Please use the full title – Three Acres And A Cow, A History Of Land Rights And Protest In Folk Song And Story
The show has attracted and continues to attract a wide demographic of audience, both young and old with an interest in folk music, storytelling, poetry, history, growing food, allotments, politics, activism, trade unions, religion, church groups, farmers markets, veg boxes, community arts, current affairs and land reform. Student campaigning groups such as ‘People & Planet’ and academics in History, Geography, Economics, Sociology and Politics are also worth reaching out to.
50 word condensed description
Connecting the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with fracking and our housing crisis via the Enclosures and Industrial Revolution, the show draws a compelling narrative through the people’s history of Britain. Part TED talk, part folk club sing-a-long, come and share these tales as they have been shared for generations.
100 word description
‘Three Acres And A Cow’ connects the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with current issues like fracking, our housing crisis and food sovereignty movements via the Enclosures, English Civil War, Irish Land League and Industrial Revolution, drawing a compelling narrative through the radical people’s history of Britain in folk song, stories and poems.
Part TED talk, part history lecture, part folk club sing-a-long, part poetry slam, part storytelling session… Come and share in these tales as they have been shared for generations.
Featuring ***please ask for performers names***, see http://threeacresandacow.co.uk/ for more information.
Promo image #1 for the show – please include credit ‘wood engraving by Claire Leighton, courtesy of the artist’s estate’ – click here for largest file size – http://threeacresandacow.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/man-digging-potatoes-no-border.jpg
Promo image #2 for the show – click here for largest file size – http://threeacresandacow.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/new-cow-brandB-copyA.jpg
Promo image #3 for the show – click here for largest file size – http://threeacresandacow.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/scary-cows-pic-light.jpg
Quotes for the show
“The history lesson I’ve always wanted. Thank you for a very entertaining/life changing Saturday evening. I’ll be looking at the land and listening to folk songs in a very different way” Emily
“Thank you for being a highlight of my festival… Fun, enlightening and empowering; at times I was joining in with the songs and at other times I was moved to tears.” Eliot