On the hunt for groups to be Wyre Salters

Do you want to join an arts project that combines cooking, science and art?

Have you ever wondered how salt is made?

As part of the Banquet project we are inviting people of all ages to join us on a culinary adventure this summer – to take up the challenge of reviving the traditional Wyre industry of sea-salt making and brining, on a micro scale and in a modern and green way.

No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and persistence! We will learn together by trial, error and a bit of help from the experts. Once we have mastered the basics, the world of flavoured salt is our oyster, as they say…

The project will run over 6 sessions between August and October, and it is free to participate. We?ll meet at a central place in Fleetwood, and you?ll need access to a kitchen to continue your salt-making adventure!

Some of the things we could be doing together are:

  • collecting water from the sea on a boat trip
  • making salt in inventive/ecological ways
  • learning about local water quality and pollution
  • brining vegetables
  • making flavoured or smoked salt
  • designing/making ceramic pots and spoons to serve the salt
  • day trip to visit an historic Salt Work

Our salt will be presented at a grand public banquet in Blackpool in the autumn, along with other edible works of art made by communities across Wyre.

This project will be run by Maya Chowdhry and Jessica Mautner. We are community? artists who enjoy exploring the creative aspects of growing food gradually. Our previous place-based experiments have included cress poetry, an Indonesian feast in a forest, 1,000-year-old eggs, and a canal-side mystery.

For more information or to?find out more contact wyresalters@gmail.com or call 01253 477973.