“THE CITY WE WANT TO LIVE IN”

SATURDAY 14th

11:00 – 18:00
Contemporary art exhibition “Life After Rubbish”

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12:00 – 13:30
Discussion panel “The City We Want to Live in” – Moderator James Hurley (The Times)
The panel will see Rachel Kyte (Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All) and Andrea Rasca (MM Founder and Chief Executive Dreamer) explore urban themes such smart regeneration, food sovereignty and inclusive economy, as  key pillars of building more sustainable cities. Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri (Smart Cities), and Iqbal Wahhab (Founder of Roast and The Cinnamon Club) will also be part of the panel.
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12:00 – 13:30
Uzbek Plov, A Taste Of The Silk Road With Oshpaz

Uzbek Chef, Muzzafar, will share with you the secrets for making the best Plov, a very traditional, delicious Central Asian dish that is sure to delight all your friends and family. 
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12:00 – 19:00
MM – Feast Fairly
Online aggregator of small producers, Food Chain, and the Mercato Metropolitano traders will prepare food and treats using ‘wonky’ ingredients from small local farmers. A donation of £1 from each dish sold will be donated to the Food Cycle charity.

13:45 – 15:15
Discussion panel “Smart Urban Regeneration: the MM case” – Moderator Alex MacDonald

A case study of how a completely self-funded private business like Mercato Metropolitano has transformed an area of London in need of regeneration into a vibrant community destination, which brings as much economic growth as it delivers important social programmes to the local community. Amedeo Claris (Chief Operating Officer of Mercato Metropolitano), Paolo Lucchetta (Architect and founder of Retail Design in Venice), Scott Metzner (visionary developer from West Harlem – New York), Lucia Jane Beltrame (Permablitz), Toon Haverals (CEO of Life) and Elise John Lewis (Social and Economic Development Manager of Lendlease) will lead this interactive panel.
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15:30 – 16:30
“Where Does All The Waste Really End Up?” – Moderator Alex MacDonald
Alessio Giorgetti, MM Head of Technical and Sustainable Development, Richard Murray, FoodChain CEO, Matthew Golding, ORCA Enviro System, Tom Mockridge, Paper Round Commercial Director analyse the current approach to waste management in city centres.
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16:45 – 17:45
All-women panel “Designing Cities for the Future, a Woman’s Perspective” – Moderator Marian Rivman
Rachel Kyte, CEO (Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All), Vicki Exall (MM Head of Community Partnerships) Ellie Cosgrave (Co-Director of UCL Urban Innovation Policy Lab), Annie and Jemma Charma (Green Rooms Market founders), and Alessia Sannazzaro (Director at Code & Wander) will discuss the current imbalances in urban planning, from a woman’s perspective and what public policy measures, regulation, technology, and basic infrastructure should be used in our future cities to address the imbalance.

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18:00 – 19:00
MMSpotlight Talk “In support of entrepreneurs”
Andrea Rasca (MM’s Chief Executive Dreamer) and  Ernesto Sirolli (International Enterprise Facilitator)  will discuss the key elements that people and governments need to champion in order to  inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs capable of building the cities we want to live in while also saving the planet. The discussion will be moderated by Paolo Taticchi, Director of the Global Online MBA and Global Initiatives at Imperial College.
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19:30
MMusic events start

22:00
Fireworks

SUNDAY 15th 

11:00 – 17:00
Crafty Fox Market
Artisans’ aggregator of emerging designers and artists to showcase and trade unique handcrafted items

11:00 – 18:00
Contemporary art exhibition “Life After Rubbish”

11:30 – 14:30
Eat with the Community
A healthy lunch cooked on-premises for our amazing Community

11:45 – 12:30
Yoga class
In collaboration with Kanga Studio
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12:00 – 13:30
“Go Green, Go Sustainable: a journey towards natual vines” Wine Tasting
Discovering the genuine wine from sustainable farms, in collaboration with MM Grocery wine experts
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14:30 – 16:30
“Make Botanical Inks and handmade brushes, sketch with Nature Journal”  Workshop
Organised by Crafty Fox Market
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14:30 – 16:00
An Introduction to bread-making with heritage grains 
A class by Emilie Krzeminky, MM Head of Bakery and former teacher at the prestigious École de Boulangerie et de Pâtisserie de Paris
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14:30 – 16:30
Painting workshop
Participants will explore their creativity in this painting session focused on this year’s theme, “The city we want to live in”, with Riccardo Gerardi
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15:30 – 17:00
“Make your own zero-waste beauty products” Workshop
Participants will learn how natural beauty and skin care products may be made using everyday organic ingredients, with the help of Bottega Zero-Waste
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15:30 – 16:15
“Terrarium” Workshop 
Participants will build their very own little garden in a jar to take home, by Little Drop of Green
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16:30 – 17:15
“Bonsai Terrarium” Workshop 
Learn how to design your own ginseng bonsai terrarium, by Little Drop of Green
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16:30 – 17:30
The Art of French Patisserie 
A sweet class by French professionals Claire and Emilie.
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22:00
Closing celebrations

 

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