Open Change is one of the funders and partners in the #FeedMeAStory project. The initiative aims to present food cultures of Dundee (and wider Tayside) as dynamic creative experiences that are vital to the economic and social life of the city and local area.
By exploring how we tell the stories of food, #FeedMeAStory will strengthen food as part of Dundee’s cultural tourism offer. The project is a partnership between Jennifer Jones and Simona Davidson of Volunteer Dundee, funded by Scottish Enterprise, Dundee Bairns, Dundee & Angus College and Open Change. We launched the project on 25 October – and you can read an account of the opening event further down this page.
As part of #FeedMeAStory, there are two amazing opportunities to take part in free storytelling workshops on the 4th of December.
The first is a ‘zine and documentation workshop with Sarah Amy Fishlock – an award winning artist who has exhibited internationally and whose work has been featured in The Guardian, The Independent and BBC. She has conducted zine workshops throughout the country, and we are extremely fortunate to have secured her contribution to the project.
The second workshop (or workshops!) comprises 3 different sessions on pop-ups restaurants, plating up for food photography and how to utilize social media for food photography.
9.30-10.30 – Pop-ups and food events – discussing event work, pop-ups and own experiences and philosophy with Liam McAlpine. Head chef at Glasgow’s Balcony Cafe (five star rated on Trip Advisor), this charismatic foodie regularly features on STV.
10.30-11.30 – Food Presentation for Photography – for this session Liam is joined by photographer Alasdair Watson. As a top specialist photographer in this field, Alasdair’s clients include Hard Rock Cafe, Taste Buchanan, Whyte and MacKay, Glasgow’s Whisky Festival and Tasting Scotland.
11.30-12.30 Basic Photography Techniques for Food – a final session run by Alasdair.
These workshops are FREE and there will be light refreshments served.