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Kafe As Poume Presents: Welcome to the Kafe. Spoon Sweets by Eleni

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Community and Refugee Welcome Centre, Callan Park

504 Wharf Road, Lilyfield

Sydney, NSW 2040

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Celebrating unique expressions of identity, culture and community, Kafe As Poume comes alive during Inner West Festival 2018. Join a series of free workshops for adults and children, set inside the Kafe As Poume kitchen installation, hosted by practitioners spanning art, cuisine and textiles.

Welcome to the Kitchen. Spoon Sweets by Eleni.

Spoons Sweets (glyka tou koutaliou) have a special place in the kitchens and social interactions of the mediterranean. Iconic for their jewel-like beauty, longevity and distinct sweetness, Spoon Sweets are symbolic of hospitality, welcoming and a readyness to open you door at any moment. Using Quince, a fruit associated with love and feritilty in Ancient Greece, learn how to make spoon sweets, while Eleni discusses spoon sweets in a contemporary context, drawing on experiences in Sydney, Cyprus and Greece, navigating identity, community and always being ready for unexpected guests.

Entry to the workshop is free, however participants are encouraged to bring a pantry item to donate to Newtown's Asylum Seekers Centre. See their website for suggested items:

https://asylumseekerscentre.org.au/food-and-toiletry-donations/

About Eleni:

Eleni Christou is a community engagement practitioner, with a background in creative project development, management and research in the community sector and public service. Born in London, with a childhood spent between Australia and Cyprus, Eleni’s work draws on her mixed race identity and migration; navigating themes of institutional and voluntary identity, nostalgia, human movement, belonging and existing in the space between. Eleni is professionally and personally driven by social justice and collective empowerment. Eleni holds a Masters of Applied Anthropology from Macquarie University, with an ethnographic approach informing her practice.

Tickets will be available from 9am, Tuesday the 22nd May

Please note there is a limit of two tickets per registration.

Kafe As Poume acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land we will meet on, the Gadigal-Wangal people of the Eora Nation. Kafe As Poume is an LGBTQIA and CALD safe space.

**Please note we can not cater to dietary preferences**

Presented as part of Kafe As Poume and supported by Inner West Council’s Open Inner West 2018.

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Community and Refugee Welcome Centre, Callan Park

504 Wharf Road, Lilyfield

Sydney, NSW 2040

Australia

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