London foodies rejoice! Pop-up restaurant, Conflict Café
, is returning to House of Vans London this Peace Day. Running from 21-23 September, it will explore the Syrian crisis through the country’s cuisine and celebrate the power of food to break down barriers and get people talking. Now in its fourth year, Conflict Café, created by peace-building charity International Alert
, has highlighted cuisines and conflicts from Sri Lanka to Colombia, inspiring strangers to connect over the concept of peace through food. This year, Conflict Café focuses on Syria as we get Londoners breaking bread in our underground tunnels to enjoy traditional dishes by Syrian chefs from Ayam Zaman
, a restaurant specialising in the cuisine of the Damascus region of Syria. Conflict Café is part of the Talking Peace Festival
organised by International Alert, a four-day festival highlighting creative ways to build peace. Watch this space for further details on this year's Festival offerings! Grab tickets for Conflict Café here
! About International Alert:International Alert works to support peace-building in Syria and within the countries affected by the war. The organisation works with children, using the power of play as a tool to heal trauma and cope with the impact of conflict, and with adults to bridge divides and enable them play an active and positive role in their communities and their futures.