Maybe it was the Emperor Bokassa’s golden crown or Caligula proclaiming his horse as proconsul but every corrupt regime has a FOLIE DE GRANDUR where an act that might seem no less acceptable than others finally leads to downfall.
The act does not have to be committed by the regime itself – but someone with overwheening confidence on the values of the regime. Enter HARVEY GOLDSMITH and his golden calf – ON BLACKHEATH.
At a time of austerity and food banks and hunger Goldsmith decides to show off a festival for foodies. Those who have paid the £108 plus booking fee of £5.70 can stroll down aisles of celebrity chefs supervising exquisite delights. Quail, peacock……..dainties from the Moluccas .Doubtless ALEX JAMES’ will be on hand as the OLD ETONIAN headline act croons out bland assurances.
CLASS WAR WIL BE SETING UP A FOODBANK ON THE COMMON FOR THE WHOLE OF THE FESTIVAL.
Frank Turner – old etonian just like daddy. Coming soon ‘OFF BLACKHEATH’.
South Essex Heckler:
‘A fenced off foodie fest on what’s supposed to be ‘common land’ in ever such close proximity to communities in Deptford, Peckham and the like that are getting screwed over by ongoing austerity – well if that’s not a provocation, I don’t know what the f*** is!’
tICKETS: adults £108 KIDS £66
THE BIG THREE
JUNE 21st PEOPLES ASSEMBLY AGAINST AUSTERITY are organising a march on parliament ‘say no to austerity’ followed by a FREE FESTIVAL in central London on the SUMMER SOLSTICE. I’m told RUSSELL BRAND will be speaking. This could be a cross between RECLAIM THE STREETS and STOP THE CITY and the STONEHENGE FREE FESTIVAL…….SOOOO.. WOT’S NOT TOO LIKE! Well done the Peoples Assembly.
September 12th-13th Rock promoter Harvey Goldsmith fences off the common land to put on a poncey posh foodie festival inspired by Alex James and headlined by Massive Attack. The proles are not invited – but nor was WAT TYLER when the peasants revolt kicked off in Blackheath. Think Isle of Wight Free Festival, French situationists, tearing down fences, the Nottingham goose fair riot, the Frome cheese riot…………….
October 18th – TUC MARCH ‘Britain needs a pay rise’. No comrades Britain needs a fucking riot against austerity. Time to bottle ED MILIBAND OFF STAGE. NO MORE A-Z WANKFESTS. Same day as ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR. SEIZE THE TIME. Think 1983 when the mighty CLASS WAR- ANARCHO PUNK ALLIANCE bottled Kinnock off stage. THE FIRE THIS TIME.
THE WHOLE SUMMER ON THE STREETS DANCING TO THE MAYHEM OF ROCK AGAINST THE RICH!
A SORT OF OPPOSITE OF ROCK AGANIST THE RICH – ROCK FOR THE RICH
‘A new London “food and music” festival where the headline acts will include Michelin-starred chefs and dance group Massive Attack is to launch this September.
Blackheath Common will host the two-day event, OnBlackheath, which will feature pop-up food stands, culinary stage demonstrations and samples.
Chef Gizzi Erskine will head the “chefs’ club”, which will see restaurateurs Simon Hulstone, Richard Bainbridge and The Smokehouse’s Neil Rankin showcase their cooking skills.’