Meal & Social Evening tickets now on sale!

image of vegetarian buffet plateMeal & Social Evening

7pm-10.30pm | The Old Court Rooms | Wigan Town Centre |

 We’re delighted to be working with the organisers of The Wigan Diggers Festival to bring an evening of good, local food and live music.

Fur Clemt, a local waste food project, are providing a vegetarian buffet with vegan options.  There will be lots of choice and to ensure this, the usual food surplus donations will be supplemented by bought in ingredients.  It will be set out as a serve yourself buffet with allergens and vegan options clearly labelled for each dish.

There will be live music and poetic performance from a range of artists. Full details below.

All of this will happen at the atmospheric Old Court Rooms, a social enterprise venue 15 minutes from The Edge Conference Centre.

Tickets are separately for this via the Permaculture Association booking system at a price of £15 including food. Click here to book.


Laura Taylor:

Laura Taylor is a seasoned performance poet and compère, with many festivals, gigs and fundraisers under her belt.  She stood as a Green Party councillor for the Rainhill Ward local elections in 2015, and is a committed socialist. Her debut poetry collection, Kaleidoscope, was published in 2016 by Flapjack Press, with a foreword by Attila the Stockbroker, who describes her as “riveting, inspiring, dead hard and incredibly soft at the same time”. Her second collection, Fault Lines, is due out in the summer of 2018. 

Bob Kettle

A renowned singer-songwriter in his own right, Bob is also one of the creative forces behind the folk-rock band Merry Hell, contributing some of their finest songs and adding his unique persona to their stage presence.

His solo performances present his work in its rawest form: just a man with his guitar, harmonica and words – his poetically lyrical songs speak truth to power and express his deeply held beliefs about justice, equality, community and the environment.

His song ‘Come On, England!’ was recently judged the winner of the prestigious FATEA magazine award for Best Single of 2017.

Bard Company:

The North’s answer to the Young Ones! – In yer face poetry, music and comedy with a socialist edge from the oldest boy band on the circuit! The ‘Old Ones’ have performed to many audiences across the North, go and see them at your peril!

Having released their first album ‘All Systems Go!’ and with a a mixture of music, comedy and poetry Bard Company are supporting causes that matter with gigs at The Diggers Festival, Bolton Socialist Club, and Wakefield’s Red Shed – high passion and hard hitting words, Bard Company say it as it is

Virginia Kettle and the Dreamkeepers

A True Singer Songwriter

Already a well-respected solo singer-songwriter in her own right, with two albums under her belt,
Virginia leads, both vocally and creatively. Having contributed some of the most distinctive songs to all four Merry Hell albums to date, Virginia is embarking on producing and playing her songs in their rawest form, with accompaniment from some of her fellow dream keeping musicians. 

Her concerts are a more intimate affair, allowing her to share her insights into and observations of personal relationships, as well as her keen interest in envionmental affairs.  Audiences at both her solo and band appearances will enjoy her anthemic, joyful, jolly, ecologically friendly song about death ‘Bury Me Naked’.