Old Spice – Outdoor community cookery course

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  Tuesday 22 Jun 2021 - Tuesday 13 Jul 2021

  10:00 am  - 1:00 pm

Join us for a friendly cookery group in the lovely surroundings of Stanmer Park on the edge of Brighton.

kettle on a fireWe’ll work together to cook simple, healthy, light lunches at a relaxed pace, taking time to enjoy being in nature. Join us to learn some new recipes and meet new people.

Typical recipes include coconut curry, chunky veggie soup and stew, summer salads, hearty frittata and simple sweet treats. The course will include a harvest tour of local growers, Fork & Dig It, during which we’ll get the opportunity to harvest some produce to take back to camp to prepare, cook and eat. We will also be doing an outdoors craft workshop to get creative and of course there’ll be plenty of tea, coffee and cake throughout.


The course will take place in the beautiful Stanmer Wellbeing Gardens, just past Stanmer House and One Garden Brighton. Find out more about travelling to Stanmer Park by car, train, bus or bicycle. Please note that walking from Stanmer Church to the site takes about ten minutes. Our team will be available to guide people for the first session.

There are toilet facilities on site and basic shelter from the elements, but participants will need sturdy shoes and clothes that they don’t mind getting a little dirty.

Dietary information: Most recipes on this course are vegetarian and we can adapt them for vegan diets but this must be specified when booking. For any other dietary requirements, please contact us to discuss.

Booking instructions

Who can apply?

  • People aged 60+ who are either living alone or living with a physical or mental health condition. Group members will need to have enough mobility to walk and stand unaided.
  • Participants must be able to make their own way to Stanmer Park and to attend all four sessions in the course – Tuesdays 22nd, 29th June, 6th, 13th July from 10am-1pm (meet on site from 9.30am so we can start on time)


ageing well logoWe ask for a payment of £5 to secure your place on the course. After that we ask for donations each week towards the ingredient costs, depending what you can afford. Speak to us if cost is a barrier. Payments can be made in cash at each session. The rest of the costs of this course are covered by funding from Ageing Well Brighton & Hove.


Please complete the online form below if you are interested in attending the class. Call us on 01273 234810 if you need a paper version.

Successful applicants will usually be notified of their place on the course 1-2 weeks before the course starts.

See our COVID-19 update regarding Community Kitchen activities here.

Tash Adu, Project Support
Brighton & Hove Food Partnership
The Community Kitchen, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG
info@bhfood.org.uk / 01273 234810

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Stanmer Wellbeing Gardens, Stanmer Park, Brighton

Old Spice – Outdoor community cookery course

Stanmer Wellbeing Gardens, Stanmer Park, Brighton

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