Allotment theatre, 2nd Aug – the ‘slow food’ message

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The Slow Food movement was started in Italy in the late 1980s and is now global, active in 150 countries. One of its current projects is the Ark of Taste. This year, Slow Food UK are sponsoring Mikron Theatre Company’s show Til the Cows Come Home because it has a slow food + taste message. Mikron Theatre are a small group of multi-talented actor-musicians who take a fun family show with a good food message around the country, often by barge. They are coming to Bloomfield Road allotments for the third year running on Saturday 2nd August.

Til the Cows Come Home is a “farm-fresh, full-fat, fair-trade Fable. Harvey Granelli is fed up of working for Thistledale Council. He followed his miserable mother into local government, but he has more in common with his Italian father – part-time playboy and one-time ice-cream maker, Romeo. Inspired by a dream, Harvey finally finds the courage to follow his heart. But when he whips up a gelato from Papa Granelli’s recipe book it just doesn’t taste the same. Times have changed; the way our food is produced has changed…
Harvey now has a choice. He can make an inferior product, or he can source the very best ingredients and make the finest ice-cream in the world. His quest will take him to the corners of the earth – from Thistledale to Tuscany: from Bridlington to Brazil.”

POSTER. Organised by B&NES Allotments Association, the event is open to all. Bloomfield Road allotments are at BA2 2AB. The nearest parking is on Bloomfield Road, where the 14 bus stops. (Buses 13, 14 and country buses in the direction of PSJ or Midford all stop in the Bear Flat). Gates open at 1pm for picnics, the show starts at 3pm, and there’ll be a tea and cake stall. No tickets are required, but there’ll be a collection for the cast after the show. Bring a rug or chairs to sit on.