The Cotesbach Centenary Festival aims to celebrate the largest non-violent protest of the time, 400 years ago, when 5000 people gathered from 3 different counties to protest against enclosures.
Building on the success of the last three Music in the Yard festivals, the Cotesbach Centenary Festival has lots of music lined up for the day, both contemporary and 17th Century, with Rory McCleod, the Original Backroom Boys and the Endless Knot already booked to play.
The festival will open with walking groups of 'peasants' from three counties, people dressed in 17th century costume, and bearing tools to donate to organic gardening projects will converge on Cotesbach in the morning.
The commemoration of the event will also include living history displays, local artisan food producers, crafts, and an environmental forum. Key speakers have been invited from the environmental movement, including Fiona Reynolds, Director General of the National Trust and Graham Harvey, author of 'We Want Real Food'.
Funds raised from the day will be split with half going to a local project and half for a global project promoting rural sustainability in the developing world (Harvest Help).
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Cotesbach Festival 2007
last updated: Mon 26th Mar 2007