In 2014 writer Mandy Ross worked with children and parents from Lillian de Lissa Nursery School and Children’s Centre and Poppits Pre-School Playgroup in the project Here and Elsewhere. Together they shared stories from Birmingham and around the world, collecting recipes, plants and songs along the way.
The collection of foods brought together in the Here and Elsewhere Recipe Book provide a hint of some of the tastes and flavours of the diverse family communities that make up Lillian de Lissa and Birmingham as a whole. Alongside the culinary contributions of the families are beautiful illustrations by the children. A PDF copy of the book can be downloaded from the image gallery.
Here and Elsewhere was inspired by visits to the exhibition reporting back by Birmingham born artist Hurvin Anderson at Ikon Gallery in Autumn 2013. Generously supported by Birmingham City Council’s Next Generation programme.