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recipes for love

Valentine's Special Online

gobscure and their diverse crew have been filling golden envelopes with recipes for love, and posting them out across the country. they’ve started dropping onto doormats and offering love for all in the widest sense. recipes for love follows on from 2020’s lovehearts for all, a performance event at The NewBridge Project : Gateshead last valentine’s day. we wanted to share the love as far as possible, so all the letters and artworks are available to download and see below ❤️

hiya – we realise it feels there’s little love going round right now but we’re on the case.  following from 2020’s love hearts for all, recipes for love (commissioned work from a diverse crew) arrives in the post in golden envelopes & offers love for all in the widest sense.  Claire Ogah and Padma Rao have made a valentines postcard each – you will receive one of them, alongside a letter to a younger self from Melody Sproates, a recipe for Sri lankan love cake from purplestateofmind and luggage-tag art-gift from gobscure.  were also creating a workshop for Pride in Mind – a support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer + folx who experience mental distress.

wishing all a more loving year ahead – Year of the Ox begins on 12th february – be strong!

& look forward to how The NewBridge Project and gobscure bring you love in 2022?!

luggage-tag art-gift from gobscure (right click and save to download)

valentines postcard from Claire Ogah (right click and save to download)

“Blind Love” blind drawing by Padma Rao (right click and save to download)

radlove ezine by gobscure

the truckers hand (papa was a rodeo, westbound, m62, outta leeds)

sung lyrics are by stephen merritt, rest is gobscure’s



purplestateofmind. lone mother. born and raised in e. yorks. now in n.e. baker, reader, gardener, maker, community organiser. trying to find a place in a mostly unfathomable world.