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Trinity Buoy Wharf
September 2011


Nomad Cafe

Nomad Cafe is a mobile cafe serving food foraged and grown locally. It is a space for people on the move to meet, talk and eat local and low impact

It was commisioned by BR-116, an artist-led festival of performances, discussions and videos considering Transport and Transition, presented by Zecora Ura and Persis-Jade Maravala, creators of the extraordinary Hotel Medea, in partnership with LIFT and Southbank Centre.

We went on a foraging walk around Trinity Buoy Wharf and then onto the Docklands Light Railway to Stratford. On the train we got out the tablecloth, hung buunting and cracked open the food & drink.


Nomad Café photographs on Flickr


Onion and dill bread (from Karaway bakery)
Apricot,walnut, raisin and cinnamon bread (from Karaway bakery)
Elderberry spread (elderberries from River Lea)

Lavender biscuits (lavender from Thames Barrier Park, sugar from Tate & Lyle)
Rosemary biscuits (rosemary from Abbey Gardens, sugar from Tate & Lyle)
Blackberry muffins (blackberries from Mill Meads, sugar from Tate & Lyle)

Mini veg pasties (courgettes, carrots, red chard, mint, basil from GrowingPlacE16, cavolo nero from West Ham Allotment Society)

Apples (from the Greenway)

Elderflower Champagne (elderflowers from Growing PlacE16)
Lavender lemonade (Lavender from East India Dock Basin)



A collaboration between Zecora Ura Theatre Network (BRAZIL) and Persis-Jade Maravala (UK).

Festival Route Brazil 116 is a new pilot festival for artists working in the context of the London-Edinburgh (M1) and Rio-São Paulo (BR-116) axis, inviting them to examine artistic work which is made and presented in “transit between mega cities and global audiences”. Four newly commissioned urban interventions took place on journeys within the capital, between Trinity Buoy Wharf (Canning Town) and Theatre Royal (Stratford East), Arcola Theatre (Hackney) and Southbank Centre.

In association with LIFT, Southbank, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Arcola Theatre, University of East London.
Supported by ACE and Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust.