New Earth Theatre in association with Museum of the Home presents

Sonic Phở

The Audio Dining Experience

As part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022’s We Are Lewisham.

To celebrate the Vietnamese national dish, Phở, we are hosting an intimate Chef’s demo followed by a supper club in a traditional Vietnamese restaurant.

You will be taken through a live demonstration, showcasing what goes into making this beloved staple of Vietnamese cuisine.

Once the demonstration has finished, you will be guided to enjoy a tasty bowl of Phở at a local partnering restaurant.

Whilst eating, guests will listen to an accompanying audio story with poetry created by Anna Nguyen and award-winning sound designer Nicola T. Chang.

Phở is a popular noodle soup dish from Vietnam and a firm favourite in Vietnamese restaurants across the world.

Our supper clubs and chef demos have now sold out.

Saturday 11 June
12:00pm and 5:00pm
The Albany
Douglas Way

Saturday 18 June
12:00pm and 3:00pm
Museum of the Home
136 Kingsland Rd
E2 8EA

We Are Lewisham is presented by Lewisham Council in partnership with the Albany as part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022.

Audio Story

Thảo returns home every week to visit her mother. One routine evening, her mother invites her round for her famous home cooked Chicken Phở, the best in Southeast London, her words not Thảo’s.

Mother is obsessed with feeding. However Thảo has a different kind of hunger. As she sits down at the table, questions and longing rise from her hot steaming bowl.

A story of redemption, restoration and generational healing that will ripple out across cultures and time. Connect to the food of our motherland and understand more about the person behind the bowl who cooked it for us.

The audio story is now available. For the best experience, bring your phone and compatible headphones to one of our partnering restaurants below. Or listen at home while eating Phở to enjoy a multisensory meal.

The audio story contains references to war and intergenerational trauma, which may be triggering. Listener discretion is advised. 

Viet Rest
113 Deptford High Street, London SE8 4NS

Viet Hoa
70-72 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DP

Tay Do
65 Kingsland Road, London E2 8AG

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New Earth Theatre
The Albany
Douglas Way

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