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Three Acres And A Cow

Three Acres And A Cow

A History Of Land Rights And Protest In Folk Song And Story

28 March 2015

28 March 2015, Three Acres And A Cow @ People's History Museum, Wood engraving by Claire Leighton, courtesy of the artist’s estate

Time 16:00 - 18:00

Duration 2 hours

Cost £4/£3 concessions

Three Acres And A Cow connects the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with current issues like fracking, the housing crisis and transition town 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 Rachel Rose Reid and Robin Grey.

  • ‘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
  • Rachel Rose Reid:
    ‘A contemporary storyteller of immense skill and breathless conviction.’ The Times
  • Robin Grey:
    ‘Grey is one of those wonderful talents that could recite the phone directory on record and you’d still be enthralled.’ Another Form of Relief

Suitable for adults and young people

Special offer: buy a combined ticket for Three Acres And A Cow and Never Mind the Politics Evening Fundraiser for only £10

Booking Requirements:

  • Please note event attendees must arrive at least ten minutes before the start time of the event, otherwise their booked space will be given to someone on the reserve list
  • Please contact the museum as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your reservation so your place can be given to another visitor
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