August 2, 2011


An edited version of the press release has been sent out to London and National press and TV by Greg Wixted MCIPR Head of Cranial Processing. He does the press for the lovely people at the people’s supermarket  THANK YOU!!!

News Release

London 1st August 2011


Local community groups across London are shocked and saddened to discover that the Energy Café community mobile kitchen was stolen from its temporary base in Hackney, in what is likely to have been an organized theft on Friday the 28th of July. The project’s mortified founders and supporters have launched a national campaign to Find Energy Café and are urging people to look out for it, or come forward with any information or to call the police.

No ordinary café, Energy Café is an incredible not-for-profit community art project. It focuses on education within the community, providing a playful way for adults and children of all ages to engage with green issues, resourceful living and to learn about sourcing, cooking and eating healthy food.  The hub is a blue horse box, its interior exquisitely hand-crafted into an off-grid kitchen, that functions fully with the help of Henry Ranger wood burning stove, portable solar ovens and Sally the (bike, solar & wind) Power Trolley. Imagine coming across a little horse box on the roadside, wood smoke curling out of its chimney and delicious home-baked smells emerging from inside. Energy Cafe brings a magical taste of the countryside into the heart of the city and its welcoming atmosphere draws all kinds of folk together.

At the time of the disappearance a permanent East End base was being sought for the mobile kitchen, where it could support the growing of a community garden, running a wide range of activities for all ages, including cooking classes and educational workshops on a regular basis.

The completed mobile kitchen, was launched, in candle light, outside Prick Your Finger haberdashery, Bethnal Green at the end of last year, and since then had travelled to a variety of settings including: Tulse Hill Housing Estate, Spitalfields City Farm, Shoreditch Festival, and the Dorset countryside, encouraging local people to search for wild food in the area, make maps and cook locally grown produce using the quirky kitchen and its off grid technology. From the traditional wood-burning oven to the hi-tech solar-powered blender, seasonal gourmet treats were created such as spring nettle soup, wild summer blackberry pancakes and dandelion beer.

For further information please contact: Contact: Ella Gibbs: 07947367463 / Amy Plant: 07791246022 or

The crime is being invesgitated by Stoke Newington Police Station and heading up by Detective Mark Walden on 0207 275 3161


Greg Wixted MCIPR 

Head of Cranial Processing 





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