The New Cross people’s kitchen seeks to create a convivial activity around food, from its collection, to its cooking and eating, in order to get in contact with different people and collectives from the New Cross area. The New Cross people’s kitchen will work by collecting food from local traders who donate it, by cooking and eating collectively in different venues (community kitchens) in our local area. The organisation of each event is open to anyone, it is done collectively and on a volunteer basis.
The people’s kitchen is simply an opportunity to have fun cooking and eating together, but also to meet each other and speak together about issues and topics concerning us as inhabitants of the south-east of London, to get to know local communities, to share and discuss issues and concerns in convivial settings, to fight food poverty without making charity, to create alternative possibilities for people to sustain their lives collectively, to give ourselves tools to fight gentrification and the privatization of the neighborhood and our lives by planning change collectively and from below.
To launch this project we are organising a first event/dinner for the 16th of November. This will take place in St James community centre, which is attached to St James’ Church (down the road known as St James just opposite New Cross Gate Station, Iceland and New Cross Learning). We invite anyone who wants to help with the cooking and preparation of the food to turn up at 5pm. We will start to serve food at 6pm.
We hope to see you there!
New Cross People’s Kitchen