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Friday Lunch

Fridays, 1-2pm, Brander kitchen

Weekly lunch and talks

What is Friday lunch? 
The sharing of food is a great leveler. On Fridays, we invite people to speak about topics that relate to art, their travels, gardening and other walks of life. At 1pm our little team, the artists and who ever else wants to join us, have lunch together. Normally we cook vegetarian and attempt to use local produce–from our garden when possible. Visitors make a contribution of £2. All are welcome!
 
Upcoming Friday lunches:
 
Fri 27 July: Alien Species
with Dudendance
Dudendance will be joining us to update us on their recent work developed in Fuerteventura. 
 
Fri 3 August: The Bike Shack
with Matt Donaldson
The Bike Shack takes discarded and donated bikes from Huntly and the surrounding area, and fixes them up, ready to be used again. Matt speaks about bike recycling, community skills sharing and outreach work. The Bike Shack is an initiative of Networks of Wellbeing.
 
Fri 10 August: Artist's Talk - "Fid"
with Stuart McAdam
Thinking about patterns of food consumption, Stuart will discuss the content of his recent Visual Arts and Craft Makers Award to produce a collection of works about food. This will involve presenting some of the works he has made about food over the years as well as the progress of some new "pieces".
 
Fri 17 August: Culture Aberdeen Strategy
with Dr. Duncan Cockburn
Dr Cockburn will discuss Aberdeen city’s new cultural strategy, which contains significant ten year ambitions, including making a bid for UNESCO Creative City status and the development of a work-living space within the city.
 
Fri 24 August: Artist's Talk
with Charlie Roy
Landscape and portrait artist from Keith, Charlie Roy will be talking about his works and commissions as a visual artist.
 
Fri 31 August: Organic Farming
with Coldwells Farm
On the eve of the Hairst, Huntly's festival of harvest and growing, Incsh-based Coldwells Organic Farm, discuss their experiences in farming, alongside the issues and benefits of running an organic business in the North East.
 
Fri 7 September: People's Act: Meals & Movies
with Clyde Williamson
Clyde Williamson is a young intern at Deveron Projects, as part of the Scottish Government's Year of Young People. Clyde has been engaging Huntly's teenage population through People's Act: Meal & Movies. He will be discussing the work of his project over the summer, exploring democratic citizenship today for young people, facilitated through the sharing of food and film.
 
Fri 14 September: Gardening Knowledge Shared Through Self-Developed Community Databases
with David Foubister
Professional database developer, David Foubister talks about the projects he has developed for free community use. These focus on the sharing of gardening knowledge by amateur growers and nature enthusiasts, but have grown to include discussion, sharing of recipes. His most recent database deals with the grass-roots identification of plant and wildlife species, and is dependent on the culminative information provided by its community participants. 
 
Fri 21 September: The Politics of Europe
with Lauren Dixon
Lauren Dixon is a recent graduate of Gray's School of Art, and an intern of Deveron Projects. Her graduate project focused on the nationwide discussion of Brexit and its repercussions, and the dynamics of politics throughout Europe in the form of a 45-minute length documentary.
 
Fri 28 September: Tatties for Social Engagement
with Beatrice Chamley
Art/Craft Coordinator, Cooking Instructor and Community Builder, Beatrice Charnley, talks about how the humble potato - in its many glorious varieties - can be a catalyst for active community participation, discussion and creative engagement.

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