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Students get creative with nature for Aldeburgh Food Festival

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In Autumn 2012 Lapwing students at the ActivLives Chantry Park Project were approached by the prestigious Aldeburgh Food Festival to create 10 table decorations to feature at the Festival’s VIP Dinner.

This was the first time the students had been asked to work on such a project.

After a trial run and some creative inspiration from Lapwing mentor Bridget Staton, table decorations featuring home-grown fruit, vegetables, conkers, dahlias, geraniums, onions, marrows and rosehip berries were assembled and carefully transported to Aldeburgh.

The VIP Dinner was hosted by the directors of the festival and attended by celebrity chefs and food writers including Matthew Fort, Food & Drink Editor, Emma Crowhurst EADT Cookery Writer, TV Chef & Teacher at The Cookhouse Suffolk Food Hall, Lucas Hollweg, Sunday Times Style Magazine Food Writer, Angela Hartnett MBE, Chef Proprietor, Murano and Thomasina Miers, past-Masterchef winner, Restaurateur & Author.

Once the meal was finished the table settings were moved to the ActivLives and Lapwing Stand at the Festival so that they could be admired by a wider audience.

The project was such a success the Lapwing students have been asked to create table settings for an event at the Suffolk Foundation in November.

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