[CANCELLED] Supper Club Compassion at the Edinburgh Fringe
Sunday 4th to Thursday 15th August (not 7th)
7pm - 9.30pm (2pm on 4th & 11th August)
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been postponed.
A collaboration between award-winning theatre director, Neil Bettles and top-chef and entrepreneur Leon Aarts. Supper Club Compassion brings people together to share a table, a meal, stories of migration, community and culture.
Just by participating in Supper Club Compassion at the Edinburgh Fringe you ensure that someone else gets a wholesome delicious meal. Included in the price of your booking is a donation of a meal to a refugee in Calais under the principle: You eat, They eat! The Refugee Community Kitchen still cooks 1500 meals every day for people in Northern France who have no support.
Supper Club Compassion aims to create a new way to encourage conversations around migration and the importance of connectivity that are powered by compassion. Sharing a meal together creates understanding and friendships that last longer than the time spent around the table.
The Supper Club is based on the principles of loyal, local and love. The latter two also relate to the method of preparation of the dishes that are eaten and shared. You will be served a high-quality three-course vegetarian meal prepared with love and local, mostly organic, ingredients that are made for sharing. Throughout the event there will be provocations, guest speakers and a little theatrical magic to encourage diners to connect with their neighbours in a space where everyone is equal and everyone is encouraged to talk and share their stories.
This exciting collaboration accompanies the world premiere of How Not To Drown. This new theatre production, presented by ThickSkin, is the true story about a young unaccompanied asylum seeker and his journey to the UK and through the UK care system. Told through visual theatre and visceral story telling. It focuses on the importance of love, connectivity and understanding between cultures and the struggles faced by young people when their lives are void of this. It plays at the Traverse Theatre from the 30th of July to 25th of August.
There are only a limited amount of tickets available for every event. Ticket price includes: admission for one person, three course meal, guest speakers and themed event.
This event is suitable 14+.