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Chocolate Week workshop – Jane Asher, Divine and David Leslie

October 21st, 2013 Comments off

A workshop took place on Saturday 19 October in Jane Asher’s Cake Shop, Chelsea, supported by Divine chocolate. David Leslie led interested and enthusiastic visitors through the chocolate making workshop using Divine Fairtrade chocolate. David demonstrated techniques, tools and know-how – heart shaped truffles were produced effortlessly. There was plenty of tips and sampling of for instance fruit dipped in white chocolate.

Divine Fairtrade chocolate week workshop - David Leslie at Jane Asher Cake Shop

Divine Fairtrade chocolate week workshop - David Leslie at Jane Asher Cake Shop

Divine - Fairtrade chocolate workshop at Jane Asher Cake Shop, Chelsea

Divine - Fairtrade chocolate workshop at Jane Asher Cake Shop, Chelsea

 

Chocolate making workshop at Jane Asher cake shop sponsored by Divine

Chocolate making workshop at Jane Asher cake shop sponsored by Divine

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Celebrities send their birthday messages to Dubble

April 29th, 2010 Comments off

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Dubble, the chocolate brand created just for children by Comic Relief and Divine Chocolate, is 10 years old next month. We asked some of Dubble’s celebrity supporters’ what they thought. Here they are in their own words:

Jo Brand: “When Dubble was launched back in 2000 – I thought it was a great idea and it really struck a chord with kids who know about things being ‘fair’ and ‘not fair’. Dubble and Divine galvanise people to get behind Fairtrade – and give us great chocolate at the same time. Happy Birthday Dubble”

Ben Elton: Ten Dubbly good years deserves a Dubbly big bang. Dubble is the chocolate bar with a mission. It has inspired the young generation to make a noise about Fairtrade and has proven that change is possible”

Tony Robinson: “A chocolate bar just for children; award-winning resources for teachers; multimedia campaigns for young people. Dubble is Fairtrade and delicious, with a dash of Comic Relief. Not just a cunning plan – Dubble, you’ve done it!”

Richard Curtis: “Happy Birthday Dubble and we look forward to more Dubbly exciting years working together making change happen in Africa”

And finally one of our favourite childhood reads, The Beano, told us: “From one ‘Dubble Trouble’ to another… Dennis, Gnasher and everyone at The Beano would like to wish Dubble happy 10th birthday!”

Don’t forget you’re invited to help us celebrate our 10th birthday at the London Fairtrade Festival next weekend. See you there.

City youth support Fairtrade

March 5th, 2010 Comments off

 As part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2010, a nation-wide effort to promote fair trade that took place in February-March, young people from the City’s youth groups performed during the “Do something different” weekend at the Barbican Centre. The concert was the result of a series of workshops, led by the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, during which young people, aged 10 to 19, composed music and lyrics about fair trade – both related to the use of the FAIRTRADE Mark, and about fair and ethical trade in a more general sense.

 

Juliet Colyer from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama rehearses with the younger youth group (10-13)

Juliet Colyer from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama rehearses with the younger youth group (10-13)

  

The actual performance was introduced by Ghanaian cocoa farmers Comfort Kumeah and Kojo Aduhene-Tano invited by Divine Chocolate. Amazed by the young people’ engagement, they explained why and how fair trade does make a difference in their everyday life, fostering social economic development at their community level. Divine Chocolate also collaborated with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in providing information on Fairtrade and handing out Divine Chocolates during the workshops and the concert.

 

 Reverend George Bush, Chair of the City Fairtrade Steering Group and Comfort Kumeah and Kojo Aduhene-Tano, cocoa farmers from Ghana.

Reverend George Bush, Chair of the City Fairtrade Steering Group and Comfort Kumeah and Kojo Aduhene-Tano, cocoa farmers from Ghana.

 

Young people from the City’s youth groups said they really enjoyed the experience, not only because of the opportunity to express their musical and creative talents but above all for what they learned about fair trade and how purchasing products bearing the FAIRTRADE Mark guarantees a fairer deal to small producers in developing countries.

 

Michael Goodey from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama leads the younger youth group (10-13) singing “Shelter from Rain”.

Michael Goodey from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama leads the younger youth group (10-13) singing “Shelter from Rain”.

 

As Robert Wells from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama reports, “through this pilot project, an exciting collaboration has started between the Guildhall School and the City of London Youth Service. The young people involved in the project enjoyed themselves and were very much engaged musically and in writing words to the theme of fair trade. The final performance at the Barbican Centre was a great way for participants to showcase their creative work in an inspiring environment.”

This innovative project is the first of its kind to combine the expertise of the Guildhall School and the City’s youth services’ involvement to raise awareness about fair trade and could well lead to future collaborations.