In 2011 This is Rubbish went on tour with their project “Feast”, visiting a selection of communities and food festivals across Wales. In each location TiR set up a popup food waste café to host workshops, games and a programme of creative events followed by evening food waste feasts, from locally sourced surplus.
- Sunday 15th May, Seed Savers Seedling Sunday, Machynlleth
- Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd May, Green Horizons at Royal Welsh Smallholder and Garden Show, Builth Wells
- Monday 3oth – Tuesday 31st May, Hay on Wye Festival, Hay on Wye Community Garden
- Monday 20th – Tuesday 21st June, Wise up to Waste week, Swansea Community Farm, Swansea
- Saturday 9th July, Llanidloes Carnival, Llanidloes
- Saturday 16th July, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
- Saturday 1st October, Bangor Open Air Festival, Bangor
- Saturday 5th November, The Centre for Alternative Technology
View the Feast tour on our Events page.
During the Wales tour, TiR aim to engage with a wide range of audiences and networks, including art centres, environmental centres, universities, community centres, agricultural organisations, policy makers, retailers and town councillors, to make the ‘Feast’ in each location unique, locally inspired and collaborative:
TiR will learn about areas of the supply chain in Wales; absorb some of the food surplus generated and communicate the value of this surplus by holding public food waste feasts.
TiR will work with local organisations and volunteers; monitor public opinion and attitudes to food waste; create participatory events in a selection of towns, cities and festivals; host workshops, debates, inclusive games and cooking demonstrations; and collect local food waste recipes, stories and experiences.
With the Arts
TiR will incorporate local artists, musicians, storytellers and stimulate creative interpretations of food waste issues. Create tangible and playful experiences whilst challenging narratives and preconceptions of waste, inspiring active participation, creative learning and engagement with a serious issue in a fun and inclusive way.
TiR will engage with policy experts; conduct policy research; motivate the uptake of TiR policy asks; and inspire political responsibility and participation.
Through Online networks
TiR will maintain an online presence; document the tour for those who cannot join us; encourage knowledge sharing through our social networks; and maintain a media presence.
‘Feast’ will deliver the positive and practical message that food waste is preventable, and emphasise the part we can all play to curb unnecessary waste.
Check out our past events by location on our flickr photo map
The Feast Project is Funded by The Wales Peoples Millions.