Feast on the Street @Latitude 2016

Latitude_2016_800x800_02PRESS RELEASE – 1st APRIL 2016

FEAST ON THE STREET AT LATITUDE FESTIVAL 2016

Feast on the Street, Norfolk and Suffolk’s Street food collective, today announces that they have been approached by Festival Republic, the organisers of Latitude, to create a street food area at this years festival.

We are very proud and pleased to be teaming up with one of the country’s biggest festival organisers to bring local street food to one of the regions most popular festivals.” Says Tony Lacey, director and founder of Feast on the Street

Feast on the Street will be taking several of its members and setting up a street food area by the lake at Henham Park.

We were approached by Festival Republic to create an area for local street food. It’s very encouraging to see local traders given an opportunity to work at such a prestigious event and to showcase not only their own business, but to highlight their use of local  suppliers for their ingredients. The provenance of food is becoming a big thing amongst festival goers and the general public and our traders are proud to shout about their ingredients and their food!” Explains Mr Lacey.

The link with Latitude further cements the Norfolk based social enterprise as a fore runner for curating and supplying street food traders at major events. In previous years, the collective have been involved in several key events across the region including the Royal Norfolk Show, the Lord Mayors Celebrations and Newmarket Racecourse.

We work with a variety of events, big and small. Our key aim is to ensure our members get as many work opportunities as possible, some of which they would not be able to access if they were on their own. Being part of a group of like minded individuals makes a difference. We can share experiences, work as a team and look after each other.” Says Mr Lacey.

Prior to their appearance at Latitude, Feast on the Street  will be at the Royal Norfolk Showground on 21st May as part of the Norwich Philharmonics 175th celebrations.

Latitude runs from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th July and this year features, amongst others, The Maccabees, Squeeze, New Order, alongside the Radio 6 Music Stage, comedy headlined by Russell Howard, as well as theatre, poetry and cabaret.

ENDS

NOTES

FEAST ON THE STREET was formed by three local traders in 2013 as part of the Norfolk Food and Drink Festival and runs its own events in and around Norwich as well as providing a bespoke service to event organisers. Its members are drawn from around East Anglia but predominately Norfolk and Suffolk who  source 90% of their ingredients locally. The collective became a Community Interest Company (CIC) in 2015 to cement its position as a social enterprise aimed at providing work opportunities for its members.