Emanuela Yogolelo photo by: Alva Chester
Everyone enjoyed the celebratory event that took place on November 1st at Manchester Art Gallery when participants and many of those who took part in the project were joined by family and friends for an evening of live music from Musicians without Borders. The wonderful voice of Emanuela Yogolelo soared up into the atrium, drawing members of the public from the galleries to join us at the tea party.
Musicians without Borders sang and played songs from the Balkans and Africa. Photo Alva Chester
Sol demonstrating traditional Argentinian tea sharing ritual, Yerba Mate. Photo; Alva Chester
Kitty shows how to serve tea at the Chinese tea ceremony. Photo; Alva Chester
Children and other audience members were encouraged to join in when members of Europia performed ‘The River’, a traditional circle dance from Poland. Photo: Alva Chester
Professional baker Glynis Davies demonstrated the method of making the traditional EnglishVictoria Sponge Sandwich cake for the celebration audience. Glynis was repeating her role from the project workshops, (below) when, in response to a request from young Chinese members of Wai Yin, she taught the art of the traditional English sponge cake.
Wai Yin sunshine group working with Glynis Davies. Photo: Julie Fu
Paper cakes by Julie Mosley. Photos: The artist