The Bank has accomplished much in its first year in fulfilling its purpose to showcase the surrounding communities (Dutton-Dunwich, Newbury, Southwest Middlesex and West Elgin), largely via photos and cooking.
The photo lab has hosted 8 photography classes. The state of the art, yet welcoming “cookery” has been the centre for a culinary boot camp, 7 days of community Christmas Celebration, 9 imaginative Wednesday classes/feasts, 3 Sunday classic classes, 4 lost arts classes, and 4 fest-a-months celebrating the cuisines of Portugal, Thailand, Netherlands and Caribbean. The Bank has also welcomed visitors to more than 23 events for community based organizations.
People have travelled from London, St. Thomas and further afield, but 47.9% of visitors have come from the four surrounding communities. All had reason to celebrate the first anniversary. They did just that with a Cake Walk, Photo Shoot-Out and Cake Social for those who were taking part in the annual Cactus, Cattle and Cowboys festivities.
A whole lot of celebrating, learning, savouring and socializing has occurred at The Bank over the past year. There will be lots more to watch for in the upcoming months. Check
www.theartsandcookerybank.com or join The Bank’s Facebook page to stay up-to-date with all the great events, recipes and updates.