The Cooking workshops organised by Les Sens du Goût, and La Sauvegarde du Nord have resumed, after the lockdowns (from October 2020 to April 2021). Amongst others, they completed the activities organised over European Heritage Days week-end on 18 and 19 September 2021, around the “Guinguettes Made in Fives” for the general public. Participants returned with the same interest as before, with an average of 10 participants each time. The atmosphere has remained cheerful and playful, despite the sanitary measures – fully respected by all.
The activities in the Common kitchen continue under the previous format, facilitated by le Sens du Goût together with the coordination of the CCAS. The workshops finally moved to their final destination, Chaud Bouillon!, on 4th October 2021, and a new dynamic has emerged. Not only have the workshops not lost participants in the move, but on the contrary, they have been many demands from new partners. As Margaux HELFER from the CCAS explains, they have had to get adjusted to the new demands: “We will have to learn to manage all the incoming demands, our agendas are already full! We used to work with our direct partners, now, organisations from outside the UIA project come and ask for a timeslot. We will create synergies amongst each other to make the most out of the available planning”.
 These week-ends also benefitted from activities from other local NGOs : Korzeam, providing initiation to African music and danse; Don Man shop and l'Artotheque L'inventaire, on plastic arts; Bicloubook, reading of books; all these with local public support, from Politique de la Ville fund.