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Threading Together

Threading Together is a cross-generational arts project, using textiles and photography focusing on food cultures and food memories. The project is culminating in an exhibition of photography and textile work, featuring work produced by our Travel and Tourism students as well as by members of the wider Dover community. The project has also involved some of the local independent range of cafes and restaurants that we have in Dover.

My plate of bratwurst, wild garlic sprinkled potatoes and red cabbage with apple is a rather eclectic heritage mix.

I have always loved sausages since I was very young, whether they be Bratwurst, Wall’s pork sausages in the UK, or those wonderful Weißwuascht from Southern Germany. Together with the boiled potatoes sprinkled with chopped wild garlic, they remind me of early years in Switzerland. Settling in the UK, my grandfather always carried a dried Edelweiss flower to remind him of his homeland, and I still have that to this day – along with his old 78 rpm recording of The Happy Wanderer, sung by The Obernkirchen Children’s Choir from 1953. The song ‘Mein Vater war ein Wandersmann’ rings true today as my passion is to wander through the many landscapes and cities of Europe. My somewhat European feast would not be complete without the red cabbage and apple I discovered and loved so much from dishes in The Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland whilst on walkabout.

For further information about the project please visit:

Threading Together – Dover Arts Development (dadonline.uk)

By miketedder

Visual Artist