The Chickpea Sisters are a group of refugee and migrant women living in south west London who meet weekly to talk, eat, and swap recipes. The women also share culinary delights with the local community by catering for a series of events including supper clubs, AGMs, and fundraisers. The social enterprise was initiated by
the Klevis Kola Foundation, a charity that facilitates community action for refugees and asylum seekers. There are a core group of twelve members but since the project’s inception in 2012, the workshops have been attended by nearly fifty women from Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Congo, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Iraq and Bangladesh.
Artist Katie Paterson has taken a step into the future – 100 years into the future to be exact – in her latest piece of work, Future Library, in Oslo. Working with the Oslo Library, Paterson has planted 1,000 trees in a forest just outside the city, which are destined to become paper
for an anthology due to be printed in 100 years time. For the next century, a new writer each year will contribute a piece which won’t emerge from the library, or be read, until it’s printed in 2114. To read more about Katie Paterson's Future Library click here.