Take Part

Decorative plates with words and patterns ( in a LImoge style).

As part of Leeds 2023, internationally admired artists Lucy & Jorge Orta are hosting a special meal with communities on Harewood’s Terrace. Harewood House invites you to be their guest and get involved with the Big Garden Party in the grounds of Harewood House.

Eat, drink and come together as part of the Harewood community, enjoying special activities, pop-up street food and live entertainment. Together we will appreciate the way that food crosses generations, cultures and continents.

Join Us

Expect a friendly conversation exploring your stories of growing and food, and the role this play in your lives. With permission, we will be gathering  your stories and these will feed into the work the artists create for the Big Garden Party at Harewood House on 8th July 2023.

Admission FREE to all events

Friday 14th April 2023.            Shadwell Library                             11.30 – 2.00 pm.

Thursday 20th April 2023       Rainbow Junktion                          11.30 – 2.00 pm

Friday 28th April 2023             Aberford Community Cafe.         11.30 – 2.00 pm

If you have any questions or queries please contact Mark Jackson – mark.j@harewood.org

SAVE THE DATE:     8th July –  The Big Garden Party – FREE ENTRY

Eat, drink and come together as part of the Harewood community, enjoying special activities, pop-up street food and live entertainment as we appreciate the way that food crosses divides.

Doors open at 10am. The Meal  begins at 1pm & you are welcome to stay after the meal for FREE at til Harewood House closes at 6pm.

Here is previous version of the meal in Philedelphia and Milton Keynes . This is the 45th iteration of The Meal worldwide.

Previous events Listings :

2022  YorK Art Gallery – Pop up installation as part of Queering the Burton & Yorkshire Tea Exhibitions


Taste of SLAP  Link  15th February | Come chat with us and our tea trolley in York at a taste of SLAP

Other things happening: GAMES AT CATCH | BEA – YOUNG and ELDERS Session |MESMAC -SAGE | Bramley Community Centre | OWLS – Rose’s Tea Room | TOAST LOVE COFFEE – staff training | TOUCHSTONE – staff training | LS14 TRUST – training and community event.


November  |  Leeds University – Wellbeing Training | Toast Love Coffee – Volunteer Training | BAME Hub Chapeltown – Touchstone Celebration

October |  Catch Youth Session ( game)

September | Training Heart Headingley – older people’s hubs with OPF

May | Older People’s Forum – Staff training

Funding Successes | Time to Shine


November | EMMAUS within FRAGILE R&D

March – April 2018 East Street Arts Union 105 sessions

March | Catch Leeds – series of sessions with young people

March 20th | Community Day – Bankside Primary School

March 4th |Community Consultation Day 2 – Lingfield centre.

Feb – March | Community Training -‘ Creating Conversation Hosts’ – Henry Barran – Fresh and Friendship group, Space 2 Leeds ( 7 sessions).

February 15th | Community Consultation Day – Lingfield Centre.

January | Safer Schools Community Officers Training

Funding Successes | Safer Communities, Awards for All ( Lottery)


December | Seacroft Winter Gala LS14 Trust

December 9th  Women against Violence – Ramgarhia Centre

November 28th  Keighley Women and Girls Community Day.

October 21st  21st Century Human Day  – Leeds Corn Exchange

October 14th |  Love Arts Conversations

August 19th |  Holiday Inn Wakefield– presentation at the safer communities Awards day,

July 12th |  John Lewis Community Day

June 13th  | Hope Not Hate/ More in Common – Jo Cox / Briggate

June- August  | Toast, Love, Coffee & other venues -testing the game test 1-6

May 27th |   The Big Lunch – Leeds City Centre – test of ‘Picnic Conversations’ model.

May 5th   |  Headingley Festival of Ideas

May – October – Fourteen sessions with Lingfield Living Local – included fundays, community days, opening and regular sessions.

March  – Catch Young People/ Cafe sessions – Young Men’s group

January 28th Artists in conversation – Potternewton lane

Funding Successes |  Project Grants ( Arts Council England) Partnership with the Eden Project, Leeds Community Foundation


November 12th – Compass Live Cafe at LAB – artist takeover

October 15th Leeds Museum – Love Arts Festival

Sep- Oct 2 – 5 sessions in Seacroft with Space 2 in prep for ‘ Oh I do like to be beside the sea croft’.

September 24th  Old Fire Station Opening

September 7th  Grand opening Toast,Love,Coffee

August 21st  – The Human Condition – exhibition at East Street Arts, St Patricks Studio

August 6th  Armley Junktion at Armley Festival

July 23rd  Little London Community Day

July 16th & 17th  Kirkstall Arts Trail

July 9th  Seacroft Gala

July 7th  Space2’s Fresh and Friendship Women grp at Henry Barran

July 5th  – The Men’s Room and Canal Trip

July 2nd  – Belle Isle Gala ( Leeds 2023 consultation)

June 26th Farsley weekend and Leeds Waterfront Festival

June 18th- JLS-Poets Quest for Peace – London

June 7th –  LS14 Trust – The Digital Lounge

April 2016 – Summat New Symposium

Funding Successes: Leeds Community Foundation, Victoria Gate Fund, Comic Relief


October 15th World Mental Health day

October 7th Love Arts Leeds – The Light.

July 22nd 2015 – Millennium Square – Under the Owls

July 4th 2015 – Halifax Minster Day Festival – Halifax Town Centre

June 28th 2015 – Leeds Waterfront Festival – Leeds Dock

June 19th 2015 – Grassington Festival

June 7th 2015 – Tea Gathering Magellan House Leeds

May 4th 2015 – Live at Leeds Symposium at The Black Swan – Leeds City centre

May 4th 2015 – Briggate – Leeds City Centre

May 3rd 2015 Oakwood Clock re-launch event

April 25th 2015 – Leeds Arty Party – Leeds college of Art

April 15th 2015 – Together Women – Leeds City Centre

April 3rd 2015 ca-bear-gay at Live Arts Bistro

March 3rd 2015 – Men’s Room

February 27th 2015 – Bramley Lawn.

February 7th 2015 Synai Synagogue

January 12th 2015 Living Local – Allerton C of E primary School

Funding Successes: Seedbed, Arts Council Project Grant


November 21st 2014 Compass Live Arts Festival LAB at Trinity Church 8-11pm

November 8th 2014 Summat New! at Leeds University Student Union Building 11-4pm

October 22nd 2014 Love Arts Leeds Conference 2014 12-2 at Leeds Museum

October 21st 2014 Love Arts Leeds Conference 2014 at Northern Ballet Building

October 7th 2014 Leeds Federated Housing – Community Week

September 14th 2014 Harehills Festival 2014

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