Home Cooked Heritage Workshop at West Bridgford Library

Home Cooked Heritage

Got a family recipe or cookbook that’s been handed down through the generations? Interested in the history of recipes and food from the past?

Join Inspire in this interactive workshop at West Bridgford Library and work with a performer and visual artist to explore the heritage of recipes unearthed in Nottinghamshire Archives (including the kitchen & pantry records from Rufford Abbey in 1726!) and then embellish and share your own food stories of the present through some creative fun.

Street Party

The event, part of the Home Cooked Heritage project, takes place at West Bridgford library on Saturday 23 February from 10am-12noon. Places limited so booking essential, tickets £5 (free concession tickets available). Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Inspire has received a National Lottery grant of £10k for this project, Home Cooked Heritage, in Nottinghamshire. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on uncovering and sharing the food heritage of Nottinghamshire; family recipes, food producers, social history and what food means to us all now.

Works produced in the workshops (taking place across 4 libraries and the Nottinghamshire Archives) will be curated into a touring exhibition that will be shown in Inspire Library Galleries across the county and made into a book that will go back into the Nottinghamshire Archives to be discovered by food historians of the future.

Helen Ackroyd, Principal Arts Officer at Inspire said, ““We are thrilled to have received this support thanks to National Lottery players and can’t wait to see what is unearthed in Nottinghamshire Archives to inspire our artists of all ages.”