Bake and bring cake to share the story or sentimental value behind your bake. Write a short paragraph about why the recipe is so important to you.
It could be as simple as ‘This lemon drizzle cake was my Grandmother’s recipe and I think of her every time I bake it’ or it could be ‘as a refugee we could not find orange flower water for my biscuits but we found rosewater and adapted the recipe – I want to pass this new recipe through the generations so that they can remember how life changed for us’.
This will then be part of a publication highlighting the significance of food and the importance it has over time and in connecting communities through merely sharing and appreciating.
Peace of Cake is partnering with Goldsmith’s University as part of the Mayor of London’s ‘Arrival’ work, ‘Celebrating Windrush and the Communities who followed’.Share the flavours of ‘home’ and the memories they bring to life.
Join Goldsmiths researchers and community groups for a bake sale with a difference. Taste bakes from Lewisham’s diverse communities, explore the hidden histories behind iconic recipes and share the memories they evoke.
Designer, lecturer and avid baker Rose Sinclair, will kick off proceedings by discussing how she uses Caribbean cakes to spark conversations in her Caribbean front room textile installations.
Next, Sociologist Dr Alex Rhys-Taylor will give a short talk on food and multicultural London, using the mango to explore how our senses help us navigate and carve out a sense of belonging in the city.
Cakes are free, but with a suggested donation of £1 to support the Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network and local causes. All donations will receive a booklet bringing together the featured recipes and the stories behind them.
Alongside delicious bakes from around the world, people of all ages and backgrounds are invited to share their audio stories of arrival in London with The Conversation Booth – A mobile recording facility encouraging conversation, listening and archiving. Designed by Goldsmiths MA student, Nicole Robson, it’s part of the Mayor of London’s ‘Arrival’ work, ‘Celebrating Windrush and the Communities who followed’.
We are also partnering with local organisation Peace of Cake, ‘Connecting Communities through Cake and Conversation’ Find out more about their work: http://www.peaceofcaketogether.org/
If you would like to bake a cake or dessert for this event and share the story behind it, please contact Will Cenci (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Followed by Peace of Cake at Goldsmiths Community Centre -Local residents, Friends of Railway Children Walk, Phoenix Community Housing and local councillors are planning another Whitefoot Big Clean-Up Day which will include Railway Children Walk, off Reigate Rd, as well as the bottom of Further Green Rd, Verdant Lane Lamp-post Community Garden and some alleyway locations across Whitefoot.
We would be delighted if you are able to join us.
Meet at 10.30 am on corner of Reigate Road & Ballamore Road this Saturday.
For more info call 0208 698 8562
Please come along and walk for Peace, show our togetherness and our love of community and humanity – Peace of Cake are happy to be invited to be part of this lovely event organised by the 3 Faiths Group Bromley, all welcome from all faiths and none xx
Please share. We really could do with some volunteers to help so if you can – please get in touch with us!
Inviting all to the annual Peace Walk and to have Peace of Cake at Lewisham Islamic Centre in between, where we hope to serve afternoon tea. Please Share – see you there!! Peace of Cake #peaceofcaketog – If you would like to volunteer for Peace of Cake, then please do contact Asma by texting 07901947269, thank you
As Asma wrote on her page “Very lovely here at Peace of Cake this afternoon. In the spirit of inter generational celebrations I had some wonderful words of wisdom from Aileen Juliette Grassby-Lewis’ mum. She has had an amazing life as an opera singer and is such a doer. Her words of wisdom were ‘Never feel sorry for yourself’ . Her positivity shines through. I also met these lovely women from the Lighthouse project in Woolwich @phoenixtogether”
Next Peace of Cake is an inter-generational Peace of Cake- Please share!! see you there with your grandparents or your grandchildren!! And the people in the middle!
As part of Visit My Mosque day, Lewisham mosque have an open day and ALL are welcome. Peace of Cake will be at Lewisham Mosque Open Day . Please come and join us! Bring cake!
#teamleicester – What a lovely Peace of Cake today. What a great community. Thank you to all of you who came and made it special! The youngsters brought in people from the street, so many of you came and brought cake, amazing ones? Lots of conversations and a great celebration and great example of how living together in peace really does and can happen! #peaceofcake #actionforhumanity
Our first event of the year and it’s outside London which is fantastic – we’re trying to spread the peace as far and wide as we can.
Here’s Asma’s words on this event:
I am from the amazing city of Leicester, when we were growing up we were very blessed to live, work and play together with people of all backgrounds
Our communities were very mixed and very different yet very together. That is why I find it hard to believe the feedback that today we have very polarised groups who have little interaction.
I don’t think this is true and invite the people of Leicester to Peace of Cake to show how community cohesion has been done for all these years and how it will continue to be done!
It is the legacy of our parents – a group of us: Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Athiest, Agnostic – are all coming together to celebrate what our parents taught us – that despite our differences and without letting go of our own faiths or beliefs: to respect, help and love one another. Jay Dhillon Sharon Plant Bhavna Patel Meesha Patani
Together we can create pillars of mutual respect to support our future generations, as our parents have clearly done
Please share and please come and join us with cake! Also due to a lot of families wanting to attend, we are having child friendly activities such as cupcake decorating, facepainting amongst other things to keep your little ones occupied while you have a piece of cake and a conversation!!
Please register here to let us know you’re coming.