SCRAN Stories Takeover Event

Free entry, 4pm-6pm

Photo depicting local business signs from SCRAN exhibition


Wednesday 17 April


South Shields Museum & Art Gallery and Food Fair invite you to a late afternoon, early evening museum social where the conversation will be all things food.

We’ll be serving up free samosas and other South Asian tasters for a post-Eid after-school treat, stotties and pease pudding from Big River Bakery and cakes from Akins Family bakers. There will also be free hot drinks and refreshments. We'll have tours of our current exhibition Scran: A History of Food & Drink in South Tyneside with museum staff and you can learn about Roman food & drink and handle objects with museum archaeologists from Arbeia South Shields Roman Fort.

 We'll also be joined by members of Hospitality & Hope and the South Tyneside Open Collective (STOC) for good food and you can unearth the life of the humble potato and help tackle food waste with Magic Hat Cafe.

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery will be collecting and sharing stories with people across South Tyneside as part of Scran Stories and Scran: A History of Food & Drink in South Tyneside which runs until January 2025. Scran Stories will trace the evolving story of Food and Drink in South Tyneside looking at both its history, heritage and our contemporary relationship with it.

What do we eat? Where do we eat? How do we cook now and where does our food come from? What things have changed and what has stayed the same?

From the family recipes passed down through generations to fast food, the global influence of TV cookery shows and Youtube. How have different cultures from around the world shaped what we eat today? From the stottie to the stir fry, pan haggerty to pasta, floddies to fajitas.

Visitor Information

Free entry, donations welcome. 

Join us from 4pm - 6pm.

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Tel: 0191 211 5599