THE COMMITTEE OF LOST MEMORIES CAFE - WEST BROMWICH - BIRMINGHAM

public works in collaboration with Katy Beinart


first community meeting wednesday 18th Jan at 4pm

We are proposing a pop-up shop and cafe in Charlemont's row of shops, which will take place over 2 weeks in February 2012. Leading on from our previous research, the shop would have multiple functions including: an archive space for collecting and displaying artefacts and memories about the estate; holding classes and activities for adults which reflect the lost trades and knowledge of the community (and providing a space for 'local experts'; holding games nights to re-enact lost games; and generating funds through a cafe which people can then pitch for to make small local projects happen.

Flower arranging

Butcher – how to use cuts of meat and sausage making

cheese-making

bread-making

Barry – wildlife talk

using locally grown produce

re-enacting old games

other artists working in the area/with particular skills

We will design the space and furniture using reclaimed and locally sourced furniture and objects, with help from student or local volunteers.