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Oxford Cultural Collective to stage joint events with Carousel


6th June 2019

The Oxford Cultural Collective (OCC) has formed an exciting new partnership with Carousel, London’s award-winning creative hub that is home to an ever-changing line-up of chef collaborations, workshops, art exhibitions and gastronomic experiences.

The first jointly-hosted event will be the launch of Migrations: all our voices, the Oxford Cultural Collective’s new series that will celebrate cultural diversity as a positive and defining characteristic of the British food scene. To be held on 17th June, this will include dinner from Romy Gill and speeches from Baroness Helena Kennedy QC and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi.

For Don Sloan of the Oxford Cultural Collective, this is an ideal working partnership: “The team at Carousel shares our enthusiasm for staging convivial, engaging events that have a lasting impact on all those who attend. We know from experience that people love immersive experiences – meeting the chefs, producers, writers, journalists and broadcasters who are shaping our food world. It is exactly these types of events that we will be holding together at Carousel.

Ideally located in the heart of Marylebone, Carousel has developed a particular reputation for its rolling programme of chef residencies. It plays host to renowned chefs from around the world who want to showcase their talents to a London audience.  Chefs who will be taking up week-long residences in the near future include Chet Sharma, development chef for some of Europe’s most celebrated restaurants, known for his distinctive use of ingredients from across the Indian subcontinent; Yuji Tani, whose restaurant ‘House’, located in the Nishiazabu neighbourhood of Tokyo, serves home style Japanese cuisine; and Felipe Donnelly and Tamy Rofe, the husband and wife team behind Colonia Verde in Brooklyn.

For Ed Templeton, co-founder of Carousel, the inspiration is clear: “When we aren’t talking about food, drink and travel, we’re dreaming about it – so the opportunity to work side-by-side with the people behind our favourite restaurants from around the world, right here in London, is perfect.”

Information will follow soon about joint events from the Oxford Cultural Collective and Carousel.


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