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TF2016: FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: Master of Your Heritage - Xavier de Sousa

  • Matthews Yard 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1FF UK (map)

This is a FREE workshop brought to you by Tempting Failure.

The workshop is OPEN TO ALL ages. 

Do you have a story share?  Are you from a unique background, or have lived a life, had a journey, or hopes and dreams you'd like to share over a meal? Then this workshop is for you. 

NO experience of performance is necessary. Just a desire to join in and chat.  

This workshop will focus on the sharing of stories about each participants' different countries, cultures, personal histories or their ethnicities through the medium of food.

It will be a 3 hour session in which you will be invited to participate in the making of a communal meal to be shared by all present. 


Every nation, every country, has its own traditions and a lot of them revolve around food and cooking. You can identify most cultures by its food. In turn, food brings memories with it.

"I always remember the sound of my grandmother yelling for my name every time I eat kale. The smells and the flavour activate imagery in our heads that makes us remember - if not reminisce - about fond memories."

Potential participants are requested to register their interest below using the form. 

Participants should be available to attend the workshop on 4th June and will be invited to be a part of the audience at the festival on evening of 22nd July free of charge.

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This workshop is open to all, should you have any disability or ability concerns or requirements please also mention these in advance. Our workshop leader has a valid DBS certificate. 

Xavier de Sousa is an independent performance maker and producer. Having grown up with Europe’s oldest performance art festival, CITEMOR (Portugal), he has been working solidly in theatre, dance and live art since graduating from Kingston University in 2010. He currently works with live artist jamie lewis hadley, choreographers Evangelia Kolyra & Sivan Rubinstein, The Place, performance maker Tom Ross Williams and is a resident producer at the Live Art Development Agency.

Photo Credit: Paula Harrowing

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