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How love, loss and baking can light the way home

A new show about migration, belonging and baking, created by Birmingham-based Notnow Collective, has been awarded £42,868 of National Lottery funding from Arts Council England.

Pepper and Honey. Image by Fernando.

Written by Croatian playwright Kristina Gavran, Pepper and Honey is set to tour nationally, bringing its story of change and cultural differences to audiences across England, with support from Arts Council.

Notnow Collective create immersive, playful and highly visual theatre which challenges the idea of parenthood, family and home. Pepper and Honey follows the tale of Croatian-born Ana, who has arrived in the UK determined to make it home and the spicy-sweet story is woven throughout the process of making paprenjaci – traditional Croatian pepper biscuits – live on stage.

Pepper and Honey production image by Fernando.

Peter Knott, Area Director for Arts Council England, yesterday said:

“Arts and culture can help us connect with each other and the places where we live, and I’m pleased that our funding from the National Lottery is supporting Notnow Collective to bring new work to new audiences.

“Ana’s journey from Croatia to the UK explores universal themes of family and belonging, through words, theatre and live baking, and I hope Pepper and Honey will help more people feel inspired by the human stories that connect us all.”

Pepper and Honey. Image by Fernando. 

Click here to find out more.

Autumn Tour dates:

9 November – Voila! Europe Festival, The Cockpit, London

10 November – Voila! Europe Festival, The Cockpit, London

16 November – Arena Wolverhampton

17 November – Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester


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