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Story-telling, Wed 24 Oct 2018, free entry

Great Yarmouth Town Centre

Great Yarmouth Town Centre

Great Yarmouth Town Centre


As part of Visiting Arts’ programme promoting contemporary Iranian literature and culture in the UK, Norfolk communities from all different backgrounds and cultures are invited to meet and exchange through food and stories and take away a taste of Iran on 24 October at Great Yarmouth Library in collaboration with local artist led organisation originalprojects;, youth charity MAP, and GYROS (Great Yarmouth Refugee Outreach and Support). The events form part of a residency week with Iranian born theatre maker Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambahksh at the National Centre for Writing supported by Arts Council England during Autumn Half-Term activities nourishing and celebrating young people through arts and culture – Great Yarmouth’s first youth arts festival Young@Arts and Engage! programme for Young Arts Professionals in Norwich.

Reading Event
11:00 – 12:00 | Rumbelow Gallery, Great Yarmouth Library
Artists, writers and Great Yarmouth locals share stories of family crisis, home, love and the food that brings them together. Featuring Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambahksh, Ruthie Collins, Ellie Khojinian and GYROS Women’s Empowerment Group. Food provided by the GYROS community.
Free entry. All welcome.

Storytelling Workshop
14:00 – 16:00 | Rumbelow Gallery, Great Yarmouth Library
What’s the story behind your favourite dish? Get a taste for the art of storytelling, other cultures and traditions with Iranian born performer and writer Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambahksh. Make new friends, grow your storytelling skills, build your confidence, and pick up some Persian lingo. We’ll eat Persian cuisine whilst sharing stories and find out how the meals we eat travelled to Great Yarmouth.
Open to all 11 to 19 year olds – no experience required. Free to attend as part of Young@Arts Festival.
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Food stories from GYROS Women’s Empowerment Group will be exhibited in the library during Autumn Half-Term week 22-28 October. Get involved – add your own story to the board!

How did you come across your favourite dish? What do you remember about the first time you ate it? Family/ local traditions? Special ingredients? What food reminds you of home and what does home mean to you? What might Norfolk have in common with Iran? Let’s explore through food and stories! Share your food stories with a photo and description on Instagram with the hashtag #feastofstories. A literature and culture exchange between Iran and the UK.

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 24 Oct 2018 11:00 to 16:00


Free entry

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Town Centre,
Great Yarmouth,
NR30 2EN


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