Creative Curry Club for Knowle West launching in January

By Claudia CollinsCreative Engagement for Filwood Fantastic

With no pub or curry house in Knowle West – the Creative Curry Club feels like a fun project that could be a great way to bring the community together. 

The idea is that it would launch in January – and one evening a month a different local group or organisation would run either the food or activity.

The activity could be anything – from a comedy performance or film screening to a cookalong or craftalong. 

The event would be a lovely way to meet friends – old and new – try new food and support the different groups in the area. 

We are hoping to stock a BS4 beer from Lost and Grounded in Brislington. 

In November we held our first Pakora Planning Party – where we talked about what we would like a curry club to look like with both residents and local organisations coming along.

Friends of Filwood Officer for Filwood Community Centre, Suzi Davison, sampling a curry at the Pakora Planning Party. Picture (and main image) Claudia Collins.

Ideas included a Peace Festival, similar to the one at Redcatch Community Garden, a stage performance by local children while people were eating and having a big map to plot where each curry is from at every event – and where we are all from.

Heather Peet from Redcatch Community Garden who attended the session says: “It was so nice to meet with such lovely local organisations and residents to plan for a regular curry night in Filwood.  

“At Redcatch Community Garden, we’re a big fan of curries – our chef makes an amazing Malaysian curry that we can’t wait to share with the community. Thank you for a great evening of planning, it is so nice to be working with you all!”

If you would like to get involved in organising an activity or food, (from donating herbs from your garden to testing out sharing your hobby) email claudia.collins@filwoodcentre.org.uk 

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