“Three Acres and A Cow” – A History of Land Rights and Protest in Folk Song and Story
Join us to explore the often forgotten past of enclosure, privatisation and dispossession of land-based communities, and hear 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, yet in the music and stories of the people they take on a different life. Join us for an evening delving into this history through folk songs and stories right up to the present day. Come and share in these tales as they have been shared for generations.
The evening will also feature words from local poet Keely Mills and Green Backyard Co-Founder Sophie Antonelli, focusing the tales of what has gone before on our present lives and land here in Peterborough.
Included in the entry price is a delicious meal of home-cooked and locally grown food, and there will also be a licensed bar operating from the venue.
All proceeds from this event will go towards the Save the GBY fund, saving our community green space from demolition and bringing it back into community ownership.