The Inside Out Kitchen

Milton Keynes Arts Centre invites students from Stantonbury Campus, Two Mile Ash School, Denbigh School and The Walnuts School to participate in a 6 month collaborative project with heritage craft designers and makers; Rob Shaer, Blackhorse Workshops, Abigail Booth and Max Bainbridge, Forest + Found and Felicity Irons, Rush Matters. Our programme of workshops will focus on blacksmithing, lace inspired shibori textiles, green woodworking and weaving. The project will culminate in the fabrication of a new Inside Out Kitchen, an outdoor kitchen unit that will located on the ground of the Arts Centre, bringing together ideas of what a kitchen is, could be, and its role as a space for bringing people together to enjoy and celebrate locally produced food. 

Celebratory Supper: Saturday 15 July, 12pm – 2pm
Free, everyone welcome.

The Inside Out Kitchen
January – July 2017

Milton Keynes Arts Centre invites students from Stantonbury Campus, Two Mile Ash School, Denbigh School and The Walnuts School to participate in a 6 month collaborative project with heritage craft designers and makers; Rob Shaer, Blackhorse Workshops, Abigail Booth and Max Bainbridge, Forest + Found and Felicity Irons, Rush Matters. Our programme of workshops will focus on blacksmithing, lace inspired shibori textiles, green woodworking and weaving. The project will culminate in the fabrication of a new In-Side-Out Kitchen, an outdoor kitchen unit that will located on the ground of the Arts Centre, bringing together ideas of what a kitchen is, could be, and its role as a space for bringing people together to enjoy and celebrate locally produced food. 

Young people will learn how to use heritage craft tools and techniques under the guidance of professional makers. Participants will create a BBQ and cooking utensils, whittling wooden soup spoons, naturally dyed fabrics for table runs and woven sharing platters and baskets.

The new In-Side-Out Kitchen will be launched with Milton Keynes community based botanist Alissa Pemberton of Forest and Folk Botanicals, leading a foraging workshop, collecting ingredients for a celebratory supper. 

Celebratory Supper: Saturday 15 July, 12pm – 2pm

Workshop leaders 

Rob Shaer, Blackhorse Workshops

Abigail Booth and Max Bainbridge, Forest + Found 

Felicity Irons, Rush Matters 

Alissa Pemberton, Forest and Folk Botanicals 

Supported by Ernest Cook Trust