Kafe As Poume at New Moon, Lewisham

**Please check the New Moon Calendar on instagram and facebook for opening times.** Channelling the spirit of the Kafeneio (Cypriot cafe) and it’s role as an informal meeting place for locals to share news, gossip and pass the time, Kafe As Poume aims to reduce the solitude faced by freelancers, part time workers, stay at […]

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Kafe As Poume; Gifts, Identity and Coffee

In Cyprus, traditionally, when you order a coffee or at the end of a meal you will be presented with a δωράκι (doraki) or κέρασμα (kerasma), a little gift. The doraki may take the shape of a small cookie on your coffee saucer, or a spoon sweet, cake or glass of Zivania once you have […]

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Kafe As Poume: Registrations Open!

The program is out! Join Kafe As Poume at the Community and Refugee Welcome Centre, Lilyfield between the 21-24th June for four days of sweeting, creating, stitching, stamping, crocheting and tea-drinking with Rosell’s Creatures Akisiew Paula do Prado Ladan Haghighat and Eleni Xristou. All workshops are FREE – however we encourage all participants to bring a pantry item to contribute to […]

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Kafe As Poume at the Community & Refugee Welcome Centre, Lilyfield

I am so excited to share with you that I am curating a series of workshops at the Community and Refugee Welcome Centre in Lilyfield as part of Inner West Festival 2018. I am collaborating with an absolute dream team of talented women including Paula do Prado, Rosell’s Creatures, Akisiew and Ladan Haghighat to bring you free workshops inside my Kafe […]

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Welcome to Kafe As Poume!

You may have noticed I have recently changed my name! Don’t worry Community Kouzina is still here with its own special home – it just falls under a wider project. In fact Kafe As Poume is the inspiration for how Community Kouzina first started, many years ago, so it is only natural it has a […]

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Food, Identity and Movement; A New Beginning.

As much as I love moving, I love staying, and I recognise how fortunate I am to transition between both with ease. During lengthy periods of travel, I have moved, relatively smoothly, across borders, without having to validate my reasons for coming and going. Unfortunately, this is not the reality for most of the world’s […]

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Community Kouzina and Settlement Services International collaborate for Refugee Week 2017

I am beyond honoured to announce I will be collaborating with Settlement Services International – SSI for their annual New Beginnings: Refugee Arts & Culture Festival during Refugee Week 2017. This year, Community Kouzina will be dedicated to documenting the recipes and stories of people that came to Australia as refugees, celebrating both the preservation and evolution […]

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Mr Ahmet’s Sandal Workshop – Kos, Greece

“I did not go to school. This is my school!”. A leather shoemaker for 61 years, Ahmet spends 6 days a week at his workshop in Kolokotroni Street, in the island of Kos, Greece. With an atmosphere rich in tanning chemicals, the workshop is layered with rolls of leather, canvas, shoe boxes and tools. Ahmet […]

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Blurring Imaginary Lines at Parliament on King

Have you ever been to Parliament on King? You should – I will tell you why. Ravi, the owner has one of the biggest hearts on King Street. Everyday Ravi, and his wife Della, open the front room of their home, not only to serve the neighbourhood but to help cultivate hospitality skills among asylum […]

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