3 acres and a cow – looking for a venue near moo!

Jul 15, 2018

Do you have a favourite venue or local village hall? Would you like to see something ‘a bit different’ performed there and help raise funds for WWOOF UK at the same time?


Three Acres and A Cow: A History of Land Rights and Protest In Folk Song and Story is part TED talk, part history lecture, part folk club sing-along, part poetry slam, part storytelling session. It connects the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with current issues like fracking, our housing crisis and Brexit via the Enclosures, English Civil War, Irish Land League and Industrial Revolution. It draws a compelling narrative through the radical people’s history of England in folk song, stories and poems.

WWOOF UK has recently hosted a show through our Co-ordinator Scarlett Penn. It was clear that Three Acres and WWOOF are closely aligned, and they’re doing a great job of raising awareness of both historical and current issues around access to land. Scarlett raised money for WWOOF by running a bar beforehand and during the interval, but other groups have gone for a café atmosphere with tea and cakes.

We’d like to see if there’s any interest among members for bringing the 3 Acres show to your own home town, and running the refreshments as a fundraiser for WWOOF. Hosting an event would mean working with WWOOF UK and the performers to promote it to your local networks.

On the night we’d love it if you (or a confident speaker) could distribute some WWOOF UK leaflets and stand up alongside the performers to share a few words about the wonderful world of WWOOF and how we can be a part of the solution.

You might like to think about co-hosting with other like-minded interest groups such as community food growing projects or seed / plant swaps. They could have a stall to add interest, in return for promoting the show to their networks too.

For more information take a look at threeacresandacow.co.uk or contact info@wwoof.org.uk.

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