Edible Tales

Ref: C3676558

The course will provide course participants with a safe space to share ideas about such things as "Saturday or Storm Soups". It is also an opportunity to exchange recipes which remind participants about foods from their culture and countries of origin.

Course aim

This will be a warm, safe, and fun space where discussions about foods from a variety of cultures can take place. The stories and celebratory nature of these foods will also be explored.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Anyone who has an interest in reminiscing/sharing stories of various foods across the globe and what these foods mean to them culturally.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Preserve memories of Edible Tales for future generations.
  • Create new traditions with the shared recipes and stories.
  • Personally rustle up one or two samples of the recipes from a different culture to mine
  • Value the new friendships and alliances formed.
  • Discuss with confidence the celebratory nature of various foods

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be encouraged to contribute to a mini-recipe pamphlet which can be kept as a memento of your participation in the Edible Tales sessions.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • On occasion, you will be invited to bring a food item, photos of a cooking utensil or herbs that others may not be familiar with. Don’t worry if you’re unable to bring anything along, there will always be something available to create an exciting session.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Edible Tales

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As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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