The Stone Soup Festival gets under way this Saturday in the Napier Greenway at the Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street at Commercial Drive. This annual event is a celebration of food, art, environment and community. You can expect to find a food market, local artists, community groups, talks and workshops, live music, tea leaf reading, children’s activities, free soup and much more. The Stone Soup Festival aims to bring awareness to the issues of food security, the benefits of sharing resources and eating ‘local’ and celebrating the diversity of food in our neighbourhood, the environment and its importance to the culture of our community.
Some of the highlights from this year’s festival include:
Cookbook: “This East Van Kitchen” by Kennedy Telford & Kim Mulder
Author Talk: 1:00 pm
Workshop: “Living Well For Less” 2:00 pm
Book Signing & Sales 12:00 – 5:00 pm Family Activity Room
Workshop: Painting & Printmaking With Recycled Materials 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Make A Special Occasion Card & More!
Magpie’s Nest Community Art Space Britannia Site
Treekeepers Tree Pick-Up 12:00 -2:00 pm Britannia Site
Tree Planting & Care Demo 1:30 pm
“Feeding A Hungry Planet With Engaged Ecology”
Author Talk: David Tracey 3:00 pm Britannia Library
Professor Banjo: Children’s Music Performance 1:00 pm
Publik Secrets: Mobile Puppet Theatre Performance 2:00 pm
Live music will be on hand at the Commercial Drive Stage at Noon with the Carnival Band kicking things off, then at 1:00 pm Rio Samaya takes over, after that Russell Shumsky and Bud Kurz move things along at 2:00 pm, Backspin takes over at 3:00 pm and Glen Watts finishes things up at 4:00 pm. The Stone Soup Festival kicks off at Noon and runs till 5:00 pm.