Sizzle, Song & Standup Festival 31 Freedom BBQ, 2016
For this special edition of “Soup, Song & Standup” we joined forces with Festival 31, Liverpool’s official festival celebrating art & culture of refugee communities. Our aim was to break down cultural barriers with food and music – pleasures shared by people around the world!
To perfect the catering, we enlisted guest chefs Nesrin and Ghena, who treated the audience to specialities from their home country Syria. Other fare was served straight from the BBQ and the queue was literally sneaking all the way along the building.
Host venue St Bride’s Church in Liverpool’s Georgian quarter provided the beautiful backdrop to the event and we invited yarn-bomber Mme Crochet, who contributed hugely to the aesthetic factor by decorating the perimeter fence .
Our line-up matched the day perfectly with highlight Anwar Ali on oud and Dave Owen on acoustic guitar, playing their wonderful and unique blend of life-affirming music on a baking-hot summer’s day.