STREET FEAST 2015
7th May 2015
Street Feast- Cork City Launch 2015
Street Feast is a day of local lunches across Ireland on 14th June, hosted by you and your neighbours. They can be anywhere really – out on the street, in a local park or in your front garden.
There are lots of good reasons to have a Street Feast, but it’s really just a great excuse to eat great food, celebrate your local community and meet new people who live near you.
FLASH FEAST 2015
Flash Feast: Street Feast to surprise Cork with a colourful brunch on Coal Quay Plaza
Street Feast will kick off its fifth nationwide event to celebrate community with a Flash Feast on Tuesday 12th May 2015
On Tuesday 12th May 2015, 20 people will sit down to a delicious & colourful brunch on Coal Quay Plaza, Cork City. Organised by Cork Food Policy Council in partnership with Cork City & County Councils, the 12.30pm lunchtime feast will happen near the Bridewell Garda Station & corner of Kryl’s Quay, looking onto the iconic Shandon Bells. It will truly be a flash feast, as the Mayor of Cork, invited guests, trestle tables, bunting and a colourful spread of delicious food will suddenly appear. Some lucky passers-by will also get the chance to dine in style.
This ‘flash feast’ is to mark the launch of Cork’s annual Street Feast, a nationwide day to celebrate community on Sunday 14th June 2015. “Street Feast is all about celebrating your street, area or community. It is also about helping to forge stronger links between local food suppliers, business and neighbourhoods,” said Eoin MacCuirc, member of Cork Food Policy Council and Co-ordinator of this year’s Street Feast campaign.
“The ‘flashfeast’ is a great example of how business and community can come together to create something special and has already attracted support from local authorities and business’ who have donated food and supplies to the feast” says Jack Crotty of Rocket Man who is supporting the Flash Feast.
On Sunday June 14th the Street Feast nationwide initiative invites people from all over Ireland to host a local lunch with their neighbours. Communities in the Cork region are encouraged people to get involved and register their event at www.streetfeast.ie
Cork is famous for its food and there are already a number of Cork Street Feast organisers who have really embraced the spirit of this year’s Street Feast. “Each Street Feast is self-organised and can be as simple as a few families getting together or as exciting as a full-blown street party” says Joleen Cronin from the Irish Redhead Convention and another enthusiastic Street Feast organiser.
“Street Feast is about having more life on the streets. It’s an all-for-fun, not-for-profit, do-it-yourself celebration. It’s a perfect excuse to get to know the people who live near you,” adds Sam Bishop Co-founder of Street feast nationwide. “Last year 25 street feasts were organised in Cork and we’re hoping that this year in Cork even more people will join together to organise a feast in their local area. There’s never been a better time to get to know the people around you. The benefits of investing in your community are endless.”
Street Feast and Cork Food Policy Council support local, city and region wide initiatives that bring communities together, that highlight the value of local food and strengthen social interaction which helps improve community neighbourhoods.
The Street Feast DIY pack on the website provides ideas and advice, printable posters & flyers. Simply visit www.streetfeast.ie to get involved.