Kitchen Club 2: Spring Bitters

a close up photograph shows the stem of a herb with thin leaves on a grey surface lit by warm light. The words ‘Kitchen Club: Spring Bitters’ are overlaid in blue text on a light green rectangle.

Kitchen Club brings together people who care about food including its circulation and production, to collectively reflect on what it means – culturally, socially and environmentally – to prepare, share and consume in the kitchen. Each month artists and cultural practitioners will share their practice connected to food, and engage participants in sensory experiences around a kitchen table.  

What is the knowledge, memory and medicine held in bitters? If we sat with bitterness, what might emerge?
A morning of tasting herbs and thinking aloud together will be facilitated by writer and researcher Priya Jay. She will invite participants to explore the taste, sensation, memory and medicine of bitter herbs. Taking time with a flavour that many of us avoid or aren’t used to, this will be an opportunity to sit with the power and potential of bitterness.
Kitchen Club It is connected to Arts Catalyst’s Emergent Ecologies programme of work. The first season of Kitchen Club is co-curated with artist Harun Morrison in the context of his project Mind Garden
Tickets are free but please reserve a place to help us manage capacity. If you can no longer make it, please request a refund so your place can be reallocated. 
ACCESS: The workshop takes at Sheffield Mind, which is accessible for wheelchair users with a disabled toilet.  Regular bus services are in place along London / Abbeydale Road. 
We are taking extra precautions to manage the risk of COVID-19.
We ask everyone attending this event to wear a mask indoors unless exempt. We are limiting capacity to enable social distancing and the room will be well ventilated. Please wear layers should you feel the cold. 
We ask everyone attending this event to take a Lateral Flow Test on the day of the event. 
Please note: If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 such as sore throat, continuous headache, dry cough, runny nose, loss of taste of smell, or high temperature, or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please do not attend. We want to keep everyone as safe as possible. Thank you for your understanding. 
Priya Jay's current practice encircles writing, study and somatics. Her work is rooted in grief, re-enchantment and technologies of healing. She takes cracks in the archives as her point of departure and arrival, experimenting with what wants to emerge or stay hidden. Priya’s academic background is in anthropology and she has worked in a curatorial capacity with several arts institutions. As a facilitator, Priya holds grief gatherings, is a guest lecturer in a course for Death Workers and is a yoga teacher in training.