‘Patterns under the Plough’ a Festival not to miss if you love Food, Land and Stars…
FOOD from the SKY is one of the happy partners of ‘WestCountry Story Festival 24th Aug to 27th Aug – Patterns under the Plough’ is the theme of this year’s Festival paying homage to George Ewart-Evan’s inspirational book. The focus of many stories at the festival will be the land on which we stand. Patterns under the Plough is a reference both to farming and to the influence of the cosmos above us.
Welcome to the WestCountry Story Festival a magical, intimate, sustainable festival in the stunning setting of Embercombe’s fifty acres of broad-leaf woodland and wild-flower meadows overlooking Dartmoor and Haldon Forest. World class storytelling and live music, poetry, puppetry, circus show, giant puppets and entertainment for every age group, including babes in arms and older festival goers. Plus deep, dark, edgy tales and songs that explore our roots in this land and in story.
In the old English tradition of wassail, the festival will sing the land awake with story, song and spoken word and the storytellers will take us to marvellous, mysterious and macabre places we have never been before…
“At their heart myths are psycho-active, they do to a person what a dream usually does….. When you engage with story consciously then you open a door in your waking life for a great torrent of insight to come through.” Martin Shaw
FOOD from the SKY is one of the partners and will be represented by Azul-Valerie Thome in different ways:
Saturday 10pm to 11pm: Co-creating a Celebratory Food Mandala
2011 and 2012 films of the harvests of our stories will be shown at the Festival
Sunday 26th between 2:30pm and 3:30pm in TALK TENT: The story of FOOD from the SKY so far and Q&A – Azul, Paul and Daniel
Other happenings this week at FOOD from the SKY:
Wednesday – volunteers work day with Sarah…10am-1pm. Please bring comfortable clothes, strong shoes, and weather appropriate clothing.
Thursday – harvest and work day with Jack…9am-4pm. This week our harvest will be happening on Thursday rather than Friday, please come along and help out if you’re able. More hands are needed for harvest, so if you can get there early that would be great. Otherwise we welcome volunteers anytime during the day – just stay as long as you are able.
Saturday – volunteers work day with Sarah…12pm-4pm. Please bring lunch to share, comfortable clothes, strong shoes and weather appropriate clothing.