'...we were invited to a village in Dorset, and went down through teeming rain to the tiny hall where seats were set out in a shallow semi-circle facing a low platform with two chairs, a guitar, several kinds of accordion, a drum and a small lyre.
There were readings with music from Vita Sackville-West's poem, The Land. The audience was held enthralled for an hour and a half by this compelling recreation of country life a generation ago. The programme noted the poem's "unsentimental absorption with the unending conflict and collaboration between man and earth - a relationship whose imbalance has become of great concern to 21st-century mankind".
There were smiles of recognition from listening farmers at the poem's sharp observation of scenes they themselves knew so well.'
John Vallins, The Guardian
We were most delighted that The Land travelled to the 2007 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington D.C. in June 2007 as one of the participants representing the best of Kent's culture and heritage for The Roots of Virginia Culture program.
The Land also travelled to venues England-wide in Autumn 2007 and Spring 2008.