Pentabus Theatre are members of Slow Food, the UK headquarters of which are based 2 miles down the road in Ludlow. The Slow Food Movement boasts 85,00 interconnected members in 132 countries and advocates that gastronomy is indissolubly tied to politics, agriculture and the environment. It is committed to asking questions about our attitudes and responsibilities in promoting what is good, clean and fair.
Inspired by these concerns, Pentabus Theatre have just finished a writers' week here in Ludlow meeting with campaigners, farmers, butchers, producers, retailers, chefs and consumers of one of our local specialities: pork.
And so we begin a new project exploring our relationship to what we eat.