Thursday, February 6, 2014

Community Food Growers and related matters

Some shows coming up and a few new places on the world wide web to keep in the loop.

Three Acres And A Cow - A History Of Land Rights And Protest In Folk Song And Story

Friday 28th February - Grow Heathrow - food from 7pm, show from 8pm
Grow Heathrow, Vineries Close, Sipson, West Drayton, UB7 0JG

Kicking off Grow Heathrow's 4th birthday party... why not stay over for the festivities the following day?
Featuring Keely Mills, Nick Hunt, Robin Grey, Alex Etchart and Rose.

On the world wide web

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Elsewhere this month

University of Reading - People & Planet - Wednesday 12th February - 7pm - text 07930 410280 for venue info

University of Birmingham - People & Planet - Thursday 13th February - 7pm food for 8pm start.
Oasis Lounge in the multi-faith chaplaincy on Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham.


Telling the history of land and food in Britain is always a multi-stranded narrative. On one side we have the history of enclosure, privatisation and the dispossession of land based communities; on the other we have the vibrant histories of struggle and resistance that emerged when people rose up and confronted the loss of their lands, cultures and ways of life.

These multiple histories go largely undocumented in the literature of the times, often expressed simply as a hanging here and an uprising there, yet in the music and stories of the people they take on a different life.

‘Three Acres And A Cow’ connects The Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with the 80?s road protests and Occupy via the enclosures and Highland Clearances, bringing a compelling narrative to the radical people’s history of Britain through folk songs, 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.


“Robin Grey has a lovely fresh approach to the folk genre. A honeyed yet clear voice and his lyrics are arresting. A real treasure.” The Londonist

“Robin Grey will not need to do too much to prove himself an incendiary artist in the world of folk music. There is literature in his words and his calmly exquisite mannerisms seem to bring you back to a simpler time and place.” Fensepost

“Bluesy and folky, really bloody good.” Song by Toad

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