Real Food launches ‘Turn & Face the Change’

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s Real Food Wythenshawe’s project have officially launched the ‘Turn and Face the Change’ Exhibition in Wythenshawe Town Centre, opposite the edible interchange.

The team have worked with local Manchester Artist Len Grant on the project which tells the stories of the many different volunteers through drawings and photographs of Real Food Volunteers

The exhibition will be used to help evaluate the Real Food programme, a project which aims to engage and excite the people of Wythenshawe in growing and cooking fresh, sustainable food.

Len Grant said, “I’ve been bowled over by the passion shared by both staff and volunteers for this innovative project. I hope the exhibition will highlight the great work being done in Wythenshawe to encourage people to change their eating habits. The portraits I’ve drawn are a fun way of getting over an important subject. I’m sure they will inspire even more people to get involved.

Jacque Allen Executive Director of Housing said, “The portraits look fantastic and they are in a great location for everyone to see in Wythenshawe Town Centre opposite the Interchange and Metro stop. We have wanted to work with Len for some time and this was a fantastic project for him to be involved in and showcase the great work that is going on in Wythenshawe and that of the fabulous Real Food Team.”

Len Grant is a Manchester based award winning photographer and writer. Len has made urban regeneration a major theme of his personal and commissioned work over the past decade. He has photographed the construction of many of Manchester’s significant buildings and recorded much of the city’s recent rejuvenation.