Pineapple Island at Papers

A group of bold and energetic unaccompanied asylum-seeking children invite you to join a meal in the world they have created in the Barbican


01:30pm, Sunday, 12 June 2016


06:30pm, Sunday, 12 June 2016

This is a past event

Kent, is home to the majority of young unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugees residing in the UK. Young migrants are encouraged to integrate, but language barriers and cultural differences make this hard. The Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN), set up a school within the premises of the Folkestone Youth Project, teaching unaccompanied migrants the skills necessary to access mainstream society and education. This original approach to the young migrant’s needs has meant that the youth project has become a melting pot of foreign and domestic cultures.

Every day, the young people cook food from their respective countries, and the shared meals have become an integral part of the daily exchange between people of diverse backgrounds. In 2013 the pupils published “Let Me Cook for You: Recipes by young asylum seekers and refugees”.

Supported by The Kent Refugee Action Network and Sacha Ren, and inspired by their daily coastal routine. The children, invite you to dine with them and sample the fine cultural and culinary delights of distant lands.

The 3 course menu will be delicious and interactive (menu below). As such, we suggest you bring a table dressing item that reminds you of home. In addition, floral arrangements are to be curated by Bread and Roses who have been working with Women for Refugee Women and Paiwand, using their space to run employability and floristry workshops with small groups of refugee women.





  • Palestinian Bureka
  • Cheese filled light pastries
  • Syrian Muhammara
  • Red pepper and walnut dip



  • Eritrean Shiro Wat
  • Spiced split pea stew
  • Eritrean Injera
  • Traditional flat bread
  • Kurdish Salad
  • Finely chopped with lemon dressing




  • Afghan Baklava
  • Sweet and sticky pastry
  • and Mint Tea


There are three sittings at 1:303:30 and 5:30pm. All food suitable for vegetarians.

On the day, the suggested donation towards the meal is £15.00. A ticket for general admission to the festival is also necessary and can be bought here. All profits will be distributed amoung the various charities involved with Papers. 

There are only 45 places so be sure to book. We look forward to welcoming you!