NICK HAYES: THE BOOK OF TRESPASS (ONLINE EVENT) - HUNTING RAVEN PRESENTS...
Hunting Raven presents Nick Hayes, an author and illustrator with something very important to say on the ownership of our lands....
The vast majority of our country is entirely unknown to us because we are banned from setting foot on it.
By law of trespass, we are excluded from 92 per cent of the land and 97 per cent of its waterways, blocked by walls whose legitimacy is rarely questioned. But behind them lies a story of enclosure, exploitation and dispossession of public rights whose effects last to this day.
The Book of Trespass takes us on a journey over the walls of England, into the thousands of square miles of rivers, woodland, lakes and meadows that are blocked from public access. By trespassing the land of the media magnates, Lords, politicians and private corporations that own England, Nick Hayes argues that the root of social inequality is the uneven distribution of land.
With Frome engaged in its own battles over access to riverside walks and previously uncontested land, now is the perfect time to join us for this informative, enlightening and galvanizing talk from a rising star in the world of Natural History and political writing.
“What a brilliant, passionate and political book this is, by a young writer-walker-activist who is also a dazzlingly gifted artist” Robert Macfarlane
“The Book of Trespass is a remarkable and truly radical work, loaded with resonant truths and stunningly illustrated by the author” George Monbiot