EP Magazine partners with Oxford Cultural Collective to support ‘Migrations: all our voices’
EP Magazine, the publication that promotes progressive thinking in the UK hospitality industry, has become a key partner in Migrations: all our voices, a new initiative from the Oxford Cultural Collective.
Migrations: all our voices, will celebrate cultural difference as a positive and defining characteristic of the UK hospitality industry. The industry relies on and welcomes workers of many different nationalities and cultural backgrounds. In addition, more than any other sector of the UK economy, hospitality visibly represents the migrant communities that have shaped UK society over generations. This project will encourage reflection on the hospitality industry’s responsibility to its culturally diverse community – something that is particularly relevant during the current period of political upheaval and uncertainty. It will champion the role of hospitality in bringing together people from different walks of life, to work and learn together in a spirit of openness and conviviality.
The launch of Migrations: all our voices, will take place on 17th June 2019 at Carousel, London’s award winning creative hub that is home to a rolling programme of chef residencies. The event will include dinner from Chef Romy Gill MBE, who is known for marrying the flavours of her native West-Bangal with high quality British ingredients. Speakers at the launch will adopt a broad perspective, reflecting on the value of cultural diversity to UK society and highlighting the need to guard against moves that undermine the stability and security of those in migrant and minority communities. The speakers will be Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, the UK’s leading human rights lawyer, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, known as one of the country’s most powerful advocates for the rights of those minority groups, and Donald Sloan, Chair of the Oxford Cultural Collective.
To book your place for the launch of Migrations: all our voices – follow this link.
Migrations: all our voices, will run over one year in the first instance, and will include the following elements:
- A series of events that explore the contribution to UK hospitality and food culture of those from a wide range of national and cultural backgrounds. These events will be hosted by prominent and respected chefs, food writers, journalists and broadcasters whose professional work has established them as effective cultural ambassadors. The programme of contributors will be announced at the launch on 17th
- An ongoing forum that explores how cultural difference, as a defining characteristic of our hospitality culture, can be harnessed to benefit individuals, organisations and society. This forum will bring together representatives of industry and the creative arts who may not have had opportunities to work together and learn from each other in the past.
- A one-day seminar that captures the outcomes and impact of Migrations: all our voices, and that initiates legacy projects.
For EP Magazine, partnering on this project reflects its wider commitment to corporate wellness. It is working with a range of stakeholders to promote holistic approaches to employee health and wellbeing. EP is leading conversations on key issues such as: business organisations’ responsibilities to society, including to the natural environment, to communities and to people; enhancing organisational productivity through progressive and respectful employment practice; and supporting social mobility, in part through the use of role models, coaching and mentoring.
Chris Sheppardson, Founder and CEO of EP, commented: “We are delighted to be partner with the Oxford Cultural Collective as food today plays such an important role in bringing people together in this highly volatile, unsettled period. The Hospitality Industry has always been culturally diverse and it can play a true and leading role today in society. People do want to come together and food allows this to happen in an open and often compassionate spirit. The core ethos of EP is based of sharing knowledge and ideas and this campaign reflects everything that we do strive for and believe in.”
To book your place for the launch of Migrations: all our voices, follow this link.