Better Food’s independent spirit and their sustainable and ethical values align closely with our own; their mission to build a better, fairer food community echoes similar aims held by Tobacco Factory Theatres to engage our local community in the fabric of our building and the theatre we present. In particular we have been inspired by Better Food’s Streets to Kitchen campaign in support of Square Food Foundation and St Mungo’s in Bristol. The campaign aims to support people in Bristol affected by homelessness to learn new skills and build confidence, whilst empowering them to find their own route to recovery.
Living with the Lights On is Mark Lockyer’s hilarious and touching personal memoir of mental illness and a life lived at the edge. When we spoke to Mark and learnt that he trained as a chef via St Mungo’s in London, spending a couple of years as a pastry chef, the connection between Better Food’s campaign and Mark’s show couldn’t have been more perfect and we are extremely grateful for their support.
For more information about Better Food’s Streets to Kitchen campaign, please visit their website: betterfood.co.uk/better-community/streets-to-kitchen-campaign/
Posted on 31 August 2017