Community Feasts

With Custom Food Lab, Cherry Truluck brought the concept of community feasts to Folkestone Harbour Arm’s East Yard in May 2019, with large scale outdoor meals hosted in collaboration with Eritrean artist Aida Silvestri, Brazilian artist Rubiane Maia and Zimbabwean musician Lucky Moyo. Together with neighbouring vegan restaurant Dr Legumes and on site brewery and sourdough bakehouse Docker Bakery, we cooked menus that had been created, suggested and in some cases taught to us by our artist hosts, sourced from their own memories and family archives. Each meal has explored the food culture of a resident in Folkestone and shared it with up to 120 people, alongside music, dancing and community celebrations.