Dana Olărescu – Ripple Effect Artist in Residence

Taste of Transformation: Artistic explorations in food justice

Following her 2023 residency with This is Nelson we’re delighted to welcome Dana Olărescu as our first artist in residency for the Lomeshaye Pop Up Cafe and Creative Space. Alongside groups and individuals from the local community, Dana will explore how food can act as a catalyst for connection, resilience, and power, and how that can be leveraged to benefit communities.

Dana will be ‘in residence’ at the pop up on a monthly basis (dates below) running regular sessions including an after school political food club, creative workshops on food justice including mapping out resources in Nelson, creating imaginative signage for the cafe, and prototyping transportation systems on the canal and welcoming various community members to showcase food from their respective home countries at the cafe, accompanied by storytelling sessions or film screenings to stimulate discussions on cultural habits and traditions.

If you’d like to get involved email ben@superslowway.org.uk and see our What’s On page for workshop and event details.

Pop Up Cafe and Creative Space, Lomeshaye Park, Lomeshaye Road, Nelson BB9 7AP

After School Political Food Club sessions and other planned workshops and events will take place throughout the summer on the dates below, the times will be announced our website and social media nearer to the time.

Future dates:

1st, 2nd August

16th August

‘Slow Feast’ event on Saturday 17th August, more information to come soon.