On 20th July dining was turned upside down in Café 16 at Newcastle Cathedral! 50 diners chose their unique bowls created and donated by potters across the area, then filled them up with a delicious vegan and gluten free chilli. Local Community Interest Company,
The Clay Team and local Charity the Oswin Project are organising the evening which is in aid of the People’s Kitchen and the Men’s Pie Club, both local food aid charities. After enjoying dinner these unique bowls were taken home as a memento of the evening.
The Empty Bowls project is inspired an event in a Michigan high school in the 1990’s, to raise funds for a food drive. Students made ceramic bowls, served a meal of soup and bread, and invited guests to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world.
Diane Nicholson, local potter and organiser of the event said “we are delighted to be organising this event. Covid sadly cancelled the last one but this year it will be bigger and better, and we are delighted to be raising funds for Men’s Pie Club and Peoples Kitchen, two fantastic local charities. The Empty Bowls idea has spread across the world. We are proud to be bringing this to the Northeast.”