Born & Bread in Inishowen
ARTLINK welcomes the
entire community in Inishowen to Born & Bread, a feel good event
aimed at promoting inter-cultural dialogue and
cooperation among different generations and ethnic
groups as all knead together around the same table,
while sharing skills, stories and traditions,
learning from each other and enriching awareness,
understanding and respect.
Dún na nGall (Fort of the Foreigners) is hugely
privileged to have a diverse population with a
breadth of experiences and traditions, yet we rarely
have an opportunity to learn about the many customs
and skills that people in our community practice.
The purpose of this event is to create a platform
for dialogue through creativity, a conversation
through making and sharing. Its aim is to offer a
friendly space for families and individuals to come
together and have fun whilst learning about each
other through making.
Born & Bread, The Potting Shed
& Amach Anseo Community Garden, Artlink, Fort Dunree
from 3pm - 6pm, Saturday 14th Sept.
Through the collective
experience of preparing and sharing bread, Born &
Bread will use Amach Anseo’s newly built wood-fired
oven alongside an open firepit to allow griddle and
hotplate breads to be prepared as well as
traditional Irish soda bread.
We chose to work with the theme of bread because
bread is a staple food popular around the world and
in every household in Ireland and is one of the
world’s oldest foods, prepared by the simple process
of baking a dough of flour and water. The virtually
infinite combinations of different flours and
differing proportions of ingredients, has resulted
in the wide variety of types, shapes, sizes, and
textures available around the world. Bread has come
to take on significance beyond mere nutrition,
standing as a metaphor for hospitality and welcome,
evolving into a fixture in religious rituals,
secular cultural life and language.
The Born & Bread event is at The Potting Shed &
Amach Anseo Community Garden, Artlink, Fort Dunree
from 3pm - 6pm, on Saturday 14th September 2019.