There is a new restaurant in Camden, but don’t go there if you are hungry because the food is made of paper. Ready Steady Colour is an interactive theatre experience for the whole family.
You will be welcomed by friendly staff, and then choose your meal from the menu, it might be Fish and Chips or Spaghetti Meatballs, but remember don’t eat it, colour it. The condiments offered are: salt and pepper glitter, red paint ketchup and yellow paint mustard.
Inside the café, painted on the wall are shelves, plates and glasses.
Anna Bruder, an artist from A Line Group, said: “We thought it would be really fun to make a make-believe restaurant for all ages specifically for children and families.”
“You just enjoy colouring and decorating your food whilst watching a couple of performers singing and telling stories about our make-believe restaurant,” she added.
Michele Hines, an interior designer, with her two children said: “It’s very friendly and colourful, we like all that. We just passed by and he gave us a pamphlet, so we have figured, hey let’s come on in.”
Here for few days only, the pop-up cafe invites children and adults to come and create their own piece of art, from a black and white plate of food, to take home. Ms Bruder along with other artists, will be on tour for six weeks: in London until 22 of March, then in Hull, Oxford and Rochdale from 1st of April.
“It’s really interesting because it’s a theatre piece and art piece, it’s for children and adults,” she said. “It’s silly and fun entertainment” she added.
Anna Bruder is a theatre designer, who has worked for theatres over 10 years. Today with her group of artists travel around the Country performing in theatres and in pop-up event. Before they installed a florist and a bar, today a restaurant. Ms Bruder said that it is a stage in their work, they are planning to develop. At the moment they are promoting the installations.
“All the illustration and the design aspect, are coming from lots of illustrations and books, especially Paddington bear, I loved all that illustrations, and Keith Haring street arts,” Bruder said.
“It’s an interesting thing for me because the individual pieces are my products, I have drawn them all by hand, and there is a lot of care, time and love in them. It’s nice for me because people are able to take them home and I am able to share that with people.”
For more information about the tour go to alineart.co.uk