Join pop-up restaurant Conflict Café for its exciting return to London this September
Running from 21-23 September, the unique pop-up will explore the Syrian crisis through the country’s cuisine – whilst celebrating the power of food to break down barriers and get people talking.
Created by peacebuilding charity International Alert and now in its fourth year, Conflict Café has highlighted a range of cuisines and conflicts from Sri Lanka to Colombia.
Inspiring strangers to connect over the concept of peace through food, this year’s focus will be on Syria. Diners are invited to sit at communal tables in the underground tunnels of House of Vans in Waterloo on London’s South Bank to enjoy traditional dishes by Syrian chefs from Ayam Zaman – a restaurant specialising in the cuisine of the Damascus region of Syria.
International Alert works to support peacebuilding in Syria and within the countries affected by the war. The organisation works with children, using the power of play as a tool to heal trauma and cope with the impact of conflict, and with adults to bridge divides and enable them play an active and positive role in their communities and their futures.
Conflict Café was inspired by a tradition that is common to many cultures around the world: the sharing of food as way to come together and understand one another.
Make it happen
When: 21 – 23 September 2017
Where: Arches, 228-232 Station Approach Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8SW