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. It is good to reach out to groups interested in folk music, storytelling, poetry, history, growing food, allotments, politics, activism (e.g. climate change and fracking campaigners), trade unions, religion, churches and other faith based groups (especially Quakers), farmers markets, veg boxes, community arts, current affairs and land reform.
Student campaigning groups such as ‘People & Planet’ and students/academics in History, Geography, Economics, Sociology and Politics are also worth contacting.
Co-hosting performances, stalls and pre-show shared meal
Quite often shows are co-hosted by some of the interest groups mentioned above, for example a local community food growing project and a Quaker meeting. Often other groups are invited to have their own stalls with material relevant to the topics in the show in exchange for promoting the show to their networks. A simple shared meal or pot luck can be a really nice thing to do before the show starts.
50 word condensed description
Connecting the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with our housing crisis and climate change via the Enclosures and Industrial Revolution, the show draws a compelling narrative through the people’s history of England. 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’ is a history of land rights and protest in folk song and story. The show connects the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with current issues like the housing crisis, climate justice and food sovereignty via the Enclosures, English Civil War, Irish Land League and Industrial Revolution, drawing a compelling narrative through the people’s history of England 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 https://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 – https://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 – https://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 – https://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
Sample poster – we have two posters and are happy to adapt one for a show: