your own recipe story and create your own special recipe. This workshop is free, but places are limited, so please book via the Eventbrite link to secure your place. Angela Hui’s book, Takeaway: Stories from a Childhood behind the Counter (2022) is available to purchase from the Migration Museum’s shop.

Migrant Markets and Solidarities – a panel discussion chaired by Jimi Famurewa


Join author, food writer and Masterchef UK judge Jimi Famurewa; chef, author and restaurateur Cynthia Shanmugalingam; and Arber Gashi, writer, visual storyteller and founder of social media visual arts space Balkanism, for a panel discussion on food markets, access to international produce, and the building of solidarity between migrant communities through trade. The panel will explore the historical cases of cross-cultural trade in London, as well as more contemporary examples of this in the city today. Looking at the food market as a point of connection, the panel will touch on the themes of cultural exchange, class, shifting food traditions, abstraction, and cultural appropriation. This talk is free but places are limited, so please book via the Eventbrite link to secure your place. Jimi Famurewa’s book, Settlers: Journeys Through the Food, Faith and Culture of Black African London (2022) is available to purchase from the Migration Museum’s shop. 

Gourmandizing London – a creative workshop with Jason Page

All day

Gourmandizing London is a Lewisham-based, migrant-founded social design studio that produces public artworks that celebrate the diversity and dynamism of our city. Join Jason Page in a drop-in recipe collecting activity throughout the day, and learn about the many food cultures that make up our diverse city.

Food Stalls in the Migrant Makers Market

All day

Enjoy food from up-and-coming migrant-led food brands and chefs in our Migrant Makers Market, serving up a selection of food to enjoy on the day as well as products to take home.

Click here to book your free ticket (opens in Eventbrite)

Image (l-r): Jason Page (photo courtesy of Gourmandizing), Georgina Leung (photo by Chelsea Pineda), Angela Hui (photo by Kenneth Lam), Jimi Famurewa (photo by Oliver Holms), Jelena Belgrave (photo by Mark Ronson)