Me & Betty
In Me and Betty Jim Woodland and Mike Bettison present the songs, history and ideas behind Jim Woodland’s 1987 album, 'Ghosts'. These songs, originally written and performed against a backdrop of the Miners’ Strike, the Falklands War and Margaret Thatcher were taken into communities festival, clubs and streets, all over the UK by the Fabulous Salami Brothers
The act was billed as feats of strength, skill and stupidity – which included juggling, illusion, escapology, fire-eating, stunts and sketches. Kids shows in the morning, workshops and street shows in the afternoon, concerts and ceilidh spots in the evening and late night cabaret until the early hours. These were heady days for those committed to the rigours of community arts and the subversive delights of political theatre and song.
If you were there these songs and stories will remind you. If you weren’t there, now’s your chance… ‘Me and Betty’.