Looking over the shoulder of two people sat at a table with cups and food
photo credit Paul Blakemore
Outdoor

Ground

Trigger
38 performances between Sat 4 - Sun 26 May 2024, various times
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Each ingredient has a story to tell. Gather, eat and listen.

Brighton Festival Commission
World Premiere

Set against the UK’s first Earthship, this unique supper club experience is led by the voices of Indigenous and traditional knowledge holders. 

With contributors including Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of best-selling Braiding Sweetgrass, a locally sourced and specially curated 3-course meal reveals the tangled histories of patenting plants. 

What does it mean to 'own’ something that has grown and been used for thousands of years? From award-winning creators and producers Trigger (Teabreak, Brighton Festival 2023), this dining experience and live performance seeks to decolonise the food on our plate. 

Featured on Grand Designs, Earthship Brighton is a pioneering off grid eco-building powered using the natural elements. Stories of past and present invite curiosity and connection to the land, to our food and each other.

A woman animatedly talking to a crowd
In dappled light, people enjoy an intimate meal
Two women reading text from a card and smiling
Two truffles beautifully presented
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A woman animatedly talking to a crowd
In dappled light, people enjoy an intimate meal
Two women reading text from a card and smiling
Two truffles beautifully presented
'It got down into your belly, the thing about food and our relationship to people and politics. I wouldn't have missed it for the world. It was special and very spiritual.'
Phil Haughton MBE – Founder, Better Foods
'All the stories and narratives ring really deep. It becomes special, it becomes meaningful... it makes you think that we can be human again. I love this.'
Skinder Hundal MBE – Director of Arts, British Council
'The atmosphere and intimacy you’ve created between strangers will stay with me for a long time. Food, culture, conversation, perfection.'
Emily Collins – Arts Council England

Event Partners:

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Australia), Kew Millenium Seed Bank, National Trust, SummerWorks (Canada), Take Me Somewhere Funders: Arts Council England, XR Stories, Bristol & Bath Creative R+D, British Council, The Studio Innovation Fund, Bath Spa

 

Supported by Caravan Assembly

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