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Running dates



4.30 -7 pm

Age range



12th February 2024

Running Length

4 Weeks

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If you are 13-17 years old, a young black woman or young woman of colour, if you are interested in cooking food with others and gathering around a table to eat what you’ve made together, then this project is for you!

OTR (Project Zazi and Art Works) are collaborating with Coexist Community Kitchen for this project. Each week we’ll create a delicious nutritious meal, enjoying what we make all together around a table at the end of each session. There’s often leftovers, which you can take home with you too!

It doesn’t matter how much (or little) kitchen experience you may have, our kitchen is a space where you can bring your true self to connect with others and learn new skills. What we will cook is up to you! Each week we’ll decide together what we want to cook next time. With trained chef cookery teachers, the world is our oyster in terms of dishes to cook and bake.



This project will involve four sessions:

Monday 12th February, 4:30-7 pm
Monday 19th February, 4:30-7 pm
Monday 26th February, 4:30-7 pm
Monday 4th March, 4:30-7 pm



Coexist Community Kitchen, Mivart Street Studios, Unit 10, Epstein Building, Mivart St, Easton, Bristol BS5 6JF


Each session will look a bit like this: 

  • 4:30 – 4:45: arrive, teas/coffee, welcome
  • 4:45 – 4:55: check in, introductions of ourselves and the cooking class
  • 4:55 – 5:40: cooking
  • 5:40 – 5:45: break
  • 5:45 – 6:30: cooking
  • 6:30 – 7: sit down to eat, chat about next week



Who are Coexist Community Kitchen?

Coexist Community Kitchen is a non-profit cookery school in Easton. Our main aim is to use food as a vehicle to work with people who experience social marginalisation in our society. We believe that everyone should be able to have spaces in which they can share food together, learn and teach skills and create strong connections with others. We run cookery classes as a way to bring people together and create a space where people feel dignified and valued.


Why a cooking project with OTR?

Both Zazi and Art Works know from our work how much feelings of belonging (or not belonging) affect our mental health. We hope that during these four sessions the experience of cooking and eating together will create a small sense of community (maybe one that will extend beyond the project, who knows!) and connection. Being in a kitchen or around a table with other people feels like a good way to be together and we are really excited to collaborate with Coexist and to introduce you to their beautiful space and the things they do.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Isla (she/her) by emailing (with the subject heading ‘Coexist Cooking’).


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