Empty bowls Newcastle 2022

Empty bowls Newcastle 2022

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The Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas

Saint Nicholas Square

Newcastle upon Tyne


United Kingdom

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Empty bowls is back! Join us at cafe 16 within the cathedral for some gorgeous handmade bowls, great vegan/gluten free chilli and fun!

About this event

This time we will be holding the event at cafe 16 within St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle (right next to the castle).

We’ve chosen this venue as it’s ran by a great initiative called The Oswin Project, a Northumberland-based charity that gives second chances to carefully selected individuals who have been in prison. The café offers training, mentoring and employment to a team consisting exclusively of prison leavers, or ‘Oswinners’, to enable them to get their lives back on track.

They will be serving a vegan and gluten free chilli and rice alongside tea and coffee or a cold drink.

Also included in the price of your ticket is a handmade ceramic bowl of your choice!

We gather together bowls that have been made and donated by potters across the region and beyond to serve your dinner in. Each bowl has been carefully crafted and given to us to help raise money for food charities in the North East. The charities will be decided upon soon but if we sell all the tickets, we will raise £1400 to split between two of the chosen charities.

The Empty Bowls project has been inspired by the original event which started in the 1990’s in a Michigan high school to raise funds for a food drive. Students made ceramic bowls, served a meal of soup and bread, and invited guests to keep the bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world.

It’s now spread across the world with events happening in lots of different countries and we are proud to run this event right here in the North East.

What happens on the night?

Show your ticket at the door, choose one of the gorgeous handmade bowls, get it filled with vegan chilli and rice and grab yourself a cuppa. Enjoy your dinner, give us a shout and we will wash your bowl ready for you to take home!

Please note. No refunds and no transfers on the ticket.

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