Food for All & All for Food BISTRO

Food for All & All for Food on Friday 13th March at 7pm is an event aiming to support and connect local communities by raising awareness about food waste and by bringing people from different cultural and social backgrounds together under the same roof to enjoy a delicious night of diversity.

The event will be held in partnership with The Rainbow Junktion Cafe (charity cafe providing meals from food that would otherwise go to waste on a pay as you feel basis) and some Leeds University Union’s cultural societies, in the scope of raising funds and awareness, as well as highlighting the diversity of the Leeds community. As far as food is concerned, there’s going to be a buffet of various countries’ cuisines, and guests should pay as they see fit – come to enjoy!

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options will be available. Allergens and ingredients listed on food labels.

Please bring cash with you ! Everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay, however a £5 donation is suggested.

Hosted by the Intercultural Ambassadors as part of University of Leeds, World Unite Festival.

The Intercultural Ambassadors programme is supported by funding from Santander Universities.

Book your tickets on our Facebook events page

Introduction to British Sign Language (BSL)

Have you ever thought about learning British Sign Language? Here is your chance!

We are hosting three introductory sessions to learn some basic British Sign Language and discuss deaf awareness. No previous experience is necessary.

The sessions are free and will run from 11am to 12.30pm on Mondays 27th January, 3rd and 10th February with the option of a Pay-As-You-Feel lunch in the Rainbow Junktion Cafe afterwards.

We hope this will then go on to become a self sustaining learning group.

Bistro with Big Al’s Big Choir

We invite you to the next amazing Rainbow Junktion Bistro on Friday 22 November at 7pm. This time we will be joined by BIG AL’S BIG CHOIR to bring some funk to your foodie delights! They’re even bring a live band with them!

Our goal is to put an end to unnecessary food waste and poverty. We collect the food that supermarkets, businesses, and charities throw away and redistribute it to our community. The food is pay-as-you-feel to make it accessible to everyone and anyone.

As part of this mission we run evening bistro/ fundraisers, such as this one. The bistro includes a three course meal, talks and performance including the Steel Pan Sparrows and BIG AL’S BIG CHOIR.

Please book a place and if you are unable to attend cancel your ticket through the Eventbrite website.

Community Bistro Friday 1st November

There is another community bistro on Friday 1st November, a chance to sooth your nerves after Halloween! We will be creating more amazing three course meals from perfectly good food that was otherwise being thrown out. This is part of our attempt to stop food going to waste and to highlight the issue. The meal is Pay As You Feel but you need to book a ticket for which we make a small charge. You can book your ticket via our Facebook page.

Community Bistro Friday 18th October

This Friday we have another community bistro where we create an amazing three course meal from perfectly good food that was otherwise being thrown out. This is part of our attempt to stop food going to waste and to highlight the issue. The meal is Pay As You Feel but you need to book a ticket for which we make a small charge. You can book your ticket via our Facebook page.

Unity Day 3rd August 2019

A fabulous time at Hyde Park Unity Day on the Rainbow Junktion stall. A BIG THANK YOU to the volunteers for cooking and serving with us. Also incredibly emotional about winning a community recognition award. And we made £400 to put towards the cafe so thank you all.

Bengali Bistro

In celebration and thanksgiving for All Hallows’ bright shiny new toilets (hurray!), we’re christening them with a curry night of delicious Bengali food on Friday 19th April (non-spicy option also available) and fundraising for our friends in La Concha, Nicaragua at the same time.

All Hallows has a long standing link with La Concha, a beautiful area of Nicaragua near the Masaya volcano. Many families there don’t have basic sanitation. Leeds Central America Solidarity group works with the Nicaraguan Community Movement to provide families with the materials for building a latrine and support to do so. Nicaragua has had a very tough time recently and as always, it’s the poorest who are hit hardest. Having adequate toilet facilities can literally be a matter of life and death – it’s not just important for the family themselves, but for the whole community.

Come and support our community cafe by having a delicious 3 course pay-as-you-feel dinner. Proceeds will be split 50/50 between the latrines and the Rainbow Junktion cafe.

Vegan and gluten free options will be available but please let us know if you have any allergies.

Tickets are free to book and then you pay what you feel the evening was worth on the night. If you book and then can’t make it please cancel your ticket as these nights are usually fully booked.

Asylum Support Fundraiser Bistro 

Please join us on Friday 29th March 2019 from 20.00 at the Rainbow Junktion Cafe, All Hallows Church, 24 Regent Terrace, Leeds, LS6 1NP.The Rainbow Junktion Community Cafe will be hosting our 2nd fundraising dinner to support people seeking asylum.

Reserve your tickets here.

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We’ll be serving up a delicious 3-course vegan meal and an evening of entertainment, including compering from Leeds finest feminist comedian, Rosie Dent-Spargo and live music.

Tickets costs £15 [£10 unwaged/students]. A number of free places have also been reserved for local people seeking asylum from the event. Your money will go far, to very good causes. All proceeds will be split between Migrant Offshore Aid (approx 35%) Harmony choir (35%) to support their choir members seeking asylum), the church venue (15%; leaky roof) and the cafe (15%; which supports the Hyde Park community including people seeking asylum and cooks up delicious food waste).

Dessert will be served before 22.00, so if you need to dash off don’t worry, but you can also stick around to enjoy the night. The profits from the bar will also go to the fundraiser, but if you prefer you can BYOB.

This is a CASH ONLY event, so don’t forget to bring money on the night. (nearest cash machine is a 10 minute walk).

—For those cannot attend but would like to support—

Please consider donating to the raffle, all proceeds of which will go to the fundraiser. Suggested items are alcohol, confectionery, home decor etc, but anything will be very gratefully received. Please email glenjan@gmail.com if you have anything you would like to donate.

You can also donate money directly to the fundraiser by sending any amount through Paypal. We will use this to stock the bar, with all money made from drink sales + anything extra being redirected back into the fundraiser. Please send these donations to glenjan@gmail.com with a clear description, such as ‘Asylum Fundraiser’.

Thank you so much for whatever support you are able to give!

—-About the venue &supporters —-

Rainbow Junktion is a community cafe that intercepts food that would otherwise go to waste from supermarkets, restaurants and a number of other sources, and turns it into healthy, nutritious meals for anyone and everyone on a pay-as-you-feel donation basis. The aims of the cafe continue to be to reduce food waste, feed hungry people and build community – http://rainbowjunktion.org.uk

Some members of Gay Abandon Community Choir will also be supporting the event.

—-Main recepients of the event—-

Migrant Offshore Aid – an international search and rescue (SAR) NGO designed to provide desperately-needed SAR services to people attempting dangerous sea crossings while fleeing violence, poverty and persecution. https://www.moas.eu/

Harmony Choir – a lively, cross-community choir that has grown into a vibrant, committed and friendly group, performing several times a year at local events across the city and beyond. https://harmonychoir.org.

Reserve your tickets here.

Knit and natter

Come and join us to knit and natter every 1st Friday of the month at Rainbow Junktion Community Cafe.

Learn to knit, share knitting skills, have a good chat and then if you would like to stay and have lunch together in our food waste cafe (everything Pay-As-You-Feel)

The next Knit and Natter is on 1st March at 11am

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Culture Cooks – Chinese

Learn how to cook dishes from all over China with LUU’s Chinese Society.

Alongside a live cooking session, the society are also hosting performances and small games to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival.

Tickets cost £5 but are refundable when you come to the event – so you get that fiver straight back again after picking up some cooking skills.

This event will be hosted at All Hallows Church in Hyde Park.

Supported by Near Neighbours and Rainbow Junktion Cafe

Tuesday 26 February
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For further details or to book click here