“Therefore we require, and we resolve to take both Common land, and Common woods to be a livelihood for us, and look upon you as equal with us, not above us, knowing very well that England, the land of our Nativity, is to be a common Treasury of livelihood to all, without respect to persons.”
Gerrard Winstanley et al., ‘A Declaration from the Poor Oppressed People of England’
This Wednesday, 3rd October, at 7.30 we’ll be screening the 1975 film ‘Winstanley‘ which deals with some of the life story of the 17th Century social reformer and writer Gerrard Winstanley, who, along with a small band of followers known as the Diggers tried to establish a self-sufficient farming community on common land at St. George’s Hill near Cobham, Surrey. The film was directed by Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo.
The screening will be at Supafast, just off Capel St (map here). There’ll be bowls of hearty soup or something similar.
Suggested donations 5 euro, byob.