We like toast as much as the next person, but we’ve never thought about its healing powers, nor its ability to bring peace, steadfast friendship, or strength in times of trial. Turns out we’ve been utter fools. Lucky for us though, the Toast Temple is here to show us the light and offer a slice of tasty forgiveness.
The project is the brain fodder of The Brick Box who have collaborated with Urban Projects Bureau and Bureau of Silly Ideas to create a travelling shrine to toast. They’re celebrating the snack in all its guises: toasted to a t, slathered in butter, artfully topped with a peanut butter and jam combo (the God almighty in my opinion), and they’re inviting the public to join them in their pantheon of bronzed bread.
The Temple will be travelling around south west London as part of the Wandsworth Arts Festival during May so plan your pilgrimage accordingly. From May 3. Locations can be found here.
Not into carbs? Here’s some other festival highlights:
Fire Garden Magic with Emergency Exit Arts.
Fire showers, smoke and lighting effects will blast across the Roehampton Library Green with a performance from Emergency Exit Arts, the go-to guys for outdoor spectacles and community celebrations.
May 17. 9-11pm, Roehampton Library Green, SW15 4HD
Fashion Events at the The Pump House Gallery
The Battersea based gallery are hosting a series of activities across the festival including a weaving workshop on May 11, and a Make Do and Mend evening on May 17 where you can bring along clothes you’ve been meaning to mend, alter or up-cycle. They will also be exhibiting The Garment Project – an exhibition curated by Orsola de Castro, showcasing the work of fashion-savvy young people in the area.
Until May 25. The Pump House Gallery, Battersea SW11 4NJ
Creative Writing Workshops
Theatre director Ardella Jones and playwright Danusia Iwaszko will help you create original work in these creative writing courses, looking at ways of reflecting experiences with a narrative voice. There will also be an evening performance to showcase the finished prose to an audience of writers and friends. Workshops on 3rd and 10th May. Evening performance on May 18. Balham Bowls Club. Book classes and tickets at chalkthesun.co.uk.
Find out more about the Wandsworth Arts Festival.