Miss Macaroon’s Social Enterprise Outdoor Cinema Event
A macaroon maker is holding a 1950s themed outdoor film screening at a secret location in Birmingham.
It will show the 2002 American drama Far From Heaven starring Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid as part of its Social Screen project which aims to give young people stronger bonds with their local communities.
Filmgoers will be encouraged to dress up in 1950’s attire with hair and make-up specialists on hand to create the vintage look.
Guests can enjoy macaroon afternoon teas in the park from 6.30pm on Sunday, September 15 before watching the film.
After the riots in the summer of 2011, cuts in youth services and some of the highest youth unemployment rates in the country, chef Rosie Ginday thought it was important for Birmingham’s youth to have a greater stake in society.
She set up Miss Macaroon – a community interest company which reinvests its profits to help young unemployed care leavers, offenders and ex-offenders into training and employment through the hand-baking and sale of French macaroons.
Macaroon Event Improves Community Cohesion
Rosie, who trained under Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell, said: “Social Screen aims to bring together different parts of local communities to improve community cohesion, reduce isolation and empower communities.”
Diannah, who is 24 and has previously been on a ‘Macaroons that Make a Difference’ programme, said:
“This programme has given me more skills, confidence and experience. I am now more able to set goals, achieve the goals I have set, am more organised and can plan for the future.”
Profits made from the sale of tickets and hampers will be re-invested in the social aims of training and employment for young care leavers, young offenders and ex-offenders.
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