Street Feast will kick off its second nationwide event to celebrate community with a Flash Feast on Wednesday 3rd August
On Wednesday 3rd August 40 people will sit down to a delicious & colorful banquet on a bridge over the Liffey.
The 1pm lunchtime feast will happen at a surprise location in Dublin city centre. The exact location will be revealed via text, twitter & facebook an hour before the feast. It will truly be a flash feast, as trestle tables, bunting and a colourful spread of delicious food will suddenly appear, offering 40 lucky passers-by the chance to dine in style.
This ‘flash feast’ is to mark the launch of the second annual Street Feast, a nationwide day to celebrate community on Sunday 28th August.
“Street Feast is all about celebrating your street, area or community. It is also about helping to forge stronger links between local food suppliers, business and neighbourhoods,” said Clare Mulvany, one of the co-ordinators of this year’s Street Feast campaign. “The ‘flashfeast’ is a great example of how business and community can come together to create something special.”
The ‘flashfeast’ has already attracted support from local business North and South of the Liffey who have donated food and supplies to the feast. A selection of Dublin based musicians will be entertaining participants as they dine.
“On Sunday the 28th of August we’re inviting people all over Ireland to host a local lunch with their neighbours”, said Sam Bishop, one of the co-founders of Street Feast. “Each Street Feast is self-organised and can be as simple as a few families getting together, or as exciting as a full-blown street party. So far communities are planning Street Feasts in Dublin, Wicklow, Galway, Mayo, Cork and Tipperary.”
“Street Feast is about having more life on the streets. It’s an all-for-fun, not-for-profit, do-it-yourself celebration. It’s a perfect excuse to get to know the people who live near you,” adds Sam. “Last year’s Street Feasts encouraged thousands of people out onto their streets to share lunch with their neighbours. We’re hoping that this year even more people will join together to organise a feast in their local area. There’s never been a better time to get to know the people around you. The benefits of investing in your community are endless.”
Barbara Brennan, one of the many people who organised a Street Feast last year said “it was brilliant and we had an absolute ball. I can see more people in the estate interacting and I, myself, am talking to people a lot more.”
The Street Feast DIY pack on the website provides ideas and advice, printable posters & flyers. Simply visit streetfeast.ie to get involved.
You can also view the Street Feast launch video here: