Paul Chaney: Planning Matters – Saturday 20 July

20 July 2019

Paul Chaney: Planning Matters schedule

Saturday 20th July

14:00 – 17:00

Public opening of David Spero’s exhibition, Settlements (20 July – 8 September), documenting low-impact intentional communities around the UK (including Steward Wood).


The loss of Steward Community Woodland, Dartmoor – disturbing messages from a national park, public talk by Dr Tom Greeves (cultural environmentalist and Chairman of the Dartmoor Society 1998-2019).


Planning Matters introduction. Paul Chaney will outline the aims and parameters of the programme.


The Seventh Last Supper with Paul Chaney and chef Dominic Bailey (ticketed catering event).


Public film screening in the pavilion: Winstanley (1975, dir. Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo, 95 minutes).

This black and white film details the story of the social reformer Gerrard Winstanley and his small band of followers as they tried to establish a self-sufficient farming community on common land at St. George’s Hill in 1649. With poverty and unrest sweeping England, they formed an intentional community to assert the right to cultivate and share the wealth of the common land. The ‘Diggers’ were met with crushing hostility from local landowners and government troops. A wonderful and evocative film made in 1975 by film historian and documentary director Kevin Brownlow with Andrew Mollo.

Above image: Brownlow and Mollo, Winstanley: 2h20m; 1975

Sunday 21 July schedule

Saturday 27 July schedule

Sunday August 4 schedule

These events are supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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