Nobel Peace Center

International food fest in popular exhibition

Press release   •   Feb 04, 2014 16:00 CET

Sunday 23 February is the last day for the popular exhibition What the World Eats at the Nobel Peace Center. Have you ever wanted to eat your way through the world in one afternoon? Sunday 9 February at 15.00 you can, when the Peace Center invites all to an international food fest where organisations rooted in Uganda, Poland, China, Kurdistan, Ecuador, India and Turkey bring their specialities.

When did you last think about food? Probably not very long ago. People may come in all shapes and
sizes, but we have one thing in common: we must have food to survive. But food is more than just fuel for the body. Food is identity, culture and an opportunity for social interaction.

Collaborating organisations are The Polish Club in Norway, The Norwegian-Mongolian Friendship Society, Ecuadorian Team, Kurdish Cultural Association, Bollywood Festival Norway, Mangfoldshuset, The Organization of Norwegian Chinese Cooperation, Uganda Association in Norway, The Congolese Diaspora in Norway, RISAF (Resource and Integration Centre for Afghan Refugees) and KUFI – women and youth integration.

Free entry for all during the event. 

The Nobel Peace Center presents the Nobel Peace Prize laureates and their work, in addition to telling the story of Alfred Nobel. It is an arena for debate and reflection around topics such as war, peace and conflict resolution. The Nobel Peace Center works where politics and culture intersect, and the Center is internationally recognized for its emphasis on documentary photography and interactive technology. Changing exhibitions, engaging digital solutions, films, seminars and events make for a varied and exciting experience.

The Nobel Peace Center is an independent foundation, with the Norwegian Nobel Committee appointing the board. Geir Lundestad is the leader of  the board, Bente Erichsen is the Executive Director. The Nobel Peace Center is financed by a combination of public and private funds. Main sponsors and collaborating partners are Hydro, Telenor Group, ABB and The Football Association of Norway (NFF).