The Food For Thought Project

Hello, my name is Sarah and I am part of Manchester International Festival’s Creative50 talent development programme for Greater Manchester creatives. My role as a member of this year’s Creative50 is to create two different responses to the Festival programme that can be shared online.

The Food for Thought project is a response to Susan Hefuna’s ToGather, a public performance and a wide-ranging exhibition addressing some of the most potent issues of our time: migration, movement and sensations of separation.

This piece recognises the social importance of food and the ways sharing food is part of our communities. Here, I am collating individual’s recipes and how these make us feel at home or help when times are tough.  I hope you enjoy these recipes. Feel free to share yours and your story at