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Either midday, Saturday 10th June in front of St Cuthbert’s in Castle Vale. Or at 1pm, Tuesday 13th June in Victoria Square for The Hand That Feeds, the rousing, entertaining musical about food crime.
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Here’s the how and why of it:
Most of the food we buy is VAT-exempt; i.e. we don’t pay tax on it. But some ‘food’ products do carry VAT, including confectionary, most drinks including booze, biscuits and savoury snacks such as crisps . . .
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While The Hand That Feeds, the food crime musical outside St Martin in the Bullring on Saturday 14th May was buzzing a great audience, our hashtag #StopFoodCrime was trending third in the UK.
Continue reading “Food crime musical: Live audience of 2.5K & #StopFoodCrime trending #3”
Continue reading “TODAY – Let’s #StopFoodCrime”
From within the rehearsal process: getting stuck in
By Sam Frankie Fox
Continue reading “Sam Frankie Fox – The Hand That Feeds – Getting Stuck In”
The provenance of my weekly food shop? Birmingham Markets of course!
by Charlotte Gregory, Producer
I’m a Theatre and Dance Producer, as well as an Actor and Theatre Maker, who’s been based in Birmingham for 12 years. I like to think of myself as curious, and that I know this city that I’ve made my home pretty well. I would even call myself a bit of a foodie, so this project was a gift!
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Finely tuning my label gullibility.
By Anthony Miles
Continue reading “Anthony Miles – The Hand That Feeds – Posh Super Tasty”
Who’s who in the team? continued…
How are we getting the science right?
by Kate Cooper
Continue reading “The #StopFoodCrime THTF team – part two – Scientists”
At the End of the Day
by Xhosa Cole
Before having met Kate Cooper I’d never really thought about the food that I’d used to put into my body. Of course I’d always been lectured about 5-a-day, 2 litres of water a day and that stuff but as far a I was concerned I was a invincible teenaged boy without a care in the world- as long as my stomach wasn’t rumbling I was happy!
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The Hand That Feeds
by Graeme Rose
It was while planning the first of the New Optimists’ Narrativium performances, ‘Food Futures’, in the summer of 2014, that Kate Cooper started talking about what she called her “Mad Opera” – inspired by the Horsemeat Scandal which had precipitated a media and ministerial storm back in 2013.
Continue reading “Graeme Rose – The Hand That Feeds – Wake Up Call”