Category - Narrativium
IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD…
It was back in spring, 2015, when Kate Cooper asked if I’d like to be involved in a “mad food crime opera”. The challenge, she said, was to turn facts about food crime into an entertaining and accessible story. I was dubious, I mean what was food crime? But Kate’s passion about raising awareness about food adulteration and food fraud was infectious, and I was hooked.
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Why a Musical?
musical (noun): a stage, television or film production utilizing popular-style songs – dialogue optional – to tell a story
Blog Post By Sara Colman
I’ve had a secret love of musicals since I was a kid. Instead of doing my overdue homework, Fred and Ginger would fuel my procrastination by singing and dancing their way through my Sunday afternoons.
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Who’s who in the team?
By Kate Cooper
Continue reading “The #StopFoodCrime THTF team – part one – Creatives”
Continue reading “Time to make a song and dance and #StopFoodCrime”
What is Food Crime?
By Kate Cooper
The first time I ever heard the phrase ‘food crime’ was from Professor Chris Elliott. He’d been commissioned by the Government to investigate our food supply network after the ‘Horsegate’ scandal, and he’d asked to see me because of The New Optimists work with scientists.
Continue reading “Birmingham helping lead the way in tackling food crime.”
A musical about food crime? …of all things!
Continue reading “Pan narrans? . . . are we the storytelling ape?”
Continue reading “#StopFoodCrime . . . Food Crime: The Musical! . . . 14th May . . .”
Continue reading “Narrativium III: A theatrical song cycle on food crime”
Based on Jim Parle’s memorable remark during the Birmingham 2050 Scenarios Project, eating is social glue, we decided to bring together people from across the city to share each other’s company over food.
So we’re carrying out a pilot for an exciting project: A geography of Birmingham in 100 meals.
Continue reading “Narrativium IV: A geography of Birmingham in 100 meals”
Eight people, including myself, sat around my kitchen table last Monday evening. Before we began to eat the curries and rice I’d prepared, we talked about our Arts Council project they’d been involved in, the show at the MAC they’d created . . . and what possibilities it has all generated . . .
Continue reading “The Narrativium Project – what happened & what next?”