The Clearing is a vision of the future in the grounds of Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park

Post-apocalypse Pop

Saturday 7 October

Coca-cola is the modern world in liquid form. The taste, the packaging, the branding, the thrill of too much sugar in your bloodstream, is recognised by 7 billion people across the world. As globalised supply chains will be amongst the first things to go when the crash comes, this workshops asks: will we ever drink coke again?

This workshop, led by Kate Rich, will introduce her cube-cola, an open source cola recipe. We’ll attempt to make some passable coke out of the ingredients we’ll be able to harvest in the future. Where would the oils come from? The sugar? The fizz?

Kate will also discuss how global trade might work in the future through her Feral Trade project, which moves products and raw materials around with people as they travel from one country to another.

Note: we wanted to call this workshop ‘Always Coca-cola?’ but didn’t think we’d get away with it.

DATE: Saturday 7th October 2017.
TIME: 11am - 4pm.
BRING: Stout footwear, recepticles for the pop, some food to share.
TICKETS: Workshops cost £10 per adult, and £5 per child or for concessions. This includes admission to the grounds. Tickets will be available from late May 2017. To find out more, sign up for our mailing list, here.
NOTE: Workshops are subsidised by the Heritage Lottery Fund.