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Welcome from the chair Festival highlights Routes The Village Venues Gâ€“Store Books, music, taxis Gâ€“Source Angels More TV, vicar? Putting the Great back into Britain by Don Letts Volunteers Trust Greenbelt Campaign: Just Peace Occupied with justice by Robert Cohen Partnerships
Music Talks Performing Arts Visual Arts Literature Worship Comedy Film Youth Children The Tank Unpigeonholeable Partners, Associates and Supporters Thank you
Welcome to the 38th Greenbelt Festival The week before Greenbelt is like the night before Christmas – without the tinsel, carols or endless TV ads featuring Twiggy. It’s the anticipation. A new Greenbelt! Then there’s the journey – the bank holiday getaway. Endless traffic jams, cramped coaches, trains giving up at Swindon and shuffling back to Paddington. Finally, DayGlo vests, grinning stewards, and Greenbelt. Today the build-up to the festival is all year. In the olden days August was spent slavishly refreshing the Greenbelt homepage, watching for news on the lineup. Now you can prepare weeks in advance and arrive at Greenbelt with an inkling on how to navigate the music, art, talks and comedy. Where is Candoco Dance Company performing? Will Lab Monkeys clash with Bob Holman? When are Idlewild playing? The festival is also developing beyond home territory to occasional gigs and tours, supporting Solas Festival, pilgrimages to Iona and Israel/ Palestine, campaigns, our website and email dispatches with news of artists and agitators, Trust Greenbelt, which is funding astonishing people and projects, and Angels – a heavenly host of Greenbelt supporters keeping in touch all year round. Find out more this weekend, book tickets for the 2012 festival, sign up as a volunteer, support our Just Peace campaign, donate to Trust Greenbelt, or become an Angel (become an Angel!) by visiting the G-Source. Backstage we remain grateful to hundreds of generous, skilful people who have worked hard all year creating your site, and curating fantastic content. The festival would be impossible without Racecourse managing director Edward Gillespie, whom we remain
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very thankful to; our partners Christian Aid, the Methodist Church and Church Times; our festival associates; all who volunteer; our friends in Cheltenham who welcome us here, and our superb office staff. I’m particularly grateful to Jenny Baker for her outstanding work this year as acting director, and would like to welcome Eleanor Mottram as programme coordinator, and Becky Smith as youth participation coordinator. We’re also thrilled to see our head of content Paul Northup appointed as the new Greenbelt director to start work in the autumn. Greenbelt inspires art and vocation. You can say it’s cliché or nostalgia, but for many – familiar with the festival or not – experiencing Greenbelt is a sort of homecoming. Home is a powerful motif. While many of us dream of home as a place of sanctuary, retreat, warmth and nostalgia, home can sometimes be a place of horror and nightmares, fractured relationships and hidden violence. We’re on the edge of breathtaking changes globally and in the UK. Huge shifts in the Middle East, famine, flood and the impact of global warming; and at home seismic change in welfare benefits, cuts in Legal Aid, assaults on pensioners and the “feckless” unemployed. In his book The Longing for Home, Frederick Buechner writes, “No matter how much the world shatters us to pieces, we carry inside us a vision of wholeness that we sense is our true home and that beckons to us.” Our 2011 theme Dreams Of Home offers a moment to explore those contrasting experiences of home, this vision of wholeness and our yearning for a sense of true home. Have a great Greenbelt!
Andy Turner, Greenbelt Festival chair
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Dreams of home: condiments by Hannah Broadway
Dreams of home: technology by Hannah Broadway — hannah-broadway-pictures.blogspot.com
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If you’re looking for a start to your weekend planning, let our head of content Paul Northup give a few pointers into a special weekend…
Mainstage if we build it, they will come
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In days of old, thousands of Greenbelters camped out at Mainstage each day. But gradually, those thousands dwindled, as it competed with so many other options. This year, we’re once again making Mainstage the place to be. There are all-age shows each lunchtime with Kawa Circus, IDMC Gospel Choir, and Fischy Music, and four cracking evenings of great live music, beginning on Friday, with a bill curated by Martyn Joseph, hosted by Whispering Bob Harris, and topped by the Bard of Barking, the inimitable Billy Bragg. Saturday is party night, with infectious grooves, jazz, hip-hop and ska all culminating in the genius of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly! Sunday is indie night, with Gordon Gano and Duke Special building towards the wonderful Idlewild. And Monday is a class act, from 16.00 on, with one of the strongest Mainstage bills we’ve ever assembled – Mavis Staples, The Unthanks, Ron Sexsmith, Kate Rusby and Iain Archer, with a special compere turn from Radio 2’s Simon Mayo. Add in Rob Bell on Mainstage on Saturday morning, and you’ll see why Greenbelt is about to fall back in love with Mainstage.
Operation Greenfield revelatory theatre from suburban Christian folk rock kids Little Bulb Theatre must be undercover Greenbelters, with their fantastical play Operation Greenfield – “a bizarre and visually fantastical exploration of music, faith and friendship” – surely written to be performed at our festival, after previous runs on the Edinburgh Fringe and in many other prestigious theatres. Any play featuring Christian folk rock and forest fruit squash is sure to appeal to our festivalgoers. So roll up, roll up, Stokely’s Annual Talent Competition is nigh. Featuring live music, the Total Theatre, Fringe First and Herald Angel award-winners Little Bulb Theatre capture the confusing, awkward and beautiful naïvety of adolescence. Monday 17.45 Big Top
Ben Moor, Coelacanth the best comic performer you’ve never heard of He’s acted in Knowing Me, Knowing You and The IT Crowd, written for Radio 4 and 7, and has contributed to The Idler, The Observer and The Guardian. So why haven’t you heard of him? Well, that’s because Ben Moor is a different kind of star. A self-effacing, gentle storyteller, Ben’s show, Coelacanth, is a tale of love, loneliness, tree climbing and a deeply oblivious fish, all delivered to live musical accompaniment from the Suns of the Tundra. Surreal. Wonderful. Make sure you take your seats for lyrical, poignant and intimate after-dark theatre. Saturday 21.30 and Sunday 21.30 The Playhouse
George Dillon’s The Gospel of St Matthew candlelit one-man theatre Inspired by a chance encounter with Bob Geldof, and written in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, George Dillon’s Jesus is not a gentle, meek and mild figure, but a contemporary raging “fighter for God”; angry at humanity but also human in his anger. Startling and challenging, and always true to the Gospel on which it is based, George Dillon has won praise from faith groups and those of no faith, and was nominated for The Stage’s Best Actor Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 2003. “The radical message has never sounded so revolutionary, straightforward, obvious and utterly sensible!” — The Scotsman
Declaration of Doubt with Peter Rollins and Rev Vince Anderson Peter Rollins, the innovator and founder of the Ikon community is now living in New York, where he’s formed a potent partnership with the Rev Vince Anderson. Rev Vince calls his music Dirty Gospel – reflecting his musical influences and theological perspective. He’s played a weekly show in NYC for 14 years now with his band The Love Choir (including members of Sufjan Stevens’ entourage). Together, Peter and Vince invite us to an evening of impassioned music and incendiary theology. Not for the faint-hearted, the show, with altar call, is a challenge to us all to embrace our doubts and ambiguities. Sunday 20.30 Big Top
Monday 20.00 The Playhouse
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Shedloads Spoken Word Showcase featuring some of the finest slam poets, rappers and freestyle MCs in the land It’s quite handy when a young lad grows up coming to Greenbelt and becomes the European Slam Poetry Champion. It means that, even though Harry Baker is only 19, we can build a Spoken Word Showcase around his reputation and talent. Alongside Harry, the session will feature freestyle rap from the irrepressible jazz genius Soweto Kinch, European MC Champion Jack Flash (from Extra Curricular), lyrical quirkiness and urban observations from Dizraeli (of Dizraeli and the Small Gods), Canadian performance poet El Gruer, and William Stopha (Hope for Robots). Expect verbal virtuosity, vowels and vernacular. Saturday 12.00 Big Top
Back to Back to the Future Voiceover Comic all-rounder Paul Kerensa brings his love (or is that obsession?) for Back to the Future to bear, in this one-off re-voicing of the film. As the proud owner of one of the world’s largest collections of Back to the Future memorabilia (including, apparently, a lifesize Delorean), Paul is well placed to re-narrate the film, giving it angles and nuance you never imagined possible. Of course, Back to the Future is rammed full of deeply important theological themes. We all know that, right? The main aim here, though, is to laugh with abandon. You’ll feel better for it. Saturday 19.45 Film
Jo Enright If Peter Kay thinks Jo Enright is one of the most naturally gifted comic talents he's ever seen, who are we to argue? Jo’s been seen on TV most recently with a starring role as Carol in BBC3’s Ideal, but it’s her award-winning live standup that will wow you at Greenbelt. Plus, she’ll be leading a comedy workshop for young people. Phew! Saturday 20.00 Hebron Sunday 16.00 The Shed
Don Letts DJ, filmmaker, artist and all-round Lord of Brit culture As the DJ credited with turning punks onto reggae, Don Letts adopted the DIY ethic in 1977, making his first film The Punk Rock Movie at London club The Roxy. He's directed over 300 music videos for artists like The Clash, Bob Marley and The Pogues, and his longform work includes 1999’s Grammy-winning Westway To The World. Currently a 6Music DJ, Don’s also touring again with Big Audio Dynamite. We’re privileged to give a platform to one of this country’s most important culture-makers. He’ll play a skanking Big Top DJ set and look back on the legacy of punk. Dub DJ set Sunday 14.30 Big Top 2Young4Punk (with Willie Williams) Sunday 17.00 Hebron
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Willie Williams Lumia Domestica Willie Williams realised at Greenbelt in the late 70s what he wanted to do, and, since then, he has gone on to become the world’s leading set and lighting designer, creating groundbreaking stage shows with U2 (from Zoo TV to the current 360° Claw), R.E.M., David Bowie, and The Rolling Stones. He’ll be speaking, as well as bringing his exhibition Lumia Domestica – demonstrating how beauty can be found in the most unlikely of places. He creates “light-paintings” – “live” hypnotic creations made by projecting light at everyday glassware and, as he says, “using them to make the aurora borealis”. The Man Behind the Curtain Saturday 18.30 Big Top with Don Letts, in 2Young4Punk Sunday 17.00 Hebron a talk about Lumia Domestica Monday 14.00 The Hub
Tortured under the Pinochet regime in Chile (as one of its main opponents) for giving medical care to dissidents, Sheila Cassidy has a pastoral reputation for unerring wisdom and honesty. She has faced the big issues of suffering and death head on, becoming a key voice in the hospice movement. It is perhaps surprising that, now well into her seventies, Sheila is reinterpreting and reworking her lifelong Catholic faith. In her new book, Confessions of a Lapsed Catholic, she writes of falling back in love with a God who is to be found everywhere and in everything...
Take one top gospel choir, add a “Dirty Gospel” singer from Brooklyn, mix in a heavily tattooed Lutheran pastor from Denver with the Jamaican-born chaplain to the speaker of the House of Commons… and add 15,000 people sharing the peace, breaking bread and drinking wine together. Curated by Martin Poole and the Beyond community in Brighton, this year’s Communion draws on the Jewish Festival of Shelters, and takes as its theme the idea of our being a pilgrim people on a journey. We gather, we pause, we praise; we come away changed.
With glockenspiels, horns, banjos, a melodica, a toy piano, and a bit of “foot-stomping mayhem”, welcome to Gungor. Formed around Michael and Lisa Gungor, the band emerged out of their Christian community in Denver, USA. Gungor’s new album, Beautiful Things, deconstructs Michael Gungor’s success on the Christian “circuit” in the States. Committed to making the connections between worship and social justice concrete, this is music as a euphoric, anthemic expression of the spiritual journey that starts to happen when we care for our communities and our world.
Saturday 14.00 Centaur
Sunday gather at 10.00, start at 10.30 Mainstage
Saturday 14.00 Big Top Lisa Gungor Acoustic set Saturday 20.00 Performance Cafe
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This Earthly Tent Martin Wilson This Earthly Tent is a photographic work commissioned by Greenbelt and created by Martin Wilson at the 2009 festival. The detail (left) shows that the piece is painstakingly created frame by frame on 35mm film. martinwilson.net
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The sheer amount of programming at Greenbelt can be daunting, and you will never see everything you want to see. But, if you want a starting point, we’ve got nine suggested timetables for nine different types of people here, helping you to get the most out of the festival, and delve a little deeper beneath the surface…
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Party with Mavis Staples at Mainstage Monday 21.30 Mainstage
Spend time in contemplation at Soul Space or Abide
Commune at the Sunday morning Communion Sunday 10.00 for 10.30 Mainstage
Catch a talk by someone you’ve never heard of at the Jerusalem talks venue
Relax with an act or two at the Performance Cafe as you feast on falafel
Inspirational Billy Bragg talks about his work with criminal justice charity Jail Guitar Doors Saturday 10.30 Big Top Put your questions to Traidcraft on going from Fairtrade to Flourishing Trade Sunday 16.00 The Tank
Mark Thomas’ Extreme Rambling show – a climactic must Monday 14.00 Big Top Brian McLaren will be addressing the issues too Saturday 09.30 Jerusalem
The Children's Society analyse the wellbeing of our children in their Good Childhood Conversation Monday 09.30 Workshops 1
The G-Source – filled with over sixty organisations committed to making a difference All weekend G-Source
Salim Shawamreh, who has had his house in East Jerusalem demolished four times Sunday 12.30 Galilee Ghada Karmi, a Palestinian academic and writer, based at the University of Exeter Monday 09.30 Bethlehem
The Greenbelt Campaigns Academy hosted by Christian Aid, CAFOD and Traidcraft Saturday, Sunday, Monday 15.30 Workshops 1
Glyn Secker, captain of the Jewish boat to Gaza last year Saturday 15.30 Hebron
The Kitchen venue, hosting a participatory programme of workshops All weekend Kitchen
Yonatan Shapira, former pilot in the Israeli Air Force and founder of Combatants for Peace Saturday 18.30, & Sunday 17.00 Jerusalem
Hang out at the Tiny Tea Tent
You’re itching for inspiration and agitation – to live more ethically, justly and creatively, to make an impact upon your community and your world. We’ve got plenty of things to get involved with and change your perspectives…
You’ve heard about our Just Peace campaign, and you want to know more. You want to find out about the “facts on the ground” in Israel/ Palestine, especially the daily situation for Palestinians living in the region…
Welcome, first-timers! Don’t be alarmed. Just pick a few things and get a feel for the shape of the festival – the venues, the types of programming on offer. And if you get stuck, don’t worry! Ask at the Info Booth by the Village Green, or in the Angel Lounge in G-Source; ask a steward or your fellow Greenbelters. Here’s a few things you should definitely try…
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And hidden gems like Arun Ghosh Saturday 15.00 Big Top and Martyn Joseph’s The Rising Sunday 12.30 and Monday 13.00 Centaur
Don Letts’ Dub DJ set Sunday 14.30 Big Top
Soak up moving melodies and insightful lyrics All weekend The Performance Cafe
Discover the newest and grimiest bands All weekend Underground
and talking about his favourite tracks with Billy Bragg and Simon Mayo Saturday 13.00 Centaur
Whispering Bob Harris compering mainstage... Friday night Mainstage
And what could be more experimental, edgy and exhilarating than the pyrotheology of Ikon Saturday 21.00 Big Top
Festival Communion with 15,000 people Sunday 10.00 for 10.30 Mainstage
All-age worship with a little extra mess in Messy Church Saturday & Monday 10.00 Messy Space
We like to think Jesus, the eternal outsider, would have felt at home at our Goth Eucharists Saturday 23.15 Underground & Sunday midnight Soul Space
Discover an array of creative and dynamic responses to faith in the Worship Co-operative All day, every day
Spend some time in silence with The Quakers Saturday 09.30 Hebron Monday 17.00 Workshops 2
Take this moment to connect to something, someone greater than yourself – whether through exuberant praise or silent moments of contemplation. Try something new, something innovative, and discover yourself in the Other…
You’re at the festival for music – to discover your new favourite band, or to revel in the back catalogue of the greats. We’ve got quite a spread for you, so get ready…
Full-powered Mainstage lineups, with four brilliant headliners and a massive Monday Friday to Monday Mainstage
And then buy all the talks you heard and those you didn’t on CD or MP3 in the G-Store
Pose your questions in hosted Q&A sessions to speakers like Jacqui Smith Friday 18.30 Hebron
Dig into the workshops programme for smallscale, fascinating things to blow your mind – everyday Workshops 1 and 2
Look into the Credit Crunch and its fall-out with a panel of top economics experts, including Channel 4's Faisal Islam Saturday 16.00 Centaur
Maurice Glasman shares his insights into community action, the Big Society and true citizenship Sunday 17.00 The Kitchen
Rob Bell brings us something dynamic & brilliant Saturday 10.30 Mainstage and 17.00 Jerusalem
You’re ready to have your preconceptions challenged, and your horizons expanded. We’ve got more than 100 talks and panels ready to do just that.
You can find full details for all these highlights in the listings page at the back of this Guide.
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Make sure to pop in and find out more about what our partners Christian Aid, the Methodist Church and Church Times are focusing on
Explore the concept of New Monasticism with a panel of leading emerging church thinkers Saturday 15.30 Galilee
And restock on wisdom for the whole year round with a book or two from G-Books and our recorded talks from the G-Store
Or just get chatting to new friends at the Tiny Tea Tent late at night…
If you’re looking for love, check out Christian Connection’s Lock and Key event Saturday 11.00 Jesus Arms
Learn to knit, or help others, with the silly folk at Woolly Thinking Saturday 17.00 The Hub
Check out the high-energy clowning and buffoonery of Le Navet Bete Monday 15.30 The Playhouse
Listen to Mark Pierson outline his thinking on curating worship Saturday 10.15 & Sunday 12.15 Worship Co-operative
Plug your congregations into social justice issues represented by organisations in G-Source
Or try a dance and movement workshop – Salsa, Nia dance, or Ashtanga yoga Various times, Hall of Fame or Village Green (depending on the weather) Wrestle with big issues we face where we live and work in discussion groups All weekend The Kitchen
Didn’t know you wanted to hear classical interpretations of Burmese folk songs? Well you do! Experience Mandalar Dreams Saturday 11.45 Performance Cafe
Take a Scriptorium workshop, and unlock your creativity with a bunch of new people All day everyday, Those Three Rooms
Although you’re here on your own, at Greenbelt you’re part of the festival family as soon as you step through the gates. So, get ready to make new friends…
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Helen Arney’s brilliant and slinky songs about science will take Greenbelt by storm Sunday 20.00 The Playhouse & Monday 15.30 Centaur
Glean a whole new world of worship ideas by hanging out at the Worship Co-operative
Brian McLaren’s talks include a radical rethink of our “Naked Spirituality” Sunday 18.30 Big Top & Christian identity in a multi-faith context Monday 09.30 Centaur
Looking for something new and different to make your Greenbelt memorable?
You’ve spent all year tending your flock, now it’s your turn to have a little spiritual refreshment; to head back into your church year with some new ideas and a spring in your step… Be sure to get to Operation Greenfield, a play about Christian teenagers that will chime with Greenbelters young and old Monday 17.45 Big Top
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The Village is our new area for children, families and all-ages, brought to you in association with the Children’s Society. Our head of content Paul Northup explains... Doing stuff all together – that’s Nan, Gramps, Dad, little Billy, Aunty Silvia and big sis’ – doesn’t happen much. Except perhaps at Christmas. And then only for a few moments; shoehorned between the present giving and then vegging in front of the TV. Shame that. Because, before David Cameron ever spun the phrase, Greenbelt knew that we’re all in this together – from the youngest to the oldest. Our Children’s Festival team has done a wonderful job over the last 10 years or so. What they’ve provided for families has played a large part in Greenbelt’s resurgence. We salute all those volunteers who have played their part. But something didn’t feel quite right. Although what we did worked in many ways, we began to wonder what it said about what we believe – about the family of God - and about what we think “festival” might mean. Surely our being together should be a shared experience? Especially when lots of our children have been in school or Sunday clubs all year, and holiday clubs throughout the summer. Surely we should do something different at Greenbelt? So, take a deep breath, listen for the drum roll: we’ve done it! We’ve reallocated all the resources we have historically ploughed into building the Children’s Festival,
added some more, and booked a brilliant programme for all-ages that runs from 09.00 right through to 21.00. We’ve called it The Village and we’ve recruited a big Children’s Support team, too – all on hand to support you and make sure you have a great time this year. There’s a full listing of what’s going on in The Village on pages xx–xx and there’ll be blackboards at all The Village venues with what’s going on written up. So what are we hoping? Well, we’re hoping you’ll get together in groups. That you’ll adopt a community mindset. Hillary Clinton once wrote about our upbringing: “It takes a village”. That’s why we’ve created one. And if this communal thing is a challenge – if you’ve come on your own with children, for instance, or if your partner has to hear every talk at the festival or they’ll go cold turkey (and remember, all Greenbelt talks are recorded) – then make sure you get along to our welcome sessions in Messy Space on Friday at 18.00 and 20.30. There’s also our opening night family ceilidh at 19.00, lead by Greenbelt legends, The Famous Potatoes. You’ll meet others in the same boat. You’ll make plans. You’ll laugh. You’ll relax. You’ll figure out how you can share things. Really. You will. This is festival. Because in the end, The Village gives you much more for much longer. It’s Greenbelt. Only smaller.
Turn the page for more about the The Village venues.
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Clustered around the The Village Green (the Arena as we used to call it), you’ll find venues providing a range of activities to suit every child of every age – from bookworms to party animals, from the crafty to the sporty – and all serving up that eclectic mix of performance, music, visual arts, literature and worship that makes Greenbelt special.
the village playhouse
the village screen
the village green
A brand new venue, showcasing performances for children and families throughout the day (as well as great comedy and solo theatre by night).
A dedicated indoor venue for kids – showing films, short films, TV favourites and cartoons from 08.30 until 19.00 each day. In association with the Children’s Society.
All the outdoor exuberance, crazy games, dance, circus skills and drumming workshops you’ve come to expect and more. In association with the Mothers’ Union.
make & take
all round the site
A brand new, semi-openair space, where you can make as much mess as you like and try stuff out without having to worry about tidying up. With allage worship, storytelling, craft, toys, sand, and... mess. In association with the Children’s Society.
A trinity of tents, packed with arty goodness. Workshops led by local practitioners, do-ityourself drop-in creations, and big stuff we make together, building up over the course of the festival. A must for all the family. In association with the Children’s Society.
And, if that’s not enough – there’s stuff for families all over the site! The Greenbelt Playground on the way down to the Mainstage. Quality family festival fun in the Mainstage lunchtime sessions. Late Night Village in Bethlehem, crazy games, silliness and special guests for 8-11s, which you can sign up for at the Friday night welcome sessions in Messy Space. (Ask about SEN support at those sessions too) . And, at the crossing point from Centre Course to Grandstand village, our Parent Support Venue, where you can bath your baby, heat up some food, and generally take the weight off.
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You have your favourite venues, but what excitement is lurking in the corners of Greenbelt, just waiting to be discovered? We thought we’d take the opportunity to explain some of the thinking behind some key venues, and explain the vibe to newcomers and frequent flyers alike...
Hot, loud and sweaty, Underground is Greenbelt’s home for alternative, hip-hop, urban, hard rock and metal bands; plus Meltdown Sessions and Fresh Talent. From 11am ‘til 11pm, a dazzling variety of music from a diverse array of bands. It’s also where you’ll find the Greenbelt club, ‘til late each night. And this year our Underground stage is moving literally underground, into a new home in the Grandstand.
A melting pot of ideas and inspiration, bringing our literature and visual arts programming under one roof. From talks and readings from writers, poets and artists, to workshops and panels - including Max’s bedroom and other Where the Wild Things Arerelated activities. Grab a drink from the Tiny Tea Tent next door and come on in – for the Big Read, the Photo Flash Swap, and to join our Wild Things rumpus!
High up in the Grandstand, overlooking the frenzied festival activity: a space where your soul can breathe. By day, somewhere you can come to take stock, reflect, and seek wisdom in silence – or by talking to one of our professional spiritual directors or counsellors. By night a series of meditative sessions and services, all led in the contemplative tradition. We believe you can’t have activism without the balance of reflection.
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Just Peace Tent
Ecology and spirituality come together in a meditative worship space. A simple, low-tech venue with a rolling programme of services and meditations designed to enable visitors to encounter God in creation. Gather round the fire bowl for storytelling and quiet after dark, or check out the neighbouring yurt from The World Community for Christian Meditations. It’s all about exploring our relationship with the created order and, through that, with our creator...
A brand new venue, our all-age friendly studio theatre space is sure to become a firm favourite. By day, theatre like Elmer the Elephant, storytellers, jugglers and street performers, magicians, puppets, singing and the inimitable Family Twist each tea-time. And then, as dusk falls, Greenbelt’s showcase venue for comedy and theatre, including Helen Arney, Ben Moor, Paul Kerensa and George Dillon’s The Gospel of St Matthew.
A venue full of some of the most important stories on Earth, in the shadow of a towering temporary wall. The organisations and people behind our Just Peace campaign (see p40) will be there. Packed with resources and people well-versed in the geopolitics of Israel/Palestine, the many speakers addressing the conflict as part of our main programme will also stop off through the weekend to answer questions…
The Jesus Arms
In association with Greenbelt Angels. Draped throughout with star-cloth and integrated with Nuts Cafe – for some of the best homemade organic grub on site – the Performance Cafe is many people’s favourite venue. Whether you hang out there all day or just pop in, it’s almost as intimate as your living room. Hear great artists in relaxed, acoustic mode, with classical music each day, music-related talks each morning, and a few surprises.
The Kitchen, where each Greenbelter is an activist and agitator, where we cook up plans together to change our communities, in conjunction with associates Church Urban Fund. This participative venue is about us all, together, grappling to work out hopeful responses to some of the most difficult issues in the places where we live – including homelessness and mental health.
Enjoy the great array of Bath Ales, beers and wines, and indulge in some excited festival chatter. With plenty of beer to last all weekend, it’s the place to catch up with long-lost friends and make some new ones. And this year, there’s entertainment, with conversations each afternoon, an acoustic evening session from 17.00, and laid-back DJs providing the perfect environment for your review of the day from 20.30. Venues | 21
Price. Quality. Ethics. Something has got to give. Or so they say. But we’re proving them wrong.
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T-shirts in the G-Store this year will cost the same as in 2008. And we’ve got more festival souvenirs for less than a fiver than ever before. We’ve got a new t-shirt supplier and printer on board. The sizes, colours and finishing are the best yet. Most importantly, we’re keeping our commitment to ethical produce. As well as organic cotton, this year’s festival clothing is printed organically. And we’ve got a new campaign t-shirt, Made in Palestine, actually made by the Palestinian people we’re standing in solidarity with. And we’re selling bags manufactured by Remnants, a Trust Greenbelt supported project which builds community in one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the UK. We’re ensuring more of the money you spend makes a difference. Remember, buying a cuddly toy or trendy tee isn’t just about getting a souvenir. Any profit made is ploughed back into Greenbelt to ensure the festival continues to grow. And if you get back home, and regret not getting a hoodie, fear not. By the end of September, Greenbelt merchandise will be available on our website.
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Whether you want to restock your bookshelf for the year ahead, or share a bit of Greenbelt with someone who couldn’t make it, G-Books is the place to go. With books by all your favourite speakers as well as a few other highlights, our friends at Church House Bookshop have gathered publications aplenty that will entertain, inspire and equip, as you take Greenbelt home. G-Books will also be hosting book signings throughout the weekend, so you can get that extra-special festival souvenir. And we’ve added some seating too. So take your time, have a browse and discover something new...
Once you’ve discovered that mindblowing, spine-tingling new band or singer-songwriter, G-Music is the place to go to make that music part of your collection. Run by Memralife, G-Music sells CDs and merchandise from bands and artists you’ll hear throughout the weekend as well as a few recommendations from the world of Contemporary Christian Music. G-Music also hosts special performances and signings throughout the weekend, so make sure you pay a visit and see who is dropping in.
Greenbelt can be hard on the feet, with many miles notched up on your pedometer over the weekend. For a welcome break from all that healthy exercise, travel in style with our fleet of glamorous golf buggies and even more glamorous drivers. With stops all over the site, you’re sure to get where you need to go in no time at all, and for only £1 a journey. And, new for this year, the Taxi Loyalty Card – purchase these from the usual outlets or Taxi marshals for £5, and get six taxi rides for the price of five! Check out essential information at the front of the Daily Diary to find out more.
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G-Source is our home on site for charities, organisations and companies engaged in brilliant work locally and globally or offering you opportunities to try something new. Filled with more than 60 organisations, take a wander and fill your brain, get involved and broaden your horizons, and make this year’s Greenbelt the start of something special. G-Source also hosts the G-Stage, a space where you can enjoy a cup of tea and a cake from Prue’s legendary cafe, whilst hearing about the vital work of our exhibiting organisations. And it is also the home of the Angel Lounge, a luxury space for those most loyal supporters, the Greenbelt Angels. Why not join up and come on in?
A Rocha Eco-Congregation arocha.org.uk/ecocongregation Affirming Catholicism affirmingcatholicism.org.uk Amnesty International Gloucester and Cheltenham Group gloucester.amnesty.org.uk Amos Trust amostrust.org Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals (ASWA) aswa.org.uk Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA UK) bike.org.uk/cma/ Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) csw.org.uk Christians in Science cis.org.uk Church Army churcharmy.org.uk Church Mission Society (CMS) cms.org.uk Depaul UK depauluk.org Education for Ministry (EfM) efmuk.org.uk edukid edukid.org.uk Emthonjeni Trust emthonjeni-trust.org.uk Festive festive.org.uk Friends of Wumenu Community Farm friendsofwumenufarm.org Health and Hope, Partner of Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) healthandhope.org Health Poverty Action healthpovertyaction.org Housing Justice housingjustice.org.uk International Justice Mission ijmuk.org King’s Theological College kbctc.org L’Arche larche.org.uk Livability communitymission.org.uk Medair UK medair.org Mission Direct missiondirect.org
Modern Church modernchurch.org.uk Mothers’ Union themothersunion.org Network of Christian Peace Organisations ncpo.org.uk Open Doors UK and Ireland opendoorsuk.org PCN Britain and Inclusive Church pcnbritain.org.uk Penhurst Retreat Centre Charitable Trust penhurst.org.uk Reform Magazine reform-magazine.co.uk Retreat Association retreats.org.uk Roots for Churches Ltd rootsontheweb.com Servants to Asia’s Urban Poor servantsasia.org SPEAK Network speak.org.uk Student Christian Movement movement.org.uk The Boaz Trust boaztrust.org.uk The Landirani Trust landirani.org The Society for Independent Christian Ministry sicm.eu the2:67project the267project.com Third Order of the Society of St Francis tssf.org.uk Twelvebaskets & Codec Durham University twelvebaskets.co.uk UNICEF UK unicef.org.uk Urban Expression urbanexpression.org.uk Veritasse veritasse.co.uk WATCH (Women and the Church) womenandthechurch.org Youth With A Mission England ywamengland.com
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Make this the year you pledge to keep Greenbelt going, and send a message home while you’re at it...
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While you’re having a fantastic time dreaming of home at Greenbelt, we thought you might like to send a postcard back to your friends and family – to let them know what you’ve been up to, and to make that connection with the home you’ll soon be returning to. You should have found your postcards inside this Festival Guide; a gift from Greenbelt with images of the people and places that make it a festival like no other. Once you’ve written your message home, head to the Angel Lounge in the G-Source where you can purchase a stamp and we’ll get them posted offsite. The Angel Lounge is where you’ll find our regular donors – affectionately known as “Greenbelt Angels”. These wonderful people contribute a massive 15% of Greenbelt’s income. This pays for things like lights, PA systems and portaloos, as well as Greenbelt’s Open Festival and concessionary rates, meaning the festival is available for as many people as possible. Ticket income doesn’t cover our costs, so it’s only through generous individuals and families that Greenbelt can continue to provide creative inspiration and be a spiritual resource to thousands of people each year. But being an Angel isn’t just about the money. If you start giving regularly to Greenbelt, you’ll receive a special magazine called Wing & A Prayer three times a year, packed with news, articles and reviews. You’ll also get access to the exclusive Angel Lounge where you can read the papers and charge your mobile phone for free. So if you want to join Greenbelt as our support act, fill in the last postcard of the set and drop it into the Angel Lounge in G-Source. Even £5 a month would be a tremendous help. Alternatively, you can sign up via our website any time of the year: greenbelt.org.uk/angels. If you’re one of those people who keep meaning to sign up, then this really is the year. Rising costs are challenging festivals around the country, so if you want to ensure Greenbelt is around for generations to come, please sign up this weekend at the Angel Lounge.
We tried imagining what Greenbelt would be like without our Angels. It didn’t bear thinking about… Pledge as little as £5 a month today, join the throng, and be our heroes!
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Untitled by Mr Penfold — www.penetpaper.com
Untitled (Fukushima Series III) by Phill Hopkins — www.phill-hopkins.co.uk Phill Hopkins is showing “Place” in the exhibition “Angels of the North” in Those Three Rooms during the festival
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“I just passed Rev filming near Mainstage!” tweeted many a Greenbelter last summer, when Tom Hollander joined James Wood, his series co-creator, at the festival. Twelve months on, with the team hard at work on series two, we caught up with the pair in a break from filming to find out how it’s been going since Greenbelt 2010…
First of all, a huge congratulations on winning a BAFTA. Thanks. Writing about an inner-city vicar might be seen as quite a niche interest for a sitcom. What inspired you to write about that, rather than something that might be considered by broadcasters as more accessible? The initial spark came from a newspaper article about a London priest with a parish full of wealthy, influential parishioners. They were all courting this priest in order to try and get their kids into his highly-regarded Church of England school. (A version of that became the plot for episode one.) But as we spent more and more time with various (and varied) priests – and we got to understand the extraordinary nature of their days in more detail – the idea and ambition for the series soon broadened, to become a comedy that hopefully reflects the daily ups and downs of what it’s like to run an urban parish. The Church is such an ancient, well-established part of our national culture – and comedies about clerics have such a long-established heritage in books and on TV – that it never seemed niche to us. I don’t think we ever questioned whether the show would be accessible. We just assumed it would be if it was done well and with heart. How did you do your research? You mentioned a bunch of vicars who helped you with the ideas and the material, but in the end the writing was so nuanced and subtle – surely it’s an inside job? You’ve got us. James Wood is actually a front for a consortium of writers that includes Dr Rowan Williams, The Right Rev Peter Broadbent, Christopher Hitchens and Lenny Henry, who meet once a week in a room above a pub on the Hackney Road. Why do you think it achieved such mass appeal? Well, with two million viewers on BBC2 we don’t have mass appeal compared to something like Transformers. Or Downton Abbey. But you’re right to say it has been well received. [I think it achieved mass appeal] perhaps because people are interested in questions of faith and in spiritual aspects of life that aren’t that often tackled by TV. Or when TV does overtly tackle Christianity it can sometimes be in quite serious – even turgid – programming (we all know the sort of thing).
The fact that we tackle the church in funny, easily digestible thirty-minute chunks with jokes and some fun characters – and with great actors – makes us probably more approachable for a wider audience than a “serious” programme on Christianity. Also Rev Adam is a very human figure. A man capable – despite his best endeavours and vocation – of being lazy, slothful, greedy, jealous and angry… just like the rest of us. That’s what’s given us broad appeal, I think people can relate to the character of the well-intentioned vicar, full of human frailties. How did you persuade the BBC to take it on? How did you pitch it to them? We did our homework. We worked out the characters and some stories. Then we went with our ace producer Kenton to see the head of comedy at the BBC and we told her all about it with enthusiasm. She said “Okay, write a script”. So we did. And she liked it. So then we made the series. [Just the] right collection of talent – with the right idea – at the right time. What was your experience of bringing Rev to Greenbelt last year? Did it feel like “coming home”? Is there a sense in which Greenbelt is your audience? We loved Greenbelt last year. We shall never forget seeing a long line of people queueing up to watch us talk self-regarding bollocks in a tent. The reception we got during our talk was incredible. And we’re extremely grateful for everyone’s support and enthusiasm for the show. So yes; clearly, the lovely Greenbelt crowd are very much our audience. Can you let us in on anything new that will be happening in the new series? Might Greenbelt feature at all? There was early talk of Greenbelt possibly featuring briefly in series two and we shot some things to make that possible. But that particular storyline evolved in a different direction eventually. Depending on the edit, Greenbelt may well get a mention or two – we’ll see. Otherwise I can tell you that everyone is back for series two – and there are some new additions – that may or may not include a new curate, a (fictional) Bishop of London, a ghost and the Archdeacon’s boyfriend.
The second series of Rev will premiere on the BBC later this year.
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Putting the Great back into Britain We asked filmmaker Don Letts to dream a little about home, and how London has changed since his days DJing for punks in the late 70s... 32â€‚ |â€‚ Greenbelt 2011
“London is the place for me.” Lord Kitchener
For many people living in London, next year’s all about the Olympics – something I couldn’t give a s*** about. I’ll be thinking about the fact that it’s also the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence from British rule. Funny things, anniversaries, as they’re quite often a pause for thought, a moment for reflecting on where we’ve been and where we’re going. I’m what you’d call a first-generation, British-born black – a term that rolls off the tongue in the 21st century, but back in the day, this was a really confusing concept. Truth be told, for a large part of the sixties and early seventies, we were running around like headless chickens, a lost tribe if you will. In our confused quest to find an identity, we looked to Jamaica, the land of our parents. We looked to America – the style of the Black Panthers with a James Brown soundtrack was particularly attractive! But we soon realised that there was no blueprint for this social experiment. We were missing something that really wouldn’t begin to make sense ‘til the late eighties, with Soul II Soul providing the soundtrack. And that, my friend, was the very duality of our existence and the possibilities of multiculturalism. No longer defined by our colour, and armed with this realisation, we came into our own, creating a new identity in the process. I guess I began to realise the potential of multicultural diversity during my years attending the Notting Hill Carnival, riots and all. Carnival itself was created to heal the wounds created by the race riots of ’58 and was a celebration aimed at uniting the people with culture. In 1959, just a few hundred people partied at the very first Carnival; half a century later it’s become the biggest street party in Europe, attracting over a million people. Over its fifty-year history, Carnival has been a sort of cultural barometer for the ups and downs of multiculturalism, while reflecting our part in creating a new British identity. Nowadays, you could easily be fooled into thinking that a lot of the struggles I went through as a first-generation British black seem won. But the reality is that they haven’t gone away, just relocated – the names and places have just been changed to persecute the new
“Fings Ain’t Wot They Used To Be” Max Bygraves
immigrants. I mean, there are still parts of the United Kingdom that might as well be in the fifties, but let’s get back to where I’m from. Now this cultural exchange was very much a two-way street, as British culture was also playing a massive role shaping who I was. This all seemed to come together during my time as DJ at London’s first punk rock club – the Roxy – back in 1977. It was so early in the scene that there were no punk records to play, so I played what I liked – dub reggae – between acts like The Clash and The Slits. The punks obviously liked the basslines, the anti-establishment vibe and the fact that the lyrics had a musical reportage quality, dealing with things like “How we gonna live?” and, furthermore, “How we gonna do it together?” They didn’t mind the weed either! We’re talking serious cultural exchange here. Out of this cultural chemistry came the punky reggae party, and I began to realise that it was understanding our differences that brought us closer together, not by all trying to be the same. As punk progressed, it was really empowering for me to see elements of my culture having a direct effect on my white mates, as demonstrated by the likes of The Clash, The Slits or Public Image. It showed that I had something to bring to the party. And what did I get out of it? Well, I picked up on punk attitude, with its DIY ethos, to re-invent myself as Don Letts, the filmmaker. So as we approach 2012 and the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence I’ll be reflecting on the input we and all immigrants have made, because it’s this influx that has put the Great back in Britain. Ironic, isn’t it, how Jamaica – an island that spent all that time in the throes of colonialism – has now culturally colonised the UK and changed the very identity of what it means to be British? I mean, let’s face it – hanging on to an island mentality isn’t going anywhere. Furthermore, I believe that it’s the creativity that comes out of this multicultural mix that makes London swing. As for my part in the process, I’m still DJing nationally and internationally, I’m still playing dub reggae, and still using culture to unite the people and nice up the dance. Don Letts DJs in the Big Top, Sunday 14.30 and talks on Sunday 17.00 Hebron
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Dreams of home: cups by Hannah Broadway
Dreams of home: houses by Hannah Broadway — hannah-broadway-pictures.blogspot.com
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Greenbelt is supported by a host of around 1,600 volunteers who give up their time and use their skills and experience to make the festival happen. You’ll see lots of volunteers all over the site this weekend… But there are volunteers that you won’t see too – some are behind the scenes checking that everything is running smoothly, and some will have spent many hours planning and preparing through the year to make sure Greenbelt feels like home. A huge thank you, and welcome home, to each and every one of them.
365 / Access / Box Office / Campsite / Children’s Team / Comedy / Communion / Contributors’ Liaison / Control Room / Counselling / Drivers / Early Birds / Event Safety / Festival Guide Sales / Film / Finance / Fire Crew / G-Source / Information / Jesus Arms / Literature / Media Capture / Medics / Music / Noise / Office Administration / Performing Arts / Photographers / Programming / Shop / Site Crew / Site Vibing / Stewards / Sustainability / Talks Recording & Duplication / Talks Sales / Tank Internet Cafe / Taxis / Trustees / Venue Management / Visual Arts / Volunteer Support / Website / Worship & Spirituality / Youth Find out more about how you can get involved at www.greenbelt.org.uk/volunteer
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Pass it on…. Greenbelt has experienced the generosity of so many thousands of people over the years and, as a festival, we know that this generous spirit must be passed on to others. Trust Greenbelt is our way of giving back, funding local and global initiatives that find ways of combining faith, justice and the arts – in their broadest sense. Your contribution at the Sunday morning Communion service is distributed in small- and medium-sized grants that will liberate creativity in the face of exclusion, exploitation and injustice – so dig as deep as you can!
For more information about all the great projects that Trust Greenbelt has funded and to find out how you might be able to apply: www.greenbelt.org.uk/about/trust
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Bait Al Thaqafa
The Glad Cafe
CAST is actor/director David Morrissey’s charity, developed to make creative opportunity available to all in the same way that drama helped transform his own life as a teenager. CAST is a politically impartial organisation whose purpose is to bring creative skills and new learning to areas that have no access to such opportunities. CAST provides courses for teachers, which transform classrooms into inspirational creative playgrounds of learning. There are also youth projects which give children the opportunity to work with some of the best artists from music, drama, design, movement and filmmaking to find their creative voice. There are approximately 450,000 refugees in Lebanon living in official camps and a large number of unofficial “Gatherings” – residential areas where Palestinians may have been living for up to 60 years but are under the threat of having their homes bulldozed at a moment’s notice. CAST is the only NGO working in the Gatherings in southern Lebanon, running a project with UNRWA (the UN Relief and Works Agency) who are tasked with the health, social and educational needs of the Palestinian refugees. CAST’s work was recently described by the British Embassy in Beirut as a “leading light” in refugee work in the region. CAST received funding from Trust Greenbelt towards a film project working with young Palestinian teenagers. The grant was used to buy cameras that will be left in the community and to teach these students how to film their own stories. creativeartstrust.org Friday 19.30 Village Screen
Children in the Gaza Strip have been affected by violent conflict physically, psychologically and socioeconomically. With half of the 1.4 million people in Gaza being under the age of 18, Bait al Thaqafa aim to support the population of the region and to reduce the impact of conflict upon these children. Located within Khan Younis, a refugee camp of more than 200,000 people, the project gives children and young people access to basic educational and recreational opportunities, fostering essential life skills to enable them to cope with the effects of conflict through communication and nonviolence. Greenbelt has supported Bait al Thaqafa through Christian Aid for three years, enabling children, through education and the arts, to be active in rebuilding communities and creating a more positive future. greenbelt.org.uk/bait-al-thaqafa
“At present our space is an empty industrial shell, which we will transform over the next few months into a great cutting edge cafe venue on the south side of Glasgow. The Glad Cafe will provide a much needed venue where local musicians will have a chance to showcase their talents on their own turf, with the programme and the menu reflecting the local community – which is the most diverse in Scotland. Eventually we’ll put our profits into providing affordable music lessons for local young people. Thanks to a grant from Trust Greenbelt towards our all-important PA and lighting, local young and aspiring musicians will really benefit from performing at our venue.” Rachel Smillie – business manager, Glad Cafe thegladcafe.co.uk
The Lounge & The Green Room A creative hub for the artistic community in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, which aims to challenge and heal discord. The Lounge represents hope, light and creativity within adversity. The Green Room provides a relaxed environment where experimental fringe theatre pieces are showcased, promoting unity and respect. With a grant from Trust Greenbelt these events have been enabled to continue, with collaborative links being developed with other local arts organisations. “The arts have a unique place in the world as a universal language for the communication of the human heart … I believe this work will instigate a powerful healing process, through the inevitable empathy that takes place when artists come together to create a unique event” Paterson Joseph - actor
Speak Network Gertruida Baartman is a single mother from South Africa. She works for a farm that supplies Tesco supermarkets in the UK, picking pesticide-treated pears, apples and apricots with her bare hands for 38 pence an hour, ten hours a day. She does not receive a living wage, and often struggles to provide her family with food, despite working long shifts. SPEAK is a network of students and young adults who pray and campaign on issues of global justice. Trust Greenbelt helped to fund the Unfinished Business MP3 petition, calling for UK companies operating abroad to be held accountable for any wrongdoing. The campaign aims to discourage and ultimately prevent abuse of workers, human rights offences against local populations and environmental destruction. Meet SPEAK and record your MP3 message for justice here at Greenbelt in G-Source. speak.org.uk
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Just Peace. Not just yet. Greenbelt doesn’t really do campaigns, preferring to listen, watch, learn, and be attentive. But there are some things about which we can’t keep quiet. So, over the years Greenbelt – in collaboration with our partners – has shouted out about debt cancellation, climate change, trade justice, the church’s treatment of gay people, and so on. Most recently, we have focused our attention on raising awareness among Greenbelters about the structural and human rights injustices suffered by the Palestinians at the hands of the State of Israel. Now, with Palestine increasingly on the world agenda – whether attempting to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, the release of the Freedom for Palestine single, or the UN vote to recognise Palestine as a member state – it might be tempting to think that our work is done. But we know this is far from true. So our attention to the Holy Land and its peoples will not wane, with a range of brilliant speakers this festival shedding light on the Israel/Palestine conflict –Israelis like Yonatan Shapira and Glyn Secker, UK-based Palestinian academic Ghada Karmi, East Jerusalem
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resident Salim Shawamreh and Palestinian Christian Suad Younan. Besides great speakers, there will be: a screening of the Tipping Point film Budrus; Horija Palestine, showcasing great artistic expression from the region; poet and storyteller Jan Pickard Sutch; and a panel drawing together as many of these guests as possible on Monday – Slouching Towards Bethlehem. And, of course, there is Mark Thomas’ incredible show Extreme Rambling – powerfully epitomising how arts, faith and justice issues can come together with amazing effect. Whether Greenbelt’s Israel/Palestine focus has left you cold, passed you by, confused or angered you, or stirred you to action, then we urge you to go to Mark’s show in the Big Top. It is essential viewing. In addition to all this programming, we’ll have our campaign team’s Just Peace tent right at the heart of Centre Course, in the shadow of our very own representation of the Separation Wall, and home to the Rediscovering Palestine network – with all the resources and information to help you go deeper into the issues, or to signpost you to organisations and websites to help you get involved. For more details of Israel/Palestine programming, see the Peacemaker route on page 13.
Occupied with justice Greenbelt goes to the Holy Land
In June, a group of Greenbelters joined together for a trip to Israel/Palestine organised by the Amos Trust. Robert Cohen reports on what they discovered. Zoughbi Zoughbi, the founder and director of the Wi’am Palestinian Conflict Resolution Centre, offers us all sweet tea in small glasses and, thankfully, fills us with some much-needed hope. “Having hope,” he says, “is a form of nonviolent struggle. And it keeps us sane!” Zoughbi is a big man with an over-sized heart to match his over-sized frame. “I am against the system, not against the Israelis. All are created in the image of God.” Wi’am’s modest offices in Bethlehem are overlooked by a stretch of the Separation Wall eight metres high. The Wall is a constant reminder of a conflict that not only needs peace, but justice and reconciliation too. Zoughbi believes the times are changing, though. He puts his faith in the energy of ordinary people and “civil society”. “We used to ask each other ‘what faction do you belong to?’” says Zoughbi, “‘PLO, Popular Front, Hamas?’ Now we just ask, ‘are you on Facebook?’” Our group of twenty were in the Holy Land thanks to Amos Trust and their Christian, Jewish and Muslim partners in Israel/Palestine. This was certainly not a traditional Christian pilgrimage to see the Holy sites. We were here on a different kind of pilgrimage and to see for ourselves the reality of the “facts on the ground” in year 44 of the Israeli Occupation. We soon discovered that this is the “Holy Land” in name only. In practice, it is the land of checkpoints, of house demolitions, of divided villages, of segregated roads, of water expropriation, of ever-expanding Jewish Settlements. The place I first learnt of in children’s Bible stories has become the thoroughly compromised Promised Land. One morning we leave our beds at 4.30am to join hundreds of Palestinian workers queuing stoically to pass a checkpoint to get into Jerusalem. They line up along a narrow, barred passageway and then have to push and shove their way through a full-length turnstile that opens and closes at arbitrary intervals creating unnecessary rush and panic. To us, it seems to have little to do with maintaining security and much to do with creating a daily grind of indignity and humiliation.
The Separation Wall is a concrete canvas on which to spray-paint cries for justice and prayers for peace: “You stole our land but we are the criminals” “Build bridges not walls” “Once a human rights teacher was born here” “Free Palestine!” Some prayers work best as pictures. The graffiti artist Banksy has been to Bethlehem too and stencilled his peace dove wearing a bullet proof vest. In West Jerusalem we meet Mia from ICAHD (The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions). Mia, a secular Jew, leads us on a tour to explain what passes for planning and house-building regulations in the occupied territories. We see a poster that neatly sums up this bureaucratic aspect of oppression: “Kafka is alive and well and working for the Israeli Civil Administration”. For me, as the only Jew in our Group, Mia and her ICAHD colleagues are not just working as secular humanitarians, they are upholding all that is best in Jewish ethics and the teachings of the Hebrew Prophets. In Hebron, a real flashpoint between Jewish settlers and local Palestinians, we meet Kathy Kern of Christian Peacemaker Teams. Kathy takes us onto her rooftop to survey the streets and homes that have been abandoned by Palestinian families driven out by the ultranationalist Jewish settlers. Kathy appears worn down but determined to stand by, be a witness to and record the ongoing dispossession of her neighbours. We end our visit on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, if not walking, then certainly paddling in the footsteps of Jesus. We are reminded that this is the spot where he blessed the peacemakers and, following the crucifixion, where he appeared to his despondent disciples to give them renewed hope. It’s a timely moment of inspiration for us all as we end our pilgrimage and reflect on what small part we can play to bring a just peace to the Holy Land. Robert Cohen is now blogging on Israel/ Palestine and interfaith relations from a UK and progressive Jewish perspective. Google ‘Micah’s Paradigm Shift’ and sign up for email updates. Just Peace | 41
Partnership If Greenbelt is a home, then our partners, associates and sponsors are our neighbours – vital members of our community, providing support, inspiring us with their work, and leading us all to think about things in a different way. And if our partners are our neighbours, the festival weekend is us inviting them over to our place, to join in the party! Christian Aid have been working in partnership with Greenbelt for over 15 years, and we are deeply grateful for all they bring to the festival. Christian Aid work globally to eradicate the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. They provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes. We also welcome back the Methodist Church, the first denomination to partner with Greenbelt. As well as wanting to support a place where arts and spirituality meet, they see Greenbelt as a way to encourage and cultivate discipleship that is both life long, whole life and world changing. We are looking forward to all that they will bring to this year’s festival. Long-term associate Church Times have recently become our media partner and will also take over the running of G-Books on site – so do make sure you pay them a visit in G-Books. Church Times and Third Way sit under the banner of Hymns Ancient & Modern, who also publish books by well-known Greenbelt speakers. You can browse their vast selection all year round at chbookshop.co.uk.
Returning as an associate are Church Urban Fund, who work tirelessly to tackle poverty in England. This year we are delighted to welcome three new associate partners – we are proud to stand alongside BibleLands in their work with vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the Middle East, the Bible Society in their commitment to making the Bible available to all communities, and the Children’s Society in their desire to create a world where all children and young people are respected, valued and heard. Also supporting us in different ways around the site are Mothers’ Union, Yeomans, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Traidcraft and Livability. We are proud to be working with such fantastic organisations that embody Greenbelt’s values in so many different ways. Our partners are on site and available to chat over the course of the weekend. Our neighbours are your neighbours, so introduce yourselves and get acquainted!
You’ll find highlights from our partners’ venues in the Daily Diary
SWING BY FOR A CUPPA Relax with a drink and a snack at Christian Aid’s Climate Café.
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God in the everyday. God in the whole of your life. Highlights from the Methodists this year include: ĕſſ# ſ /#*$./ſ-/ſ*'' /$*)Đſ$)ſGolden Miller ĕſſſ+& ſ+-*"-(( ſ*!ſ/'&.Đſ+) '.ſ)ſ(*- ſ$)ſGalilee ĕſſ# ſFilm SchoolĐſ#*( ſ/*ſ-)ſ) 2ſ*$'ſ $ſ0-" -$ .ſ)ſ/# ſ ñ'(ſ.#**'ſ 3+ -$ ) We believe that Jesus isn’t just for Christmas, Sundays, Greenbelt or the Kingdom to come. He’s for the whole of you and the whole of life. So we’re offering you and your friends the chance to pour a cup of tea and experience a ‘class’ in the Methodist tradition to unpack this further. Drop in to Galilee to pick up your free ‘Classes’ pack.
Subscribe to the Church Times or Third Way for just and we’ll give you it straight back to spend on books!
For just £5, you can get 13 issues of the Church Times (normal price for a three-month sub, £20.80) or 5 issues of Third Way (normal price for a half-year sub, £24.75). In return, we’ll give you a £5 voucher to spend in G-Books, redeemable when you spend £25.
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Come and see us in G-Books, opposite the Grandstand, near the Tiny Tea tent:
or call us on 01603 785 911: email firstname.lastname@example.org Church Times is the official Greenbelt media partner
BibleLands Hope for displaced and disadvantaged people in the Middle East Visit our stand in g-source
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music. Bringing together the best music from the UK and further afield, our Music programme offers opportunities to see megastars up close and personal, and new acts on the brink of greatness – from the weird and wonderful to the honest and the heartfelt...
Mainstage, Centaur & Big Top Ahab Feted by this year’s Mainstage comperes Simon Mayo and Whispering Bob Harris, Ahab rocketed into prominence following their appearance at last year’s Cropredy, hosted by Fairport Convention. Not to be confused with the German doom metal band of the same name, the “folkflavoured country-rock band” Ahab take their self-confessed influences of Paul Simon, Nick Drake and Gram Parsons and combine them with British indie creativity to create an
impressive repertoire of crafted songs which have given them a reputation as a firm festival circuit favourite. Combining 12-string guitars, mandolins and percussion, swathed in four-piece harmonies, the north Londoners have already taken on a prestigious live session on BBC Radio 2, and are sure to win hearts at Greenbelt with their “terrific, blistering” live show. According to Simon Mayo, “Ahab is the real deal... topnotch UK Americana”. Not to be missed. Monday 15.45 Mainstage
Andy Hunter Andy blossomed from his early days as a sound engineer for Suede into a superstar DJ and producer. His music is hugely
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popular in the dance scene, attracting awards and placing in dance charts all over the world leading to high-profile live gigs with Tiësto, and a party hosted by Bill Gates. Andy’s tunes can also be heard in the games SSX 3 and Burnout: Revenge, and onscreen in the remake of The Italian Job. Important to Andy, though, is his Christian faith, which is ever-present through his work. His first album, Exodus, was inspired by the Bible, and he said of his EP Life that his songs are intended as “invocations and praises to God”. Monday 20.00 Big Top
Arun Ghosh Arun Ghosh fuses modern jazz with hip-hop, rock and Asian rhythms and ragas. This unique musical alchemy won over scores of fans at Greenbelt 2010, and Arun and his band are sure to gather even more admirers after a second Big Top set. Born in Calcutta, Arun grew up in Bolton and Manchester, eventually forming a band around his trademark clarinet in London. His debut album Northern Namaste was released in 2008 to widespread critical acclaim from musical luminaries like Gilles Peterson, who included the title track on one of his compilations. With a second album on the way, and a tour of his original score to the 1926 film The Adventures of Prince Achmed under his belt, Arun and band bring their thrillingly original sound to our music lineup, and are sure to set heart and mind racing on Saturday afternoon. Saturday 15.00 Big Top
Billy Bragg Billy Bragg has been at the forefront of politically engaged rock, roots and folk music since the early 80s, with his ongoing activism going hand-in-hand with classic British songwriting to make him an irresistible Greenbelt headliner.
Over the 80s and 90s, Bragg’s albums reached the Top Ten, whilst he also formed Red Wedge to campaign against the Thatcher government and campaigned for tactical voting and reform of the House of Lords. He has collaborated with everyone from the muchmissed Kirsty MacColl to Wilco, Less Than Jake and Kate Nash. In an interview, Bragg said: “My theory is this; I’m not a political songwriter. I’m an honest songwriter. I try and write honestly about what I see around me now.”
In recent years, Bragg’s activism has encompassed his pioneering organisation Jail Guitar Doors, which gives guitars to prisoners; campaigning against extremist politics, including those of the BNP, in his hometown of Barking and Dagenham; and campaigns for electoral reform and the rights of artists in a digital age. Friday 21.30 Mainstage
The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison See page xx Saturday 10.30 Big Top
The Rising: Songs of Home Special See page xx
Saturday 13.00 Centaur
Dizraeli and the Small Gods Dizraeli is an MC on a mission, uniting folk traditions and hip-hop attitude, with his “supernaturally talented” group of musicians, the Small Gods. Drawing inspiration from sea shanties and folk ballads, the debut album Engurland (City Shanties) was released in 2009, and the band were the toast of Glastonbury last year, as thousands were won over by their “melodic, unashamedly heartfelt reinvention of hip-hop”.
Dizraeli and the Small Gods
With viola, turntables, flute, steel-strung guitars, closeharmony singing, beatbox from World Female Beatbox Champion Bellatrix, all topped
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off by Dizraeli’s rap, they aim to bridge not only rural and urban worlds, but also the divide between heart and head. With Queen Elizabeth Hall gigs with Shlomo under their belt, they’re working on a collaboration with folk legend Chris Wood, and bring their “quite remarkable” live show (Venue magazine) to the Greenbelt Mainstage. Saturday 17.50 Mainstage
Dizraeli: Shedloads: Spoken Word Showcase Duke Special
Saturday 12.00 Big Top
Don Letts A world-class pioneer in film and music – with a career spanning from the heyday of punk to the present day – Don Letts has collaborated with the best, and been a trailblazer for whole generations of British talent.
Coming to notoriety in the late Seventies as the DJ of London club The Roxy, Letts played dub reggae to punks. He shot his first film The Punk Rock Movie in the club, and went on to work in film and music, directing documentaries and videos, and forming Big Audio Dynamite with Mick Jones from The Clash – huge through the Eighties, the band recently reformed to huge acclaim. His film work has been exhibited in galleries on both sides of the pond, and has been garlanded with awards, including a Grammy for his documentary The Clash: Westway To The World. He currently presents a weekly radio show on BBC 6Music, and still DJs nationally and internationally. Sunday 14.30 Big Top
Gentleman’s Dub Club
2young4punk See pxx. Sunday 17.00 Hebron
Duke Special Duke Special last played Greenbelt in 2009, with a triumphant headlining set, followed by an acoustic session in Last Orders, after which 52 | Greenbelt 2011
he went into the audience in Centaur, laid down and had a little sleep. He clearly feels at home at Greenbelt, and we’re happy to welcome him back. For newcomers to the Duke – oh boy, you’re in for a treat! Musically ambitious, pioneering and never afraid of an inspired experiment, Duke Special’s music combines some of the most hummable melodies, ladled with the Duke’s own vocals – unique, warm and unignorable. Since we last saw him, he’s provided the soundtrack to a memorable production of Mother Courage, released a fan-funded triple CD, presented a documentary on Ruby Murray on RTÉ in Ireland, and written songs inspired by an exhibition in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He’s been amassing stories since we saw him last – we’re excited to hear what he’s got to say. Sunday 20.15 Mainstage
The Rising See page xx Sunday 12.30 Centaur
[dweeb] And now, the end is near... Yes, it’s true, [dweeb] are going their separate ways, but not before rocking out at Greenbelt one final time. The irrepressible pop-punkers have been bringing more dance and electro elements into the jazzy, funky rock of their earlier releases, and nine years of [dweeb] have left frontman Tim Alford and band reflective about their time together – feeling “a sense of sadness, but of peace as well”. Their final single, My New Hero, is a parting shot against celebrity culture, pointing the way towards God instead – “in Jesus only are you loved without condition, not only if you are well known and adored by millions of people across the world”. With only a handful of gigs booked for the band following Greenbelt, this is the time to say
goodbye, and look forward to new beginnings... Friday 17.00 Mainstage Saturday 21.45 Underground
Youth Launch See page xx Friday 19.00 The Shed
Extra Curricular Extra Curricular are a ninepiece live hip-hop soul band, with three audaciously talented front people – MC Jack Flash, jazz singer Ruby Wood, and soulful Thabo Mkwananzi. Their show at Greenbelt 2010 was exceptionally impressive, and Underground could barely hold their talent, so we’re bringing them to Mainstage to see what they can do. Formed in Huddersfield, the band bring a lot of heart and soul to their music, featuring funky chops from the band, inspired lyrics from World Champion MC Jack Flash, knitted together with the melodic interplay of singers Wood and Mkwananzi. With a live horn section backing a rhythm section to die for, and turntables bringing a little hiphop twist, the Extra Curricular live experience is a party everyone is invited to. We’re certain you’ll be dancing in your flip-flops to this brilliant young band, who are clearly heading for something spectacular. Saturday 16.50 Mainstage
Jack Flash: Spoken Word Showcase See page xx Saturday 12.00 Big Top
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.
politics that original ska bands never shied away from, with stories told through bouncy rap. Live effects and a band of immense talent come together to make a memorable and mesmerising live experience, as captured on their debut EP and forthcoming first full studio album.
For The Hows And Whys – Get Cape’s 2010 self-titled album was a progression in his sound, bringing flavours of contributors Shy FX and Baaba Maal to Sam’s catchy, emotive pop. Sam is well known too for his witty, creative videos, including one featuring the unlikely figure of Adrian Chiles.
With a focus on making crowds of all age party like there’s no tomorrow, GDC gigs apparently often end in “a frenzied moshpit reminiscent of a mid-80s ska night”. We’re sure the ever-enthusiastic Greenbelt festivalgoers won’t disappoint this brilliant new band.
But there’s plenty more to Get Cape than just a pretty melody. Sam has been involved with campaigns for Oxfam and Love Music Hate Racism, organised the final gig at the much-missed London Astoria, and collaborated with Greenbelt favourites Billy Bragg and Shlomo, as well as Nitin Sawhney and Kate Nash.
Saturday 20.15 Mainstage
Gentleman’s Dub Club
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.
The name Gentleman’s Dub Club might suggest a rather upper-class appropriation of roots music, but don’t be too quick to leap to any conclusions.
Legendarily named after the solution to a puzzle in a Batman game on the ZX Spectrum, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. is a project built around the musical talents of Sam Duckworth, from Southend.
For Gentleman’s Dub Club are a nine-piece band from Leeds that combine dub, ska and roots reggae in an explosion of high energy, tight grooves and a heavyweight sound. Lyrically, the band take on some of the
With two successful albums under his belt – 2006’s The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager and 2008’s Searching
Sam’s talent, self-deprecation and innovation are plain to see – he’s one of those rare artists willing to put their neck on the line, creatively and ethically. Saturday 21.30 Mainstage
Gordon Gano and the Ryan Brothers An American music legend, we’re thrilled to welcome the restless, inspirational Gordon
Gano to Greenbelt, along with Brendan and Billy Ryan – the three having released the LP Under The Sun late in 2009. Gordon Gano’s name will forever be linked with the music he made with Violent Femmes, their debut album released in 1983 being a high-water mark for the developing post-punk, new wave scene. With their songs featured in places you might expect (Grosse Point Blank) and in places you might not (Sabrina The Teenage Witch), the threepiece band centred around Gano’s songwriting brought a disaffected punk attitude to acoustic music, defining teen angst whilst maintaining a healthy balance of experimental creativity and surprising lyrical imagery. Now, with the Ryan Brothers – themselves involved in soundtracks and bands around New York’s West Village – Under The Sun is a mature, playful album, featuring the trademark Gano touch. An inspiration to a swathe of bands from Arcade Fire to Gnarls Barkley, spend some time in the presence of a
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dynamic musical force, relevant, brilliant and undimmed. Sunday 19.00 Mainstage
The Rising See page xx Sunday 12.30 Centaur
Grace Petrie With bold and brilliant songwriting embracing both the personal and the political, Greenbelt newcomer Grace is happy to take on the establishment and fight for the rights of people ignored by those in power. It’s not a coincidence that she appears at Greenbelt on the same night as her personal hero Billy Bragg. And the feeling is mutual. Billy booked Grace for his Leftfield stage at Glastonbury 2010, where her set ended with her anti-Coalition anthem Farewell To Welfare. He commented afterwards: “you stole the f***ing show, sister!” and promptly booked her for 2011. Inspired by “love and loss, anger and activism”, Grace’s 2010 album Tell Me A Story has been featured by Socialist Worker and the Morning Star, and her video for Emily Davison Blues, a song about last year’s student demonstrations, was filmed outside Nick Clegg’s constituency office. Intelligent, perceptive and certain to make you think, we’re very excited to have Grace as part of our bill, bringing a new perspective on our turbulent times. Friday 17.55 Mainstage
Gungor With influences as wideranging as Sigur Rós, Muse and Sufjan Stevens, Gungor have referred to their sound as “liturgical post-rock”, based around banjos, glockenspiel, horns, strings, melodicas, a little “foot-stomping mayhem”, and Michael Gungor’s nowsignature toy piano. These are songs born of an honest journey of faith and a
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struggle with what should result from worship. “If leading worship is just about bringing a group of people into a room so we can get goosebumps and sing songs together, there’s not much value in that. But if leading worship is a means to an end, that we leave this place as a different kind of people, as part of a new humanity that God wants to create – the people that are caring for the widows and orphans, that aren’t bound by the systems of this world but becoming free, becoming fully engaged in our world – then that matters.” Saturday 14.00 Big Top
Lisa Gungor acoustic set See page xx Saturday 20.00 Performance Cafe
Iain Archer Longterm friend of the festival, Iain Archer is a songwriter of distinction, having worked with Snow Patrol, Fionn Regan and the various collaborators in Iain’s Tired Pony project. And, as his official biography points out, he is a writer interested in a sense of place. This sense is palpable throughout his most recent LP To The Pine Roots, where the geography and environment of songs like Frozen Northern Shores or Luke’s Point conjure imagery linked to a particular location. With a stripped-down feel, reminiscent of those of his earliest recordings, the LP featured vocal harmonies from his family, alongside harmoniums, autoharps and birdsong – a rustic, earthy combination. As we together consider the theme Dreams Of Home, it’s particularly fitting to welcome back Iain; not only as we hope he considers Greenbelt to be a particularly inspirational patch of earth, but also as a way for us all to be transported to somewhere new. Saturday 21.00 Performance Cafe Monday 16.45 Mainstage
The Rising See page xx Monday 12.30 Centaur
One of the favourite bands of legendary indie DJ Steve Lamacq, Idlewild have spent the years since their formation in 1995 honing their sound, building a reputation as a spectacular live band, and releasing six studio albums, including two UK Top 10 LPs.
Frequent Greenbelt visitor Nick Park knows a thing or two about what chimes with the public. So when he chose a song by Joe Rose as one of his Desert Island Discs last December, we were immediately interested in the talents of the man behind Plain Song – a tune now immortalised as Gromit’s dad’s chosen beachfront melody.
In 2010 the band took a little breather, with lead singer Roddy Woomble focusing for a time on his solo folk career. But now, for Greenbelt, they are returning with a full complement, and are ready to unleash their array of anthemic rock hits from the breadth of their career. The band have matured from their early, fizzy punk, swapping their discordant noise for something grander. Press quotes describing them as “the sound of a flight of stairs falling down a flight of stairs” (NME) were swapped for kinder, broader accolades, some dubbing them “the British REM”. With their self-released sixth album Post-Electric Blues delighting fans and reviewers alike, Idlewild’s back catalogue now contains a huge number of hits; you’re sure to be shocked by how many brilliant songs have been produced by this great band. We’ve been itching to have Idlewild play a set at Greenbelt for many years, we’re certain they’ll be as inspirational for newfound fans as they are for their hardcore followers. Sunday 21.30 Mainstage
Hope and Social The blue-jacketed chaps in Hope and Social have been described as “smash-your-head-into-the-wall brilliant” (Entertainment Weekly). We can’t recommend that sort of activity, but we do recommend getting along to see this “inspired, anthemic” group, described by the Independent as “one of the UK’s top five live bands”. Just leave those walls alone. Sunday 20.00 The Shed Sunday 22.00 Performance Cafe Monday 15.00 Mainstage
And so we’re thrilled to welcome Joe back to Greenbelt. His background as head chorister at Sheffield Cathedral, as well as his classical training on violin and piano, and time as frontman of the anthemic band The Guild, have combined in his solo material, full of traditional ballads with an epic twist. With lyrics rich in Biblical and literary imagery, Joe’s voice is well showcased by a band featuring his brother and sister, now dubbed Native and The Name. We’re certain that Joe will be a name we’ll be hearing a lot of in the future. Sunday 16.50 Mainstage
The Rising: Songs of Home Special See page xx Saturday 12.30 Centaur
Kate Rusby Bringing a contemporary coolness to English folk, Kate Rusby’s exquisite interpretations of traditional songs and her own finelywrought songwriting have allowed her to win over a mainstream audience. She was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, and has won four BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Her tenth album, Make The Light, was released at the end of 2010. It was her first album entirely composed of self-written songs, and was recorded with Rusby’s new touring band, drawn from the cream of Britain’s folk instrumentalists. Live, this band support Kate’s expressive and emotional voice – not to mention her engaging stage
Hope and Social
presence, full of Yorkshire wit – to treat audiences to a remarkable and uplifting concert experience; a brilliant addition to our Monday night lineup.
beats, and powerful gospel message, LZ7 have brought their self-described “noisy gospel” to schools, prisons and festivals across the UK and Europe.
Q Magazine said that “Folk music doesn’t get any cooler than Kate Rusby”, and you know, we’re rather inclined to agree.
2010 was a big year for LZ7, as it saw not only the release of their second album Light – which followed 2008’s Gasoline EP and their 2005 debut Ruckus – but also their first charting single. This Little Light made number 26 in the mainstream charts, and number 4 in the UK Indie Charts.
Monday 17.45 Mainstage
LZ7 In the early years of the 21st Century, the World Wide Message Tribe changed the game for streetwise Christian music in the UK. LZ7 emerged from the disbanded Tribe in 2005, built around the former Tribe man Lindz West. Employing a similarly explosive combination of rock, hip-hop
Still active in their communities as well as striding the biggest stages in the contemporary Christian scene, we’re thrilled to have them rock Mainstage this Greenbelt. Sunday 13.00 Big Top Sunday 16.00 Mainstage Sunday 20.00 The Shed
Listener With their unique musical style, dubbed Talk Music, Listener combine poetry and stomping rhythms to make an authentic, hollering noise to wake all of the American South. Building momentum with house tours throughout the US, eventually graduating to opening spots and headline dates, the constant in the rotating cast of Listener band members is vocalist Dan Smith, born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and currently located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dan started out making hip-hop, but the Talk Music style developed, with the help of his current partner-in-crime, bandmate Christin Nelson. Creating music that fizzes with energy and life, Listener bring a captivating stage presence
and fascinating spoken word stories which feel a million miles from the Cheltenham hills. Unpredictable, effusive and impassioned, the music that they make is poetic, gritty, and unlike anything you’ve heard before. Saturday 20.30 Underground Sunday 17.50 Mainstage
Martyn Joseph A regular fixture at Greenbelt over recent years with his songwriters’ circle The Rising, we should be careful not to take Martyn Joseph for granted. Martyn is a brilliant songwriter, with thirty years of experience in the live arena, beloved by peers, DJs and critics alike. There’s nothing predictable about a Martyn Joseph gig, with emotions running high –
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they can make you “laugh, cry, get you thinking or leave you reeling”. Above everything, Martyn’s dedication to the craft of songwriting is evident, with his five Top 50 hits bearing witness to the man’s talent. And with touring buddies like Ani DiFranco, Art Garfunkel and Jools Holland, he certainly finds himself in lofty company.
Martyn has curated our Friday night Mainstage lineup, and it’s being compered by Whispering Bob Harris, who said of Martyn’s songs that they have “outstanding lyrical intelligence”. We’re eternally grateful that he’s part of our Greenbelt family. Welcome home, Martyn. Friday 20.15 Mainstage
The Rising See page xx Sunday 12.30, Monday 12.30 Centaur
Rend Collective Experiment
Mavis Staples is a legend – a solo artist of renown, she has recorded albums in each of the past six decades, and as part of the groundbreaking family gospel group The Staple Singers, she shaped the soul sound of the late sixties and soundtracked the civil rights movement. Powerful, spiritual, and soulful, we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her performance close this year’s festival. Starting out in 1948 in the churches around Chicago, The Staple Singers featured a nine-year-old Mavis alongside her older sisters Cleotha, Pervis and Yvonne, and Roebuck “Pops” Staples, the patriarch of the family. She grew up with the band, recording with various labels during the 50s and early 60s; but it was with Epic and subsequently Stax Records that they recorded their greatest hits – Respect Yourself and I’ll Take You There. Her first solo album arrived at the end of the 60s; she has since recorded albums with Prince, Lucky Peterson, John Scofield
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and Ry Cooder, and her latest album was masterminded by Wilco mainman Jeff Tweedy. Vibrant, vital and joyful, the You Are Not Alone album looks back to Mavis’ career, but also – thrillingly – anticipates the brilliant work yet to come from this most special of Greenbelt headliners. Monday 21.30 Mainstage
Rend Collective Experiment Rend Collective Experiment aim to look beyond the technological connections of modern living, towards a more meaningful connection – “the yearning for authenticity, particularly on the complex journey of faith, has probably never been greater”. Not that they’re totally above technology. In a YouTube video much passed around the Greenbelt office, a full worship band is conjured on four iPhones. It’s this sort of leftfield thinking that make Rend Collective Experiment one of the most exciting faith-based bands in the UK – a constant playful tinkering with the boundaries of what we know as modern Christian music; a genuine – pardon the pun – Experiment. Their debut album Organic Family Hymnal emerged from musical sessions in pubs, uniting several local churches in an organic way, as the collective “searched after the heart of God”. With both the hymnal feel of the title, as well as more sweeping modern rock, these are songs created not to fulfil album deals, but to reflect the collective’s passage in the world, and beyond. We’re delighted they’re stopping off to see us on their journey. Saturday 16.00 Mainstage Saturday 20.00 The Shed
Worship set See pxx. Saturday 09.00 Big Top
The Rising Martyn Joseph’s The Rising is something of a Greenbelt institution. And that’s a good thing. Oh yes. It’s your chance to see some of the very best musicians onsite play solo and talk about their songs and craft in a relaxed setting. There are bar stools. But Val Doonican has never been a guest. Songs of Home Special A “Rising Special” with Simon Mayo asking Whispering Bob Harris and Billy Bragg about the songs that have influenced them most. Saturday 13.00 Centaur
Martyn Joseph hosts special guests Sunday, Monday 12.30 Centaur
Ron Sexsmith A singer-songwriter acclaimed by a galaxy of artists from Bob Dylan to Elton John, Chris Martin to Michael Bublé, for his insight into the human heart and, to paraphrase Elvis Costello, “a melodic purity unheard since the heyday of Paul McCartney”. With his new album Long Player Late Bloomer – the 11th in his career – receiving glowing notices, we’re thrilled to welcome Ron back to Greenbelt. The new album is another special collection of Sexsmith classics – songs so beautiful, well-crafted and timeless, they could have
been created by the singersongwriters that Ron idolised as he grew up, the Elton Johns and Joni Mitchells of this world. Hailing from Canada, his wrting nevertheless has an Anglophile sensibility, and he places himself in the crooner tradition of Harry Nilsson, Bing Crosby and Bill Withers. His songs have been covered by Rod Stewart, Michael Bublé, k.d. lang, Nick Lowe, and Feist, among others. Monday 19.00 Mainstage
The Rising See page xx Monday 12.30 Centaur
Show of Hands Known as England’s most successful acoustic-roots duo, Show of Hands have done it all on the folk scene. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winners in 2010, for both Best Group and Best Live Act, the duo of Steve Knightley and Phil Beer inspire a legion of devoted fans. Describing themselves as something of a “People’s Band – regularly voicing the hopes, fears and life stories of scores of people in song”, the band bring a special something to every performance they give, and we’re sure Greenbelt will be no exception. Touring with regular guest Miranda Sykes on double bass, the mix of Steve Knightley – described as “one of England’s greatest singer-songwriters” by Radio 2’s Mike Harding – and
multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer has proven to be a masterstroke in creating potent and impassioned music for fans and newcomers alike. The touring trio’s virtuosity encompasses unexpected instrumentation – using guitars, mandocello, fiddle, cuatro, viola and concertina – with a honed show guaranteed from the cream of the UK folk scene. Friday 19.00 Mainstage
Soweto Kinch One of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in the British jazz and hip-hop scenes, we’re thrilled to welcome back the multi-talented Soweto Kinch. An award-winning alto saxophonist and gifted MC, Soweto has been honoured with a long list of accolades in his career, including a Mercury Music Price nomination, two UMA Awards, and two MOBO Best Jazz Act awards. His skills as a hip hop MC and producer have also garnered him recognition, supporting KRS One and Ty, and being championed by Mos Def. He’s written scores for theatre and dance productions, curated the inner-city Birmingham festival The Flyover Show, and also recently appeared in the TV show Goldie’s Band: By Royal Appointment, mentoring young musicians towards a royal performance. A powerful and unique performer, a musical pioneer,
and someone deeply involved in providing solutions to societal problems, Soweto is – undoubtedly – the man. Saturday 19.00 Mainstage
Shedloads: Spoken Word Showcase Saturday 12.00 Big Top
The Unthanks Bittersweet delightfulness from Mercury Music Prize-nominated The Unthanks, formed around the core of Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank. Releasing their fourth album Last out this year to instant acclaim, matching even the response to their previous album Here’s The Tender Coming (MOJO Magazine Folk Album of the Year, and amongst the Guardian and Uncut Best Albums of 2009), we’re very happy to host the captivating Unthanks live show, full of entrancing harmonies and emotional tales of “love, loss, birth, death, brawls and booze”. With a folk-club upbringing present in the unaccompanied vocal interplay between the Unthank sisters, the band’s sound is rounded out by an eclectic mass of influences, from Miles Davis to Portishead. Both adventurous and traditional, we can’t wait to be transported to new and unfamiliar places by these most talented of musicians. Monday 20.15 Mainstage
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Performance Cafe In association with Greenbelt Angels
Andreas Sandlund Swedish songwriter Andreas Sandlund has released two albums which have garnered international acclaim, with the single Stay With Me getting radio play in the US. Faithfilled songs, driven by swirling pianos and inspirational lyrics; a captivating pause for thought amidst the festival rush. Monday 19.00 Performance Cafe
Atlum Schema Atlum Schema (aka Andy Mort) doesn’t do things by halves. His third studio album – One World Less – is released in a handcrafted wooden box containing four seasonal EPs and an original novel. A relentless innovator, expect layered guitars and keyboards, and soaring vocals. Friday 20.00 Performance Cafe
Beth Rowley has been adored by Greenbelters since her first performance here in 2005. Her rich, soulful voice is a wonderful complement to her songs, full of blues and gospel influence. She’s collaborated with Angelo Badalamenti and Burt Bacharach, now’s your chance to see her up close and personal.
After a long struggle to reconcile modern thought and his chapel childhood, Ewan is training for Christian ministry. He is half of the Nordic-inspired King/Cave Project, recently commissioned by the Bishop of London to create a jazz liturgy based on texts of the 17th century mystic, Thomas Traherne.
Sunday 21.00 Performance Cafe
Sunday 18.00 Performance Cafe
Spiritual pop from the Brazilian singer, whose second album A Prova Da Fé (The Proof Of Faith) speaks of the importance of her faith through her husband’s battle with cancer. Bringing church music roots together with bossa nova and samba music, this is music of perseverance, celebration and a little heavenly inspiration.
Who could turn down the humble delights of an honest folk trio? Formed around the talents of Derek Tinkleberry, Donald Cornfoot and Edmund Sidebottam, Folk On are unflinchingly honesty about the perils and pitfalls of rural life, with melodies as sweet as village fete jam. So why do people keep laughing at them?
Sunday 13.00 Performance Cafe
Saturday 13.45 Performance Cafe
Dei Gratia Baroque
Foreign Slippers, aka Gabi Fröden, makes music “of unnerving beauty”. Originally from Sweden, Gabi’s debut LP Farewell To The Old Ghosts contains stories of love, death and bad dreams, told through emotive, haunting melodies; uplifting lullabies nestling cheek by jowl with dynamic, playful pop.
See pxx. Sunday 15.30 Performance Cafe
Anna Elias and the Forlorn Hope
Last appearing at Greenbelt in 2008, Anna Elias and the Forlorn Hope aim for nothing less than “musical beauty”. Fronted by the “delicate and enchanting” (MOJO) voice of Anna herself, a perfect Performance Cafe experience – gentle, organic and fragile.
Returning to Greenbelt on the back of her third album Good Things Happen Over Coffee, we’re delighted to host the Dublin-born, Lancashire-raised, Nashville-dwelling Edwina Hayes, whose sweet voice and songwriting skill have won legions of fans, and filled the Royal Albert Hall twice.
Friday 19.00 Performance Cafe
Band of Hope Fighting off press descriptions like “big-hearted gospel pop” and “spiritual Americana”, Band of Hope prefer to describe their brand of folky, jazzy music as “just good songs played well”. A seven-piece band from distinctly un-American Wallingford, in Oxfordshire, we’re sure you will fall for their charms. Monday 20.00 Performance Cafe
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Monday 18.00 Performance Cafe
Eska Zimbabwe-born and Londonraised Eska has appeared at Greenbelt before, as a singer with Matthew Herbert’s Big Band. With a voice that’s jazzy, soulful and powerful, as featured on recordings with Zero 7 and The Cinematic Orchestra, Eska brings experimental tendencies into her songcraft, imbuing them with joy and celebration. Saturday 18.00 Performance Cafe
Sunday 13.45 Performance Cafe
Freddie Kofi British Gospel legend Freddie Kofi is in his 21st year in the music industry, releasing his newest album Liberty Rising this summer. Freddie is a BASCA songwriting awardwinner, and his new songs combine social commentary and a soulful sound, yielding 21st century uplifting anthem. Sunday 17.00 Performance Cafe
Gentry Morris The South Georgian native returns, bringing his beautiful acoustic tunes, filtered through time spent in Nashville and his new home of Northern Ireland.
Sharing stages with Juliet Turner, Iain Archer and more, Gentry’s is impassioned and emotive music. Monday 14.30 Performance Cafe
Hannah Atkins Hannah Atkins’ mastery of the loop station creates inspired combinations of guitars, violins, pianos and voice. A welcome returnee to the Performance Cafe, Hannah is also active with social justice projects, including several in her home town of Manchester, including Boaz Trust and Rhema Theatre. Sunday 19.00 Performance Cafe
Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies Developing alongside their work as a Spanish circus band, HBATRW are working on their second album of cabaret folk, to be released in the autumn. Amassing over 120 gigs in 2010, their workrate is prodigious, and with plans well underway for a new circus-based project, get ringside as they explore “love, faith and displacement”. Sunday 12.00 Performance Cafe
Jahaziel Jahaziel’s inspired hip-hop emerges from his heart for the gospel. With appearances on songs by Kirk Franklin, Daniel Bedingfield and Lemar, he has built a solid reputation as a go-to guy for innovative rap. A second album is on the way, so come and hear this pioneering and inspirational artist. Monday 16.00 Performance Cafe
Jason Carter Wielding his distinctive harp guitar, Jason Carter fuses world music and classical guitar. Travelling all over the world, he fosters cultural insight through his music, layering and looping fascinating arrangements – so that even Led Zep’s John Paul Jones wants to work with him. Unique. Friday 21.00 Performance Cafe
Jazz Morley Dorset-born Jazz Morley brings a soulful voice to her songwriting, having been shortlisted for the Shure Songwriting Award 2010. With live and studio performances for BBC Introducing, and the festival circuit beckoning. Jazz and her piano lead you through tales of heartbreaking affection and heartbroken frustration. Monday 17.00 Performance Cafe
Karen Grace With guitar and violin combining behind a warm, wistful voice, Karen Grace’s music creates a world “where Laura Marling crosses paths with Yann Tiersen”. She previously collaborated with Beth Rowley and Foreign Slippers at Greenbelt, and is working on her new album with Iain Archer.
Lisa Gungor Also gigging with her husband’s band Gungor at Greenbelt, Lisa is appearing in the Performance Cafe with some of the solo material she recorded on her album Canvas and EP From The Ground. Soulful, jazzy and spiritual, a more intimate side to the wonderful Gungor project. Saturday 20.00 Performance Cafe
Lobelia With her unmistakable voice and subtle guitar-playing Lobelia pens emotional, funny, poignant songs. Recently releasing a solo covers album of “songs I wish I’d written”, expect a few surprises, and her trademark attitude: “heart draped over her sleeve and tongue often planted firmly in cheek”. Sunday 14.30 Performance Cafe
Saturday 17.00 Performance Cafe
Lánre With songs from her debut solo album Pen Voyage Chapter One: Singing for Change, Lánre mixes acoustic soul with a storytelling influence from her Nigerian roots, and her background in Brit-gospel as a member of the award-winning GK Real. Soulful, delicate, powerful.
Luke Jackson Currently recording his debut EP, the young Canterburybased singer-songwriter has been feted by Martyn Joseph and Steve Knightley, as well as opening for Show of Hands. Experience beyond his years, and a performance of authentic, tender songcraft. Saturday 16.00 Performance Cafe
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Liam Blake Articulate, bittersweet storytelling, shot through with “a deep sense of romance”, pop-folk troubadour Liam is influenced by singersongwriters like Crosby, Stills and Nash and Joni Mitchell. With plaudits from Phill Jupitus – “achingly lovely” – prepare to swoon this summer. Monday 13.00 Performance Cafe
Miriam Jones and the Red Sea Miriam Jones – “a folk and roots Phil Spector” – is well known to Greenbelters, some of whom helped her fund her recent album Fire-Lives. Recorded at home with her band The Red Sea, Miriam has played mainstage at Cornbury Festival for two years running. Saturday 22.00 Performance Cafe
Musical Bridge Project See pxx. Saturday 11.45 Performance Cafe
Paul Bell Purveyor of “acoustic whimsy”, Paul’s songs feature subjects as diverse as “rising oceans, successful long-term relationships, and knitwear”. Unafraid of using humour as well as a catchy tune, he’ll be releasing his third album at this year’s festival. A witty and warm presence. Saturday 14.30 Performance Cafe
Peter and the Wulf Peter and the Wulf are, somewhat unsurprisingly, a man called Peter (guitars/ mandolin) and a man called Wulf (double bass). Add in fiddle player Jill, and you have a three-piece playing traditional English folk music, as heard in the folk clubs of Oxfordshire. Monday 13.45 Performance Cafe
Reilly “A signature blend of Americana and dueling violins”, Philadelphia’s Reilly seem genetically engineered to appeal to Greenbelters, with an energetic live show and passion for Jesus. With three albums under their belts, Reilly are a great festival band, treating Greenbelt to both acoustic and plugged-in sets. Monday 16.30 Underground Monday 21.00 Performance Cafe
Rob Halligan Combining award-winning acoustic roots/rock with lyrical themes of social justice, politics and religion, Rob has been gaining radio and TV exposure
for his latest album, The Perils The Grace And The Way, whilst also working with various international charities. An inspirational artist. Saturday 19.00 Performance Cafe
Saeed Hashemi See pxx. Monday 11.45 Performance Cafe
The Ronaldos Combining Hayseed Dixie with the Ukulele Orchestra, The Ronaldos are a quirky four-piece acoustic act, with double bass, guitar and banjo alongside “expensive harmonicas and inexpensive keyboards”. The Ronaldos bring a smile to your face and a skip to your step. Sunday 20.00 Performance Cafe
Two Men How many men do you think there are in Two Men? Wrong! There are five men in Two Men, all the way from the Czech Republic and inspired by The Frames, Dave Matthews Band and dEUS. They have performed all over their homeland and are currently touring their third album further afield. Friday 18.00 Performance Cafe
Yvonne Lyon With Whispering Bob Harris a confirmed fan, Scotland’s own Yvonne Lyon will be singing songs from her new album Ashes and Gold, which has been garnering five-star reviews. With a voice that can be both fragile and intense, her performances are emotive, combining poignant lyrics and strong, creative melodies. Saturday 15.15 Performance Cafe
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Underground Ad-Apt Ad-Apt – formerly of thebandwithnoname, and guest MC on countless cuts including hits by Bebe Vox and LZ7 – brings fresh hip-hop to Underground. A key part of TBWNN’s team that sold 33,000 albums worldwide, Ad-Apt’s solo material heralds the birth of a star MC. Sunday 20.45 Underground
Adrian Roye and the Exiles Combining folk and afro-beat – and even the occasional calypso sound – Adrian Roye and the Exiles bring emotive acoustic sounds and complex strings to enticing songwriting. Combining the political and the personal, in the tradition of writers like Tracy Chapman and Bill Withers, this is music to make hearts swoon! Monday 22.00 Underground
The Austin Francis Connection Having met running the Greenbelt hip-hop night, the AFC have turned into genuine festival heroes, with fans unable to get enough of AFC’s loopy audience involvement, unorthodox beatboxing and humorous lyrics. Describing themselves as “the Beastie Boys’ Gloucestershirebased cousins”, they’ve released their debut album The Album, this year. Sunday 19.45 Underground
Being Jo Francis The Liverpool-based threepiece Being Jo Francis bring to mind the emotive vocals and rhythmically complex sounds of Foals and Biffy Clyro, coupled with a meaty rock punch that marks out a band content to ignore scenes and find their own way. An exciting live act to keep on your radar. Monday 15.10 Underground
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Chasing Owls A hugely promising new band, Chasing Owls have already opened for Athlete, and received airplay on BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6Music. With a charming indiefolk sound that will appeal to fans of Mumford and Sons and Deacon Blue, the Edinburghbased band will warm your heart like a lovely duffle coat. Monday 15.50 Underground
Chip K Chip K, formerly of thebandwithnoname, here rolls out his debut solo EP – K Is For Kendall – which embraces the pop-rock and electro-punk of his alma mater, adding epic ballads and storytelling. The aim? “Modelling God’s kingdomparty for a generation of activist worshippers”. That sounds like Greenbelt to us. Sunday 14.00 Underground
The Coopers Describing their sound as “happy folk sung by happy folk”, The Coopers provide sunny and fun songs perfect for brightening up your Greenbelt day. They were featured on BBC Introducing, their song Ripples appeared on the soundtrack of The Inbetweeners and this multinational band are set to release their debut EP this year. Monday 18.00 Underground
The Cut Ups Full of the honesty and integrity of the original punk rockers like Snuff and Leatherface, alongside newer bands on Dischord Records, Exeter’s The Cut Ups are just what we need in these days of austerity. They even throw some Bragglike politics into the mix, with well-read lyricists giving them a distinctive flavour. Friday 20.00 Underground
Eskimo Fires Emerging onto the festival scene in 2010, Eskimo Fires have taken their epic and
uncluttered sound to stages around the country – treading the same boards as Hot Chip, The Wonder Stuff, The King Blues and more. Fusing diverse musical tastes into unforgettable melodies, expect songs about “love, death and alien encounters”. Saturday 19.30 Underground
Flight Brigade Formed around married couple Ollie Baines and Miriam Hughes, and combining friends, siblings and family, Flight Brigade is a seven-piece band dedicated to folky singalongs, poignant lyrics and infectious melodies. With an array of violins, accordions, glockenspiels and guitars, it’s a homely and classic sound to warm the heart. Saturday 17.30 Underground
Husky Husky has been rapping since the age of 16, but put his music on hold to complete qualifications in youth work, ending up at Steve Chalke’s Oasis Church near Waterloo in London. With a tough, street-smart style, you’re sure to be bowled over by Husky’s meaningful and emotive lyrics. Sunday 15.20 Underground
Jax Walker Combining classic hip-hop with electronic indie to devastating effect, Jax Walker’s electrifying live band has blazed through UK venues, including support slots for The Clash’s Mick Jones. With the Get The Gist EP selfreleased on Bandcamp, Jax’s basslines and beats are sure to give Underground a memorable party. Sunday 22.00 Underground
Judah and Secret MC Judah and producer Secret have come together to create Truth Syrum, an album of fresh, expressive hip-hop, feted by DJ Mag, Choice FM and BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. Together, the duo make fresh UK hip-hop with a
message – do what you were created to do. Sunday 18.45 Underground
Knew Jeru’slum Consisting of two MCs and a vocalist, Knew Jeru’slum formed over freestyling sessions at a Christian youth camp, and went on to develop their sound – combining 90s hip-hop with the soulful edge given by vocalist Belinda. Lyrical, gospel-driven and boundary pushing, Knew Jeru’slum bring songs from their new album The Samson Lok Files. Sunday 17.45 Underground
Largo Embargo Big-beat ska funk from the south-west, Largo Embargo bring lyrics to make you smile, and music to shake your booty. Based around Bristol and Bath, expect “Hendrixinfluenced riffage, exuberant bass and drum craftsmanship, electrifying trumpet and sax skills” and a frontman described winningly as an “unwavering lyrical earthwire”. Friday 21.00 Underground
Luke Leighfield A sublime mix of sensitive piano-pop songwriting and grandstanding 80s rock, Luke’s CD is apparently regularly played on Rob Bell’s car stereo. Following four gigs at Greenbelt 2010, and with a new fan-funded album on the way, hear him both in Underground and as the Last Orders house band. Saturday 20.00 The Shed Monday 20.00 Underground
Major Major With a reputation as a great live band, carrying kudos from Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand (impressed at the band’s “great show with lots of energy”), these indie rockers have eschewed the synth-led music of the moment for a traditional four-piece band – with their background in
busking producing big, catchy and quirky tunes. Monday 17.10 Underground
Ni-Cola With both Bible school training and a Performing Arts degree, Ni-Cola brings a strong work ethic to the UK gospel scene. Manchester-based, Ni-Cola’s earthy, rich alto voice shares her personal, 21st Century Mancunian stories of love and compassion. Her second album will be released shortly, and she’s spending September undertaking a European tour. Sunday 16.00 Underground
Panache Panache writes hip-hop lyrics reflecting his journey from the drug problems and violence of his youth in Rochdale, to his encounter with the power of God. Now living his life for Jesus, Panache’s debut mixtape Die To Live was released at the beginning of 2011, featuring “some of the hardest flows you’ll hear anywhere”. Sunday 16.45 Underground
Philippa Hanna Engaged in both a hugelypromising music career and charity work all over the world, the inspirational Philippa Hanna has released two albums, not including recent mini-album Out Of The Blue, appeared on Songs Of Praise, and visited Haiti with the charity Compassion. Straight outta Barnsley, this is polished, impassioned, soulful stuff.
of Thought, and Hunting The Rhode Island Sasquatch. Ever wondered how difficult it would be to play badminton with a rugby ball? Rodent Emporium know, and they’re about to tell you. Friday 22.00 Underground
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Sleepy Vole Martin Little has a secret identity – Sleepy Vole, “a oneman fuzzpop explosion from the underbelly of suburban Scotland”. Armed with only an electric guitar, a fuzz pedal, and a whole heap of melodious tunes, this rodent ensures that only he remains soporific, with a crunchy blast of music of which Mr Bragg would be proud. Friday 19.00 Underground
Christian ska is a sadly overlooked genre, but SoS are a high-octane, ten-piece band hoping to rectify that. Hailing from Reading, SoS play original material, alongside ska versions of old-school hymns and worship music. Funny, passionate, uptempo and inspirational, SoS will be playing songs from their joyful new album S’ka Gje. Monday 19.00 Underground
See pxx. Monday 16.30 Underground
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The Vapour Trails Influenced by a host of brilliant singer-songwriters – namely Nick Drake, Elliott Smith and Jeff Buckley – Vapour Trails play songs about surfing, social injustice, peace and redemption. With a debut album released this year, the band bring their “often slightly chaotic, but always entertaining” live show to Greenbelt. Saturday 16.45 Underground
Sounds of Salvation
Spokes are a hugely exciting five-piece band from Preston in Manchester, playing songs from their upcoming debut album Everyone I Ever Met. With intricate vocal harmonies and meticulous attention to detail, their expansive sound draws inspiration from Neil Young and Kate Bush. Off-kilter indie, containing both “euphoric noise and moments of intense stillness”.
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the energetic stage presence to the immaculately-groomed hair. With support slots for Justin Hawkins and The Stranglers under their belt, Toxic Federation are loud, fun and punch-the-air awesome.
Brash, noisy, and frequently hilarious, Rodent Emporium play eclectic, thrashy punk, laden with unique insights into the warped minds behind songs such as Plasma Clogs, Chickens
With a jaw-dropping live show, Toxic Federation were a hit in Underground last year. Oldschool metal given a youthful kick up the bottom, everything about them feels spot on, from
Fresh Talent Alice Gasson Alice Gasson is a 19-yearold singer-songwriter from Manchester who incorporates a mixture of pop and soul vibes into her piano-centered music. Alice and her band display a huge passion for music and its ability to create emotion, excitement and individuality. Saturday 11.00 Underground
Archives Combining crunchy punk riffs, energetic stage presence and big indie hooks, Archives arrive at Greenbelt from their native Northampton on the back of two storming EPs. With impassioned vocals and surprising melodics, be there at the beginning of something special – we anticipate great things for these chaps! Saturday 11.45 Underground
The Dirty Tricks A vibrant six-piece Cheltenhambased band described by a top reviewer as “nothing short of indie rock at its finest”, The Dirty Tricks play upbeat music reminiscent of bands like Two Door Cinema Club, Foals and You Me At Six, and were semifinalists in this year’s Live and Unsigned competition.
Fallen Tide Formed in late 2009, this Bath-based three-piece bring their melodic folky rock to Underground. They supported Ahab on tour, and their debut fivetrack EP was released in June. They are the winners of the Bath YFC battle of the bands, with the prize being to play at Greenbelt. Welcome the champions! Sunday 14.40 Underground
Lifecolour Influenced by Switchfoot and Coldplay, this young alternative rock band from Stoke-on-Trent have already played gigs and festivals all over the country. With two EPs under their belt, their mission is to combine a sense of fun with a seriousness about “our life with God and the gifts he has given us”. Sunday 13.20 Underground
Loftbeat Loftbeat’s ambition is indeed, if you’ll pardon the pun, lofty. Influenced by the classic sounds of the Stones, T Rex, Joy Division and Oasis, the Cheltenham-based four-piece’s aim is to “bring back true rock and roll to today’s stages”. Anticipate boyish swagger and “echoes of the past” from these talented rockers. Sunday 12.00 Underground
The Suspectors Boasting fans from their native Cheltenham all the way over to Italy, this four-piece embrace folk-rock and post-punk in their alternative sound, as heard on BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Introducing Show. With “punchy and cogent lyrics”, check out what inspired such enthusiasm in their successful tour around Lake Garda. Sunday 12.40 Underground
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Meltdown Back Pocket Prophet Punchy thrash metal from the Meltdown favourites from 2007 and 2008, Back Pocket Prophet are releasing their debut album 1:4 at the festival, following gigs throughout the UK, plus dates in Switzerland, Germany and Denmark. Monday 13.40 Underground
Conduit Returning after a blistering first Greenbelt last year, Conduit hail from that notable source of melodic hardcore punk, Coventry. The four-piece band are still bringing speed, noise and harmony with the ultimate aim of leading an audience to “encounter their creator”. Saturday 14.40 Underground
The Irrelevant The Irrelevants are 4 idiots from the north of England making punk rock noises. They create a not-so-subtle blend of pop punk, guitar noise and shouting which comes out sounding a bit like NoFX, Descendants and early blink-182. Saturday 16.00 Underground
Forchristssake Forchristsake bring rhythmical, low-tuned metal together with positive lyrical content. The five-piece are based in Belfast, and their debut EP, Death Is But A Breath Away, displays their brutal sound over five stunning tracks. Bring your strongest neck-muscles – headbanging is a certainty. Saturday 13.15 Underground
MaLoKai MaLoKai’s tough pop-punk exterior belies something deeper, a band currently working alongside The Message Trust schools project in Manchester. But that doesn’t take anything away from their blistering sound, combining heavy punk riffs, hardcore breakdowns and a touch of screamo. Saturday 15.20 Underground
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Myth of Ben Not just another post-hardcore alt-rock band, the Claphambased, multinational group Myth of Ben bring blues and funk into their anthemic and guitar-driven rock songs. With a dynamic range including “soulful confessions and ear-blistering screams”, the three-piece defy easy categorisation. You’ll just have to check them out! Monday 11.00 Underground
The Origin Powerful and breathtaking emo from Somerset, led by singer Francesca Payne. Not afraid of screamo growling, or bringing a melodic edge to their raw and blistering choruses, it’s a polished and captivating sound, full of energy and emotion. Monday 12.20 Underground
Risen From Ruins A five-piece melodic hard rock band from Staffordshire, Risen From Ruins bring intricate three-part harmonies into their impassioned live performance, with faith shining through everything they do... Authentic hard rockers, they are sure to deliver a show to talk about. Monday 11.40 Underground
Rising From Death If you like your metal with a few hardcore beatdowns and melodic choruses, check out Rising From Death, who match their hardcore chops – recently proven with support slots for Taking Names and Malefice – with an uncompromising faith in God, and a strong lyrical message. Heavy and deep. Monday 13.00 Underground
Saving Strike Punk-rap from a southeast four-piece, with all the exuberance and crowd-pleasing antics you’d expect. Influences include Limp Bizkit, Forever The Sickest Kids and Zebrahead. Finalists in the Gospel Rock Talent Search last year, expend some of those Tiny Tea Tent calories with some frenetic pogoing to this energetic band. Saturday 14.00 Underground
Club Sessions RoBoDiScO Aren’t Fridays brilliant? And Greenbelt Fridays are... well, something that bit special. By popular demand the RoBoDiScO boys return with their Machine Driven Funk, Digital Dubstep and Electro Mash-ups to keep Greenbelt raving ‘til the early hours! Expect more Robots, capers, fun and frolics a-plenty. Bring a mate, your best raving gear and get ready for the night of your life Friday 23.00 Underground
Bass Belter A sub-sonic wall of drum ‘n’ bass & jungle – all with spiritual and uplifting vibes and chugging, danceable grooves with DJs Ant Newman and Steve Leach. Sunday 00.30 Underground (Saturday night)
Belters Prepare yourselves for a night full of your favourite party tunes. Belters will suit all music tastes – with a range of music sweeping through all the ages and genres. You’ll be singing and dancing from beginning to end! With DJ Heather Wall.
Jesus Arms Acoustic Blake Inspired by Italian peace activist Vittorio Arrigoni, murdered in Gaza, Blake’s album Stay Human was funded by fans and influenced by Gruff Rhys and Richard Thompson. Honest, direct and brilliant. Sunday 17.00 Jesus Arms
Erin Matthews Erin writes openhearted songs about her faith journey. In the rich tradition of singersongwriters like KT Tunstall and Alanis Morrisette, Erin’s music is simple, honest and appealing. Saturday 17.00 Jesus Arms
Penny White From Hay-on-Wye, Penny draws inspiration from mid-Wales and her time living in Arizona. Singing heartfelt folky, country music of “youth, experience, reds and blues, the landscape of life and lost love”. Monday 17.00 Jesus Arms
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Elsewhere Vinyl: Dreams of Home Chill out to a classic album in full, with Mike Poole. Like a Book Club, but for records. The votes are in. Are U2 still your favourites? Are Arctic Monkeys bigger than The Beatles? Saturday 23.00 Workshops 1
Mike Poole Mike is married to Vikki, has two daughters, designs stuff and spends his time at home turning off lights.
Folk Club See pxx Saturday 20.00 Worskshops 2 Monday 17.00 Workshops 2
Classical Dei Gratia Baroque Ensemble A new collective of professional musicians perform baroque sacred music on period instruments. Presenting the messages of these works in a fresh way that inspire reflection and understanding. Including works by Bach and Handel. Sunday 15.30 Performance Cafe
Greenbelt Festival Orchestra & Nizar Al-Issa A collaboration between the Greenbelt Festival Orchestra and Oud maestro Nizar Al-Issa, with arrangements specially written by Matthew Forbes. The concert also features a piece written this year by Matthew in memory of the victims of the Japanese earthquake, as well as more familiar western classical works for strings. Saturday 20.30 Centaur
Greenbelt Scratch Choirs Sign-up for all choirs: Friday 18.00 Crest. Places are limited.
Children’s Scratch Choir The Greenbelt Children’s Choir returns for more fun, actions, community, and top singing – a
great way to channel all that extra festival energy, too! Rehearsal Saturday 09.30, Sunday 12.00 Workshops 2 Performance Monday 11.00 Mainstage
Youth Scratch Choir The Greenbelt Youth Scratch Choir will learn a wide variety of music, including pop, rock, and gospel. Energetic rehearsals, high-quality performance, and maybe even a little “Glee”! Rehearsal Saturday 11.30, Sunday 13.00 Workshops 2 Performance Monday 11.00 Mainstage
Adult Scratch Choir Open to all with a passion for singing, enjoy vocal workshop work in an informal setting, preparing classical and gospel music for a Sunday evening performance in Centaur. Rehearsal Friday 18.30, Saturday 15.00, Sunday 15.15 Workshops 2 Performance Sunday 19.00 Centaur
Greenbelt Scratch Jazz Orchestra Swing, Swing, Swing! The specially-formed Greenbelt Jazz Orchestra, directed by Scott Stroman, play classic big band works from the bands of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Charlie Parker, Thad Jones, and others. Come
to feel the great grooves, hear the roaring solos and tight ensemble, and even dance to the beat if you get inspired! Sign-up details at Info Booth Monday 14.30 Centaur
Greenbelt Scratch Wind Band With musicians recruited through the Greenbelt website, our Scratch Concert Wind Band have rehearsed an exciting repertoire over the weekend, including works by Jan van der Roost, John Williams, Gorb, and Mussorgsky. With a selection of these pieces, see how they’ve come together, with some thrilling classical music to make your Monday special. Sign-up details at Info Booth Monday 17.15 Hebron
Musical Bridge Project Mandalar Dreams Through stories and renditions of old and new folk songs, the Musical Bridge Project welcome you on a journey to Mandalay, situated in the heart of Burma. Led by the Project’s Burmese folk singer, the band use piano and strings to create a dreamlike and nostalgic atmosphere. Saturday 11.45 Performance Cafe
Musical Bridge Project Comprising a Burmese folk singer, a classical pianist and a string quartet, graduates from the leading music conservatoires, the Musical Bridge Project brings its
curious and wonderful mixture of Burmese folk music and western classical music.
Saeed Hashemi Saeed Awaz Hashmei plays original songs and shares his remarkable personal story of life in – and escape from – central Afghanistan. With songs in Hazaragi and played on the Dutar, Saeed is well-known in his home country for his music and poetry. After imprisonment by the Taliban, Saeed made a dramatic escape, and has now settled in Exeter with his family. Monday 11.45 Performance Cafe
Thumb Contemporary classical pieces Enjoy the best in contemporary classical music with pieces that push at the boundaries of classical music. The programme includes Physics and Slow Down by Stephen Willey; Coming Together by the American composer Frederic Rzewski; and The Pyjama Pete Sagas by Nicholas Stuart. Friday 21.45 Big Top
Thumb Thumb – a Birmingham contemporary classical group – make their Greenbelt debut. Fresh, emotive, open, thoughtprovoking and “indulgent in the plainly ridiculous”, Thumb say their sound combines “Dutchinfluenced street music and the colour red”.
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talks. Greenbelt’s unrivalled Talks programme gets you to the heart of the matter, with engaging and enriching talks from experts in theology, politics and activism. Enter these sessions with an open heart and mind...
Alistair Duncan is a coordinator of the Garden, a collective from Brighton who curate art spaces and work to create a discourse beyond theism and atheism. He also chairs the board of The Whitehawk Inn, a community hub offering training, advice and guidance.
Andrew Graystone is the director of the Church and Media Network. He also produces, writes and presents for BBC Religion and BBC Radio 4.
The Holy Place How might we live beyond the so-called “death of god”? How can we rethink the relationship between humanity and the earth? Are there ways of being that connect these seemingly unconnected questions – opening transformative perspectives on thinking religiously today which simultaneously shift our perception of our place in nature? Monday 11.00 Workshops 2
Parts of me are dying Andrew Graystone has cancer. Should he laugh or cry, fight for life or prepare to die? In this session he will explore all those possibilities and more. Monday 14.00 Bethlehem
Andrew Lancel Andrew Lancel starred in The Bill for seven years from 2003 as Detective Inspector Neil Manson. He has also starred in Cardiac Arrest, Bad Girls, Queer as Folk and dozens of other TV roles, as well as plays and films.
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An active churchgoer, Andrew regularly talks at Christian events and is developing several projects with the Church of England. In November 2010 he joined Coronation Street as Frank Foster. Faith, Fame and Frank: A conversation with Andrew Lancel Andrew is currently staring as bad boy Frank Foster in Coronation Street after spending seven years as DI Manson in The Bill. Janey Lee Grace talks to him about playing the villain, his faith and life in the spotlight. Saturday 19.30 Village Screen
Ann Morisy Ann Morisy is a community theologian and lecturer. She directed the Commission that wrote the report “Faithful Cities” and has written on the spirituality of public transport, ageing and radical neighbourliness. She is the author of two best-selling books: Beyond the Good Samaritan and Journeying Out. Resentment in a world of clichés Resentment is always a dangerous emotion, especially if we let clichés do our thinking for us. In our troubled times it is essential to counter its spread between neighbours, religions, gangs and generations. Drawing on her work in Bothered and Bewildered, Ann Morisy will provide stepping stones from psychology, community action and Christian theology that lead from fear and resentment to the path of virtue. Saturday 11.00 Bethlehem
Borrowing from the Future How are the rights of tomorrow to be valued alongside the rights of today? This big question gets focused most intensely in relation to fairness between generations as Baby Boomers are posed to take more out of the system than they put in. The reasons why this has come about
are fascinating. But the real challenge, especially for Christians, is how to respond. Sunday 15.30 Bethlehem
Anthony Reddie Anthony Reddie is a research fellow in Black Theology at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education. He is the author and editor of 13 books, including Is God Colour Blind?: Insights from black theology for Christian ministry and Black Theology, Slavery, and Contemporary Christianity. He is also the editor of Black Theology: An International Journal. Trying to Name the Elephant in the Room: The theological challenge of race and difference in postcolonial British Christianity We cannot talk about Christianity in Britain without engaging with the broader framework of empire, colonialism and racism. This talk addresses the often submerged and unspoken reality of Christianity in postChristendom, post-imperial Britain – namely, the elephant in the room with the words “race” written across one side and “racism” across the other. Saturday 12.30 Galilee
Barbara Glasson Barbara Glasson is a Methodist minister working at Touchstone, an interfaith community project in the centre of Bradford. She is also the founder of Somewhere Else – the “bread church” – in Liverpool. Also a writer, her most recent book is The Exuberant Church. The Exuberant Church: Listening to the prophetic people of God There are all sorts of people who fall out of, or fall out with the church. Their journey is often transformative and lifechanging but totally overlooked by mission theologies. Using the motif of “coming out”, this
session will be an exploration of how transformation happens, how the Bible demonstrates this process and how those “on the edge” form prophetic communities to whom the church is impelled to listen if it really wants to change. Monday 12.30 Jericho
Baroness Elizabeth Berridge Baroness Berridge is the youngest female member of the House of Lords. Following a career as a barrister she began developing the relationship between the Conservative Party and the Black Christian community in Britain. A Multicultural Society: A bankrupt vision? What role does the church have in a multicultural society? What will change with the rise of Generation Y? What national vision has there been and should there be? A session that will explore some complex and challenging questions. Sunday 14.00 Jerusalem
Barry & Margaret Mizen Margaret and Barry Mizen became campaigners against violent crime following the murder of their son Jimmy in 2008. They founded the Jimmy Mizen Foundation to help young people play a positive role within their communities as independent and responsible individuals. Out of the Darkness: Ending the cycle of violence When 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen was murdered in May 2008, the life of his family was changed forever. Yet for his parents that life was not to become one of bitterness, anger and resentment but one of witness to faith, hope and peace. They have taken that inspirational message to schools, prisons, churches and the Papal Vigil in Hyde Park. And now they bring it to Greenbelt. Sunday 14.00 Jericho
Ben Edson Ben Edson works in the Diocese of Manchester establishing and encouraging pioneering ministries. He also heads up the worship programming subgroup at Greenbelt and will soon complete his PhD on new religious communities. There’s No Place Like Home In the techicolored, diverse world of Oz, Dorothy yearns for home – the homogenous, monochrome state of Kansas. In an increasingly diverse world why do so many yearn for homogenous, monochrome nature of fundamentalism? Or alternatively, if Greenbelt is Oz why do we return home? Monday 14.00 Galilee
Billy Bragg See P xx The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison Billy Bragg, in conversation about his work with his Jail Guitar Doors charity – putting guitars into prisons – and about arts, rehabilitation and criminal justice more generally. Saturday 10.30 Big Top
Bob Holman Bob Holman started social projects including Easterhouse, Glasgow. Now retired, he continues to write, including Keir Hardie: Labour’s greatest leader? and a forthcoming life of Studdert Kennedy. Christians and Inequality In 2009, the 1,000 richest people became 30% richer. The difference between rich and poor is now at Victorian levels. Yet God created people of equal value: Old Testament prophets condemned the rich who neglected the poor and Jesus said we should not accumulate wealth. Are churches soft on the rich? Keir Hardie, the first Labour MP, publicly attacked rich Christians. Should we do the same – attack Tony Blair? Friday 18.30 Bethlehem
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Bob Reitemeier Bob Reitemeier is the chief executive of The Children’s Society, and has been involved in more national advisory bodies on children and young people than can fit in a short biography. One every five minutes… 100,000 children in the UK under the age of 16 run away from home each year. About 20 per cent put themselves at serious risk of harm. But it’s not just other people’s children, it can affect us all. So why do children run and how can we keep them safe when they do? In association with The Children’s Society. Saturday 18.30 Jericho
Brian McLaren Brian McLaren, brought to Greenbelt by Christian Aid, is an author, speaker, activist and pastor. He was recently listed by Time magazine as one of the most influential evangelicals in the US. His most recent book is Naked Spirituality: A life with God in 12 simple words. Selling Your Soul for a Pair of Flip Flops Christian Aid believes we are sorely lacking a critical theology of capitalism, and especially a Christian understanding of taxation. What are taxes? Why are they important? How are the poor hurt by taxation, and how could they be helped? The charity has led the way in helping poor people by focusing attention on debt cancellation and trade justice. Now it is calling for tax justice. Learn about the growing global movement for tax justice and how you can be part of it. In association with Christian Aid. Friday 18.30 Centaur
How Christians Could Destroy the World in Five Minutes (And How to be Sure we Don’t) Imagine a single political domino that, if pushed, would create a chain reaction leading to global nuclear war. Now imagine that this political
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domino is actually a matter of (evangelical and charismatic) Christian theology, relating to Israel and Palestine. Wouldn’t you want to understand that domino and help deconstruct it – in order to prevent unspeakable outcomes? Saturday 09.30 Jerusalem
Naked Spirituality: Four stages in the spiritual life When we strip away distractions, we often find some simple patterns at work in life, including the spiritual life. Brian McLaren talks about a four-season pattern he has observed widely – a pattern starting in simplicity, leading to complexity, often collapsing in perplexity, and then resurrecting in harmony. See how these stages fit your experience and how they apply to your church, friends, and family. Sunday 18.30 Big Top
Christian Identity in a Multi-faith Context They’re all going to hell unless they convert... It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you’re sincere... We’re God’s children, they’re children of the devil... all religions are equally true (or false). Brian McLaren seeks a different way of responding to our pluralistic world, beyond both the absolutism of “We’re right and they’re wrong” and the relativism of “Believe whatever you want”. Monday 09.30 Centaur
Chris Cole Chris Cole coordinates Fig Tree, an initiative to engage the Christian community in peace and security issues. Having been imprisoned a number of times for nonviolent direct action, he is now undertaking a PhD examining whether a theology of reconciliation can challenge the accepted ethic of military security.
Chris Cole was sentenced to a month’s imprisonment in HMP Wandsworth for his refusal to pay a court fine incurred as a result of his nonviolent direct action against an arms fair. Come and hear why he believes Jesus’ prophetic message of peace calls us to act for justice using nonviolence. Saturday 14.00 Bethlehem
Chris Doyle Chris Doyle is the director of the Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding. He is a frequent commentator on TV and radio, having given over 100 interviews on the Arab Spring. He also talks and writes on issues such as Palestine, Iraq and Islamophobia. Britain and the Arab Spring: A chance for an historic new relationship A look at how these seismic events will force Britain to re-evaluate its entire relationship with the region. The old cosy relationship with dictators will have to end. Friday 17.00 Bethlehem
Chris Howson Chris Howson is the city-centre mission priest for Bradford, where he has lived and worked for 21 years. He runs two fresh expression churches in the city and is also the author of A Just Church: 21st century liberation theology in action. A Just Church What does liberation theology actually look like in 21st century Britain? How can the church respond faithfully to issues like war, climate change and vast global inequalities. Chris Howson explores themes from his new book about how the fresh expression movement can learn from liberation theology. Sunday 20.00 Jericho
How My Faith Took Me to Prison As the prophet Isaiah said around 2,750 years ago, “Integrity will bring peace, justice give everlasting security”. In January this year
Dancing in Millbank Chris Howson reflects on the growing resistance to the cutbacks in society. How might churches respond in solidarity
with students, workers, those on benefits and anyone else struggling under the government’s policies. Monday 12.30 Hebron
Clare Catford Clare Catford is a journalist who has spent 20 years presenting and reporting for the UK’s leading television and radio networks. She currently hosts the Guardian’s news podcasts. Friendship, the Forgotten Gift The best friendships are kind, intimate, loving, affectionate and fun. If they offer so much, why are they often so low on our list of priorities? Clare Catford argues that as we learn to befriend ourselves we will attract and develop more solid friendships. This could in turn lead to more loving connections with family, neighbours, work colleagues, fellow Christian travellers – and ultimately with God. Monday 15.30 Jericho
David Batstone & Erik Lammerding David Batstone is a journalist, university professor, social activist and business entrepreneur. He is also the executive editor of Sojourners magazine and holds the National Endowment for the Humanities Chair at the University of San Francisco. Erik Lammerding is a member of the the advisory board of The Moxie Institute, a San Francisco-based film production company. He also sits on the national board of the human trafficking group Not For Sale and the technology advisory panel for the DNA Foundation. Abolitionist Conversations: Can technology and social media be a catalyst for real social change Two of the foremost leaders in their fields, the professor David Batstone and Erik Lammerding, come together for a creative discussion that will explore innovative ways in which
technology, social media and enterprise can be mobilised to create long-term change.
his second PhD explores how Christian faith relates to the end of the universe.
Saturday 15.30 Jerusalem
David Haslam, Vincent Manoharan & Garth Hewitt David Haslam is the founder of the Dalit Solidarity Network UK. He was awarded an MBE for services to community relations and to the Methodist Church. Vincent Manoharan is a former general secretary of the National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights, India. Garth Hewitt is the founder of Amos Trust. The Dalit Struggle for Liberation and Humanity Some 300 million people worldwide suffer from caste discrimination, the majority in India, the former “untouchables”. They have the most menial tasks in their societies and are treated as lesser humans. Come and hear about the solidarity activities in support of the Dalit movement in India. In association with the Methodist Church. Friday 18.30 Galilee
David Loyn BBC foreign correspondent David Loyn has been reporting from disasters and conflicts for more than thirty years. His book Frontline has the subtitle Reporting from the World’s Deadliest Places. Don’t shoot the messenger After the revolutions that swept the Arab world via Facebook this spring, an experienced war journalist asks if there is still a place for traditional reporters in the mainstream media. Monday 14.00 Jerusalem
David Wilkinson David Wilkinson is the Wesley research lecturer in Theology and Science at the University of Durham. He is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and
Dawkins, Hawking and the Simpsons: Science and religion in the media The dialogue of science and religion is often mediated through the pronouncements of celebrity scientists, science fiction and comedy. David Wilkinson takes us on a tour of this world, seeing both the opportunities and challenges for Christian faith – from the Big Bang to the end of the Universe via Homer Sapians. Saturday 17.00 Hebron
Dilwar Hussain Dilwar Hussain is director of the Islamic Foundation. His research interests include Islam in the modern world and British Muslim identity. In a voluntary capacity, he is also President of the Islamic Society of Britain. As British as Fish and Chips? Dilwar Hussein looks at Muslim identity today and how it may be adapting itself to modern-day Britain.
Research North and chair of the Inspire Church and Community Centre in Manchester. Before that he was an advisor to Hazel Blears MP in her role as communities secretary. Does My Society Look Big in This? From City Challenge to community organisers, governments have continuously tinkered with programmes aimed at transforming livelihoods. Meanwhile local churches tread a narrow line between protest and provision. Drawing on more than a decade of experience, Ed Cox takes a sideways look at two decades of government attempts to stimulate community action in poor neighbourhoods. Saturday 09.30 Jericho
Faisal Islam Faisal Islam is Channel 4 News’ economics editor. He won the WorkWorld Foundation’s Broadcast News Reporter of the Year in 2010, and collected numerous awards for his coverage of the Icelandic banking crisis in 2009.
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Dionne Gravesande Dionne Gravesande is Christian Aid’s head of churches and young people’s relationships. Her work involves overseeing the charity’s relationship with its member churches in England, as well as its work with young people. The Sisterhood: What have we in common? Are men from Mars and women from Venus? Is the developed world for the conquerors and the developing world for the victims? A cultural and spiritual interpretation of Black Christian faith, the role of women and justice. In association with Christian Aid. Monday 14.00 Jericho
Ed Cox Ed Cox is the director of the Institute for Public Policy
Shooting Economics Through shooting economics for TV, Faisal Islam has begun to question how economics is presented on TV. He looks at how to visualise essentially nebulous financial concepts such as boom and bust, that have such power over the way we live our lives, and introduces us to The Graphs That Should Change The World. Saturday 12.30 Jerusalem
Don’t Bank on it See pxx Saturday 16.00 Centaur
Francis Khoo Francis Khoo was two weeks married when the internal security police of his native Singapore came for him at dead of night. It was February 1977 and this outspoken human rights lawyer and his wife were among many dissidents targeted. They managed to seek asylum in
England and Francis became a journalist, director of War on Want, and with his wife set up Medical Aid for Palestinians. Our Thoughts Are Free: Poetry and song with Francis Khoo. Francis Khoo has spent more than half his life in exile. Through poetry and song he has found a way of creating a record of his survival. He has allowed his words to open doors and windows to connect with a world denied to him. Sunday 12.30 Jericho
Georgina Voss Georgina Voss manages the Homesense project, which investigates making and hacking practices around domestic technologies and energy behaviours. She is also a tutorial fellow in Ethics at the University of Sussex, and an honorary research associate with the Science and Technology Studies Department, UCL. Hard House / Happy House How would you design your own “smart” home? Come and hear about the “Homesense” design project, which brought the collaborative design methods of online communities to the physical infrastructures of the home. It explores how households across Europe have used open source hardware to build their own domestic technologies. Saturday 12.30 Jericho
Ghada Karmi Ghada Karmi is a Palestinian academic and writer who works at the University of Exeter. Her most recent books are a memoir, In Search of Fatima, and Married to Another Man: Israel’s dilemma in Palestine. Palestine and the Arab revolution: An overview of current events in the Middle East and the future for the Palestinians A review of the recent changes in the Arab world and their effect on the Palestinian question.
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This session will give a picture of the current political situation, assess the significance of the Palestinian proposal for UN recognition of statehood, and look at the possibilities for a solution to the conflict.
Community in Northern Ireland. A former Sikh who became the president of the British Methodist Conference, he was awarded an OBE in 2005 for his work in interfaith relations.
Monday 09.30 Bethlehem
Home: It’s not where you come from In our world of mass movement, migration and homelessness, we’re all bigger than where we come from. What can we all do to ensure that we build cultures of welcome, hospitality and safety for all people, especially refugees and all those seeking sanctuary and safety among us? Inderjit Bhogal draws on wisdom and work with Corrymeela and City of Sanctuary to offer a vision of the world as it could be for us all.
Glyn Secker Glyn Secker was the captain of the ship Irene, which was boarded as it attempted to deliver aid to Gaza, bypassing the Israeli blockade. If I Am Only For Myself, Who Am I? The passage of a Jewish boat to Gaza Flying the banners of the alternative voices of US, Canadian and European Jews, the boat Irene demonstrated to the world an implacable opposition to the Israeli occupation as it took part in a flotilla attempting to deliver aid to Gaza. Come and hear why its captain believes Israel and Palestine are two peoples with one future. Saturday 15.30 Hebron
Graham Rutter Graham Rutter is an Anglican minister and a member of the Society of Ordained Scientists, having previously been an archaeological scientist. He is currently in the early stages of research on the Old Testament book of Amos. Wondering about Wonder Wonder is more than an emotion, more than a thought. It is experienced by scientists, artists, theologians. It drives people to create new things, to make new discoveries. What does the experience of wonder tell us about what it means to be human? What role does it play in our theology? Can it provide a bridge between theology and science? Monday 09.30 Galilee
Inderjit Bhogal Inderjit Bhogal is the new leader of the Corrymeela
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Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith became Britain’s first female home secretary in 2007, the culmination of a ten-year ministerial career – making her one of the longest serving ministers in the last Labour government. She is now a regular contributor to political television, and made a documentary on pornography for BBC Radio 5 Live. Jacqui Smith in conversation The former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith talks about her time in government and her recent documentary “Porn Again”. No doubt the subjects of being a woman at the heart of government and life after Westminster will also come up. There’ll be plenty of time for questions from the audience too. Please note this talk will address adult themes. Friday 18.30 Hebron
Jan Sutch Pickard Jan Sutch Pickard is a writer and storyteller living on the Isle of Mull, where she is a member of the dispersed Iona community. She has served as writer-in-residence at Roehampton University and with the Ecumenical
Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel. Odd Shoes Jan Sutch Pickard published a poetry pamphlet with this title after returning from her first term of service as an Ecumenical Accompanier in Israel/Palestine. “Your pens and cameras are more powerful than guns” said one of the villagers in Yanoun, where she was based for three months last year. Colloquial and down-toearth or playful or lyrical, these poems are persistent in asking the question: What does it mean to live under occupation? Sunday 18.30 Workshops 1
Janet Soskice Janet Soskice is a professor of Philosophical Theology at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Jesus College. As well as lecturing around the world she is a frequent contributor to radio and television. The Magnificent Lady Bible Hunters: Sisters of Sinai In 1892, Agnes and Margaret Smith made their way by camel and foot across the Sinai desert to St Catherine’s Monastery, where they made one of the most important Bible finds of the century. This illustrated talk is the true story of two remarkable Scottish women and of a generation of Bible hunters who confirmed the authenticity and antiquity of the Christian scriptures as we have them today. Sunday 12.30 Hebron
Jo Hibbard Jo Hibbard is the first national heritage officer for the Methodist Church. Her key role is to promote the use of the Church’s historic assets as a resource for developing discipleship. Who do you think you are? Is your church’s history a mystery to you: irrelevant and boring? Or, do you struggle to worship in a listed building?
Come and find out how your heritage – five years or 500 – could become an exciting and valuable mission tool instead. In association with the Methodist Church. Sunday 15.30 Galilee
Jo Swinney Jo Swinney is a writer and speaker, with three diverse books: Through the Dark Woods, a personal account of dealing with depression as a Christian, Cheeful Madness, dealing with love and marriage and what happens to turn one into the other, and God Hunting, a down to earth look at spritual disciplines. Sad Saints: Following Jesus feeling blue There is still stigma surrounding depression, and a depressed Christian faces even more complicated prejudice and judgement- how can you possibly feel down when you have God on your side? Jo breaks open some painful issues, with the hope that Christians with depression will have one less burden to carryshame. Monday 14.00 Workshops 2
Joanna Collicutt Joanna Collicutt is the Oxford Diocesan advisor on the spiritual care of older people, and also a lecturer in Psychology and Spirituality at Ripon College. She worked for many years with people who had complex disability and brain injury, but more recently has moved into the field of psychology of religion. Ageing and Death: Approaching the threshold of the age to come In most societies old people are revered because they provide a link with the past. They are the carriers of the community’s memory. Yet the New Testament takes a different view. There, people like Zechariah, Elizabeth, Anna and Simeon looked forward
prophetically to the age to come. Is there something about old age that thins the boundary between heaven and earth, and gives older people – even frail and confused older people – a heavenly perspective? And can the rest of us learn to tune into it? Sunday 15.30 Jericho
John Bell John Bell is a hymn-writer, Church of Scotland minister and member of the Iona Community. He broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day, and lectures at theological colleges worldwide. His most recent book is Ten Things They Never Told Me About Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide To a Larger Christ. Faultlines and Phantasies The past year has had its fill of environmental disasters and human tragedies. So how do Christians respond to these events? By saying they are God’s punishment on disobedient people or evidence of the fall? Or are there other ways of dealing with how bad things do happen to good people? Friday 17.00 Jerusalem
The Polyvalent Predicament People have always been suspicious of the Bible. After science had a bash at its historical accuracy, theologians, sociologists, feminists and Uncle Tom Cobley found flaws. Yet the Church asserts it is the inerrant Word of God. John Bell celebrates the potential and the predicament. Saturday 17.00 Big Top
Ubiquitous Gayz The sexuality debate which vexes the church worldwide has become a continual game of biblical ping-pong as texts are batted back and forward. Are there other angles we should at least consider about the nature of God, grace and giftedness? Monday 09.30 Jerusalem
John Bryant John Bryant is a professor emeritus of Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Exeter. He introduced one of the first courses in a UK university on bioethics, a course he ran until 2009. His books include Bioethics for Scientists, Introduction to Bioethics and Life in Our Hands. Is There Such a Thing as Christian Bioethics? Modern biological and biomedical science raises many issues that people may find disturbing or controversial, from designer babies to stem cells. Using case studies from genetics and embryology, John Bryant will argue that, for most of these issues, there is no specifically Christian view. The issues do not lend themselves to black and white answers: decision-making must be much more nuanced than that. Saturday 18.30 Bethlehem
Café Scientifique See pxx Sunday 15.30 Jesus Arms
Q & A session with Ruth Bancewicz and John Bryant A discussion of issues in the dialogue between science and Christianity. Ruth Bancewicz and John Bryant will be available to answer questions, respond to comments and to participate in discussion. With their previous experience of running such sessions, this is likely to be lively and informative. Sunday 18.30 Workshops 2
John Papworth John Papworth is the founding editor of Resurgence, the longest-running environmental magazine in Britain. He is also a peace campaigner, grassroots journalist and Church of England priest. Wake Up! Radical politics and economics John Papworth argues that the fundamental cause of
our current woes lies in the monstrous scale of our political and economic institutions. Something has died in the soul of man, he says – it has been killed off by mass society, and only by breaking these structures down to a human scale can we regain control over the forces that shape our lives. Saturday 11.00 Jericho
John-Paul Flintoff John-Paul Flintoff is a writer and broadcaster. His book, Sew Your Own, argues that the way we look at clothing influences the way we look at the environment, the economy and life itself. Through The Eye Of A Needle The true story of a man who went searching for meaning and ended up making his own Y-fronts. Friday 17.00 Jericho
Jonathan Herbert Jonathan Herbert is a campaigner and lobbyist focused on human rights abuses in Palestine. He led the Pilsdon Community for 13 years before moving to the Palestinian village of Jayous as part of the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme. Finding Hope for Peace Amid the Palestinian Israeli Conflict Jonathan Herbert spent three months living in the Palestinian village of Jayous and experienced at first hand the cruelty and injustice of the Israeli occupation. In this session he will tell of how, through meeting Israeli and Palestinian peace activists, he was able to find hope, inspiration and the desire for a just and sustainable peace. Saturday 19.30 Village Screen
Karen Ward Karen Ward was the first urban Abbess of Church of the Apostles, Seattle, and is now a freelance Anglican Missioner within The Episcopal Village.
Parish as Abbey: Third space and spiritual place for mission “Third place perichoresis” describes an approach to engaging mission that involves the re:imagining of old church buildings into fresh, open, public spaces. Karen Ward talks about how the love and relationality of God can be expressed “beyond the walls of the church, through the walls of the church”. Sunday 12.30 Jerusalem
New Monastacism: Is it all hype? See pxx Saturday 15.30 Galilee
Spirituality and Pioneering See pxx Saturday 18.30 Workshops 1
Kate Coleman Kate Coleman is associate pastor of The Regeneration Centre in Birmingham, and a former president of the Baptist Union. She was the first black woman Baptist minister in the UK and is a popular preacher, teacher, lecturer and strategic advisor to events, committees, church councils, local communities and specialist groups. Esther in Exile: Lessons for Leadership Exile is not only a geographical place; it can also be a state of mind, heart and spirit. This can be debilitating. Kate Coleman considers how Esther’s story of exile provides keys to greater liberation and effectiveness, wherever we exercise our leadership. Saturday 11.00 Jerusalem
Keith Skene Keith Skene is a writer, lecturer, scientist and a former Rhodes scholar. He is based at the College of Life Sciences in Dundee. His main academic interests in work are evolutionary ecology and sustainability. He is also heavily involved in education and artscience collaborations.
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Whose home is it anyway? Tribalism versus diversity The tribe is not a uniquely human characteristic, but is an important aspect of many species of animal on the planet. Yet diversity is also an essential aspect of life. How can these two apparently opposite qualities work together? This session explores the issue of identity, discovering our separation from the rest of nature as symptomatic of our alienation to diversity. Saturday 15.30 Bethlehem
Paradise lost, Paradise restored? Why the conservation movement has it all wrong From planting trees to breeding programmes for endangered animals, humans have been interfering with nature, but are these approaches really helpful? A challenging exploration of the conservation movement, asking what it is we are trying to conserve, and what is the perfect world we envisage as the outcome – our dream of home? Monday 14.00 Hebron
Lia Dong Shimada Lia Dong Shimada is a learning and development officer with the Methodist Church. Before that she worked in public health research and latterly in the peacebuilding sector in Northern Ireland, facilitating dialogue about racism, hate crime prevention and conflict transformation in paramilitarycontrolled communities. Difficult Discussions: Building peace in diverse communities Diversity and peacebuilding are often celebrated as goals in their own right. What happens, though, when celebration isn’t enough? When it prevents us from grappling with deeper, unsettling tensions? This session will explore these dynamics through three lenses: peacebuilding in Northern Ireland; hate-crime prevention in east London; and the cultural diversity initiative for the Methodist Church. Saturday 09.30 Galilee
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Loretta Minghella is responsible for Christian Aid’s strategic direction, plans and programmes. Before that she practised as a criminal lawyer and as chief executive of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. She oversaw the payment of over £21bn in compensation to victims of bank failures, for which she was awarded an OBE.
Margaret Sentamu is the president of Christian HIV charity Mildmay International. She has served on various governing bodies and councils, and as a trustee of a number of charities. More recently she has focused on helping to nurture and encourage diversity in the workplace, especially at senior management level.
Mark Vernon is a writer, journalist, author and faculty member at The School of Life. He began his professional life as a priest in the Church of England, left an atheist, and is now agnostic. He is also an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck College, London.
Power in the People Few of us realise how powerful we can be in changing public policy and accelerating the end of extreme poverty. In this session the director of Christian Aid describes the changing face of poverty and the forces that are driving political and economic agendas nationally and internationally – and shows how we the people, when we work together, can reshape them for the common good of all people everywhere. In association with Christian Aid. Saturday 12.30 Bethlehem
Don’t Bank on it See pxx Saturday 16.00 Centaur
Luke Bretherton Luke Bretherton is a reader in Theology and Politics at King’s College London. His book Hospitality as Holiness: Christian Witness Amid Moral Diversity explores the church’s response to moral pluralism. He also writes for the broadsheet press on topics related to church-state relations in a multi-faith society. Christianity and Contemporary Politics: Beyond the Big Society What do the Franciscans, Calvin and ancient Roman Law have to do with contemporary social policy? Luke Bretherton explores how the churches can look beyond arguments about the good society or the Big Society and contribute to a more just and generous society. Saturday 17.00 Bethlehem
HIV and new ideas of family and belonging An examinination of the impact of HIV – physical, psychological and social – on individuals, families and communities. Though thousands die every day and those living with HIV face great stigma and discrimination, Margaret Sentamu argues, we can still find hope and humanity. Sunday 12.30 Bethlehem
Mark Pierson Mark Pierson is the founding pastor of Cityside Church in Auckland and currently works with Urban Seed in Melbourne. The Art of Curating Worship: What lies beneath This talk explores what it means to curate corporate public worship, what a curator needs to be and do, and some of the new vocabulary and language that needs to be developed for good curating.
Faith and the Benefit of the Doubt Churches tend not to do doubt very well. Some make certainty – blessed assurance – their hallmark. Others nurture doubt so much that they cease to be sure of anything. There’s a balance to achieve, but is the pulpit the right place to express doubts? Mark Vernon looks for an “art of doubt” that trusts that the stripping away of fantasies, the challenging of selfreliance and leads to a deeper connection with the divine. Monday 11.00 Hebron
Martin Wroe Martin Wroe is a writer who spends most of his life in Holloway, north London or on Twitter. He is one of the trustees of Greenbelt. His only previous talk at Greenbelt was in 1985 and at the present rate he anticipates having enough material for a third and final Greenbelt talk in 2037. He is a committed believer in everyone else.
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New Monastacism: Is it all hype? See pxx Saturday 15.30 Galilee
Spirituality and Pioneering See pxx Saturday 18.30 Workshops 1
The Art of Curating Worship: What happens next A session exploring the work of several well-established worship curators working in the fields of community, transitional and guerilla worship. Sunday 12.15 Worship Co-operative
The Gospel According to Everyone How come in church we only ever hear the gospels of four men in Palestine 2,000 years ago? What about the gospels of the people sitting right next to us: the woman who gave up her child for adoption, the gay man shunned by his children, the atheist who found he’d become a believer, the gardener who notices God in the roses. Short stories of faith and doubt, of love and longing by people you’ve never heard from a church you’ve never been to which is just like yours. Monday 15.30 Hebron
Matthew Bishop & Michael Green Matthew Bishop is the American business editor and New York bureau chief for the Economist. He was also on the Advisors Group of the UN’s International Year of Microcredit 2005 and has been honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
organising, particularly the centrality of one-to-one conversation and the primacy of building relationships. And then asks you to work together to see how his thinking might apply to your community settings. A unique opportunity to spend time with one of the key social and political thinkers of our day. Sunday 17.00 Kitchen
Michael Green is an economist and writer. He has also written for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, Foreign Policy and is a regular commentator on economic news on the BBC, CNN, and MSNBC, among others.
Michael Mitton is an Anglican priest, freelance writer, speaker and spiritual accompanier. He is also the Fresh Expressions adviser for the Derby diocese and the priest in charge of St Paul’s, Derby. His latest book, Dreaming of Home, will be published next year.
Don’t blame the bankers. Why the financial crisis was your fault and it’s your job to sort out the mess In the aftermath of the financial crisis everyone has been quick to cast the first stone at the bankers. But in the end we have to take responsibility too because we failed to be stewards of our own money. Join what promises to be a lively debate as the authors of Philanthrocapitalism and The Road From Ruin set out their agenda for a new “citizen capitalism” that respects people and planet.
The Homing Instinct John O’Donohue wrote that spirituality is the art of homecoming. Drawing from his book, Dreaming of Home, Michael Mitton will explore the homing instinct in all of us that yearns for a place of belonging where we can be ourselves without fear or shame, and how homecoming spirituality is vital for mission.
Nadia Bolz-Weber Nadia Bolz-Weber is the founder of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. A stand-up comic turned ordained Lutheran pastor, her Salvation on the Small Screen: 24 hours of Christian television, is based on the experience of watching 24 consecutive hours of Christian TV and surviving. The Phyllis and Nadia Show Nadia Bolz-Weber and Phyllis Tickle mix it up about pastoral authority, Emergence praxis, and why the liturgy is here to stay. Saturday 14.00 Jerusalem
New Monastacism: Is it all hype? See pxx Saturday 15.30 Galilee
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Don’t Bank on it See pxx Saturday 16.00 Centaur
Maurice Glasman Maurice Glasman is a reader in political theory at London Metropolitan University and has worked for more than a decade with London Citizens, particularly on their Living Wage campaign. He was made a Labour peer by Ed Miliband in March of this year. Relationships, power action: the practice of the common good Maurice Glasman outlines the basic practices of community
Sunday 14.00 Galilee
Mike Parsons Mike Parsons has been a theology research fellow (in computing and society), an inner-city team rector, a director of ordinands, and is now the principal of a regional ordination training course. His recent booklet, Suicide: A pastoral theology, came about after a close friend took her own life. Suicide: A pastoral challenge to the church Suicide is a taboo topic, yet among young males it is the second highest means of death – and the church is not exempt. This session takes a theology based on Easter Saturday to help understand the situation, offering ideas as to the best practice in terms of intervention and support. Monday, 15:30, Workshops 2
Preacher Girl: The peril and promise of proclamation Writing a sermon can feel like a wrestling match between the preacher and the text; a match in which the preacher should not walk away before demanding a blessing from that text for their community. But perhaps we shouldn’t walk away from 2,000 years of Christian preaching just because it’s so often done poorly. Nadia Bolz-Weber explores the office of preaching within an emerging postmodern Christian community, and the role it can play in transformation. Monday 15.30 Jerusalem
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Nigel Varndell Nigel Varndell is the director of church partnerships at The Children’s Society and a longtime Greenbelter. He spends his idle moments thinking up ever more provocative titles for future Greenbelt talks. Jesus was a home-wrecker Research by The Children’s Society shows how important family is to the nurture and care of children. But Jesus’ attitude
to family and children is at best ambivalent and sometimes hostile. Was Jesus wrong? And what does this mean for how we, as parents or churches, care for our children? In association with The Children’s Society. Friday 17.00 Hebron
Oliver James Oliver James was a child clinical psychologist before becoming an author, journalist, TV producer, radio broadcaster and TV presenter. He is the author of They F*** You Up – How to Survive Family Life and Affluenza – How to be Successful and Stay Sane. He has acted as an adviser to both New Labour and the Tories. A Sane World Recent evidence from the Human Genome Project suggests that only 5–10% of differences in psychology between us and our siblings are due to genes. It also appears that ethnic groups and social classes do not differ because of DNA. If we can only start to create sane societies, we can be sane. But what is a sane society or individual? And what role does spirituality play in sanity? Sunday 18.30 Jericho
Pádraig Ó Tuama Pádraig lives in Belfast where he works with the Irish Peace Centres as the faith and peace worker. He writes poetry for oral archiving projects. He has worked with the Corrymeela Community and the Irish Peace Centres in writing poetry to represent people’s experiences of life, troubles and hope. Poetry as a dream of peace. See p xx Saturday 13.00 The Hub
Our Lady of Greenbelt What does Mary, the mother of Jesus have to do with Greenbelt? Are doctrines such as the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption of Mary examples of the Roman Catholic fear of sex and
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deification of this extraordinary woman? Or can they mean something more? This talk will explore these questions using stories, theology, anecdote and poetry.
for staying sane if you do try starting your own business.
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Paula Gooder is a freelance writer and lecturer in the Bible, with a particular interest in the New Testament. She is a reader in the Church of England and a member of the General Synod.
Paul Brannen Paul Brannen is the head of advocacy and influence at Christian Aid, and leads its campaigns, policy and media work. He was the first person at Christian Aid to work specifically on campaigning, leading to the formation of the campaigns team. He has twice stood for Parliament and spent five years on Newcastle City Council. Poverty Over: Why Martin Luther King changed the world and Mother Teresa never did If you want to see an end to world poverty then giving money will never be enough. We also need to be political and, where necessary, challenge the dominant economic thinking. Put simply: it’s about loving God and loving our neighbour. In association with Christian Aid. Monday 12.30 Jerusalem
Paul Miller Paul Miller is the co-founder and CEO of the School of Everything, an internet startup that connects people with something to teach to people who want to learn. He is also the co-founder of Social Innovation Camp and Bethnal Green Ventures, which bring together ideas, people and technology to create new social startups. Can startups save the world? The social and environmental problems facing us show no sign of being solved. Big business is slow, governments take forever to change anything and campaigning only gets you so far. But new technology has made it possible to start a revolution from a bedroom. Paul Miller will look at why people are deciding to start their own ventures, and has some tips
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Do Angels Have Wings?... and Other Impossible Questions Bookshops have ranks of books on angels and their influence, but when was the last time you heard Christians talking about them? Aren’t angels a central part of Christian faith? So what does the Bible say about them, and do they have wings, white dresses and blond hair? Friday 18.30 Jerusalem
Beyond the Grave: What happens after we die? The creed states boldly that “We believe in the resurrection of the body”, but do we really? Popular views of life after death involve our spirits or souls going to heaven but with very little, if anything, happening to our bodies. What difference would it make to our Christian faith, to our beliefs about life after death and to our attitudes to the bodies we have now, if we really meant that we believe in the resurrection of the body? Saturday 12.30 Hebron
Peter Rollins Peter Rollins is a writer, freelance philosophy lecturer, public speaker and the cofounder of the experimental collective Ikon. His most recent book is Insurrection: To believe is human, to doubt divine, which will be published later this year. Religious or Spiritual? None of the above The Christian landscape is marked by a debate between whether Christianity is better described as a religion or as a type of spirituality. These terms mean different things to different people, but the main
argument revolves around the best way to relate to the Ultimate. Peter Rollins argues that these positions are sides of the same coin and must be rejected in favour of a fully materialistic Christianity. Sunday 17.00 Big Top
Pete Ward Pete Ward teaches at King’s College London. He is the author of Liquid Church. Gods Behaving Badly From Britney and Brangelina to Tiger Woods and Michael Jackson, western society is obsessed with the idols and gods of the red carpet. Can our fixation on and devotion to celebrity culture itself be considered a religion? This session examines the boundary between popular culture and how it can create fertile ground for theological innovation. Sunday 17.00 Jericho
Philbert Kalisa Philbert Kalisa works with REACH in Rwanda on a programme of Christian reconciliation and healing post-genocide. He was born in a refugee camp in Burundi, to which his parents had fled following persecution in Rwanda. One of Tearfund’s “inspired individuals”, he took part in the 2010 Lausanne Conference in South Africa. Forgiveness as a strong pillar of reconciliation We know how hard it is to forgive when we have been hurt. But a decision to forgive is a commitment to work to achieve a different kind of future. It brings freedom to the victim and releases the offender. This practical session offers advice on being forgiving in thought, word and deed. Friday 18.30 Jericho
Love for God’s People and God’s Creation Paul talks about love as the greatest gift that will never end. We share God’s passion for creation and its people, longing
for a church drawn from every tribe, language and nation. Can Christian mission, often a destructive historical failure, be instrumental in protecting and preserving indigenous cultures and their languages? And should Godly love not only expose the positive evidence of the image of God in human lives, but also the negative fingerprints of Satan and sin? Monday 15.30 Galilee
Phyllis Tickle Phyllis Tickle is the author of over two dozen books, most recently The Great Emergence: How Christianity is changing and why. She also speaks and lectures around the world and is frequently quoted in major print and electronic media about western Christianity and the changes currently taking place within it. Emergence Christianity Emergence Christianity is the new kid on the block, just as Protestantism was the new kid 500 years ago. And just as surely as Protestantism gave us Lutherans and Presbyterians and Baptists, so Emergence is giving us emergings, emergents, neomonastics and missionals. A look at what all of this upheaval means for the Church Universal, for the Church Past and Future, and for us right here and now. Friday 17.00 Centaur
The Phyllis and Nadia Show Nadia Bolz-Weber and Phyllis Tickle mix it up about pastoral authority, Emergence praxis, and why liturgy is here to stay. Saturday 14.00 Jerusalem
The Age of the Spirit The Great Emergence and the rise of Emergence Christianity are an expression of a 500-year cycle in the church’s history, but perhaps also something more. In fact, the time we are entering might be as significant as the Great Transformation 2000 years ago. What does it mean to say that we seem to be moving into the time of the Spirit? Sunday 18.30 Jerusalem
Rebecca Dottey Rebecca Dottey works with Christian Aid in Ghana as acting country manager. She supports ten local organisations to deliver pro-poor governance focused programmes targeted at bringing transformational change to marginalised groups. Governance And Democracy Trends In Africa: Our fears, our hopes, our future Africa is rapidly changing. The emergence of significant new trends in its governance and democracy have the potential to create fear and panic in what lies ahead for the continent. However, these same trends signify hope and the rebirth of Africa. Join Rebecca Dottey as she gives a snapshot of the situation from her perspective as a civil society activist living and working in Ghana. In association with Christian Aid. Monday 11.00 Jerusalem
Reg Bailey Reg Bailey is the first male chief executive of Mothers’ Union in the organisation’s 130-year history. Formerly the CEO of Danish Bacon plc and Del Monte Foods International, and with a background in biochemistry, he has a three-decade career in changing perceptions of struggling brands. Bye Buy Childhood The Mothers’ Union is campaigning to allow children to grow up free from excessive commercial pressures. This session looks at practical ideas to help parents and children to be aware of the pressures and take action. In association with Mothers’ Union. Sunday 17.00 Bethlehem
Richard A. Burridge Richard Burridge is the dean of King’s College London and its chair in Biblical Interpretation. Previously he was a chaplain at the University of Exeter, where he taught New Testament and Ethics. His most recent book,
Imitating Jesus: An inclusive approach to New Testament ethics, was shortlisted for the Michael Ramsey Prize. How Not To Read The Bible The translators of the King James Bible made it look like a book, sound like a book, and walk like a book. Unfortunately, “a book” is exactly what the Bible is not: it is a library written in different languages, cultures, periods, countries and situations. Instead of looking to the Bible for statements of faith, we need to rediscover its story. Have we got the courage to read it – and let it read us? Sunday 18.30 Bethlehem
Lost in Translation See pxx Monday 10.15 Big Top
Rob Bell Rob Bell is a writer, speaker and the founding pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His new book Love Wins takes its name from a popular bumper sticker that Mars Hill distribute after services. It takes a look at love, redemption, the cross and what that means to the world we live in, and the way we live in it. The Good News Is Better Than That Everybody has a story, a narrative we tell ourselves about who we are and what we are doing here. The interesting part is when you are confronted with a different story, one that not only insists that it’s better than yours, but true, too. Saturday 10.30 Mainstage
Richard Wilkinson Richard Wilkinson is a professor emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School, as well as an honorary professor at UCL and a visiting professor at the University of York. He co-wrote The Spirit Level with Kate Pickett and is a co-founder of The Equality Trust.
Pure Undiluted Slog – with Q&A Whether you write or sing or play or give speeches or create in any way, for many the creative process has a way of bringing joy one moment and madness the next. So how do we tilt it in the joy direction? With an opportunity to quiz author and speaker Rob Bell. Saturday 17.00 Jerusalem
The Spirit Level: Inequality as the enemy between us The more unequal a society is, the more ill health and social problems it has. Inequality increases status insecurity and competition and the prevalence of all the problems associated with relative deprivation. And although the amount of inequality has its greatest effect on rates of problems among the poor, its influence extends to almost all income groups. A look at the subject by the author of one of the most influential books of recent years. Sunday 15.30 Hebron
There’s no such thing as (the Big) Society See pxx Sunday 18.30 Kitchen
Rosalee Velloso Ewell C. Rosalee Velloso Ewell is a theologian from São Paulo. She is the executive director of the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance, and her current work includes serving as New Testament editor for a one-volume Bible commentary for Latin America. Changing the world one carnival at a time: Witnessing to God’s story through samba and Beethoven Sometimes God’s story gets lost amid glamour and show, or suffering and violence. Brazil has all of these. The world does, too. Have we lost track of the story and failed to live as God’s faithful witnesses? What does it look like to live the Christian story, whether to the
tune of samba or Beethoven? These and other such questions will be explored during this presentation. Come dance and be a storyteller with us! Saturday 14.00 Jericho
Ruth Bancewicz Ruth Bancewicz is a research associate at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, working on the “Test of Faith” project. She is the author of Test of Faith: Spiritual journeys with scientists. Contemporary Issues in Science and Christianity How do science and faith work together in practice? During the Test of Faith project Ruth Bancewicz spoke to nearly 20 working scientists, collecting their insights on how their faith affects what they do in the laboratory and vice versa. In this session she will introduce, their work and their beliefs using stories and video. Saturday 11.00 Hebron
Q & A with Ruth Bancewicz and John Bryant See pxx Sunday 18.30 Workshops 2
Ruth Holgate Ruth Holgate has worked in retreats and spiritual direction for 17 years, and is currently the director of Loyola Hall Jesuit Spirituality Centre in Merseyside. A lay Catholic, she was one of the spiritual guides accompanying people on their silent retreat in the television series The Big Silence. Silent Retreats: Finding God in All Things The TV series The Big Silence offered people an experience of a silent retreat to get in touch with what was important to them. Ruth Holgate presents some of the key aspects of Ignatian Spirituality and how they help us to find God in our busy lives. Monday 10.15 Worship Co-operative
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Salim Shawamreh Salim Shawamreh is a Palestinian whose house has been demolished four times by the Israeli authorities, and rebuilt each time by the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. His family became refugees when the State of Israel was founded, then again during the Six Day War. Imagine if your home was demolished The personal story of a family’s four house demolitions after they were refused permission to build on land that they own. Come and hear about how Israeli authorities rarely grant permission to Palestinians, despite the fact that these demolitions violate international law. Sunday 12.30 Galilee
Slouching Towards Bethlehem See Pxx Monday 12.30 Bethlehem
Sheila Cassidy Sheila Cassidy writes on pastoral care and personal growth. She is best known for her work in the hospice movement, and as a young doctor who survived torture for giving medical care to Pinochet opponents in Chile. Confessions of a Lapsed Catholic Sheila Cassidy speaks about a spiritual journey that has led her beyond the confines of institutional religion to walk with the God she finds manifested in all things: in people, in creatures, and in the world in which we live. Saturday 14.30 Centaur
Suad Younan Suad Younan is the principal of BibleLands’ Helen Keller Centre in Jerusalem, which works in the education and rehabilitation of visually impaired children. She is a member of the national secretariat of Christian schools in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
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Another Brick in the Wall: The reality of everyday life for Palestinians Suad Younan talks about her staff and the children and families they serve, and how they face huge personal and professional challenges on a daily basis as they juggle disability, politics, violence – and the Wall. In association with BibleLands. Monday 11.00 Bethlehem
Symon Hill Symon Hill is an activist, writer and trainer. He is a reporter for The Friend and an associate tutor at the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre. Until 2009, he oversaw media relations at the Campaign Against Arms Trade. His book The No-Nonsense Guide to Religion was published in 2010. From Shame to Pride: My walk of repentance for homophobia This summer, Symon Hill walked from Birmingham to London as a pilgrimage of repentance for his former homophobia. In rain, heat, hostility and hospitality, he encouraged Christians to accept same-sex relationships and speak up for equality. He will discuss the insights he gained and the questions he’s still asking. Monday 09.30 Workshops 2
Willie Williams Willie Williams is a video director and stage and lighting designer for concerts, theatre and multimedia projects. He is best known for his work with U2, and has also worked with R.E.M., David Bowie and The Rolling Stones. He has exhibited his own kinetic light sculptures in several art galleries. The Man Behind the Curtain Willie Williams first came to Greenbelt as an impressionable teenager. After “running away to join the circus that was Punk Rock”, he went on to become one of the world’s leading and most innovative stage production designers and live
show directors, working with U2 from the Joshua Tree through to the astonishing U2 360° “Claw”. Hear him talk about his life, work and inspiration with festival trustee, Martin Wroe. Saturday 18.30 Big Top
2young4punk See pxx Sunday 17.00 Hebron
Lumia Domestica See pxx
music as their inspiration.
2young4punk How and why does the continuing influence of punk inspire those of us simply too young to be inspired by it at the time. A conversation hosted by Nick Welsh and Nic Hughes (who weren’t there first time round) with Don Letts and Willie Williams who definitely were. Sunday 17.00 Hebron
Monday 14.00 The Hub
Yonatan Shapira Yonatan Shapira was a captain in the Israeli Air Force and a Black Hawk pilot until 2003 when he refused to take part in the IDF’s attacks in the Palestinian territories. He is also a part of the Free Gaza Movement and was on board the Jewish boat to Gaza in September 2010. He is the co-founder of Combatants for Peace. From obedience to refusal From being a cog in a big system, to involvement in activism to expose that system, Yonatan’s is the story of many Israeli soldiers who refused their military orders and join the Palestinians in their nonviolent struggle for liberation. Saturday 18.30 Jerusalem
The struggle against the occupation In conversation with festival trustee, Abi Hewitt, Yonatan reveals more of his moral journey to his campaigning today for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) as a necessary nonviolent tool to end what he calls “apartheid”. Sunday 17.00 Jerusalem
Slouching Towards Bethlehem See pxx Monday 12.30 Bethlehem
Music talks A mini-strand of talks with
Nick Welsh and Nic Hughes Longterm Greenbelters, designers and music lovers.
Minority Report: Jazz and the Church Stigmatised in its infancy, neglected in its majority, overlooked today: jazz has never quite been at home in the church. Nowadays “Jazz Mass” is a liturgical luxury for those who can afford it. For others, “dinner jazz” is ideal musak for an Alpha meal. So what chance of jazz playing a significant part in modern liturgy? Monday 10.30 Performance Cafe
Ewan King See p xx.
Momentum An introduction to recent British classical music Classical music is alive and well, and living on these islands. It’s exhilarating, because all the rules have gone out of the window. Let Tim Mayfield tell you more, with plenty to listen to by Turnage and Ades, Oliver Knussen, Julian Anderson, Graham Fitkin and others. Saturday 10.30 Performance Cafe
Tim Mayfield Tim has lectured on his musical hero Benjamin Britten, and took part in a millennium production of Britten’s masterpiece Noye’s Fludde.
Panels across site gathering together great guests and looking at everything from the financial crash to the authority of the Bible.
Is a just peace as far away as ever for the people of Palestine? What are the facts on the ground? How can people of faith accelerate the arrival of freedom and friendship for Palestinians and Israelis? Karen Chalk of Greenbelt’s Just Peace campaign team hosts a conversation of Jews, Christians and Muslims, Israelis and Palestinians, including Ghada Karmi, Suad Younan, Yonatan Shapira, Salim Shawamreh, Glynn Secker and Linda Ramsden.
Don’t Bank on it In the church of high finance, the high priests spout their own language and remain an authority beyond question. While our investments can go down as well as up, their bonuses hold steady. They are good enough to hold our material wealth in their hands, assuring us that their systems are complex and we common folk must trust them to mediate wisely on our behalf with the mystery of mammon. But does this religion need a reformation? Chaired by Radio 5 Live’s Rhian Roberts, with Faisal Islam, Matthew Bishop, Gillian Tett, Faisel Rahman and Loretta Minghella. Saturday 16.00 Centaur
Lost in Translation Sponsored by Bible Scoiety. After all these years and all these versions, has the meaning and authority of the Bible been lost... or found? Maggi Dawn chairs a debate with experts Janet Soskice, Richard Burridge and Pete Phillips – and a response from Greenbelt associates, Bible Society. Monday 10.15 Big Top
Monday 12.30 Bethlehem
The Poor are Poor because the Rich are Rich When the cuts bite, the poor will be hit hardest. Is this just, or is this just inevitable? A distinguished panel offers contrasting perspectives on the relationship between inequality and poverty. In association with the Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church. With Dame Clare Tickell, Richard North, Jon Kuhrt and Richard Higginson. Saturday 14.00 Galilee
Kitchen Table Panels From the politics of protest to the mystery of monarchy, we’ll be hosting dinner parties around the Kitchen table. An eclectic crowd of practitioners and experts in conversation with one another – there’s always something simmering in the Kitchen.
Is it all hype? In the last ten years new monasticism has bubbled up in different denominations all over the world. This panel of practitioners will explore what it is and what it can contribute in a post-church and postChristian age. With Ian Mobsby, Shane Claiborne, Karen Ward, Mark Pierson, Bishop Michael Perham and Nadia Bolz-Weber. Saturday 15.30 Galilee
Press? The Church Times’ Paul Handley asks leading British journalists about public trust in the press following damning revelations about how some newspapers have been routinely collecting stories. With the Guardian’s Esther Addley, the Daily Telegraph’s Peter Oborne and others. Monday 15.30 Kitchen
Are We Home Yet?
Off With Their Heads
Is home where we pull up the drawbridge and keep out the stranger? Or a place of hospitality and refuge with room for them as well as us. Is home something we “do up” or open up? Do our dreams of home differ depending on whether we have one... or don’t? Chaired by Cole Moreton, with Karen Ward, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Keith Skene, Inderjit Bhogal, Suad Younan, and Jim Davis.
Monarchy is so hard-wired into our constitution that if we tried to unplug it, everything would fall apart. Plus, they do great weddings. Or maybe an elitist hereditary monarchy, bankrolled by the people, is fundamentally anti-democratic, signalling our anti-meritocratic instincts... for all our talk about social mobility. Chaired by Clare Catford, with Bob Holman, Baroness Elizabeth Berridge, Cole Moreton, and Doug Gay.
Sunday 20.00 Kitchen
Big Society Big state, big deal, big con? Does the Big Society abandon justice in favour of charity? Or does welfare state thinking detract from love of neighbour, making us too dependent on the government? A discussion chaired by Simon Barrow of Ekklesia, with Alison Gelder, Bishop Tim Stevens, Niall Cooper, and Savitri Hensman. In association with Ekklesia. Friday 18.30 Kitchen
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There’s no such thing as (the Big) Society Or is there? What does the vision of a Big Society mean for the people expected to deliver it? From Blue Labour pioneer Maurice Glassman to community worker Ann Morisy, a panel experts examines the choices facing faith and civic groups. Chaired by Jacqui Christian, with Ed Cox, Ann Morisy, Richard Wilkinson, and Maurice Glasman. Sunday 18.30 Kitchen
Saturday 18.30 Kitchen
Taking it to the Streets You don’t believe in the latest war and you can’t accept the latest cuts. Politicians are out of touch and out of reach. But will marching on Westminster make any difference? Is direct action a vital democratic tool or the politics of posture? Chaired by Niall Cooper, with Paul Miller, John Papworth, Ben Whitehouse, Tamsin Omond, Niall Cooper, Lucy Pearce, and Jed Weightman. Saturday 20.00 Kitchen
War: What is it good for? “Absolutely nothing,” answered Edwin Starr, without mentioning that it protects our freedom and way of life from those who would destroy it. And, while war ruins countries and takes innocent lives, “pacifism” seems neither practical nor realistic. Chaired by Lia Shimada, with Chris Cole, Hannah Davies, Simon Barrow, and Stu Hallam. Friday 20.00 Kitchen
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Getting Real about
By day, the Kitchen is home to Greenbelters cooking up inspiration together – ideas to help us change our communities by living and doing things differently. This is a venue where we grapple together to work out hopeful responses to difficult issues about where and how we live.
The Complexity of Compassion Homelessness is one of the most obvious forms of poverty and exclusion in the UK. Many of us want to help, but the issues are complex. This all-morning session (with 30-minute break) examines the issues and looks at how we can respond.
In association with Church Urban Fund.
Session 1: The Complex Causes of Homelessness
A session on the ethics of shopping fairtrade with the folks from Traidcraft. They’ll be dipping into the Greenbelt shopping trolley and discussing the choices and ethical dilemmas of a typical weekly shopping trip. How do you engage with the big boys in the mainstream? How far can consumption really be responsible? How do we handle the trade-offs between competing moral imperatives? Hosted by Larry Bush, marketing director of Traidcraft and Paul Chandler, chief executive of Traidcraft.
Staying in Relationship and Holding on to Hope What is the lived reality of a diagnosis of “mental illness” for the person themselves, their family, friends and church communities? How can we speak honestly and openly about fear and complexity, faith and holding on to hope? These two interconnected sessions will facilitate dialogue and understanding and look at ways in which we can work together to reduce ignorance and prejudice in their social and church lives.
Effective Youth Outreach in Tough Places A practical session on how to make the most of your contact with the youth in your community, and how to enable young people to make a difference in their area. In association with Church Urban Fund.
Rather than being just about housing, homelessness represents a cocktail of different issues. So what do you do? What’s the best way to help? (Including a debate: “This house believes that giving money to people begging does more harm than good”.) Saturday 09.30 Kitchen
Organised by the Generous community’s Jacqui Christian and Peter Barrett – see generous.org.uk.
Session 2: Getting real about the action – what can churches actually do? Scoping what is going on – who is doing things already, why are homeless people sleeping on our church steps, is there a role for the church? And if so what? What resources does the church have? Buildings, volunteers, mission to people on the margins. Is there potential to work together with other churches? Other organisations? What are the gaps? Whose needs are not being met within the current system?
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Get Down Your Local Not a mandate to visit the pub, rather a workshop on local community activism with special guests. How do you make a difference? What’s the best way to get going?
Giving Away the Gospel A hands-on taster of how Unlock helps urban churches of any denomination to respond to the challenges of their areas, with stories of its impact on real people in real places, along with an opportunity to discuss and explore how the approach might work for them. With Dawn Lonsdale. In association with Church Urban Fund. Sunday 12.30 Kitchen
Saturday 15.30 Kitchen
Interested in Adopting? For people who are new to adoption and keen to explore what is involved, the backgrounds of children needing placements, and what we are looking for in adopters. With Wendy Wall. Sunday 14.00 Kitchen
Jesus never served quiche There’s more food in God’s story than we might think. The whole thing begins with an apple, and finishes with a banquet. Serving a meal can be the most vulnerable, intimate, generous way to build relationships – eating is the most sociable thing we do. So why aren’t there more dining tables in church? A talk with pictures, discussion and sharing. Please bring something to eat! With Rob Wicks. Saturday 17.00, Kitchen
Living Local An exploration of how to live sustained lives outside of the conventional channels, without falling out with church. An opportunity to hear the experiences of people living in community, wrestling with that, and what difference it makes, if any, to be Christians living together in a neighbourhood. With Jessica Davis. Saturday 14.00 Kitchen
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Session 1: Mental Illness and Services – The Experience of Family and Friends The aim of this session is to provide opportunity for the family and friends of people diagnosed with a mental illness and receiving treatment and support from community or hospital mental health services to share experiences, questions, learning and resources. Monday 09.30 Kitchen
Session 2: Mental Illness – Experiences of Church A space for dialogue around how churches can accept and support people with mental health difficulties. Monday 11.00 Kitchen
Working with other faiths to tackle poverty What does Christian community work look like in multi-faith areas? Can churches be open, hospitable, work in partnership with other faiths and still retain their distinctiveness? Richard Sudworth talks about his experience of a Muslim majority area in Birmingham. In association with Church Urban Fund. Monday 12.30 Kitchen
Workshops Workshops are your chance to get involved, to engage with the subject matter and the speakers in a more interactive environment. From ecohouse-building to fundraising tips, and from conflict resolution to parenting teenagers (the same thing?), make sure you check into a workshop over the weekend.
37 tips to help you make your dreams of home come true How to go about designing an eco-house, what to consider and what may be red herrings. An experienced builder talks about finding land and what to be wary of. He’ll explore the practicality of eco-features for your home, and offer some guidance of what it all might cost. With Stuart Jackson. Sunday 14.00 Workshops 1
A Good Childhood The Good Childhood Inquiry had some challenging things to say about childhood in Britain. Whether you agree or not, this conversation is a chance to find out more and actually get a word in edgeways. Children’s own views, gathered through a Greenbelt survey, will be shared and debated. With Jim Davis of The Children’s Society. In association with The Children’s Society. Monday 09.30 Workshops 1
Adoption Issues Contact, Facebook and Telling a Difficult Story Social media like Facebook is a new issue for carers of children, involving confidentiality and activity teenagers can carry out behind their parents’ back. Adopters especially are having to think about how they can keep their children safe in these situations. A discussion with the experts, sharing experiences and ideas. With Wendy Wall and
Ryan and Susanne Lynch. Sunday 21.30 Workshops 1
Face Equality, Image Prejudice, PsychoSocial Support and a More Just Society Research shows unacknowledged discriminatory attitudes against people with a disfigurement, even in church. This workshop will offer guidelines and free resources for the victims of such prejudice, from people who work to address the problem every day. With Colin Darling and Debbie Hanson. Monday 11.00 Workshops 1
Greenbelt Campaigns Academy Over the course of the weekend join Christian Aid, CAFOD and Traidcraft for a series of workshops aimed at helping you to learn all you need to know about campaigning. Hear how to choose your campaign target, find out how to get the press involved and get creative making your own placards, plus much more! Attend all three sessions and you earn a Campaign Academy certificate! With Alasdair Roxburgh, Jayde Bradley, and James Buchanan. Saturday, Sunday, Monday 15.30 Workshops 1
I’ve Seen the Future Zero-carbon house Birmingham The UK’s first and only retrofit house to “zero carbon” standard generates all its own renewable energy and has won a RIBA architecture award. A discussion of how, with its use of sun, rain and earth, it celebrates abundance, playfulness and the fusion of old and new. With John Christophers and Jo Hindley. Saturday 14.00 Workshops 1
Parenting Teenagers Are you putting up with stress, family arguments and no one listening? Want some answers to the wonderful and worrying world of parenting teenagers? Join Judy Reith and Sarah Rose, authors of a successful parenting course, to learn how to transform living with teenagers. Saturday 09.30 Workshops 1
Putting the “fun” into fundraising This workshop session with fundraising mentor Kerry Donati will offer practical tips on approaching trusts and grant-making bodies, gathering “evidence of need”, fundraising appeals, income generation, profile-raising and the opportunity to swap good fundraising events and ideas. Workshop participants also have the opportunity to sign up for a one-to-one session with Kerry to look at fundraising ideas for a specific project. With Kerry Donati.
also include the experience of engaging a pioneer spiritual practice or exercise. With Karen Ward and Mark Pierson. Saturday 18.30 Workshops 1
The Dream Parent Perfect parents don’t exist, but in your dreams what kind of a parent do you want your kids to have? What works and what doesn’t when it comes to being a 21st-century parent? Parent coach and author Judy Reith’s workshop is a chance to transform your parenting dreams into reality. Sunday 20.00 Workshops 1
Transforming Conflict in the Church An introduction How can we engage better with the inevitable tensions and disagreements that we face in church life? This seminar will point the way to some initial steps for understanding and handling conflict in the life of the church. With Alistair McKay. Saturday 17.00 Workshops 2
Saturday 13.15 Workshops 2
Social Action: Social Enterprise Is the Big Society just a smokescreen for big cuts in services? Ebico’s Hugh Lee and Phil Levermore argue that if it is to be anything more, then it is social enterprises that will have to deliver the goods. These companies reinvest profits to sustain and further the mission for positive change. Seen a local need? Let these two teach you an entrepreneurial solution. Sunday 15.30 Kitchen
Transition Towns Community Blueprint for Survival, 2020 We can’t rely on oil forever, so it might be a good idea to plan what we do instead. Transition Town initiatives are springing up all over the world, aiming to build local resilience and community cooperation as a practical and creative community response. Take an hour to step into 2020, when cheap fossil fuels are a distant memory. With Chris and Sue Doran. Monday 14.00 Workshops 2
Spirituality and Pioneering A conversation about the characteristics inherent in the spirituality of pioneering and about spiritual practices helpful for sustaining pioneers as they endeavour to create and curate new forms of church and mission. The workshop will Talks | 77
performing arts. Featuring brilliant companies, gifted performers and unique creators, our Performing Arts programme promises to bring thrilling spectacle and a whole lot of drama into your Greenbelt weekend...
Coelacanth She’s a rising star in the sport of competitive tree climbing, he’s a quiet nonentity. How they fall in love isn’t the story. Staying together when their world is filled with imaginary flatmates, underground Compliment Clubs and satanic jazz bands – that’s the story. Ben Moor performs an extraordinary tale of love, loneliness, tree climbing and a deeply oblivious fish. Live music accompaniment played by members of Suns of the Tundra. Saturday 21.30 The Playhouse Sunday 21.30 The Playhouse
Ben Moor As a writer Ben Moor has created Elastic Planet for Radio 4, Undone for Radio 7 and has contributed to the Idler, the Observer and the Guardian. His acting credits include Knowing
Me, Knowing You, The IT Crowd and the movie of Casanova. Suns of the Tundra span off from Peach and are known for their melodic progressive metal sound.
Declaration of Doubt Peter Rollins and the Reverend Vince Anderson invite you to join them for an evening of dirty gospel and incendiary theology designed to challenge us all to embrace doubt, complexity and ambiguity. Not simply intellectually, but in the material practice of our hymns, prayers, sermons and rituals. Complete with altar call! Sunday 20.30 Big Top
Rev Vince Anderson The Reverend Vince Anderson lasted three months in Methodist seminary before
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taking his ministry to New York’s bars and taverns, then becoming assistant pastor to Jay Bakker (son of Jim and Tammy Faye). He calls his music “Dirty Gospel”, a term reflective of both his musical influences and his theological perspective. He has released four albums and his band includes members of TV on the Radio and Sufjan Stevens. Peter Rollins See pxx
Flava “The raw talent and the choreography are as good as anything I’ve seen in America. They are terrific.” So said Simon Cowell, and while we may not make a habit of agreeing with the Mr Mean of Saturday night telly, Flava are something to savour with their dazzling hiphop moves and their message about finding confidence, uniqueness and self-belief. Philip Lawrence Award winners. Monday 18.00 Centaur
Dance workshop See overleaf for details. Monday 09.30 Hall of Fame Monday 14.00 Hall of Fame
Shedloads Monday 12.00 Big Top
The Acoustic Cafe Monday 20.00 The Shed
The Gospel of Matthew An unforgettable vision of Jesus in this highly intense, very human and occasionally humorous performance. “What Dillon has done is take the intense drama of the Gospel, maximised the emotional impact, pumped up the intensity and created a mesmerising oneman show of sheer brilliance!” –The Argus. An astonishing, virtuoso delivery of the greatest story ever told. **** The British Theatre Guide Monday 20.00 The Playhouse
George Dillon When George Dillon did his first solo show, Stunning the Punters, it was a critical hit of the 1990 Edinburgh Fringe and the start of a 20-year career as a solo performer. Steven Berkoff (with whom Dillon worked on several productions) says of him, “George sniffs out what’s underneath the surface”. Dillon translated, as well as directed and performed his solo production of The Gospel of Matthew.
Hope for Robots Ever feel like the world is just one big factory where we all follow instructions on the big conveyor belt of life until we break down or are switched off? In his new multimedia, interactive poetry show, poet and beatsmith Will Stopha considers work, school,
technology and the media and proudly proclaims that the age of imagination is not dead. There is, in fact... “Hope for Robots”. Monday 12.30 The Playhouse Monday 16.00 Youth - Shed
William Stopha Will Stopha was a boy kicked out of school who then grew up to become a teacher, a dyslexic kid who grew up to become a writer. He is now a performer, a rhyming storyteller, a student, a teacher, a wannabe philosopher and a bit of a multimedia geek but not necessarily in that order. A favourite on the spoken-word scene, he’s a Farrago Poetry Slam champion. Also appearing in the Spoken Word Showcase (see pxx). Saturday 12.00 Big Top
The Man Who Cannot Lose Game over. It’s the taking part (and winning) that counts. Compulsive communicator and social loser Dr Johnny Façade (Matt Pritchard) is returning to Greenbelt with the greatest gamble of his life. An obsessed quest of award-winning magic, multimedia and subversive storytelling. Buxton Fringe Festival Best Comedy Show Award runner-up (Johnny’s not bitter… honest). Sunday 15.30 The Playhouse
The Lab Monkeys A gifted creative communicator who loves to play and make
people laugh, Matt took up magic as a teenager and still loves it. In 2009 he won the Fellowship of Christian Magicians UK stage magic competition. When not performing magic at festivals around the country, Matt works as a freelance science presenter. Before that he worked as an atomic physics researcher playing with stupidly powerful lasers.
The Mill The Mill (co-devised with War Horse choreographer Toby Sedgwick) centres on a huge wheel of wood and steel, suspended high in the air, amid a web of ropes and wooden drums. The shifting weight of the performers powers the system, creating a precarious world where a seemingly small decision or action can gather momentum and impetus beyond our control – the vehicle for a rollercoaster ride through every human emotion. Friday 20.00 Centaur Saturday 09.30 Centaur
Ockham’s Razor Award-winning Ockham’s Razor is three aerial artists who specialise in creating physical theatre around new pieces of aerial equipment. Alex Harvey, Charlotte Mooney, and Tina Koch met at the Circomedia Academy of Contemporary Circus and Physical Performance where they all trained in aerial and
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physical theatre. They founded the company in 2004, aiming to combine circus, dance and visual theatre to make work that is arresting and entertaining.
Napoleon, a Defence Four clowns decide that Napoleon was innocent of all charges and attempt a defence of his record, and his obsession with Josephine’s body odour. But, of course, where clowns tread, every floorboard has a deadly spring... Who will finally get to play Napoleon? Is that a real chicken? Where did they get those beautiful suits made? And what exactly does Winston Churchill have to do with any of this...? ***** The British Theatre Guide Monday 15.30 The Playhouse
Le Navet Bete Le Navet Bete are a troupe of international touring clowns, whose high-energy, spectacular and hilarious shows have wowed audiences in over 20 countries. Using their extensive training in clowning, acrobatics and mime - as well as music and circus history - they have been performing since 2006, gaining widespread critical acclaim en route. “Hilarious and utterly engaging, if all theatre was like this, we wouldn’t need TV” - BBC Radio.
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On The Edge Wonderful improvised comedy theatre show, which got fivestar reviews at the Edinburgh Festival, exploring all those moments in life when we are “on the edge”. Falling in love, leaving home, getting a job, bungee jumping, you name it, this show explores it! Kevin Tomlinson and Abi Hood (The Bill) improvise amusing and touching scenes, based on suggestions from the audience. Masks, puppetry and even a slide show have featured. **** The Scotsman Saturday 18.30 The Playhouse
Kepow Theatre Kevin Tomlinson is recognised as one of Britain’s leading experts on improvisation and mask work and one of the best performers in this field. For the past year Kevin has been touring the world in his one solo, improvised comedy show Seven Ages, playing a mulititude of different characters.
Operation Greenfield Somewhere in middle England four unlikely teenagers are preparing for judgment day with ladders, Elvis and Forest Fruits squash – Stokely’s annual talent competition is nigh. With a stage full of instruments and an eclectic mix of recorded music, Little Bulb Theatre capture the confusing, awkward and beautifully naive time of
adolescence. A bizarre and visually fantastical exploration of music, faith and friendship. **** Time Out Monday 17.45 Big Top
Little Bulb Theatre Company Little Bulb Theatre is a national touring company whose devised and physical theatre performances explore and illuminate the minute human details that in a world so big are easily swallowed up. Combining detailed character work, beautiful imagery and exciting homemade music, Little Bulb aspires to create performances that, with humour and sadness will touch, startle and entertain.
Seven Ages of Man Comedy show that explores Shakespeare’s idea that we go through seven stages in life. Taking true stories from his own upbringing (and his audience), Kevin Tomlinson explores two of the most important questions you can ever ask: “Why am I here?” and “What’s important in my life?” A truly unique show – featuring masks and storytelling – that may make you re-assess your priorities in life, whilst simultaneously making you laugh. Kepow Theatre See above Saturday 20.00 The Playhouse
The Price of Everything
How much is beauty worth? What will people pay for an air guitar on eBay? These urgent questions and others are answered in The Price of Everything, a performance lecture about value. Daniel Bye’s whistlestop tour of bizarre facts and impassioned arguments is comic, provocative and possibly a tiny bit sad. A must if you’ve ever wondered about the difference between the price of an object and its value. Sunday & Monday 20.00 Hebron
Daniel Bye Daniel is a theatre-maker who creates immediate, playful and surprising work that juggles comedy and tragedy, roughness and polish, truth and astonishment. The Times has described him as “part of the future of British theatre” and the Stage called his work “near genius”. This is his first collaboration with Dick Bonham, artistic director of PLaY, a company that works across disciplines and in venues from abandoned shops to festivals.
Set and Reset and Imperfect Storm Sponsored by Livability. An exclusive preview of Candoco’s new programme for September. Featuring Trisha Brown’s Set and Reset, an upbeat seminal dance piece. Candoco adds its signature twist to this unforgettable
work, danced to a contagious song by Laurie Anderson. Complementing this beautiful piece is one of their audience favourites: Wendy Houstoun’s Imperfect Storm. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, expect elaborate costumes and theatrical moments filled with humour and laughter. Sunday 14.30 Centaur
Candoco Dance Company The first of its kind in the UK, Candoco is a professional dance company focused on the integration of disabled and non-disabled dancers. Over the last 20 years, it has won much acclaim and has toured to over 50 countries. It aims to bring about change in thinking about dance, about ability, about who is allowed “in” and how we interact with and create our worlds.
Street Theatre Creature Encouter - The Hairy Chairs Two giant walking armchairs complete with big slippers carry their young charges through the crowds. Combining the slapstick comedy of a Bernie Cliftonstyle ostrich illusion with the subtleties of cable-controlled animatronic puppetry.
Electric Cabaret Security Guards Electric Cabaret provides fabulous theatre, refreshing and unusual entertainment, and surreal happenings. Epitomised in the hilarious Security Guards.
Gustav Varoom A unicycle. A large musical instrument. A crowd. Anything can happen. And quite often does. 22 feet of shiny brass tuba played 8 feet from the ground by a 7-stone weakling on a onewheeled cycle.
Juggling John Apparently John made everyone sit down at his own sixth birthday party and watch him do a show. Then, during his school years he practised magic and juggling obsessively. He’s not stopped since.
Matt Pacey With a passionate, mesmerizing diabolo act, Matt’sunique freestyle fashion delivers a truly great mix of energy, skill and presence.
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Thomas Trilby Thomas Trilby, aka Jem Maynard Watts, is an experienced stiltwalker and entertainer. He’s looked down on most things – especially festivals and sporting events, including the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand Prix in Bahrain.
Steve Kaos Performing and teaching circus skills all over the UK, Europe and the Middle East, Steve specialises as a juggler, diabolist and stiltwalker – all in a comedy interactive style using witty banter, fun and a healthy dose of old-fashioned good manners and chivalry!
Workshops Acting Workshop Acting workshop with top actor Akiya Henry - come and learn some of the tools of acting including characterisation, use of the body and improvisation techniques. No experience necessary. Saturday 16.00 Hall of Fame
Egyptian bellydancing Get in touch with your inner dancefloor diva at this fun and lively workshop. Starting with some of the basic moves and technique of modern Egyptian bellydance, we will build these into a simple choreography to entertain your friends or indeed unsuspecting punters at the Jesus Arms. It’s danced in Egypt by everyone from tiny tots to the young at heart, all ages, shapes and sizes are welcome. Saturday 14.00 Hall of Fame Monday 12.30 Hall of Fame
Flava Flava workshops are full of excitement and fun, and you’ll learn the most up-to-date hip-hop moves. Flava will teach you a routine which you will then perform in the show at the end of the day to friends, family and spectators. By which time, you’ll have new dance moves to show off, have made new friends, gained performance skills and be walking that little bit taller – Flava style. Monday 09.30 Hall of Fame Monday 14.00 Hall of Fame
Mime Workshops Ever wondered how mime artists create those visual illusions so convincingly? Ever fancied trying yourself? This two-hour workshop will take you from the basic through to the more challenging skills of mime technique to create either a solo or group piece. No prior skills are needed, just an
enthusiasm to learn. You’ll be amazed how quickly you pick it up. Minimum age is 10 years old. Saturday 10.00 Hall of Fame Sunday 14.00 Hall of Fame
Nia dance workshop with Janey Lee Grace Nia is a holistic fitness programme, a dynamic cardiovascular workout that stimulates and integrates your mind, body and spirit and leaves you feeling recharged, rejuvenated and fully alive. Nia blends dance, martial arts, yoga and healing arts such as Alexander technique to allow your body to move the way it was designed to move. A unique way of getting fit, having fun and moving the body to funky, uplifting music. Saturday 12.30 Hall of Fame Sunday 12.30 Hall of Fame
Janey Lee Grace Janey Lee Grace works with Steve Wright on his BBC Radio 2 show. She is also the author of the bestselling Imperfectly Natural Woman. Her Look Great Naturally...Without Ditching the Lipstick is out now.
Performing Arts Reception For all those who work, or want to work in the performing arts, an informal opportunity to meet other people in the industry. Chat about the highs and lows, and meet some kindred spirits. Saturday 18.30 Workshops 2
Salsa Class with Chuli Scarfe If you can bring passion, chemistry and a feel for music to each salsa workshop, then Chuli will help you with your Latin rhythms. She will guide you through the steps and partner dancing. Enjoy Latin/ Afro/Indian fusion and build your confidence to improvise on the dancefloor. Be warned, salsa can be addictive! Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 18.00 Hall of Fame
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visual arts. Take a cultured stroll round our Visual Arts spaces – full of invention and intrigue. From fine art to more quirky craft, and talks to hands-on workshops there’s sure to be something to catch your eye...
Exhibitions Unless otherwise stated opening hours for all exhibitions are as follows: Friday 18.00 - 21.00 Saturday 10.00-20.00 Sunday 12.00-20.00 Monday 10.00-16.00
Lumia Domestica Willie Williams A lifelong fascination with kitsch drew Willie Williams to the ugly and discarded glassware at the heart of each piece in the exhibition. Their transformation into a sublime, meditative environment exemplifies Williams’ chief concern – the artist’s responsibility to discover beauty in unlikely places, rather than accept societal givens
dictated by fashion, advertising and junk TV. “The goal is to create a sense of wonder, but also to raise a smile.” Studio
Methodist Collection of Modern Christian Art Not everyone knows that Greenbelt’s new partner The Methodist Church owns a collection of art described as “the best denominational collection of modern art outside the Vatican”. We are therefore delighted to present an exhibition of highlights from the Collection, which includes such leading artists of the last 100 years as Norman Adams, Elizabeth Frink, Patrick Heron, Georges Rouault, Graham Sutherland, Craigie Aitchison and Maggi Hambling. Those Three Rooms
Methodist Collection: Ceri Richards “Supper at Emmaus”
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Christian Aid/Matt Gonzalez-Noda.
Poverty Over Sculpture
Tour of Methodist Collection A guided tour of the Methodist Collection of Modern Christian Art with one of its trustees, Meryl Doney. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 16.00 Those Three Rooms
Recollection A short (30-min) service of meditation, designed to give you a chance to view the pictures, take a breath, and collect your thoughts. We will focus on a selected number of images in the exhibition, and use them as a springboard for personal reflection, before heading back into the Greenbelt melee. Saturday 14.00 Those Three Rooms
Poverty Over Sculpture Mel Howse’s sculpture installations – largely in glass, metalwork and enamel – are to be found in schools, churches, hospitals, livery halls and even a supermarket. She has spanned the boundaries of both historical glazing techniques and emerging glass technology. Signature characteristics of her recent work on glass and steel are layered fields of deeply textured patterns suspended within the glassy skin. Centaur Foyer
Interactive talk and presentation With Geoff Daintree. Sunday 12.45 Centaur Foyer
Photo Flash Swap Bring your photograph along on Friday evening and see it hung as part of an exhibition all weekend. Bring your friends to see your work. Eavesdrop as people try and understand your “motivation”. On the final evening, watch as your fellow photographers fall over each other for the privilege of taking home your art and sticking it on the fridge. You bring a photo, you take one back. Simple. Inspirational. Friday 16.00 The Hub Monday 18.00 The Hub
Angels of the North This exhibition – a collection of works by artists who are based in or have worked together in the north of England – explores notions of home through everyday life and narrative. Audio and text-based work, sculpture, paintings, drawings, photographs and video all ask the question: what does it mean to live in the places we do and interact with the world around us? Those Three Rooms
Sacred Images – Longing for Home If you were asked to photograph what is sacred to you, where would you point the lens? 14 young people from Poland were asked to spend a few weeks taking photographs exploring what is sacred or meaningful
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to them. Part of a research project seeking to explore theologically the experience of migration through visual culture, the exhibition photos are accompanied by quotes from the young photographers. Box Office
The People’s Bible Help to write out the Bible by hand – from Genesis to Revelation – and create a unique legacy for future generations on the 400th anniversary of the King James Version. In a project that’s spanning the country, you’ll get to write at least two verses with a digital pen. There’ll be a new paper copy of the Bible and an online archive of everyone’s verses you can show to your friends. In association with Bible Society.
incorporate subtle effects of lighting, sound and smell (provided by essential oils and other sources) to engage all five senses. Uniquely, you are encouraged to enter the sculptures – Jan says it is “art to be viewed on your back – and not just with your eyes and brain – but experienced with your whole body.” The Village
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Chrysalis The inspiration for this work is the transformation from pupa stage to butterfly – an area for dreaming, allowing your mind to wonder and expand with coloured windows, smells sound and textures – and feel your potential for breaking free and opening yourself to new experiences. Jan Niedojadlo Jan Niedojadlo creates gigantic sculptures from recycled materials, including foam, rubber and carpet, that
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Jan Niedojadlo “Podules”
Talks Meryl Doney Meryl Doney is a freelance art curator, specialising in presenting exhibitions in cathedrals, churches, festivals and other challenging spaces. She is a trustee of the Methodist Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, a member of St Paul’s Cathedral Arts Policy and Planning Committee, a member and ex-leader of the visual arts subgroup of the Greenbelt Festival, and an editorial consultant for Third Way magazine. You’ve painted what Mr Hirst? How to work with art and artists How churches and faith communities can enjoy an enriching, two-way relationship with the visual arts. Many churches are beginning to explore the exciting possibilities of engaging with artists. Many artists, too, welcome the opportunity to show work in spaces which are almost the opposite of a “white cube”. These practical, illustrated workshops are designed to open up the processes necessary for a good encounter between church and the arts. Saturday 14.00 The Hub
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Release your inner exhibitionist. How to put on an art exhibition. A workshop on the practicalities of putting on visual art exhibitions in religious spaces, including advice on how to present wall- and screen-based work, sound art, performance pieces, sculpture and installation. How to choose, display, hang and label the works, the paperwork involved, budgeting, marketing, promotion, staging events and assessing outcomes. Sunday 14.00 The Hub
The Sound of Conversation powered by Pecha Kucha Artists, creatives and designers present using the dynamic method of Pecha Kucha: 20 slides x 20 seconds. Pecha Kucha is Japanese for chit chat, or the sound of conversation, and was designed by architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo’s Klein-Dytham Architecture as a way for artists and designers to meet, show their work, exchange ideas, and network. The format keeps presentations concise, fastpaced and entertaining. Saturday, Sunday 20.00 The Hub Sunday 20.00 The Hub
Willie Williams Willie Williams is a video director and stage and lighting designer for concerts, theatre and multimedia projects. He is best known for his work with U2, and has also worked with R.E.M., David Bowie and The Rolling Stones. He has exhibited his own kinetic light sculptures in several art galleries. The Man Behind the Curtain See pxx
Hands on The Comics Cafe On Saturday night, the Greenbelt Comics Cafe returns to Those Three Rooms. Stop by to draw some comics, chat about and share your artwork, talk to comic artists, chill out with a comic or contribute your own comic to the Greenbelt Scriptorium. Saturday 18.30 Those Three Rooms
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2young4punk See page xx Sunday 17.00 Hebron
Lumia Domestica Willie Williams’s exhibition Lumia Domestica takes found kitsch glassware and turns it into the centrepiece of spectacular and delightful light displays, motivated by his desire to find beauty in unlikely places. Come and hear Willie talk about the exhibition.
Woolly Thinking “When the knit goes down, you had better be ready!” as Cypress Hill once sang. Come and knit a square for a secret graffiti knitting installation that will pop up overnight to make the Greenbelt site a little bit more warm and fuzzy. Beginners welcome – learn to knit with our team of qualified knit nurses, all eager to pass on their purls of wisdom. Saturday 17.00 The Hub
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Scriptorium Sponsored by Bible Society. Greenhaus Art School takes on a new form as the Scriptorium – where you can help produce Greenbelt’s very own illuminated festival gospel. The Scriptorium is open for drop-in sessions throughout the festival for you to make your own handwritten contribution to writing out the Gospel of Matthew. With
pen, pencil, biro, marker and crayon we’ll be creating the first Greenbelt Gospel – a book filled with art and soul. Alongside the Greenbelt Gospel sessions we will be running The Artist’s Studio, workshops led by practitioners teaching techniques and disciplines that will illustrate and complement the Greenbelt Gospel. To book your place visit Those Three Rooms. Those Three Rooms
Friday Comic illustrations for the Greenbelt Newspaper 18.00–21.00
Saturday Comic illustrations for the Greenbelt Newspaper, Illustration 10.30–12.00
Calligraphy, Manga comic 12.30–14.00
Illuminated letters, Illustration 15.00–16.30
Illustration, Calligraphy 17.00–18.30
The King’s Speech or a Minute on the Throne What would you do if you had a minute of ultimate power? What would you change? What would you say to expectant crowds? Dress for the part, mount the throne of opportunity and address your subjects in a royal festival broadcast. Your decree will be relayed to venues around the festival providing a unique opportunity for your royal highness to be heard. Friday 19.00, Saturday 15.30, Sunday 13.00, Sunday 18.00, Monday 10.00 The Hub
Mask and Costume Making Go Wild in the Hub by creating your own Wild Thing masks and costumes. Make terrible teeth, and terrible claws; create some terrible yellow eyes. Then come back on Monday and show off your outfit in our fantastic Wild Rumpus. Saturday 11.00, Sunday 15.30, Monday 11.30 The Hub
Print Making Design and create your own Wild Thing print in the Hub.
Sunday Collage, Illustration
Friday 17.00, Saturday 09.00 , Sunday 12.00, Sunday 19.00, Monday 09.00 The Hub
Calligraphy, Illustration 14.30–16.00
Comic style illustration, Calligraphy 16.30–18.00
Monday Illustration, Manga comic illustrations 10.30–12.00
Comic style illustration, Collage 12.30–14.00
Where the Wild Things Are – in the Hub Come make mischief in the Hub as we get our terrible teeth into the classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are. Have a go at creative stuff like block-printing and mask-making or chill out with a good read borrowed from the bookshelves in Max’s room.
Max’s Bedroom Visit Max’s Room in the Hub and have a look around. This ongoing installation is being built and rebuilt throughout the weekend. So come and wander round, perhaps even make some foliage to help decorate it. There are books available to read, and maybe other (nice) surprises too...
Si Smith & Jonah Smith “Where the Wild Things Are”
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Wild Rumpus Climb into the Wild Thing costumes that you’ve made in the Hub this weekend, and show them off in our Wild Rumpus! It all starts in the Hub with noise and poetry, and ends in the Arena with even more noise and general hullabaloo. It promises to be a real walk on the Wild side... Monday 16.00 The Hub
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literature. The Literature programme explores the power of the written word – to change minds, pose questions, offer solutions, or just tell a ripping yarn. Immerse yourself in imagination and investigation, metre and rhyme... so let it be written...
Adrian Plass Adrian Plass has written over 30 books in the last 20 years. The best known is probably The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, a gentle satire on the modern church, which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide. He is in demand internationally as a speaker and his latest books include Jesus Safe Tender and Extreme, Blind Spots in the Bible, and Bacon Sandwiches and Salvation. An evening with Adrian Plass Adrian Plass is diseased with flippancy. Just as well, some would say. For more than 25 years his benevolently subversive humour has been clearing away the kind of religious rubbish that continually obscures the truth about Jesus. Join him tonight for lots of laughs, a tear or two, and
possibly even a bit of a think. Friday 19.30 Big Top
Amy Sackville Amy’s debut novel The Still Point was the winner of the 2010 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and nominated for the Orange Prize for fiction. Amy studied English and Theatre Studies at Leeds University, followed by an MPhil at Oxford’s Exeter College, before taking a job in the publishing industry. She also holds an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College, and now teaches Creative Writing at the University of Kent. The Still Point Amy will be discussing her approach to writing, life as an award-winning author and reading from her work. Sunday 12.30 The Hub
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Andrew Philip Andrew Philip is part of a significant group of younger Scottish poets gaining recognition throughout and beyond the UK. He has published two pamphlets and a full collection of his work, The Ambulance Box (Salt, 2009), which was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry 2010, the Scottish Arts Council first book award 2010 and the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize 2009. Inside the Ambulance Box Join Andrew for a reading from The Ambulance Box and from newer works. At the heart of this reading is an exploration of the emotional and spiritual ramifications of loss. His poems ask how we should live when we and our faith are transformed by loss. Sunday 15.00 The Hub
homes of famous families from fiction who are dysfunctional, oppressive and downright nightmarish. Tate’s talk encompasses narratives from Ancient Greece to Austen; Shakespeare to The Simpsons; Douglas Coupland via Charles Dickens. Monday 11.00 Jericho
Greenbelt Big Read Exile by Richard North Patterson Join us with a cuppa and a brain full of questions and comments and help us discuss Exile by Richard North Patterson, the legal thriller writer’s 14th novel, which focuses on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict as a Palestinian woman suspected of masterminding a suicide attack on US soil stands trial. The book is gripping and very rewarding – just like the Greenbelt Big Read discussion. Monday 17.30 The Hub
Lines Home: Poetry Workshop Reading and discussing poems from selected authors, this is a chance to explore aspects and associations of “home”, from physical to spiritual to political. There will be a variety of writing tasks, individually and as a group. Time will be given for feedback on individual poems. Suitable for new and experienced writers, from late teens onwards. Sign up is essential (in the Hub on Friday evening). Places are strictly limited. Saturday 14.00 Crest
Andrew Tate Dr Andrew Tate lectures in English and American Literature at Lancaster University. His two books published last year, Douglas Coupland (Manchester University Press) and Contemporary Fiction and Christianity reflect his interest in postmodern fiction, theory and spirituality. All Families Are Psychotic Perennial Greenbelt favourite Dr Andrew Tate leads literature lovers on a journey into the
The Hub Literary Quiz The Hub Literary Quiz returns to tickle your bookish grey cells into life. Like the little bear’s porridge this quiz is “just right” for allcomers and not in the least like re-sitting your English GCSE. Monday 20.30 The Hub
Greenbelt Writers’ Network Calling all writers, poets, performance poets, scribblers and wordsmiths. Your festival needs you. Join our literature coordinators and volunteers for good conversation with other writers and explore the launching of a Greenbelt Writers’ Network. Friday 18.00 The Hub
Deborah Fielding Deborah has been writing short stories and flash fiction since finishing her Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia. Fascinated by the relationships between the arts, her ongoing project, Two Lights, investigates the connection between the visual and written.
Also linking word and image is her new chapbook Good Condolences, which she returns to Greenbelt to read from. Letterboxes and Lighthouses Deborah will be reading from Good Condolences and talking more about her writing inspired by the paintings of 20th century US artist, Edward Hopper. Sunday 21.30 The Hub
El Gruer From the Scottish Highlands, poet El Gruer is the ordinary “girlnext-door” whose extraordinary way of commanding words will leave you speechless. The Bride and The Alarm Clock El Gruer returns to Greenbelt with her new poetry performance tour. The Bride and the Alarm Clock will throw you into the powerful tick tock of an eternal body clock. Sunday 19.00 The Hub
Performance Poetry Workshop Come and try your hand, and mind, and voice, at performance poetry with El Gruer. Sign-up is essential for this workshop. Suitable for writers aged 16 and older. Sign up in the Hub on Sunday evening. Monday 15.30 Crest
Shedloads Spoken Word Showcase See page XX Saturday 12.00 Big Top
Francis Khoo See p xx. Two homes or one? Who are these “refugees”? Francis Khoo, after spending more than half his 63 years in exile, has found himself asking many questions. What is “home” and what is “host” country? Am I disloyal to my people whom I left behind if I love the new people I have found? Do I now have an obligation to help others throughout the world? In poem and song he will share his answers. Saturday 15.00 The Hub
Our Thoughts Are Free - Poetry and Song with Francis Khoo See page xx Sunday 12.30 Jericho
Jane Upchurch Jane Upchurch is a writer particularly inspired by the natural world and by finding the numinous in the ordinary. Her book, Inner Wellies: Creative Space for Soul Searchers, encourages readers to enjoy exploring God in everyday life. She is also a commissioned minister for her church and accompanies others on their spiritual journey. Jane Upchurch Poetry Workshop An opportunity for anyone to use their creativity and indulge in a bit of poetry-writing. We will have a specific poetic structure, the cinquain, we will be inspired by our theme “Dreams of Home”, and we will get together afterwards to share, suggest and encourage. Sign-up is essential for this workshop. Suitable for writers aged 12 and older. Sign up in The Hub on Friday evening. Saturday 11.00 Crest
Jari Moate A dual British-Finnish national, Jari studied politics and literature at the University of York following military service in Finland. He currently freelances in urban regeneration in Bristol. He is the author of Paradise Now, a contemporary literary thriller set in the inner city and the Middle East, published in 2010 to excellent reviews. He is developing the first ever Bristol Festival of Literature this October. Paradise Now Elektra is a video artist whose day-job at a call centre is killing her. Betrayed by everyone she loves, she flees a disastrous, last-ditch exhibition of her art to be recruited by a controversial gameshow where identity itself is for sale. Jari Moate
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reveals how his acclaimed novel Paradise Now emerged from a mix of inner-city life, faith and art and from conversations with the Muslim Brotherhood. Saturday 10.00 The Hub
Dreaming Under Fire The launch of a new story collection from homeless exsoldiers. While researching a novel on faith in the battlefield, Jari Moate collected the stories of troops who returned to the UK to find themselves at war with homelessness. They are worth hearing and worth telling. For many – battling combat stress, drugs and alcoholism – sleeping rough holds no fear. Monday 15.00 The Hub
Jim Cotter Jim Cotter is an ordained Anglican, approaching the age when he anticipates being archived. His ministry has been focused on wordcraft, writing, speaking, and publishing as Cairns Publications (now in association with the Canterbury Press). He still enjoys walking among the hills, though not up them as often as he once did, as well as theatre and friends. Etched by Silence - A poet’s searching and seeking Come and find out if the poet RS Thomas was as grim as people often think. He took science seriously and asked unanswerable questions about human life and destiny. Jim Cotter, Thomas’ successor but two as vicar of Aberdaron in north-west Wales, has compiled a new book of Thomas’ poems written in or around the village. With readings, discussion and film clips. Sunday 19.30 Village Screen
Katherine Venn Katherine Venn spent her twenties working in publishing and then in 2009 decamped to the fens to study at UEA for a creative writing masters degree in poetry. She is currently working on her dissertation.
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As you set out for Ithaka / hope the voyage is a long one... Like Odysseus, we’re all trying to find our way home. In some ways it’s a paradoxical search, driving us to leave the familiar behind and journey into the unknown. But what kind of home should we be looking for? A new heaven and earth, or simply a place to lay our head? And how can we be home to other people – both in our faith and in the words we use? An extended poetic meditation on what it feels like to be looking for a place to call home.
Dreams of Home Mia will explore ideas of home – particularly the idealised vision people have of home, origins and family versus the reality – illustrated with short readings from her work. She’ll look at the ways in which human beings try, fail and succeed to imagine inner “homes” and “homelands” for themselves, beyond material limitations. Dreams of home can be dynamic forces, able to both push the human spirit forward and pull it back.
Monday 19.00 The Hub
Writing Workshop Discover a variety of tools and techniques to aid your writing with Irish author Mia Gallagher. Sign-up is essential for this workshop (in the Hub on Sunday evening). Suitable for writers aged 12 and older.
Kathy Watson Kathy is a biographer, author of The Crossing – the story of Matthew Webb, the first man to swim the English Channel; The Devil Kissed Her – a compassionate portrait of the children’s writer, Mary Lamb who, in a fit of madness, killed her own mother; and Tales from Shakespeare. She is a freelance feature writer and editor, teaches journalism at City University, and swims several miles a week. Writing Workshop The writer and teacher Kathy Watson will take you on a writing odyssey. Using group work and oral storytelling, this session offers an opportunity to create an adventure about finding our way home. Sunday 12.30 Crest Monday 09.30 Crest
Mia Gallagher Dublin-based Mia’s debut novel HellFire was published in 2006 to critical acclaim. She has published award-winning short stories in Ireland, the UK and the US, and last year her Dublin-argot translations of verses by Catullus appeared in The Irish Catullus. Mia has read and performed her work widely. In 2010 she finished her second novel and adapted two plays from the Grand Guignol 1920s French horror theatre.
Saturday 21.00 The Hub
Monday 11.30 Crest
Nancy Mattson Nancy Mattson is a Canadian poet who moved to London in 1990. Her new collection, Finns and Amazons, begins with poems about seven Russian women avant-garde artists and leads mysteriously into a poetic search for her Finnish greataunt who disappeared in Soviet Karelia in the 1930s. In 2010 she was an invited speaker at Petrozavodsk University in Russia, thus partly retracing her lost great aunt’s footsteps. A Dream of Utopia in Soviet Karelia Thousands of North American Finns, gripped by “Karelian Fever”, moved to the Soviet Union in the 1930s to help build a socialist utopia. What happens when utopian dreams go sour? Nancy’s search for meaning and motive in that doomed project began with a personal search for her great-aunt, and generated poems based on history, family letters and an autumn train journey to meet Russian step-kin. Monday 10.00 The Hub
Nicky Getgood Nicky Getgood is communications manager at Talk About Local and author of Birmingham blog Digbeth is Good. At Talk About Local she enables people to find a powerful voice online for their community. Through blogging and involvement with networks such as the Hyperlocal Alliance and gaming collective BARG, Nicky has become increasingly interested in ways of using digital media to play with places and tell their stories. Reclaim the Spaces: Rediscovering and Enjoying Wasted Land This summer Nicky Getgood staged a series of Reclaim The Spaces guerilla picnics in Digbeth to rediscover and enjoy some of its many wasted spaces and help local people get beyond feeling powerless over large chunks of land left to rot by those who should care for them – and fenced off to everyone else. Nicky talks about what led her to this form of protest and shares her experience. Saturday 18.30 The Hub
Workshop: Postcode Stories In Spring 2011 Nicky Getgood worked with A+E in delivering their Postcode Stories project, “created to look at how we can notice things in our neighbourhoods, turn them into fantastic stories, and tell those stories in unusual ways using easily available technology”. In this workshop festivalgoers can create a series of Postcode Stories for Cheltenham, using the town’s visual quirks and rich history and culture for inspiration. Sunday 17.00 Crest
Pádraig Ó Tuama Pádraig lives in Belfast where he works with the Irish Peace Centres as the faith and peace worker. He writes poetry for oral archiving projects. He has worked with the Corrymeela Community and the Irish Peace
Centres in writing poetry to represent people’s experiences of life, troubles and hope. Poetry as a Dream of Peace. The Corrymeela Community tells a story of a woman who came to its house for refuge. In her luggage she brought a small hatchet. She was ready to believe they were people of peace, but just in case, she brought a weapon. Using poetry to tell stories of people’s experiences of conflict, this talk will touch on themes of narrative, healing, lying, and peace. Saturday 13.00 The Hub
won the Fay Weldon section of BBC Three’s End of Story competition. She is married with two sons and lives in Milton Keynes.
– can the Christian story be retold in an effective way in modern fictional forms? Or does this reshaping raise too uncomfortably the question of made-up stories?
Tea with Authors: RS Downie and Simon Morden in conversation You supply the tea and cake, we’ll bring the authors: Ruth Downie (creator of Roman army medic Ruso) and Simon Morden (see below) will be present in an informal and friendly setting to answer all those writing and publishing questions you’re normally too embarrassed to ask.
Friday 20.30 The Hub
Saturday 16.00 The Hub
Our Lady of Greenbelt See page xx Monday 15.30 Bethlehem
Paul Vigor Paul Vigor specialises in art-led, post-medieval archaeological landscape investigation. Since December 2005, he has been employing landscape investigation techniques to identify, investigate, interpret and field-walk JRR Tolkien’s “fantasy” Middle-earth landscapes. He has published research papers in Mallorn - the journal of the Tolkien Society - and has been a Greenbelter since 1988. Dreams of Home: Middle-Earth Where is your Middle-earth? Whilst creating his Middleearth in Oxford, JRR Tolkien may have dreamt of his West Midlands ancestral homeland. An historical, archaeological exploration of the landscapes of The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit, including places, local histories, English myths and legends which Tolkien may have drawn on. Friday 19.30 The Hub
RS Downie Ruth is a novelist whose books include the historical detective tales Ruso and the Disappearing Dancing Girls and Ruso and the Demented Doctor, set in Roman Britain. In 2004 Ruth Downie
Getting Away with Murder- the Lure of Crime Fiction Crime rates in the UK are dropping, but the popularity of crime fiction has never been higher. What’s the attraction? Is there something the matter with us? And given St Paul’s injunction to “fill your minds with… everything that is good and pure,” should we be trying to give it up? Ruth, a member of the Crime Writers’ Association, examines the evidence. Monday 16.30 The Hub
Richard Beard Richard Beard is the author of four novels and three nonfiction works, a former private secretary to Mathilda, Duchess of Argyll, and the current director of the National Academy of Writing in Birmingham. His novels include Damascus, a love story set on a single day, with all the nouns in the book coming from that day’s edition of The Times, and The Cartoonist, set in and around Disneyland Paris. Lazarus is Dead In his new book Lazarus is Dead, experimental novelist Richard Beard retells the story of Lazarus. Biblical novels have been among the most successful commercial books ever written (Quo Vadis, The Robe). Fiction and Christianity both require faith, but can make uncomfortable partners
Richard Beard Writing Workshop Places for this workshop are strictly limited. Sign up on Saturday evening in the Hub. Sunday 15.00 Crest
Simon Morden Gateshead-based Dr Simon Morden trained as a planetary geologist, realised he was never going to get into space, and decided to write about it instead. His stories blend science fiction, fantasy and horror. Formerly editor for the British Science Fiction Association, Simon’s first novel, Heart, was published in 2002, followed by the novella, Another War, which was shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award, and 2007s The Lost Art. Where are we now? Sex, Death and Christian fiction revisited Greenbelt 2005: a struggling Z-list author delivered a polemical broadside against the “Christian fiction” market. Six years on, Dr Morden returns to the subject to see – post-Left Behind, post-Gilead, postShack – if Christian fiction still deserves its less-than-shining reputation.
Stella Duffy Stella Duffy has written seven literary novels including her latest, Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore. The Room of Lost Things and State of Happiness were both longlisted for the Orange Prize. She wrote five Saz Martin crime novels, eight plays, and over 40 short stories, winning the 2002 Crime Writers’ Association Short Story Dagger and 2008 Stonewall Writer of the Year. She is also an actor and theatre director. Theodora Stella Duffy reads and talks about her work, in particular Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore. Theodora rose from abject poverty to become the comedy star of the Constantinople hippodrome at the age of 15 and, defying convention, was crowned empress alongside Justinian in 527. At a time when the nature of the Christ was debated in pub brawls and palaces, she herself underwent a faith conversion in the deserts outside Alexandria. Sunday 14.00 Hebron
Sunday 17.30 The Hub
You’re Doing it Wrong: How Not to Write a Novel. If everyone’s got a book in them, how do you get it out? There are more ways of ending up with a completely unpublishable novel-length manuscript than an hour’s discussion will permit, but hey, at least we can make a start! Pencil, notebook and sense of humour essential – as is sign-up (in the Hub on Sunday evening). Suitable for writers aged 12 and older. Monday 13.30 Crest
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worship. Many approaches, but the same goal – an audience with the Creator. Whether solemn or joyful, formal or chaotic, our Worship programme offers you new ways of exploring faith and journey, of finding a way home...
Greenbelt Communion Service Sheltering under God Gathering from 10.00 To begin at 10.30 Mainstage Living under canvas for a weekend reminds us we are all travelling on a journey of faith, dreaming of our home with God, seeking a place of shelter and security. In bread and wine, we recognise and celebrate the God who travels with and within us, we are moved to share with each other, to seek justice for the poor and displaced. Worship led by Rev Vince Anderson of Revolution Church, NYC, backed by London-
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based gospel choir IDMC. Rev Nadia Bolz-Weber brings us her reflection and Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin is our celebrant. All this is held together by BEYOND in Brighton, creating an all-age participatory spectacle in which we discover together what it means to be a pilgrim people, pausing for an hour on our journeys home. Preparation As you arrive at Mainstage form into groups of around 20 and collect a “worship bag” for your group from one of the stewards. This will contain everything you need for the service. Accessibility For large-print copies of the service sheet or if you would like non-alcoholic or gluten-free options, please ask a steward before the service starts.
Installations Beyond Beyond is an arts and spirituality group based in Brighton and Hove which aims to provoke people into thinking about Christian spirituality using art and symbolic action. Often creating events in public spaces, Beyond has become well known for its annual Beach Hut Advent Calendar along the Hove seafront. The Game of Life Beyond have created a lifesized board game taking you on a journey through your spiritual life with all its ups and downs. Rolls of the dice will determine your path to your heavenly home with twists and turns and a few surprises along the way. Play the game for fun or use it as a meditation on your own spiritual journey. Near the Village Green
Proost Proost is a collective of artists creating inspiring resources that fuel faith. The spoken word pieces used will be available on proost.co.uk after the festival. Silent Pilgrimage Journey around the festival site with three spoken-word artists riffing on the theme of home. Collect a set of headphones from the Angel Lounge (£5 deposit) and listen to two pieces each from Harry Baker, Pádraig Ó Tuama, and Chris Goan. Headphones available from the Angel Lounge
Micah Purnell Micah Purnell buys advertising space and places posters in that space. His posters have no logo, no sponsor, no event or product to advertise, no strings and no web links. They are designed to encourage and inspire and to show people simply that they are valued. Centrecourse
Home in a Horse Box Some of the horse boxes around Messy Space have been transformed into a home. Six groups, Grace, Dream, Frunt, Basement Space, Student Christian Movement and Sanctuary, Birmingham, create six different worship installations themed on the home. Around Messy Space
Shelters of God For four days at Greenbelt we all become nomads, living in temporary shelters, dreaming of the comforts of home. In seven places around the campsite are seven special tent shelters, each decorated by a different worship group. Search them out and take some time to reflect on your own spiritual journey. Campsite
Dispatches from McCormaig Small, ephemeral, easily missed, these canes – each with a small poem or meditation attached – previously marked an indistinct pilgrimage in the wilderness. Now they form a different kind of path, through busy festival fields. There are two sets of “dispatches” to discover as you walk – messages from the wilderness. Around the site
Sitewide Accord Beautiful music, creatively arranged and spiritually focused: Accord specialises in exploring the gap between contemporary and traditional Christian music. Members of Accord have sung with a variety of professional groups including Polyphony, BBC Singers, the Academy of Ancient Music, various UK cathedral and collegiate choirs, and are involved in leading worship through music in a diverse range of settings. Homebound: Molten Choral Meditation Beautiful choral singing, ambient music and creative visuals fuse in this first collaboration between Accord and Molten Meditation. Together, they will lead a devotional worship service exploring the theme of this year’s festival, Dreams of Home. Friday 20.30 Hebron
Choral Evensong The daily offering of sung worship “in quires and places where they sing” forms the backbone of traditional Anglican worship. Many flock to choral evensong to find a place of stillness and home. Accord will bring their own twist to choral evensong...come and find out! Sunday 17.00 Workshops 1
Blesséd Exploring the missional possibilities of the sacramental life, Blesséd characterises itself as outrageously incarnational, rabidly Anglocatholic and wildly inclusive. We seek to find an encounter with God through Eucharist, Oil, Water, Penitence and Grace which transcends denominational labels and tired, static liturgy in a multimedia engagement with the divine. Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough.
Blesséd: Eucharist@Home God is here. Make yourselves at home. Come in and put your feet up. Christ welcomes each and every one of you in to share a meal. A full-on multimedia mass with the distinctive contribution of rock band Metanoia. Incense and the Holy Spirit will be used. Friday 18.00 Big Top
Deaf Worship The Deaf community at Greenbelt worships and celebrates and communicates with British Sign Language (BSL). British Sign Language has its own theatre, its own storytelling genres, its own art and culture. And it’s here at Greenbelt. The medium is not soundwaves and music. It’s visual. It uses the whole body. It uses movement, and it’s vibrant and welcoming. Intouch Deaf and hearing, adults and children come together to worship though signed song, movement, touch and drama, using all five senses. You don’t need to understand Sign Language to participate, as all Sign Language will be interpreted into spoken English to allow full participation by everyone. Sunday 18.00 Messy Space
Insight Deaf people live in a visual world. Sound and vision play unfamiliar roles and in the coming together of deaf and hearing cultures something new and beautiful is born. You don’t need to understand Sign Language to participate, as all Sign Language will be interpreted into spoken English to allow full participation by everyone. Monday 09.30 Jericho
Ewan King After a long struggle to reconcile modern thought and his chapel childhood, Ewan is training for Christian ministry. He is half of the Nordic-inspired King/Cave Project, recently
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commissioned by the Bishop of London to create a jazz liturgy based on texts of the 17th century mystic, Thomas Traherne. Home from Home – between Moab and Israel The jazz musicians of the King/Cave Project combine biblical storytelling with a fresh approach to sung liturgy celebrating the book of Ruth – a mysterious, prophetic interlude of reconciliation and harmony. At the centre of this service will be a celebration of the Eucharist. Saturday 09.00 Underground
The Filid The Filid is a collective of religious artists from all over Canada. Half performance, half audience participation, Filid shows are designed as “aesthetic interruptions”, hour-long stabs at opening the modern heart for contemplation. Through original music, poetry, dance and visual art, Filid build a temporary sanctuary, upsetting normal rhythms. The Little Bird: A Theo-Craic of Stories and Songs Each member of the Filid plays songs from their diverse musical repertoires, introducing their theological aspects, while the Filid’s storyteller spins a yarn for young and old about a little bird who develops a taste for pine cones. Fun will be had in tandem with contemplation. Monday 09.00 Underground
Ikon (Allegedly) banned from Greenbelt last year, Belfastbased collective Ikon make an (un)welcome return with a gentle mix of reckless creativity, heartwarming cynicism and dangerous theology. Based on a true story Are you sitting comfortably? Once upon a time... blah, blah, blah and they all lived happily ever after. The same old story? Saturday 21.00 Big Top
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Classy Gift! Sample a Methodist gem – the class meeting – in contemporary style. Free packs available from the Galilee tent to work through with a group of friends or strangers (turn up at 17.00 each day and ask). Creatively praise, pray, and share stories of God in the everyday. In association with the Methodist Church. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 17.00 Galilee
L’Arche Founded by Jean Vanier, L’Arche is a movement where people with and without learning disabilities share life in communities. Mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of this journey. “We celebrate the unique value of every person and recognise our need for one another.” Treasure Found at Home An interactive, creative and inclusive act of worship led by members of L’Arche, communities of people with and without learning disabilities. Discover where you are called to find treasure. What makes a house a home? Saturday 20.00 Workshops 1
God welcomes us Home, place of forgiveness and celebration Learn about welcome: God’s loving welcome of acceptance. Come prepared to bare your feet – to have them washed and to wash another’s feet. Take part in worship involving mime, reflection and music led by members of L’Arche, communities of people with and without learning disabilities. Sunday 12.30 Workshops 1
London Catholic Worker The London Catholic Worker started in 2000 and is part of the international Catholic Worker movement. The CW is Catholic, pacifist, communitarian and anarchist. CW life is based on the themes of community, hospitality and resistance. CW communities are based in houses of hospitality
as places to do the works of mercy. From this location of community with the poor, we reflect on our life, our faith, and our God and find ourselves called to repent from our privileges at the heart of Empire and enter into a deeper solidarity with the poor and oppressed of our times. Catholic Mass A Roman Catholic Mass. Saturday 13.00 Workshops 1
Messy Church Messy Church is a way of being church, for families and others based around welcome, craft activities, celebration and eating together. It meets at a time and a place to suit people who don’t belong to Sunday church. It’s fun and messy too!
OuterSpace A group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) Christians at Greenbelt, committed to the church, and to affirming LGBT identity. OuterSpace offers time for people to talk, reflect and pray, welcoming anyone to engage with them in a spirit of respect and openness. OuterSpace: Entertaining Angels Unawares Join members of OuterSpace for a late-night reflection on home and hospitality, encounter and grace – for homemakers and pilgrims, boundarydwellers and guests, whatever you’re leaving and wherever you’re headed, whether you feel at home in the world or at home with yourself, you’re welcome. Sunday 23.00 Soul Space
Messy Psalms Explore the Psalms which reflect almost all human conditions and emotions. With crafts and celebration time. Saturday 10.00 Messy Space
OuterSpace communion Join Outerspace for a celebration of the Eucharist to draw to a close our time together at the festival. Everyone is welcome. Monday 12.30 Workshops 1
Messy Warriors Help us to transform God’s people from wild warriors to wise worshippers (1 Chronicles). With time for crafts and celebration! Monday 10.00 Messy Space
Molten Meditation Born out of a desire to spend quality time with God in an immersive and musicbased environment. Using contemplative, ambient music to relax the mind and body combined with reading scripture to produce a rich and reflective time of personal prayer and worship. Based in the wilds of Norfolk, Molten Meditation has produced three albums of meditations and a DVD featuring some of the visualisations used in the services. Homebound: Molten Choral Meditation See pxx Friday 20.30 Hebron
Quakers Cheltenham Quaker Meeting is part of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain. Quakers believe that there is something of God in every person; that God will speak to us if we wait in stillness; that experience of the divine is not dependent on external rituals or symbols; and that spirituality is about the whole of life. From these basic beliefs flow our testimonies (ways of living) such as peace and simplicity. Quakers Cheltenham Quaker Meeting invites you to join in about an hour of quiet worship. Whatever your beliefs, you will be welcome. Saturday 09.30 Hebron Monday 17.00 Workshops 1
Rend Collective Experiment Rend Collective are a group of confused twentysomethings trying to work out the adventure
of faith, life, and community together. Musically, they push creative boundaries, with a sound that is completely unique in the worship genre. This is irreligious worship music for all – not just the church. Saturday 09.00 Big Top
Roots ROOTS is a joint churches partnership, “firmly planted in reality, offering a practical resource for planning worship or learning”. Through a website and two magazines it provides a range of weekly ideas throughout the year for you to pick and mix and more structured “ready-made” outlines.
as they lead a time worship using music, reflection, prayer and silence, considering the heart and where our treasure truly is. Monday 09.30 Hebron
Serum Serum is an open-minded and friendly discussion group for those who would not necessarily consider themselves to be a Christian but are interested in the big mysteries of life. Serum is totally non-prescriptive; all opinions are welcomed and respected.
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Bigotry Saturday 12.30 Jesus Arms
Divinity Home cooking Just before lunch we offer a chance for everyone to recognise the way in which cooking and eating are central to a biblical idea of home. Sunday 12.00 Messy Space
Buzz Planet Home Our planet is home not just to humanity but to millions of species. Today we shall think about the bees’ dreams of home. Monday 14.30 Messy Space
Scargill Scargill House is an intentional Christian community offering hospitality, worship and prayer, as well as being a home that is passionate about encouraging and envisioning Christians that come through its doors. Scargill’s vision is “lives shared, lives transformed”, with Jesus right at the heart. Hunger to belong A service led by the Scargill Community reflecting on homecoming and the gift of hospitality: in God we can truly belong. Saturday 17.00 Workshops 1
Cultivating the heart “Guard your heart for it is the wellspring of Life.” The Scargill Community invite you to open yourself up to the heart of God
Sunday 12.30 Jesus Arms
Belief Monday 12.30 Jesus Arms
Sub Established in Manchester in 2010, Sub meet regularly to engage in a creative exploration of spirituality and faith within the Christian tradition, through the eyes of alternative subcultures. Goths, Punks, Metalheads, Cybers et al bring a special creativity and fresh perspective to the Christian faith.
Transcending Realms Divine Join in a distinctive communion encounter: journey from this beaten earth through a spiritual veil into the heavenly realm with a gothic, metal, alternative soundtrack and captivating visuals. Saturday 23.15 Underground
Taizé The brothers of Taizé, an ecumenical community in France, yearly invite young people to join them for a week or two, to live in simplicity, spending time in prayer and reflection on Jesus’ message of forgiveness and reconciliation.
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their own experiences of Taizé prayer, with simple chants; rich silence; and prayers of praise and intercession. Entering into this worship requires us to leave our hurry behind, slow down, calm our spirits, and be silent allowing God to dwell within us. Taizé service Join us while we spend some time in our Father’s house. A reflective service of song, scripture and silence following the form and using the music of the Taizé community. Sunday 22.00 Big Top
Transcendence Transcendence could be compared to walking inside a stained glass window. The planning team from Visions and York Minster took the communion liturgy, some beautiful singers, some robes, processions, multisensory prayer activities, and a huge pile of incense, stuck them in a blender and then enjoyed experiencing the results! Gospel Procession The Transcendence team takes the book of the gospels in a chanted procession across site by lanternlight to a place where the gospel will be chanted. Sunday 21.00 Starting at the Village Green
Wild Goose Resource Group Longterm Greenbelters, there’s a mixed team of old and new faces each year. Wild Goose Resource Group are well known for their worship resources and songs. Worship Works is the London-based project of former Goose Alison Adam. Holy City is the monthly WGRG workshop and worship event in Glasgow. Towards Wholeness – Wild Goose Worship No two healings in the gospels are the same. Yet what is most personal is also most universal. A creative and participative liturgy inviting engagement, reflection and response to some 94 | Greenbelt 2011
gospel stories about healing, with prayers for wholeness in our world, others and ourselves. Saturday 22.00 Bethlehem
Big Sing Songs and chants to praise, pray, protest, provoke and ponder, from all corners of the world, taught by us and sung by you, in glorious unaccompanied harmonies. No room for doubting – we are all apprentice angels! Sunday 15.30 Jerusalem
Christian Aid Worship with Wild Goose Resource Group Join Wild Goose and Christian Aid for morning worship, coming together in prayer and song to celebrate God, celebrate each other, and celebrate the possibility for transformation of our world. Monday 09.00 Big Top
Wonder, Love and Praise Worship led by Michaela Youngson and Phil Summers of the Methodist Church. Story, prayer, quiet and music help us begin the day with God. In association with the Methodist Church. Saturday, Sunday, Monday 08.45 Galilee
Abide Ecology and spirituality come together in the three venues of the Abide village. All venues are low-tech and we hope that through the simplicity of the venues we can embrace the complexity of our creator God.
Abide Yurt The Abide Yurt is an environment in which the World Community for Christian Meditation will be leading meditations throughout the festival.
World Community for Christian Meditation The World Community for Christian Meditation practises and teaches the prayer of listening, stillness, presence, opening up to the spirit of God, and letting go of the busy thoughts that govern so much of our daily routines. In over 100 countries, members meet to share the silence of the inner life. Throughout the weekend the World Community for Christian Meditation will be leading meditations in their yurt. They welcome you to join them simply to sit in God’s unfailing presence and come back to your centre. The times of the meditations are: Saturday 08.00, 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00
Sunday 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00
Monday 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00
Abide Marquee The Abide Marquee features a diverse range of groups offering services exploring the environment and spirituality.
A Rocha A Rocha UK is a Christian environmental charity which seeks the transformation of people and places through a movement of individuals and communities caring for God’s world. Both practical conservation initiatives and environmental education are at the heart of A Rocha’s mission. It works with churches and individuals, inspiring and equipping them, and harnessing their enthusiasm as we care for God’s world together. Of things too wonderful The creativity of our Creator can been seen throughout the natural world. Contemplate God’s wondrous works, as spoken to Job, and reflect, write, or paint in praise to our Maker. Saturday 17.00 Abide Marquee
Restoring home Bringing hope to a broken world is one of the great missions of humankind. Join A Rocha in art and solidarity to bring images of dying lands, drying wells, burning forests and rising seas to those of refreshing waters, fruitful valleys and all creatures living together in harmony. Monday 17.00 Abide Marquee
Alan Mann Alan is an author, freelance writer, theological educator, and stay-at-home dad. He has published two books, Atonement for a “Sinless” Society and A Permanent Becoming, as well as co-writing and contributing to many more, most notably, The Lost Message of Jesus, with Steve Chalke. Alan is a distance learning tutor for the London School of Theology’s Open Learning Department, and a member of EarthAbbey.
Allotment Atonement Reflective voices weave together the transforming nature of the atonement with the transforming process that is working the land. Might having an allotment, turning your garden over to food production, or even redeeming a local wasteland, be more than just “good for the soul”?
The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth Based on the story of Naboth’s vineyard as a perennial tale of land and dispossession. A journey into the temple, to the outer court, the Peruvian rainforest, the Scottish Highlands and ending on the hillsides of Galilee.
Friday 21.00 Abide Marquee
Saturday 19.00 Abide Marquee
Ian and Gail Adams
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Gail and Ian Adams look after the see:change project (theseechange.info). Gail is a personal development mentor working with groups and individuals. Ian is a writer and artist working on themes of spirituality, culture and community.
bE.kON is a faith collective based in south Seattle “being and becoming the Imagination of G-d”. Its members live mainly in the incredibly diverse Beacon Hill neighbourhood, where they seek to be a contemplative and active presence. The Church of the Apostles is an emergent new monastic community in Seattle, Washington, founded by “Abbess” Karen M Ward. The Circle of Prayer, Ancient and Immediate An introduction to the Anglican rosary as a path to contemplative encounters with God, saints and the Spirit and to the discovery of our identity in Jesus. We will pray aloud and meditate together around the circle of the 33 Anglican prayer beads. Some beads will be available to share. Friday 18.00 Abide Marquee
A Monastic Bedtime Story See pxx Saturday 22.30 Fire Bowl
Cave Refectory Road How can we help to reshape the world for good? With insights from ancient monasticism, modern jazz and contemporary architecture, Ian Adams suggests patterns, poems and practices for personal stillness, reshaping of community and renewal of the earth. Saturday 11.00 Abide Marquee
The art of looking up Many of us are face down in survival mode at the moment. But the demands of human existence may also provide space for new things to emerge. Gail and Ian Adams offer a meditative journey through loss, survival and the art of looking up. Sunday 13.00 Abide Marquee
Chris believes that the environmental issues we face demand such a radical change in our thinking and lifestyle that they can only be properly described in terms of a spiritual challenge. To address this, he has been involved in founding a new community, whose members are committed to journeying towards a life more in tune with the earth. It is known as EarthAbbey and focuses on both contemplation and action.
Moot is an emerging and new monastic community in the City of London that seeks to make connections and find inspirations in the meeting of faith, life and culture. The community seeks to live a Christian spiritual rhythm of life through practising presence, acceptance, creativity, balance, accountability and hospitality.
Dreaming together with the help of God In this service, the Moot Community explore the theme of a Trinitarian encounter with God that informs our sense of belonging together. In fact, we can only really do community when we sense that we are of God. The service includes elements of meditation and contemplative prayer. Saturday 13.00 Abide Marquee
Dreaming generously with the help of God Being generous is not easy, particularly when we are so individualistic and narcissistic. This service explores the importance of encounter with God to aid our ability to be gracious, caring and generous. It will include elements of meditation and contemplative prayer. Sunday 17.00 Abide Marquee
Dreaming for justice with the help of God We live in fragile times, and we use the word injustice a lot. So what does true justice mean for our planet and the people living here when it is deeply nurtured and desired by God? This service includes elements of meditation and contemplative prayer. Monday 11.00 Abide Marquee
Norwich Christian Meditation Centre Norwich Christian Meditation Centre is a Christ-centred community whose aim is to develop spirituality, “the cultivation of a sensitive and rewarding relationship with eternal truth and love” (Rowan Williams). We try to find a meeting place between meditative traditions, our daily lives, and the spirituality in our culture. Inviting the Light Meditations on journeying with the presence of God: blurring our dreams with the daily experience of Home.
Safespace Safespace is a small community in Telford Shropshire, committed to deepening their relationship with each other, with God and with the place they find themselves in. They meet each week for a meal, to meditate and to break bread and share wine. Their passion is to see the town transformed and recreated, they minister in the football club, with nightclubbers, young families, contemporary spirituals and wherever they happen to be. In sacred steps – a pilgrim prayer Pilgrims do not yearn for a new place to belong but desire each light and fleeting footfall to resonate with the deep divine pulse in creation, to find home in the walking. We are both foreigner and indigenous, on the way and already at home. Sunday 15.00 Abide Marquee
Salesians of Don Bosco Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are members of a religious order within the Roman Catholic Church who minister to and with young people. Their objective is the holistic growth of the young person. They strive to achieve this by providing a “home” where people feel welcomed, a “playground” to meet friends, a “school” to learn and grow, and a “church” where people can encounter God. Dreaming of a better world A waste of time? Or the way to the Promised Land? It worked for dreamers like Moses! Join us on holy ground to share your dreams of a better world and reflect on making them happen. Saturday 09.00, Sunday 21.00 Abide Marquee
St Luke’s Soul Space is a monthly service led by Dave Tomlinson and friends at St Luke’s Church in north London.
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Live Deeply – Don’t hold your breath Embrace the moment... Wake up... This is your life. Sunday 19.00 Abide Marquee
Prayers of Stillness and Thunder Feel the presence... Sense the passion... “Sometimes – there’s God – so quickly!” Monday 15.00 Abide Marquee
StillPoint Rooted in the Christian contemplative way, and engaging with other spiritual traditions and the arts, StillPoint nurtures the practice of spirituality in our fast-changing world. Based in the city of Oxford and on the coast-moor edge of southwest England, StillPoint is a project of Matt Rees and Ian Adams. 10 things we’ve learned this year [part 1] Matt Rees and Ian Adams muse on some of the wisdom and practices that they’ve learned from the contemplatives, teachers, mystics, visionaries and artists who have worked with StillPoint in the last year. Saturday 15.00 Abide Marquee
10 things we’ve learned this year [part 2] Monday 13.00 Abide Marquee
Abide Fire Bowl
The Abide Fire Bowl offers the chance to sit around an open fire hearing stories and late night meditations.
John Row, storyteller and poet, has been travelling the world performing poems and telling stories for over four decades. He is writer in residence at HMP Blundeston and his book of stories from around the globe, Out of The Hat, was published in 2010.
Chris Sunderland See pxx. The Breath of Life A meditation led by EarthAbbey members, focused on the life of God present in creation. Friday 20.30 Fire Bowl
I Was Told There Would Be Biscuits Richard Trouncer helps run a storytelling club in Surrey and is part of Moot, a new monastic community in central London. Sarah Rundle is an actress and storyteller based in west London. She tells stories in theatres, pubs, museums and libraries, and has helped to train clergy in storytelling practice. Meditative Storytelling Firelight, back massage and meditative storytelling bring fresh insight into old parables. Limited numbers, arrive early, biscuits strictly rationed. Friday 22.00, Sunday 22.30, Saturday 22.00 Fire Bowl
Norwich Christian Meditation Centre See p.xx. Home fires burning When all around is cold and dark, the warmth of the hearth brings hope and healing. Connecting our stories and stillness to the Source. Friday 22.30 Fire Bowl
Whisper, aroma, flicker Awakening the memory of home, of somewhere unseen... Saturday 21.30 Fire Bowl
A Monastic Bedtime Story At the core of every person there persists a child whose imagination is centered by story, especially at bedtime. This compline draws together monastic rhythms and classic bedtime stories to help us unwind and receive rest in these last hours of the day. Saturday 22.30 Fire Bowl
Anonymous Improving our Conscious Contact with God Eleventh Step prayer and meditation, chaired by sober trusted servants seeking recovery from addiction and its effects. It is open to all seeking a spiritual solution. Using traditional prayer beads we will join in reciting prayers from recovery literature and meditating on the Twelve Steps. Some materials available to share. Saturday 23.00 Fire Bowl
Contemplative Fire Contemplative Fire is a movement and a re-imagination, a journey in unknowing and knowing. A community of Christ at the edge, with 120 Companions on the Way, it has non-residential communities and small groups in the UK and Canada. “Travelling Light, Dwelling Deep”, the community’s rhythm of life, encouraging contemplative practice, creative practice and compassionate practice, is based upon the Celtic trinitarian trefoil. Contemplative Fire Contemplative Fire’s Philip Roderick and guest musicians explore improvised percussion and chant on scripture with Hangs, didgeridoo, tongue drum and guitar. Playful and profound, movement and prayer weave a tapestry. Friday 19.30 Abide Marquee Saturday 20.00, Sunday 20.30 Fire Bowl
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Stories from Around the Globe Taking us on a world cruise on the good ship “Imagination”, John will drop anchor in countries far and wide, landlocked or not. We will meet wise women in forests and wise men on the road, young men and women trying to navigate their way through all kinds of trouble. Sunday 22.00 Fire Bowl
Bed Time Stories John will tell a few tales to rock us to sleep with thoughts of maidens, rainbows and kind brothers, taking us to a place where all is well with the world and wicked emperors have been defeated, evil queens sent packing and amazing stepsisters save the day. Sunday 23.00 Fire Bowl
Soul Space Wherever you are in your spiritual journey this is a space for quiet, refreshment, healing and discovery – and support if you need it. Early morning meditation, evening prayer and night prayer form the basic rhythm of worship and throughout the daytime you can book in for Spiritual Direction, Listening Prayer or Talk to a Priest sessions for conversation and reflection on your spiritual journey. Enter Prayer Space in the daytime where you can simply “be” in the space or take time to explore the prayer stations and installations between 10.00 and 16.00. Experience WorshipSpace in the evenings where you can step into the deep rhythms of a meditative Eucharist or participate in a variety of contemplative worship experiences – ancient, contemporary and alternative. This year we welcome the Watford Urban Office, Alison Eve and resident choir nChant, the Orthodox Community of St John of Kronstadt, and others. Members of Loyola Hall will be exploring three aspects of coming home: to ourselves; to God and to one another. David Runcorn, Sue Mayfield, Ian Mobsby, Stephen G Wright and others will help enrich your spiritual journey by exploring contemplative ways of being in daily life.
Alison Eve Alison Eve is a singer-songwriter, harper and liturgist. She is the director of the all-female voice choir, nChant, and sings with the folk band, Eve & The Garden. Ali brings a contemplative and alternative approach to traditional and contemporary worship material. Her own worship songs are hammered out in the gaps between contemporary and traditional
music, and between evangelical, catholic and liberal theologies. Music for Meditation Featuring Alison Eve’s folk harp, the voices of nChant, and the instrumentalists of Eve and the Garden, with violinists and percussionists. Using chants, songs, improvisation and other musical tools to aid us, we shall explore our own soul’s music, and the Spirit’s song as resonances within us. Sunday 22.00 Soul Space
Andrew Maries As consultant for liturgy and music in Exeter Diocese and director of Keynote Trust, Andrew Maries works to encourage and stimulate understanding of music and worship at every level and across every style and tradition. He has regularly facilitated music days in and around cathedrals across the country with the aim of bringing the many strands of worship music together in a rich and complementary tapestry. Music For Meditation A time to be still, be quiet and come close to God, regaining our focus through beautiful music at the end of a busy day. Friday 22.00 Soul Space
Andrew Rumsey Andrew Rumsey is a vicar in south London. Described by Ian Hislop as “witty, erudite, eloquent and thoughtful”, his latest book, Strangely Warmed, is a satirical salvo at the church he loves. Andrew’s writing regularly appears in Third Way magazine and at ship-of-fools.com. Morning Prayer Morning Prayer led by Andrew Rumsey. Monday 09.00 Soul Space
Bruce & Sarah Stanley Bruce Stanley ran away from the circus to become a life coach and run embody.co.uk, an umbrella for creative project
development. He and the food guru and product developer Sara Stanley are growing a permaculture forest garden near Aberystwyth. How to Read the Second Book of God A quick introduction to landscape reading, natural navigation, foraging and tuning in to signs of the transcendent in the wild. Tools and ideas to deepen our understanding of God in nature. An informative and meditative session from the Greenbelt foragers. Friday 21.00 Soul Space
Nature as Spiritual Director How does nature refresh us? How can we encourage a deeper encounter with God during our time in nature – walking, foraging, watching and venturing – and what messages might God have for us? Ideas to refresh your daily commute and inspire your own pilgrimage. Saturday 21.00 Soul Space
David Runcorn David Runcorn is or has been a fast bowler, vicar, accordionist, hermit and chicken keeper. After working full-time in theological and ministry training for some years he is now a free range speaker, writer, retreat leader and teacher in areas of spirituality, Christian leadership and spiritual direction. His books include Spirituality Workbook – a guide for pilgrims, seekers and explorers (SPCK). Meet him at http://web.mac. com/davidruncorn Praying When I’m Far From Home In unsettled and confusing times we can easily lose our way spiritually. We have to learn to pray and journey in the wilderness, where the familiar words of faith seem very empty and there are no maps. This workshop will offer reflections on when we are trying to pray far from home. Friday 20.00 Soul Space
Loyola Hall Spirituality Centre Stephen Hoyland, a former RE teacher and university chaplain, is based at the Jesuits’ Loyola Hall Spirituality Centre in Merseyside. But mostly he travels up and down the country running weeks of guided prayer for university students, which he loves. At Home with Ourselves The favourite prayer of St Ignatius of Loyola, who founded the Jesuits, was the “examen”. It is the simplest prayer of discernment in which we discover more and more the way God is calling us to be at home with ourselves and with God in our daily lives. Saturday 18.00 Soul Space
At Home with Others At the heart of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, the long 30-day silent retreat, are a couple of meditations around Christ’s call to each one of us – to be who we truly are and to discover more our particular ways of loving and serving others. Sunday 18.00 Soul Space
At Home with God What if there were more ways of communing with God than we ever realised and we could find ways of praying that opened up the channels of communication whatever our state, disposition or circumstances? In this session we’ll name some of the possibilities and experience one of them in depth. Monday 18.00 Soul Space
Franciscans Anglican Franciscan sisters and brothers of the Community and Society of St Francis are Greenbelt regulars, along with Third Order members, lay members and friends. Drop into their chapel tent (at the end of the tarmac road that runs along the outside of the race track) to meet them and share in their regular, meditative offices of morning, evening and night prayer, and holy communion at midday. Worship | 97
Morning Prayer Morning Prayer with the Franciscans. Saturday 09.00 Soul Space Sunday 09.00 Soul Space
Goth Eucharist Christian Goths have embraced Greenbelt. Fr Alex GowingCumber brought the cyberfeminist Eucharist in 2000 and since 2003 has celebrated the Goth Eucharist here with other ordained colleagues, chiefly the Rev Paul Cudby, drawing on the beauty of the Book of Common Prayer, while preaching on challenging themes. Goth Eucharist A simple but beautiful traditional act of worship. This early autumnal midnight mass (note start time) is a New Year’s Eve celebration at the start of the academic year. For some in the Christian goth community it marks their anniversary of coming to faith many years ago at the festival. Sunday Midnight Soul Space
Ian Mobsby Ian Mobsby is an ordained priest missioner for the Moot community, an emerging, new monastic and fresh expression of Church in the City of London. He is also an associate missioner of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Fresh Expressions Team. Contemplative Homecoming Many of us exist at the surface of ourselves and have avoided the mystery of our inner identity. In this prayerful hour, we will draw on Christian Trinitarian Spirituality to invite the Holy Spirit to illuminate our inner complexity in the depths of who we are. Saturday 22.00 Soul Space
Martin Brown Martin is a non-stipendiary vicar in the parish of All Saints’, Leavesden, Hertfordshire. He also leads a fresh expression of church called Sanctuary242 with
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his artist wife Claudia and they have been regulars in Soul Space at Greenbelt for many years. Evening Prayer A simple, ambient service of evening prayer enhanced by visuals and music, hosted by Sanctuary242. Friday 18.00, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 17.00 Soul Space
Contemplative Eucharist A contemplative Eucharist enhanced by visuals and music. Led by Martin Brown, Sanctuary242 and friends. Saturday 19.00 Soul Space
Molten Meditation See pxx Early Morning Meditation Start each day with a bowlful of meditative music and scripture from Molten Meditation. Spend a little time soaking up some verses while resting in an environment of ambient beats and melodies. Before the excitement and chaos of the festival day kicks in, come, relax and immerse yourself. Saturday, Sunday, Monday 08.00 Soul Space
Paul Cudby A scientist in a previous life, Paul Cudby is now a vicar in rural Warwickshire, where he lives with his wife, Alison Eve. He has been involved with creative and reflective liturgy since the start of his ministry in 2002. He is also a drummer and percussionist, and plays with Eve and The Garden, and nChant. He will be leading the Rhythm of God session with Tim Scarborough Broken Embrace – A Service For The Bereaved With reflective and gentle liturgy led by Paul Cudby, this service offers space to name the loss and recognise the pain of being on the wrong side of death’s horizon. Music from Alison Eve and nChant. Sunday 20.00 Soul Space
Rhythm of God
Rhythm of God, a part of the Psalm Drummers network, meets monthly by candlelight at Tanworth-in-Arden church, south of Birmingham. It’s a mixed-age/ability group with a particular focus on using rhythm as a way of contemplating and meditating on scripture. Monday 19.00 Soul Space
Stephen Wright Stephen works as a spiritual director for the Sacred Space Foundation, helping those in spiritual crisis and guiding spiritual seekers. Before this he had a long and distinguished career in academia and in the NHS. He brings a rich experience of spiritual practice from many faiths to his work. Circle Dances for the Way Home Dancing as part of worship came to be frowned upon in many parts of the Christian church. A revival of interest in circle dancing in recent years has often drawn on secular or other traditions. The session will introduce a few basic dances and chants. Everyone can participate! Friday 19.00 Soul Space
Sue Mayfield Sue Mayfield has been writing fiction for young people and adults for over 20 years. Recently she has been exploring the healing properties of words as writer-in-residence in a number of GP surgeries, hospitals and hospices. She currently facilitates creative writing at Maggie’s Centre in Cheltenham. Sweet Dreams A late-night, wind-down meditation using words, music, images and the spice-filled land of the imagination. Saturday 23.00 Soul Space
The Orthodox Parish of St John of Kronstadt Bath Orthodox Vespers is the daily evening service, during which, as the sun sets, we worship Jesus Christ as the light of creation and the light of our lives. Orthodox Vespers As the sun sets, Orthodox Christians all over the world gather together to celebrate Vespers. We begin with an ancient hymn which celebrates Jesus Christ as the light of the world. Most of the service is sung, using Russian music but with English words. Icons are a focus for prayer. Sunday 19.00 Soul Space
nChant This all-female choir ranges in age from about 14 to 40 and has been singing at Greenbelt since 2004, exploring a variety of music from folk to rock to medieval, and original material written by the director, Alison Eve. They have made two albums and are planning a third. nchant Night Prayer A gentle, reflective service drawing the day to a close, offering space for thanksgiving and for healing mediation. This service will be led by the chants and songs of nChant, with a little help from Rev Paul Cudby. Come and find space to let go. Friday 23.00 Soul Space
The Worship Co-operative The Worship Co-operative is set to host a wide range of innovative acts of worship during the festival weekend. After an experimental approach last year, 2011 will see the venue return to a more familiar format. From Friday evening right through to Monday evening, worship in the Co-op will be hosted by a diverse range of communities. A number of familiar names make a return and alongside them are a number of exciting newcomers. Joining Grace, Visions, Transcendence Mass, Nightchurch, feig, Dream, Safespace, Sanctuary, and Beyond will be iMass, Sanctum, SCM, Rough Edge, Jazz-worship, The Filid, and a collective from the URC. The Worship Co-operative is a family-friendly venue so feel free to arrive with little-ones in tow.
Aoradh Aoradh (Gaelic for ‘adoration’) is a community based in Dunoon, Argyll. Diverse in age and background, its primary focus is local, and tries to live out faith in simple, creative ways. They work with other community and church groups, as well as setting up and promoting events in secular (and even wild) spaces, mixing new ideas with the rich inherited history of the people of faith in these islands. Home sickness Christians are “in” but not fully “of” this world. And so we come to long for something more – something better – more beautiful, more loving, more whole, more open, more free. You could say that we are homesick. But can this homesickness become a bridge for hope and grace? Friday 19.00 Worship Co-operative
Unsafe Space In a culture obsessed with health and safety, where does the God of wind and fire and earthquake fit? And what about those who push the boundaries of our theological thinking to places that are uncomfortable and to some blasphemous and unchristian? Definitely an event for adults only.
The Voyage of St Brendan: A Postmodern Retelling (Apophatic Performance producing Aesthetic Contemplation) The Filid invites participants to explore the darkness of faith through a retelling of the story of St Brendan. Participants take flight in their imaginations as skilled musicians spontaneously accompany the story of Brendan, embodying his narrative as it is retold live by the Filid storyteller.
Saturday 23.15 Worship Co-operative
Dream Dream is a network of groups based in the Merseyside area and Bolton. Its focus is on building community that values openness, honesty and freedom in the exploration and pursuit of a spirituality centred on Jesus. They seek to do this through creative prayer and worship, discussion and social action. Bricks and Mortals Foundations in the past, present reality, or future hopes? What kind of home are you building? Make time to gather all your ‘dreams of home’ from this weekend in an all-age interactive worship experience that takes the dream home and sets off on the next stage of the adventure. Monday 12.15 Worship Co-operative
Feig Feig is a church community based in the city of Gloucester and one of the congregations of the cathedral. “We create space to listen to God, one another and those around; as we do this we expect to discover the resources for a transformed life.” Postcards Home The postcard: a snapshot of travels to another place, capturing a moment, sent with love and the longing to connect with home while on the journey. Using the symbol of postcards, image, spoken word, silence and sacred meal we will journey together to reconnect with the place called “home”. Monday 16.00 Worship Co-operative
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God’s story”) are passionate about the creative and innovative use of digital media within church and particularly how it can be used as a tool for participation and interaction. iMass A “digital Eucharist” that will investigate the use of digital media within the context of a Common Worship service. How can digital media and technology be used as a tool for participation during our worship, our prayers and the Eucharist itself? Don’t forget to bring your smartphone, iPad etc! Friday 23.00 Worship Co-operative
Creativity, participation, engagement and risk are the hallmarks of Grace, a Christian community/network based in Ealing, west London. “An authentic offering of worship to God out of who we are,” Grace is shaped by the people in it and changes and moves on as the ideas of the group interplay with the Christian tradition, what they sense God is calling them to at that time, and shifts in our culture.
Jazz Church has been running for the last year at Shirley Methodist Church, Solihull – a group meeting to worship God through jazz music and exploring what an off-beat syncopated church might look like. It uses jazz music and improvisation as a metaphor for talking about God, faith and life.
Love thy (6 billion) neighbour(s) How do we deal with the chaos of choice associated with trying to respond to global (and local) poverty – and choose to act out of a sense of freedom and hope? Join Grace for a playful and thought-provoking service. Monday 14.00 Worship Co-operative
Yearn What do you do when home feels too small? Revisit the story of the wayward son, his grumpy older brother and embracing father. Who do you relate to? Who don’t you understand? Includes communion. Saturday 12.15 Worship Co-operative
iMass The Rev Jim Craig (arts chaplain) and James Robinson (founder, Noah’s Nanny Goat – “creative engagement with
Jazz Worship Worship led by the Jazz Church band, including improvisation, creativity and a message picking up on a jazz metaphor. Saturday 16.00 Worship Co-operative
London Catholic Worker See pxx. Heaven is a Place on Earth A meditative service exploring the bringing of heaven down to earth. Monday 09.00 Worship Co-operative
mayBe mayBe is a group of people in Oxford working at becoming a community following in the way of Jesus by prayer, action and blessing for a better world now. They explore creative, simple, engaged and playful living in the way of Jesus Christ through a weekly community meal, a rhythm of prayer, looking out for our neighbour, a weekend Eucharist, and creative acts.
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mayBe community worship – becoming home When does your community become a home? Building security, trust and a safe place to share. Sunday 17.30 Worship Co-operative
Night Church Night Church seeks to be an inclusive community with Christ at the centre, learning how to be generous with hospitality, creative in spirituality and passionate about justice. Based at Exeter Cathedral it wants to offer a spiritual space and Christian community to the searching, servant-hearted and sick of church. Night Church Participate in Night Prayer as used weekly by the Night Church community at Exeter Cathedral, including an expression of creative spirituality, hospitality and journeying as community through conversation. The ethos of Night Church invites people to be an observer or a participant at whatever level they choose. Sunday 21.30 Worship Co-operative
Rough Edge Rooted in Durham, Rough Edge is a dispersed collective of Christians. The collective is passionate about Jesus, social justice and the prophetic voice and seek to express these passions through creative worship, including beat poetry, liturgy, video and music. Beat Eucharist Using images, music and word we’ll gather to share the feast – Beat (as-in-Kerouac) style. Energetic – prophetic – poetic – ranted. Suitable for all ages. Sunday 18.45, Worship Co-operative
Beat Liturgical An opportunity to shout out loud against injustice through poetic protest and a collaborative celebration of the faith, using a creed, frenetic energy, raised voices and a drum. Sunday 19.30 Worship Co-operative
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Safe Space See pxx Home is where the heartache is The seven miles home can never have seemed further. The evening sun is setting straight in front of them. The road is dusty, their legs ache, their hearts ache. Everything is over, dreams have turned sour, and God it seems has deserted them. They might as well go home. Saturday 17.30 Worship Co-operative
Sanctuary (Bath) Sanctuary are a group of Christians seeking to build community through sharing their faith journeys. Based in Bath, they meet regularly to explore worship, for discussion, study and prayer. “We seek to create space for God, believing it is his intention to bring all of life to redemption.” Prodigal Cartooning A retelling of the prodigal son story inspired by Rob Bell and the Asbo Jesus cartoons of Jon Birch. A simple service using cartoon drawing to help us think about the story we have of our lives and the story God has for us. Sunday 23.15 Worship Co-operative
Sanctuary (Birmingham) Sanctuary meets in Birmingham as a safe place for British Asians and anyone interested in exploring Eastern and Western spiritualities in Christ. It is a place of space, peace, meditation, food, and friendship. Everyone is accepted as they are, just as God loves and accepts them. Sanctuary A fusion of Eastern and Western spirituality with music on the sitar and meditations which touch body, mind and spirit. Led by Pall Singh and the Sanctuary team from Birmingham. Sunday 14.00 Worship Co-operative
Sanctum Sanctum (re:connect) is an event run by a group made up
of people from churches in the Horsham area. For the last seven years they’ve been having fun providing spaces that help people communicate in creative ways with God. Recently they have been exploring the ancient practice of Lectio Divina. The Journey Home Are we dreaming of home, or just limping home with a vague idea that we’ll maybe – just about – cross the finishing line intact? Join us for this family-friendly service on Saturday morning to discover there is hope! Saturday 09.00 Worship Co-operative
Student Christian Movement The Student Christian Movement (SCM) is an ecumenical studentled community, passionate about faith and justice. SCM creates inclusive spaces on campus for an exploration of Christianity that is thoughtful, radical and challenging. Many Rooms: reflecting on belonging Where do we feel we belong? What does home mean? How do we create our home in new places? How can we become “at home” with ourselves and within God? Journey through the many rooms of God’s house in words, music, silence and creativity. Saturday 19.15 Worship Co-operative
Transcendence See pxx. Transcendence – An AncientFuture Mass A multimedia celebration of communion with chants, beats, blissful singing, ambience and creative prayer. Saturday 21.15 Worship Co-operative
UnReCognised be hagar, be challenged, be alienated, be heard, be joined, be blessed, be quiet! be legion, be recognised, be creative, be seen, be dispossessed, be thorned, belong! maybe ... believe
Whenever...Remember Come and share afternoon tea... and stories, memories, feelings of home. Come and share as Twelve once did. Christ is the host, you are welcome. Sunday 16.00 Worship Co-operative
Visions Visions is a worshipping community that is part of St Michael-le-Belfrey, York. Over the last 20 years they have been exploring being church in contemporary culture. With a strong take on multi-sensory worship, the visual has always been a strong focus. Visions@Home Regular contributors to Greenbelt, Visions are back with more of their take on multisensory worship. Their current focus is on integrating young children into worship while still engaging with the adults. Whether young or old or somewhere in between, join the Visions family for their exploration of Home. Saturday 14.00 Worship Co-operative
comedy. Though sometimes not placed in the same lofty company as other artforms, comedy can be the perfect tool for exposing the ridiculous, sweetening the truth, and making us look at ourselves in a new way. Invite a little laughter into your Greenbelt weekend...
Get Up Stand Up Greenbelt’s own comedy club returns to bring you the best and brightest in standup. Hosted by Tony Vino, Saturday night features Jo Enright and Andy Kind, and Sunday’s lineup features Daliso Chaponda and Dan Logan - all highly-trained circuit professionals ready to make your festival weekend a funnier place. Saturday 21.30 Hebron Sunday 21.30 Hebron
The Green Room An early-evening chat show featuring the most interesting speakers and guests from across the festival site. Missed Paula Gooder, Peter Rollins, Luke Bretherton, Ruth Bancewicz or Stella Duffy earlier in the day? Hear them and others in lively
conversation with Last Orders’ Andy Turner and James Cary. Sunday 18.30 Hebron Saturday 18.30 Hebron Monday 18.30 Hebron
Helen Arney Helen performs original and funny songs on ukulele and piano. A prolific writer of comedy songs with a geeky edge, she appeared as a guest throughout the 2011 Uncaged Monkeys national tour, alongside Robin Ince and Prof Brian Cox, and last December released the album It’s Going to Be an Awkward Christmas, Darling. Wry, humorous, lyrically intelligent and unashamedly poignant. Songs for Modern Loving Helen takes you through the highs, lows and really lows of
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looking for that perfect someone. “Harnesses the spirit of Ben Folds and the Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon... delightful” – Chortle. “High-class musical comedy with soul, intelligence and wit” – Broadway Baby. Sunday 20.00 The Playhouse
Jenny Lockyer Family Twist regular Jenny likes singing songs that make people laugh. She also likes singing songs that make people go “mmmmm” in a contemplative and happy kind of way. Sometimes people give her money. Whether it is money to keep her singing, money to buy a CD or money to make her be quiet is of no consequence. Fluff An hour of delightful whimsical musical comedy, spent in the company of the wonderful Ms Lockyer. Friday 21.30 The Playhouse
Last Orders Last Orders has had a facelift! But don’t be alarmed...we’ve still got the best musicians, comedians and speakers from across the festival programme as well as short films and sketches. We also have a dinosaur. Bring your friends and your smartphones. Every night Folk On, Luke Leightfield, plus... Friday Ben Moor, Rev Vince Anderson, Paul Kerensa Friday 23.00 Centaur
Saturday Jo Enright, Duke Special Saturday 23.00 Centaur
Sunday Soweto Kinch, Helen Arney Sunday 23.00 Centaur
Monday Tony Vino Monday 23.00 Centaur
Late Night Twist
For more than a decade, awardwinning comedian Jo Enright has been crafting her unique style of standup comedy. Peter Kay thinks she’s one of the most naturally gifted comic talents he’s ever seen. Jo thrives on live performances, but also works extensively as a character actress, most famously in two classic British comedies, working alongside Steve Coogan in I’m Alan Partridge and with Peter Kay in Phoenix Nights.
Like your favourite chair at home. You might move it around from time to time, but you still like to sit in it at the end of each day. Late-night entertainment at its best – provided by you, the audience, cabaret-style – with poetry, songs, comedy, ukuleles and accordions. All hosted by the congenial Paul Cookson, assisted by the ever-glamorous Prof.
Jo Enright Standup Jo Enright has been a comic for 19 years. When she’s not gigging, she’s knitting. Once, she tried to do them both at the same time and made some really big holes in her material. Now she has some new material. It’s very warm. And a little bit itchy. Saturday 20.00 Hebron
So You Think You’re Funny? See pxx. Sunday 16.00 The Shed
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Mark Thomas Mark Thomas is first and foremost a comedian. Of course, he’s got another string to his bow – his incredible and inspirational activism – but comedy is the key for Mark. He is there to make you laugh. He has taken up a number of causes with passion and clarity from battling the arms trade, to creating the People’s Manifesto for last year’s election, and now Israel/Palestine.
Extreme Rambling: Walking the Wall During 2010 Mark decided to go rambling in the Middle East and walked the entire length of the Israeli Separation Barrier, crossing between the Israeli and the Palestinian side. This is the story of 300,000 settlers, a 750 km wall, six arrests, one stoning, too much hummus and one simple question: Can you ever get away from it all with a good walk? Please note this performance will include strong language. Monday 14.00 Big Top
Musical Comedy Showcase Do you like music? Of course you do. Do you like comedy? To live is to laugh, right? Right. So what better way to spend a Bank Holiday Monday afternoon than mixing two of the three best things in the world, in an hour of rib-tickling, toe-tapping, cheek-aching entertainment from four of Greenbelt’s favourites. Musical Comedy Showcase is back! Featuring Helen Arney, Jude Simpson, Folk On, Jenny Lockyer, Sophie Steel, Rev Gerald Ambulance. Monday 16.30 Centaur
Paul Kerensa Paul is one of the UK’s leading openly Christian comedians, performing at the country’s biggest comedy clubs as well as churches and conferences around the world. He is massively in demand as a writer for such hit shows as BBC2’s Miranda, BBC1’s Not Going Out, plus numerous BBC radio programmes including The Now Show, The News Quiz, and his own show on BBC Radio 7, Snakes and Bladders. Exodus: The Sequel After his previous comedy show on the Book of Genesis, Paul Kerensa turns his attention to the second of, presumably, a possible 66 biblical shows. So, this time it’s Exodus. The Ten Commandments, the Ten
Plagues, Moses, Pharaoh and a burning bush – Kerensa presents a bluffer’s guide to that tricky “second book”. “Dazzlingly funny” – The Spectator. Friday 20.00 Playhouse
Back to the Future See pxx Saturday 19.45 Film
Rev Gerald Ambulance Rev Gerald Ambulance was the man chosen by God to lead the church into the 21st century but, due to an administrative mix-up, that never happened and the church had to get there of its own accord. He is still the minister of St Ursula’s High Pentecostal Reformed Church in Lewisham, where he writes anointed worship songs, ministers to the flock and generally kills time until the second coming. Every Day with Gerald The Christian calendar is woefully overlooked by the church of today, along with everything else. It’s much like the real calendar, except it has more pictures of rainbows and God’s lovely seagulls on it. Also, your church almost certainly does it wrong. Let Rev Gerald Ambulance lead you in paths of anointfulness throughout the liturgical year. Highlights include: the boiling of St Bernard, youth group summer camp, and Christmas. Monday 21.30 Hebron
Writing Sitcoms Panel Always wanted to write a sitcom script but didn’t know where to start? (Hint: characters.) Written something but can’t work out why it’s not quite working? (Hint: rewrite it.) James Cary (Miranda, Hut 33) and Paul Kerensa (Miranda, Not Going Out) dish out some valuable tips on how to start, how to finish, what to do with it and what to expect. (Hint: get there early.) Saturday 14.00 Hebron
film. Watching films in a darkened room might not seem like a festival activity, but a programme this good is sure to tempt you in from the sunshine! Sponsored by Bible Society, the film programme tells some of the most fascinating stories in the world...
127 Hours 2010 / 94 mins / 15 Danny Boyle directs this reallife story of extreme sports enthusiast Aron Ralston (James Franco) who spent five days with his arm trapped under a boulder in a Utah canyon. Boyle’s breathlessly energetic style ensures this film about being stuck in one place is never stuck, as Ralston’s mind drifts homeward to things left unsaid and undone. Sunday 21.30 Film
The Book That Changed The World with an introduction from director Norman Stone Sponsored by Bible Society. The extraordinary story behind the most extraordinary of
books, the King James Bible. John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones) uncovers this fascinating tale of saints and sinners, power and passion. The greatest translation of the Bible emerged into a world that would never be quite the same again. Friday 21.00 Village Screen
CAST in Tyre & What a Drama A screening of two new films. The first is about a project working with UNRWA teachers in South Lebanon, the second with their children. Emma Wee, CEO of CAST, will present both films and talk about CAST’s work – with a Q & A. Friday 19.30 Village Screen
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Encounters at the End of the World
Dirty Pretty Things
The Insatiable Moon
2002 / 97 mins / 15 Two illegal immigrants struggle to reconcile the London they imagined with the seedy underworld they find themselves caught up in. Can Turkish cleaner Senay (Audrey Tautou) and Nigerian porter Okwe (Chiwetel Ejiofor) escape the sinister forces that threaten them?
Second son of God, anyone? Meet Arthur, Jesus’ relative, in this adaptation of Mike Riddell’s controversial novel The Insatiable Moon. “Call it One Flew Over the Kiwi’s Nest… a moving original movie that deserves to be seen,” said Empire. A soaring tale of hope amid brokenness.
Sunday 23.45 Film
Sunday 21.00 Village Screen
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2011 / 105 mins / 15 A fast-paced thriller with sci-fi undertones, Limitless sees a desperate writer (Bradley Cooper) unlock the full potential of his brain by taking a cuttingedge pharmaceutical. His newfound literary and financial success makes him a target for some of the most greedy and dangerous men on the planet. In association with Bible Society.
2007 / 99 mins / U Werner Herzog travels to the Antarctic to meet the “professional dreamers” who live there. The film intersperses interviews with these selfproclaimed loners with beautiful footage and exploration of the Antarctic in all its natural glory and desolation. Monday 19.00 Film
Four Lions 2010 / 97 mins / 15 Five amateur jihadists plotting a terrorist attack may well be a risky premise for a comedy, but Chris Morris (The Day Today, Brass Eye) brings his comic and political intelligence to bear on a moving, thought-provoking and downright hilarious film, that “understands jihadists as human beings and understands human beings as innately ridiculous”. Friday 21.00 Film
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Young people can unpack the story from the film in tomorrow’s Reel Issues Scene Setter. Saturday 22.00 The Shed
Monsters 2010 / 94 mins / 12A In the near-future, aliens roam and martial law rules, as war photographer Andrew (Scoot McNairy) reluctantly accompanies his boss’s daughter to the USA through the no man’s land of northern Mexico. Raw
performances, homemade effects by director Gareth Edwards, and an unexpectedly moving and beautiful finale. Sunday 19.15 Film
Never Let Me Go 2010 / 103 mins / 12A Adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro’s bestseller, Never Let Me Go is a haunting dystopian drama that takes place in a world not dissimilar to our own. Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightley all shine as three sides of a love triangle that begins in a mysterious English boarding school, where they are prepared to face the stark realities of their existence. Saturday 22.30 Film
Son of Babylon 2009 / 100 mins / 12A Two weeks after the fall of Saddam: Ahmed, 12, joins his grandmother on a journey across Iraq. She is determined to discover the fate of her missing son – Ahmed’s father – who never returned from the Gulf War. Introduction and Q & A with producer Isabelle Stead. Saturday 17.00 Film
StreetKids United 2010, 90 mins Documentary following a group of Durban street children competing for places in the South African squad at the
Street Kids World Cup in 2010. They are all desperate to win a place on the team but need to show commitment and turn their backs on the attractions of the street – unfettered freedom, parties and 24/7 drugs and alcohol – often the lesser of two evils for kids from abusive homes. Sunday 12.00 Film
Where the Wild Things Are 2009 / 101 mins / PG Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s story is brought to the big screen by director Spike Jonze and co-writer Dave Eggers, who have lent the childish hedonism an air of distinct melancholy. Helped by Arcade Fire’s atmospheric soundtrack, Jonze has crafted a wonderful cinematic experience for anyone who is or has ever been young. Saturday 10.30 Film
The Tipping Point Film Fund Presents TPFF draws on public support to fund challenging cinema documentaries that combine the popular appeal of film with ambitious international outreach campaigns. TPFF has received support from Co-operative Bank and Trust Greenbelt. Each TPFF screening at Greenbelt also features a Greenpeace short and is followed by a panel, talk or Q & A. Iraq: War, Love, God and Madness Director Mohamed Al-Daradji returns to the Baghdad home he fled years previously to attempt to shoot a feature film. Finding the once-vibrant streets consumed by unemployment, poverty and madness, the camera rolls on a world unravelling around him but we see the Iraqi people’s spirit as never before. Followed by Q & A with producer Isabelle Stead. Saturday 14.30 Film
Budrus This award-winning film tells the story of a family’s struggle to save their village, Budrus, from destruction as Israel’s Separation Barrier is built. Community organiser Ayed Morrar unites disparate groups, but it’s not ‘til his 15-year-old daughter Iltezam launches a women’s contingent that it looks like the impossible can be achieved. Followed by Q & A with Linda Ramsden from ICAHD UK. Sunday 14.30 Film
Our Generation A powerful journey into the heart of Australia’s relationship with its indigenous people, a hidden shame that is pushing the world’s oldest living culture to the edge. Featuring voices from aboriginal leaders to international activists, the film unpicks the real issues blocking the First Australians’ dream of a home in their own country. Monday 14.30 Film
Film Talks Back to Back to the Future Voiceover Geek out at 1985’s favourite film to feature a time-travelling Delorean. Comedy writers James Cary and Paul Kerensa screen Back To The Future with an incisive, humorous and generally distracting commentary. Saturday 19.45 Film
George Lucas is my pastor Why films should replace the sermon Can replacing sermons with films revitalise the traditional Christian message? Tom Wade looks at the challenge Hollywood films offer to our lives; a challenge better than any sermon you could sit through. The sermon is dead, long live Hollywood’s influence. Saturday 12.30 Film
Film Review of the Year Join writer and broadcaster Gareth Higgins on his fantastical journey through the good, the bad and the downright weird from the world of movies over the past 12 months. Monday 17.30 Film
Gareth Higgins Gareth Higgins is a Northern Irish writer, now living in North Carolina. He has worked as a sociologist, a film critic, an peace-activist, and now as executive director of our sister festival inthe US Wild Goose.
The Incredible Greenbelt Film Quiz Come along with a friend or three for a jovial night of film trivia and questions. Quizmasters Paul Kerensa and James Cary have got the questions and clips to get you thinking, laughing and kicking yourself when you hear the answer. Saturday 22.15 Village
Lindsay Shaw After a childhood spent queuing round the block at his local picture house, Lindsay went on to teach, become an editor and writer, and steer Bible Society’s Reel Issues to its current, expansive online existence. In his reporting he has heard the “peripheral visions” of the poor and of Christians in places as diverse as Dubai, Nepal and the Philippines.
film Derelict (2010) selected for the Shanghai International Film Festival 2011. In association with Bible Society. Monday 10.00 Film
Homeward bound: fight or flight? Your opportunity to watch and discuss the movies! This interactive Reel Issues discussion will romp through a clutch of recent films, most likely including Another Year, Cemetery Junction, Winter’s Bone and The Blind Side, all exploring home as a place to pursue, a place to flee or a place of nurture and growth. Reel Issues commissioning editor Lindsay Shaw will conduct, while allcomers can contribute. In association with Bible Society. Sunday 17.00 Film
Luke Walton Luke Walton is project director of The Pitch short film competition, and a short-film producer himself. He is the culture programme manager for Bible Society charged with engaging people with the Bible, specifically within the arts community. He is a trustee of the King James Bible Trust, on the steering group for BibleFresh, and a member of the Visual Storytelling Network. God at the Movies? Interactive session for anyone who has ever dreamed of getting up close and personal with the movie business. Discover the visual language you didn’t realise you had learnt, be inspired to pitch and film a movie. With advice from top industry professionals including David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and an exclusive screening of the short
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youth. With exclusive sessions from Mainstage bands, in-depth debates and opportunities to ask the questions that matter... (Pick up your complete Youth Guide from the Box Office, Info Booth, Tank, Skatepark or The Shed.)
A Bible, an iPod, and a bit of space Before things get frantic, take some time out at the start of each Greenbelt day. Chill out and enjoy some space to be quiet – even still. Just for a few minutes. Your heart and mind will thank you for it. We’ll draw on some stuff from John’s Gospel. But mainly we’ll be listening out – for each other, for our own hearts, and – hopefully – for a sense of God with us. Saturday, Sunday, Monday 09.30 The Shed
Acoustic Cafe Your chance to see some of the stars of the Greenbelt music programme up close and unplugged. Hear your favourite songs in an intimate setting and quiz the musicians about their inspirations, challenges and even get some advice for success, too.
Rend Collective & Luke Leighfield Saturday 20.00 The Shed
Hope and Social & LZ7 Sunday 20.00 The Shed
Flava Monday 20.00 The Shed
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Cake & Debate
Guides to life
The Big Top transforms into The Shed’s Big Brother – with a daily slice of high-octane festival experience. Stuff that is simply too big too squeeze into The Shed.
Nom, nom. Cake is good! Agreed? Amen? Each day, we look at three “hot” topics – Science and Religion, Identity and Social Media, and Sex and Relationships. You can listen in or chip in. And, in case you missed it: we’ll eat cake while we debate. Got it?
For many young people life is a struggle. And the idea of “dreaming of home” might feel more like a nightmare. Come and hear about three very different experiences: the homeless person’s, the runaway’s, and the refugee’s guides to life. Your life won’t be the same again. Best of all, you’ll want to take action.
Shedloads Spoken Word Showcase With a stellar lineup of some of the globe’s finest wordsmiths, hosted by European Slam Poetry champ Harry Baker, and with Dizraeli (from Dizraeli and the Small Gods), freestyle from Soweto Kinch, awardwinning MCJack Flash (from Extra Curricular), performance poets William Stopha (Hope for Robots) and Canadian El Gruer. Saturday 12.00 Big Top
Shedloads Music Showcase Featuring great British-born hip-hop and electrobeat music with Manchester’s finest LZ7 and girl band GoldDigger. Sunday 13.00 Big Top
Science and Religion Is science always going to be at odds with religion? Or can we get beyond that boring stand-off? With geneticist and Christian Ruth Bancewicz, from the Farraday Institute. Saturday 19.00 The Shed
Identity & Social Media Are you the same person when you are talking to someone on the internet as when talking face to face? With Tim Davies, founder of Practical Participation – supporting organisations and projects to involve young people in influencing and creating change using digital tools. Sunday 19.00 The Shed
Shedloads Dance Showcase Featuring amazing streetdance from Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists, Flava and the wonderful Caja Ludica, all the way from Guatemala. Monday 12.00 Big Top
Sex and Relationships Is life just about booty calls, or is there something better out there for all of us? Debate the role that relationships have in your life, and the pressures we’re all under, with Rachel Gardner of the Romance Academy. Monday 19.00 The Shed
The Homeless Person’s Guide to Life With Jon Kuhrt, who works with people affected by street homelessness, chronic addictions and offending at West London Mission. Saturday 14.00 The Shed
The Runaway’s Guide to Life With the Children’s Society team, and including former young runaways. In association with The Children’s Society.
Under the Tree of Talking In parts of Africa the custom is for the village elders to gather under a tree to talk out difficult issues. And they don’t leave until they’ve agreed on a way forward. So, join us under our own Tree of Talking as we look at three meaty issues. At The Tree, everyone can share their opinions, everyone must listen. We’re not leaving until we’ve found some wisdom.
What does it mean to be Christian? Weird thing, isn’t it? Being a Christian? So what does it really mean to be one? Have you ever stopped to think? With Jon Kuhrt of West London Mission Saturday 14.45 The Shed
What does it mean to be happy?
With Dave Smith of the Boaz Trust in Manchester, who work with asylum seekers and refugees.
Surveys. We love ‘em. Well, 55% of us do, 45% of us prefer questionnaires. Young Greenbelters completed a Children’s Society survey about their lives. Be the first to see the results of the survey, add your own comments and together make sure adults pay attention. In association with The Children’s Society.
Monday 14.00 The Shed
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Sunday 14.00 The Shed
The Refugee’s Guide to Life
What does it mean to live in a celebrity culture? From Britney and Beiber to Rhianna and Rooney, we seem obsessed with the gods of the red carpet. Is it almost like a religion? With Pete Ward, founder of Oxford Youth Works. lecturer at Kings College, London and author of Gods Behaving Badly. Monday 14.45 The Shed
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In 2008, EMI, MTV and the Met Police donated the X-Mobile – a mobile recording studio created out of a police riot van – as part of MTV’s Pimp My Ride show. Since then, it has been working in schools, pupil referral units and on estates to engage young people, teaching music production and recording skills.
Say what you like about reality shows – sometimes they just work. And if Britain’s Got Talent was looking for talented new acts, it found one in Flava.
Drop-in session Drop in and explore the X-Mobile’s custom-designed studio interior, see what it’s doing at Greenbelt and for the rest of the year. There’s even an internal camera allowing those outside to see what’s going on inside on a plasma screen. Friday, Saturday, Sunday 20.00–22.00 Skatepark
Workshops From the first spark of an idea to a sparkling performance, we’ll create a communal track based on the theme of Greenbelt: “Dreams of Home”. Saturday, Sunday 13.00 Skatepark
XLP Showcase Your opportunity to hear the music created over the weekend. Monday 21.15 The Shed
Having represented England and the UK at the World HipHop Championships and the Dance Excellence Awards in Los Angeles, they have put on shows all over the world. Their philosophy is positive and inclusive – demonstrated by their commitment to teach skills, inspire confidence, and foster self-belief amongst young people. Flava will be performing as well as leading workshops. Sign-up in The Shed over the weekend. Workshops Full of excitement, fun and learning, Flava will teach you a routine to perform in the Centaur show later to friends, family and spectators. You’ll have new dance moves to show off, make new friends, gain performance skills and walk a little bit taller – Flava styley. Monday 09.30, 14.00 Hall of Fame
Shedloads Showcase Monday 12.00 Big Top
Centaur performance Monday 18.00 Centaur
Activism Craft Paint, knit, crotchet, cut and stick, embroider or felt your contribution to Christian Aid’s Poverty Over banner. This is your chance to get your craft on and find out why and how you should get involved. Saturday 13.00 The Shed
Music with Juliyaa Use your voice to end poverty with Christian Aid. Use your musical skills to speak out against injustice and challenge the structures that are keeping people trapped in poverty. Let’s use music to make our world a better place. Sunday 12.00 The Shed
Christian Aid Carbon Free Clothes swap Bored with your wardrobe? Can’t afford a shopping trip? Bring an item of clothing to our clothes swap and learn about how the clothes industry is affecting climate change. There’ll be music from the amazing Abimaro and the Free and some free goodies from the Visionary Soap Company. Don’t worry if you’ve got nothing to swap, we’ll have a few spares! Sunday 21.15 The Shed
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Beginners Guides to
Christian Aid Sofa Session We’ll provide the sofas and the biscuits; you bring the questions and the opinions. A discussion about Climate Change - what’s fact and what’s fiction? Why are poor countries suffering the most? Unpack what’s been described as “the greatest challenge we face.” Monday 13.00 The Shed
Divine Chocolate Tasting Hear the story behind chocolate, munch a bit and discover how it can change the world! Saturday 16.00 The Shed
DJ Workshops For all ages and experience, covering the art of DJ-ing and turntable manipulation with DJ Blend. Learn to cue, mix , scratch and beatjuggle hip-hop and dance music on vinyl and CD decks - plus a brief history in the artform. Some records and CDs will be provided but please feel free to bring your own music too! Limited places so book in asap at The Shed. DJ Blend (AKA Tim) DJ Blend has DJed and beatboxed in many parties and clubs across the UK and Europe since 2002. Saturday 16.00, Sunday 18.00, Monday 16.00 Skatepark
Hope for Robots
No, not just for boys. And the more the merrier.
Ever feel like the world is just one big factory where we all follow instructions on the big conveyor belt of life until we break down or are switched off? In his new multimedia, interactive poetry show, poet and beatsmith Will Stopha (see pxx) considers work, school, technology and the media, proclaiming that the age of imagination is not dead. There is, in fact, “Hope for Robots”.
Monday 10.00 Mainstage
Drawing and Design Workshop With Siku, of Manga Bible fame and Vietnamthemovie, the St John’s Gospel poster designer. Monday 10.30 The Shed
GoldDigger GoldDigger are the UK’s premier female-fronted Christian band, voted Best New Artist in the louderthanthemusic awards. A blend of highenergy performance and gritty electro-pop-rock, they also run an acclaimed girls’ course and residential weekend, “I’m the Girl I Want to Be”. Shedloads Sunday 13.00 Big Top Performance Sunday 17.30 The Shed
Fashion Victim “We’re discussing fashion, the media and our self image,” say Beth and Mandy of GoldDigger. “Who decides the kinds of things we wear? Do the media have more influence than we realise? What messages do our clothes send out? We’ll be exposing the pressures on us, asking how beauty is defined, discovering how unique we all are.”
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Shedloads: Spoken Word Showcase Saturday 12.00 The Shed
Performances Monday 12.00 Big Top Monday 16.00 The Shed
Limitless: Reel Issues Following Friday’s late-night showing of Limitless, Bible Society’s Jamie Hill leads us in a scene-setter to discuss the main themes and issues that emerge from the film. Film Friday 23.30 Film
Scene-setter Saturday 22.00 The Shed
Jamie Hill Jamie is a Greenbelt regular as the frontman of the band Quench. Now Bible Society’s youth and student officer, he works on Bible engagement with young people.
Monday 17.30 The Shed
Funny? A special hour-long comedy workshop run by pro comedians Jo Enright and Tony Vino – developing your joke-writing abilities, performance skills and confidence. Primarily game-driven and designed to be fun. Whether you are a budding stand-up or just want to brush up on your presentation skills, there is something for everyone. Sunday 16.00 The Shed
Stage-Fright Stage-Fright uses theatre to explore what it means to be human and the thin places where heaven touches earth. They run youth theatre groups and residentials, after-school clubs and all-age community performances. Workshop A physical and verbal theatre workshop exploring this year’s theme. No previous experience necessary. Led by directors and members of the StageFright youth theatre. Produce something to be incorporated into the HOME:comings performance later.
when different kinds of people arrive home? Home is the place of dreams... but some are nightmares. Saturday 17.30 The Shed
Youth Launch You’ve arrived. You’ve got your tent up. You’ve eaten your first festival food. You might even have visited your first festival loo. You’ve been down the front and moshed at [dweeb’s] last Mainstage gig ever at Greenbelt. Now’s the time to hot-foot it to The Shed for our launch party – complete with [dweeb], up close and personal. Friday 19.00 The Shed
Youth Scratch Choir See page xx Rehearsal Saturday 11.30, Sunday 13.00 Workshops 2 Performance Monday 11.00 Mainstage
Saturday 10.30 The Shed
HOME:comings Stage-Fright’s new show takes its inspiration from ideas about “home” in two of Harold Pinter’s plays, remixing the central theme in a series of very different arrivals. What happens
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children & all-age. Greenbelt’s programme for children sees a bright, bold and beautiful collection of venues and activities for the whole family, in association with the Children’s Society. Performance, worship, craft and games for smaller Greenbelters. See page 16 for more on The Village…
The Playhouse Elmer the Elephant Bursting with jungle characters, catchy songs and beautiful handcrafted puppets, this romping, stomping adventure tells the story of Elmer the multicoloured patchwork elephant. One night, tired of being different, Elmer sets off in search of the elephant-coloured berry bush. And this is where our story begins... Based on the best-selling children’s book by David McKee. Suitable for 3–7 year-olds and their grownups. Saturday 13.00, 15.00 The Playhouse
Family Magic Show Join Matt Pritchard for a fastpaced and interactive show featuring mind-blowing magic and mentalism suitable for all the family. Prepare to be fooled by this master fool. “Rapid-fire delivery of jokes and well rehearsed sleight of hand.” Buxton Fringe Festival review Friday 18.00 The Playhouse
Blunderbus For over a decade, Blunderbus has been creating magical
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theatrical experiences for children and their families. A professional theatre company with charitable status, Blunderbus plays to over 200,000 children each year, touring to theatres, arts centres, schools and festivals across the UK and internationally.
Lab Monkeys See p xx
Family Twist You are it! The perfect family show where you (parents and children) can be part of it. Come along and do a poem, song, dance or sketch... play a tune or juggle with toilet rolls... Compered as ever by the incomparable Paul Cookson with able accordion accompaniment by the omniscient Prof. Saturday, Sunday, Monday 17.00 The Playhouse
Jan Marie Blake Specialising in stories from Africa, the Caribbean and Arabia, Jan Blake is one of our leading storytellers, with a reputation for dynamic and generous storytelling. She recently performed for the UN Environment Programme in Kenya, at Hay Festival, and retold a West African epic at the Barbican. She is the 2011 recipient of the Thuringe Marchen Preis, awarded to scholars or performers who have devoted their lives to storytelling. Monday 14.00 The Playhouse
Steve Price’s “Good News and Shiny Shoes” Magic Show Comedy + magic = comedy magic. It’s a simple formula, but it works. Completely different to Steve’s Saturday show but still amazing. Still clever. Still amazingly clever. Involving mind-reading, playing “Russian Roulette” and placing a volunteer in a guillotine! A fun and thought-provoking show. Sunday 18.30 The Playhouse
Steve Price’s “Razor Sharp Twit” Magic Show If vanishing eggs, stealing watches and card tricks with a loaf of bread sound like your idea of fun, make sure you set your alarm clock for one of the funniest and most amazing shows you’ll see this year. For those with small children (who’ve been awake since 5am),
those half asleep, and those still awake from Friday night. Saturday 09.00 The Playhouse
Steve Price Steve Price is professionally crazy. One of the UK’s busiest, best established comedy magicians, Steve’s mix of comedy, magic and mayhem amazes and amuses audiences all around the world. From churches to cruise ships, the Magic Circle to the Savoy, Steve says his Greenbelt audiences have been some of his very best.
The Man who cannot Lose Game over. It’s the taking part (and winning) that counts. Compulsive communicator and social loser Dr Johnny Façade (Matt Pritchard) is returning to Greenbelt with the greatest gamble of his life. An obsessed quest of award-winning magic, multimedia and subversive storytelling. Buxton Fringe Festival Best Comedy Show Award runner-up (Johnny’s not bitter… honest). Sunday 15.30 The Playhouse
The Mousehole Cat Boats cannot leave the harbour to fish, as a storm rages in the Cornish village of Mousehole. But – while hunger grows – brave old Tom the fisherman and his cat Mowzer set out to sea to try and save the village. This charming tale is brought to life by carved wooden puppets, coloured shadows, live music, song and a beautiful set. Sunday 12.00, 13.30 The Playhouse
PuppetCraft Noted for its beautifully crafted puppets, PuppetCraft is one of Britain’s most acclaimed puppet companies. Using traditional folktales and original modern stories, PuppetCraft tours nationally and internationally to schools, theatres, villages and festivals.
Return of The Fluff What’s with all the fluff? Where does it come from? What does it do? In this show for families, fluff may or may not feature but you can expect to hear some of Jenny’s songs. You can even join in if you like and make some fun arty things. Monday 09.30 The Playhouse
Jenny Lockyer See pxx
Tickling in Public The last hurrah. The first encore. Like two thirds of The Goodies or half of the Fantastic Four, Paul Cookson and Stewart Henderson are the Two Degrees of performance poetry. Greenbelt’s favourite poetical offspring return with a barnstorming show of old favourites, new favourites, firm favourites and family favourites. Audience participation is non-negotiable, ukuleles are optional, but laughter is inevitable. The most fun you can have in a tent with five hundred other people. Monday 11.00 The Playhouse
Paul Cookson When Paul was at school, he would have rather been a footballer than anything else. Second choice would have been rock ‘n’ roll guitarist for Slade. Instead, he became a poet. He has performed thousands of shows at thousands of schools and published over 40 collections of children’s poetry including the brand new I’d Rather Be A Footballer. Stewart Henderson Stewart is a poet whose work continues to be widely anthologised by the likes of OUP, Bloomsbury and Heinemann and this year saw his work published by the Republic of Ireland Junior Certificate English Syllabus. He is a familiar voice to Radio 4 listeners, having presented Questions Questions and more.
Village Green In association with the Mothers’ Union.
Borders Environmental Education Services Come back to nature with BEES outdoor and environmental learning. BEES helps you rediscover your inner adventurer with an inspiring mix of hands-on play, bushcraft, practical conservation and environmental projects. It runs natural play groups, forest schools and bushcraft parties to get kids out and active! BEES is a social enterprise based in the Scottish Borders. Shelter Building Sunday 16.30 Village Green
Butterfingers The largest supplier of juggling equipment in the UK for 25 years. Circus Skills Workshop Friday 17.00, Saturday 10.00, 17.30, Sunday 18.00, Monday 10.00, 15.00 Village Green
Caja Ludica Caja Ludica, brought to Greenbelt by Christian Aid, is a youth dance troop from Guatemala using the arts and carnival activities to promote peace in communities rocked by violence. Using drama, dance, acrobatics and stilt-walking, they draw young people – including gang members – into new social and educational opportunities, helping them discover a sense of purpose and worth. Caja Dance Saturday 14.00, Sunday 15.00 Village Green
African Drumming and Singing Workshops Introductory workshop... Saturday 11.30 Village Green
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And Daily at Chai Chapel, next to the Village Green. 12.00 Children’s, 14.00 Beginners 16.00 African song, 18.00 Advanced, 20.00 All-comers jam
Chai Chapel uses its profits to support projects in rural areas in Ghana. They also make great cup of chai!
Famous Potatoes: The “Welcome Home” Ceilidh Cooking now for over 30 years and still at full boil, the Famous Potatoes are true Greenbelt legends, having appeared everywhere from Mainstage to their favourite spot down by the dustbins. Now they’re back for a real ruckus-raisin’ ceilidh (barn dance, for the uninitiated). Hot hillbilly, bluegrass, cajun and country sounds refracted through the prism of English folk music for a grand old knees-up. Friday 19.00 Village Green
Frisbee Golf Come and join us on the Village Green’s 18-hole frisbee golf course! If you’ve not played before, don’t worry, you don’t have to be good at golf – or even at frisbee, actually. Simply pick up a frisbee at the start point and work your way round the 18 “holes”. The game is open to all ages so why not challenge your family to a round? Sunday 12.00 Village Green
Tiny Tots Play Bring your tiny tots to the Village Green for a fun hour of climbing towers, tunnels, slides and ride-ons. Saturday, Sunday, Monday 09.00 Village Green
Silly Sports Come to the Village Green for some big games and silly sports including space-hopper races, parachute games, giant crab football and much, much more! Saturday 16.00 & Monday 11.30 Village Green
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Village Screen Aladdin U / 90 mins In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey, Abu, battle to save free-spirited Princess Jasmine. Aladdin’s whole life changes with one rub of a magic lamp as a fun-loving, shapeshifting genie appears and grants him three wishes. An incredible journey of discovery begins as Aladdin proves that he is a prince where it truly matters most – on the inside! Saturday 17.15 Village Screen
Finding Nemo U / 100 mins When Nemo, a young clownfish, is unexpectedly carried far from home, his overprotective father, Marlin and Dory, a friendly but forgetful regal blue tang fish, embark on an epic search that leads to encounters with vegetarian sharks, surfer-dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish and hungry seagulls! Saturday 12.00 Village Screen
Peter Pan U / 113 mins Rediscover the timeless story of Peter Pan as you’ve never seen it before and be swept off your feet to a Neverland you’d never dreamt possible. Magic, adventure, flying, swashbuckling action and amazing special effects: this live-action feature film version of Peter Pan has got it all. Join the boy who wouldn’t grow up and Wendy, the girl who is told she has to, in a world where anything is possible. Friday 17.00 Village Screen
Shrek U / 90 mins The three-feet-tall despot Lord Farquaad needs a wife so he can qualify as king of the land. To win the beautiful Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) he needs dragon-slaying assistance from antisocial green ogre Shrek
(Mike Myers). Accompanied by the obnoxious Donkey (Eddie Murphy), Shrek accepts the mission in a bid to keep his house, but falls in love with the princess he’s been ordered to find! Monday 10.00 Village Screen
dream voyage to Paradise Falls. A knock at the door, mid-air, introduces us to his Boy Scout travel companion Russell. Their adventures will have you bursting with laughter while you’re still drying your eyes. Sunday 17.15 Village Screen
Toy Story PG / 80 mins Woody is six-year-old Andy’s favourite toy, a take-charge, pullstring cowboy. But the arrival of newcomer Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), a flashy space ranger popular with the other toys, ignites a rivalry that lands them in the home of the toy-torturing boy next door. To escape, Woody and Buzz must work together and realise they’ve got the perfect friend – in each other.
WALL•E U / 98 mins WALL•E is a lone robot clearing up garbage on a far-future Planet Earth, which has long since been buried in its own refuse. When another robot, EVE, arrives on a mysterious mission, WALL•E is lovestruck and follows her into outer space on an adventure that changes the destiny of both his kind and humanity. Monday 17.15 Village Screen
Saturday 12.00 Village Screen
Toy Story 2 U / 92 mins Woody is not only a beloved toy to Andy but also a rare doll from a popular 60s children’s show. When a greedy collector takes Woody, Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) launches a rescue mission with Andy’s other toys. Sunday 12.00 Village Screen
Toy Story 3 U / 103 mins The Toy Story trilogy is rounded off with the funniest and most moving of the three films, with greater sensitivity and characterisation than most Oscar-nominated films. With Andy a kid no longer and off to college, Woody, Buzz and the gang are boxed up and dispatched for a new lease of life at a local daycare centre, where they will be played with to their hearts’ content… Monday 12.00 Village Screen Monday 19.30 Centaur
Up U / 96 mins This double Oscar-winner from Pixar has “future classic” written all over it. Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen, newly widowed, rigs thousands of balloons to his home and takes off on a
Wallace and Gromit A Grand Day Out U / 23 mins In their debut adventure, Wallace and his furry pal Gromit find themselves desperate for “a nice bit of Gorgonzola” but their refrigerator’s empty and the local cheese shop is closed for a holiday! Undeterred, Wallace comes up with an extreme solution to the cheese shortage: since the moon is made of cheese he decides to build a rocket ship and blast off for a cheesy lunar picnic! The Wrong Trousers U / 30 mins Finances are tight at West Wallaby Street and Wallace is forced to take in a lodger. Unfortunately, the successful applicant is a penguin with attitude who turns out to be the notorious criminal, Feathers McGraw. When McGraw adapts Wallace’s automated pair of “Techno Trousers” and forces him to steal a priceless diamond, Gromit comes to the rescue, ending with a rip-roaring train chase through Wallace and Gromit’s house. Showing consecutively from Saturday 08.30 Village Screen
A Close Shave U / 30 mins Trade is booming for Wallace and Gromit’s Wash’n’Go windowcleaning service, and love is in the air as Wallace falls for the owner of the local wool shop, the lovely Wendolene Ramsbottom. But Wallace has a new invention – a Knit-o-Matic machine – and adventure looms: sheep are being rustled, wool is in short supply and Wendolene’s malevolent pooch Preston is on the prowl... A Matter of Loaf and Death PG / 30 mins Wallace and Gromit have started a new bread baking business, ‘Top Bun’, and converted 62 West Wallaby Street into a granary with ovens, robotic kneading arms and a windmill on the roof. Although business is booming, Gromit is concerned by the news that a dozen local bakers have “disappeared” this year – but Wallace is dangerously distracted and “dough-eyed” in love with former beauty and bread enthusiast, Piella Bakewell. Showing consecutively from Sunday 08.30 Village Screen
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit U / 85mins Wallace and Gromit’s latest enterprise is Anti-Pesto – “pest control with a heart”. When called upon by dotty Lady Tottington (Helena BonhamCarter), Wallace tangles with her Ladyship’s would-be suitor, rotten cad Victor Quartermaine (Ralph Fiennes). When Wallace’s mind transference device malfunctions and he’s in danger of being bagged by Quartermaine, his four-legged pal, Gromit, faces almost insurmountable odds to save the day! Monday 08.30 Village Screen
Watch Play and Relax Drop in for a selection of favourite children’s short shows and films, including Storykeepers, Charlie and Lola, Shaun the Sheep, Pixar’s Shorts collection, Veggie Tales and Thomas the Tank Engine. Saturday, Sunday, Monday 14.00 Village Screen
Make & Take Workshops In association with The Children’s Society. For all workshops, first come, first served.
Bamboo tent-making Make and decorate your very own little tented home using bamboo canes and other materials. Saturday 16.00, Monday 11.00 Make & Take
Katie Jones Katie is a self-employed community artist based in Bradford, West Yorkshire. She studied sculpture at art college but has since concentrated on community art projects from murals to tapestries, mosaics and willow sculpture. She lives in Bradford with her husband, two sons and, at the last count, five goldfish.
Environmental Art Meet at Make & Take and then forage for natural materials with which to build our very own, all-natural masterpiece. Hosted by BEES (See page xx). Saturday 09.00, Monday 09.00 Make & Take
Felt-making Design your own apron and / or tea towel by cutting out unique sponge and potato stamps. Let your imagination loose and take home a piece of art that can be used again and again. Sunday 13.00 Make & Take
Lydia Drake Lydia has been attending Greenbelt for over 17 years, and loves being creative with fabric. Mother of two small children, she is passionate about providing an environment to encourage families to make, do and create.
Jonah’s Boat Help Sarah create a giant boat (with sparkly fish and palm
trees, too) for Jonah to find his way home.
make a bracelet to remember Greenbelt by.
Saturday 11.00, Sunday 12.00, Monday 11.00 Make & Take
Saturday 17.00 Make & Take
Sarah Edwards Sarah is a freelance artist working under the name Spare Room Arts. She coordinates a range of projects in schools and youth clubs to outreach projects and commisions.
Martina Pitt Martina’s love of making jewellery began with a small jewellery-making group from her church, and has grown over the last two years as she has begun gaining qualifications in the subject.
Let’s go fly a kite
Mary Poppins is flying into Greenbelt. Join her and she will show you how to make your own bird kite – dove, eagle, robin or lark. Watch it soar “up to the highest height”!
Dreaming of home? Why not come and enjoy making mosaicstyle coasters to take home and decorate your living room and provide a small reminder of this year’s festival. With Katie Jones (see above).
Saturday 11.00, Sunday 16.00, Monday 09.00 Make & Take
Nikki Seville Nikki runs workshops and art/ craft parties for children and organiser of Cheltenham Open Studios.
Natural Jewellery Meet at Make & Take and then forage for natural materials with which to make your own beautiful, all-natural jewellery. Hosted by BEES (See page xx). Saturday 13.00 Make & Take Monday 13.00 Make & Take
Printing workshops Learn how to create simple, effective and beautiful monoprint with any mark-making. No drawing skills needed. Then use the images to create beautiful handsewn books to take away.
Monday 11.00 Make & Take
Podule Building A complete podule will be constructed before your eyes over two days, using recycled materials such as pipes, felt, plastic foam and tyres. Gaffer tape and cable ties combine with detailed art work for the inside and outside to create a den-like structure. The end result will be a colourful and exciting interactive pod with internal colours that will stimulate your sense of wonder and curiosity. Saturday 10.00, 13.00, Sunday 13.00, Monday 10.00, 13.00 Make & Take
Saturday 10.00 Make & Take
Jan Niedojadlo Jan Niedojadlo creates gigantic sculptures – designed to be entered and explored – from recycled materials, including foam, rubber and carpet.
Alex Lucas Alex works as a freelance illustrator and artist for clients who prefer the odd things in life. She likes to run half-marathons in silly costumes and has a fond fascination of creating strange characters on walls.
Needles at the ready, this is your opportunity to fashion your very own “Dreams of Home” cross-stitch. (Sewing card activities will also be available for younger children.)
Jewellery Workshop Friendship bracelets, prayer bead bracelets, any other type of bracelet – come and
Sew Far Sew Good
Saturday 09.00, 15.00, Sunday 14.00 Make & Take
Susie Hopkins & Gillians Lever Sisters Susie Hopkins (primary school teacher, Leeds)
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and Gillian Lever (artist, Birmingham) have always loved haberdashery and are delighted to be combining forces at Greenbelt 2011 enabling you to fashion your very own “Dreams of Home” sampler.
Story Illustration Ever wanted to write and illustrate your own picture book? In this workshop, acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Rebecca Elliott will be reading a few of her books, doing a little “live” illustration, teaching the art of writing and illustrating children’s picture books and getting you to come up with your own book ideas and illustrations! Just bring a good imagination and a big fat dollop of creativity. Monday 15.00 Make & Take
Rebecca Elliot Author and illustrator Rebecca Elliott has gained huge press interest and glowing commendations from Michael Rosen and Jacqueline Wilson after her first three picture books were published in 2010.
Willow sculpting Create a teepee village using willow from the Somerset Levels and fabric remnants from the scrapstore. Saturday 11.00, Sunday 12.00, Monday 11.00 Make & Take
Jon Mackay Jon is an illustrator, painter, t-shirt screen printer, photographer, workshop leader and educator. His work has appeared in publications such The Word magazine, The Independent, The Telegraph and The Guardian.
Make & Take DIY DIY drop-in activities – all with clearly devised, easy instructions to follow. Origami - Create beautiful fish and birds to take home and decorate the Make & Take venue. Felt case-making - Cut around templates, do some simple stitching and you have your very own Greenbelt felt pencil case. Sock Monkeys - Yup, you make monkeys out of socks. And they look great. And funny too! Windmills - Make your own little windmills to catch the breeze and light your heart. Decoupage - Create your own plate design and seal it in with PVA varnish to last for ever. Photo-framing - Use paint pens and lettering to colour and create your own photo frame. Hobby horses - Made from socks and wool and then stuffed with newspaper. Garland-making - Created from scrunched tissue paper, to adorn The Village. Cardboard city - Use the cardboard sheets and boxes on hand to build a city. Junk chandeliers - Create beautiful chandeliers using stuff people have thrown away. T-shirt decorating - Use fabric paint pens to paint a pattern to remind you of Greenbelt when you get back home. T-shirt customising - Use ribbons, buttons and lace to create your own unique Greenbelt t-shirt. T-shirt monsters - A bit of drawing, a bit of cutting, a bit of sewing, a bit of stuffing. Add eyes, nose and mouth – et voilà, your own Greenbelt wild thing!
Worship & Spirituality In association with The Children’s Society.
Buzz Planet Home Our planet is home not just to humanity but to millions of species. Today we shall think about the bees’ dreams of home. With Roots. Monday 14.30 Messy Space
DEAF Worship: Intouch See pxx Sunday 18.00 Messy Space
Messy Church Messy Church is a way of being church for families and others based around welcome, craft, celebration and eating together. It meets at a time and in a place to suit those who don’t do church. It’s fun and messy too! Messy Psalms Explore the Psalms which reflect almost all human conditions and emotions. With crafts and celebration time.
Home Cooking Just before lunch we offer a chance for everyone to recognise the way in which cooking and eating are central to a biblical idea of home. With Roots. Sunday 12.00 Messy Space
Summer Christingle Why wait ’til Christmas? Rewrite the rules and celebrate Christingle in August! Join The Children’s Society for this very special family service. Children of all ages are welcome. Saturday 17.30 Messy Space
Saturday 10.00 Messy Space
Messy Warriors Help us to transform the people of God from wild warriors to wise worshippers. With time for crafts and celebration! Monday 10.00 Messy Space
Other all-age worship Bricks and Mortals See pxx
Hand in Hand Worship & Spirituality for all the Family A practical workshop full of fun ways to explore faith as a family – including balloons, balls and bubbles! Hand in Hand encourages families to experience and enjoy their faith together: connecting with God’s love; spirituality in our daily life; celebrating the good times and working through the bad times; storytelling and creativity with Felicity Hawke. In association with The Mother’s Union. Saturday, Sunday, Monday 16.00 Messy Space
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Felicity Hawke Felicity has been a trained parenting facilitator for Mothers’ Union for the past 10 years and is also a central trustee. Having been fortunate in her family life, married for 35 years with two grown-up children, she wanted to give something back. Becoming a trained parenting facilitator has enabled her to reach out to other parents and let them know that they are not alone.
Monday 12.15 Worship-Cooperative
Beat Eucharist See pxx Sunday 18.45, 19.30 WorshipCooperative
The Journey Home See pxx Saturday 09.00 Worship Co-operative
Visions@Home See pxx Saturday 14.00 Worship Co-operative
Songs & Stories Playsongs for the Under 5s Songs and rhymes for underfives. In the Stables around Messy Space you’ll chug along on the tractor, find the squeaky button in your tummy, meet Poppy (who loves playing peek-a-boo) and a whole family of Thumbkins just longing to dance with you! Friday 17.30, Saturday 10.30, 13.30, 17.30, Sunday 13.30, 17.30, Monday 10.30, 17.30 Messy Space Stables
Play Songs Plus A bigger version of Playsongs. Monday 13.30 Messy Space
The Roald Dahl Museum It’s James and the Giant Peach’s 50th birthday party in the Roald Dahl Museum tent. Make an Aunt Spiker or Old-Green-Grasshopper mask to wear, a flappy seagull to take across the sea, or join in with their noisy “Revolting Rhymes” storytelling. Sunday 14.00 Messy Space
Snail Tales Snail Tales brings alive exciting and colourful stories from around the world for all ages and occasions, at festivals, schools, museums, and even department stores. They combine traditional storytelling as it’s been done for millennia with puppetry, ventriloquism, live music and magic too! The storytellers aim to help all generations create and engage with the stories most relevant to them. A Special Pair of Shoes This story is about a girl who was made to do all the hard jobs in the house where she lived, until a special pair of shoes helped her marry her prince – and the girl’s name is...? Enjoy twists and surprises and enchanting storytelling,
and meet heroes and heroines from all around the world, as you discover the true origins of Cinderella. Suitable for families with children aged 3-up. Saturday 14.00 Messy Space
All The Better To Eat You With The unique storytelling gameshow returns to Greenbelt after last year’s popular success! Another chance to witness the birth of three brand new fairy tales as contestants improvise their way through the quirky rounds and try to create the audience’s favourite story. You are invited to take part, either by suggesting ideas for the stories, or by jumping up on stage and competing yourself. Suitable for families with or without children. Monday 18.00 Messy Space
Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite... Parents and children can enter the story space to hear a variety of bedtime stories in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Along the way you will pick up tips for telling bedtime stories to each other. Suitable for parents with toddlers and small children. Saturday 19.00 Messy Space Monday 19.00 Messy Space
Bedtime Stories Want to settle your little ones down for the evening? Bring them along to Bedtime Stories! Acclaimed children’s picture book author and illustrator Rebecca Elliott will be reading from her books including Just Because and Milo’s Pet Egg, showing some of her original illustrations, and encouraging gentle audience participation. For all ages, especially those wearing pyjamas. Saturday, Sunday 18.00 Make & Take
Rebecca Elliot See pxx
If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing your face on the TV or hearing your voice on the radio, the BBC Bus is here to make your dreams come true!
BBC Bus Back by popular demand, Fischy Music will be bringing songs from their brand new album, due out this autumn. The Edinburgh-based crew work all over, helping kids and families to explore challenging themes, whilst encouraging the uniqueness, creativity and worth of every child. So come on down to Mainstage and join in the family-friendly fun – a celebration to round off the weekend, and look forward to the return home. Monday 13.00 Mainstage
IDMC Gospel Choir Sponsored by Christian Aid. IDMC is a group of dynamic, inspirational and talented singers and musicians, first brought together in 1994 by its founder and director John Fisher (whose previous credits included work with LCGC, Chaka Khan, Mica Paris, Denise Williams, Ruby Turner, and Alexander O’Neal). Their sound is contagious, urban and contemporary, but above all it’s uplifting. It’s time to get gospel. It’s time to party and praise. Communion Sunday 10.00 for 10.30
Gospel Favourites Concert Straight after Communion 11.45
Kawa Circus Kawa Circus bring to life the wandering circuses of Rajasthan, telling the story of an itinerant troupe of street performers, arriving with all their materials and charm. Audiences get to share the intimacy of the company, with its traditional dancer, funambulist (Indian rope walker), athletic acrobats and daring pole-vaulter – while background musicians provide rhythm and drama. Unique. Saturday 12.30 & 14.30 Mainstage
All weekend near YMCA
Dalcroze Workshop Drawing on the Dalcroze approach to learning music through movement, Becca Spencer’s workshop is open to all ages. Come in clothing suitable for movement. Sunday 16.00 Hall of Fame
Children’s Scratch Choir Sign up in Crest, from 18.00 to 19.00 on Friday. See pxx
Singalonga Wizard of Oz 97 mins / U The whole family can join in as we sing our hearts out to the timeless songs of The Wizard of Oz. Raise the roof as we belt out “We’re Off to See the Wizard”, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”, “If I only Had a Heart”, “Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead”, and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. Dress up for even more fun – and prizes. Sunday 16.30 Centaur
Late Night Village An extension of The Village for children aged 8–11 (at junior school), this hour-long nightly show will be packed with crazy games and general silliness – with special guests from across the festival programme, including: Butterfingers Circus Skills, street theatre artists, dance, and music. Come along and sign up for your Late Night Village Pass at the Messy Space welcome sessions on Friday night or throughout the festival at the Info Desk in Messy Space Saturday, Sunday, Monday 19.45 Bethlehem
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the tank & media. Greenbelt loves technology, and so here are sessions, talks and workshops to illuminate the newest developments in online media and how to make the most of them. Plus, there’s Greenbelt’s internet cafe, the Tank - check your emails, get online, or sample the Tank’s very own freshly-roasted Tankcoffee.
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The Tank Drinks & Refreshments Situated on the ground floor of the Grandstand, the Tank is a perfect place to sit down with a cuppa and listen to talks on Jerusalem from the terrace, or pick up a Tank loyalty card and earn free drinks through the weekend. Phone charging If your juice is running low, bring your phone to the Tank with its charger, and we’ll do our best to get you back up to five bars. Web access Need to get online? Pick up your mail, tweet or update your status, or just check the latest
online news. There’s free wi-fi too - take away a coffee and a ticket and wander lonely in the cloud. Workshops Sign up using the sheets posted in the Tank on the day of the event, or the night before. The Tank are working to give coffee farmers in Africa a better deal. If you like what you taste, find out more at tankcoffee.com
SingStar in the Tank Start your weekend with a song, by belting out your favourite tunes on Friday night in the Tank. Bring your mates, your most tuneful voice, and let’s see what you’re made of. Friday from 19.00 The Tank
Coffee: What Would Jesus Brew? Consumers pay up to £3 for a cup of coffee, while those who actually grow the stuff are taking home as little as 60p a day. Come and discuss the coffee trade with coffee importer Phil Schluter who is still committed to doing it the way Jesus would. Presentation followed by Q&A.
This year Greenbelt offers its own unique Film School in association with the Methodist Church.
Whether you’re tech savvy, or terrified of losing yourself in an ever-increasing digital world, find out more with these talks in the Tank...
Eighty young people will be offered the chance to form an instant production team, shoot a short film in the space of a few hours and receive encouragement, advice and feedback from an experienced professional team of BBC producers and directors.
Traidcraft Q&A Having helped to establish Fairtrade as a significant force in the UK shopping market, come and ask Traidcraft’s chief executive, Paul Chandler, about the organisation’s ideas and plans for the future.
There will be two chances for you to get involved, but numbers are limited. Prospective participants should be aged between 13 and 23 and need to register in teams of three – on Friday or Saturday in the Press Room.
Sunday 16.30 The Tank
The intention is to offer a very brief guide to the art of storytelling within film with the help of industry professionals. You may be able to use video back home, but may not have thought about how to begin the process.
Saturday 20.00 The Tank
From Fairtrade to
Coffee-cupping How do you know whether you’ve got a Golocha or sipping a Sidamo? Come and learn the art of coffee-cupping from Schluter SA, an international coffee importer, and train your senses to appreciate the unique tastes of different African coffees. Limited spaces – sign up in the Tank. Saturday 10.00, 14.00 The Tank
Animation workshops Create an epic using only Plasticine, a camera and imagination. Sign up early, as both youth and adult courses are extremely popular. And then see a showcase of the very best animations made over the weekend in the Far-From-Royal Premiere. Workshops for 8–17s Saturday 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00 Sunday 14.00, 16.00, 18.00 Monday 10.00, 12.00
Bring your own basic equipment to use for the filming if you have it – camcorders, flip cams or mobile phones will do for a start.
The future’s bright, the future’s social? Facebook now has more than 600 million users. Predicting the future is impossible, but irresistibly fun! What next in a social media world? How can you begin, or improve, your current practices? How can you make the most of the tools available? With Dr Bex L. In association with the Methodist Church. Saturday 15.30 The Tank
Are Facebook friends real friends? Is friendship really understood or is it caught in the trap of social networking and friends as accessories? Perhaps a rethinking of what it means to be a friend can energise church life and mission. Sunday 15.30 The Tank
Social Media Surgeries If your church is lagging behind in the race to get online, let our expert social media surgeons, in association with the Methodist Church, give you a little help... With the use of social media now part of our everyday lives, the Social Media Surgeries are a first for Greenbelt. Experienced users of social media act as “surgeons”, providing one to one consultations with individuals keen to start making the most of online networks. The sessions will allow churches or organisations to harness the power of applications like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to reach out to their supporters, or gather newcomers to their cause. Sign-up at the Press Room as places are strictly limited. Each person will have half an hour, and will gather enough information to start developing a strategy for use back home. Friday 17.15, Saturday 11.15, Sunday 14.15, 18.45, Monday 10.45 Press Room
We’ll be joined by professional producers and directors with tons of BBC TV experience – Garry Boon, Jonathan Mayo, John Forrest, Chris Loughlin, Michael Wakelin and David Waters. We also welcome Luke Walton of EnterthePitch.com. Sign-up Friday 19.00–20.00, Saturday 11.30–12.30 Press Room
Viewing and feedback sessions Sunday 17.00, Press Room Monday 09.15, Press Room
Workshops for 18+ Friday, Saturday, Sunday 20.00
The Far-From-Royal Premiere Monday 19.30 All in The Tank
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unpigeonholeable. Let’s not forget those things that are not quite one thing or the other – because they’re just as special to us! Here are some wonderful, one-off, genre-defying things that we just can’t quite pigeonhole…
Stretch yourself out and wake yourself up with the invigorating practice of ashtanga. Bring a mat or towel, Led by Vicki Poole, a certified teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga.
Bring your instruments, jam along to traditional tunes, but most of all bring your songs and your joyfulness. Friendly audience members also warmly welcome, especially those who like to sing along!
Saturday, Sunday, Monday 08.15 Jericho
Horiya Palestine “Stand up, Sing out, For Palestine” Palestinian music and dance has become an act of resistance in the struggle for a just peace. Hosted by Amos Trust, with music from Reem Kelani, Nizar Al Issa and Garth Hewitt, featuring Al Zaytouna Dance Theatre, Salim Shawamreh and exclusive film footage. Sunday 21.30 Centaur
Saturday 20.00 Workshops 2 Monday 17.00 Workshops 2
Gustavo Parajón Memorial Gustavo Parajón was a much loved Greenbelt contributor who died in March 2011. Gustavo’s life was spent serving the poor of his country, Nicaragua, as a Baptist minister and doctor. We learnt from him how to live in faith and hope. Reflecting his love of art and music, we will commemorate
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his life using music, poetry, personal tributes and unseen footage of him in interview at Greenbelt 2010.
In the Jesus Arms
Sunday 14.00 Hebron
S:VOX S:VOX is a user-led voluntary project offering self-help, advocacy, and education for survivors of abuse, their supporters, and professionals working with survivors. The iPod Show ~ Special Edition Pip Wilson hosts a special edition of the iPod Show for survivors. Our theme is “songs that comfort, inspire or heal”. Bring along a track on a media device with a headphone jack and give a short explanation why you like it. Check in at the door if you would like to participate...or just sit and listen to the music. Friday 20.00 Workshops 1
Self-help support group for abuse survivors For people aged 18+ who have experienced abuse: sexual, emotional, physical or spiritual, as a child or an adult, and their supporters. We come together to share and support each other in our healing journeys. You are welcome to come to share or just to listen and “be”. Sunday 20.00 Workshops 2
Youth Workers’ Breakfasts Join us each morning for coffee, tea and croissants in The Shed before your young people stir. A bit of inspiration and company to put some fuel in your engine and help you feel like you’re not alone. Saturday With Chris Curtis of the Youthscape charity in Bedfordshire.
As well as providing your tipple of choice, this year the Jesus Arms will host a range of conversations...
Almost (but not quite) Speed Dating A special social event run by Christian Connection, the UK’s top Christian dating site. A relaxed and fun opportunity to try your hand at the very popular “Lock and Key” (similar to speed dating but more natural) and Brian Eno’s “Oblique Strategies”, to go deeper in getting to know people. Register from 10.00 outside the Jesus Arms on Saturday. First come first served. Saturday 11.00 Jesus Arms
The Bluffer’s Guide to God 1: Why God can’t exist How can mere humans speak of a transcendent God? What can Christians learn from atheists? And why do only liberal, pentecostal, evangelical, catholic believers go to heaven? All will be revealed. Saturday 18.30 Jesus Arms
2: Is there a recipe for Jesus? How did Christians come to worship Jesus as God? And if he is human, how can we be? Why was it a conservative reading of the Bible that thought Jesus could not be God? All this and the chance to sing some heretical worship songs! Sunday 18.30 Jesus Arms
Monday With Debs North, a youth worker on the Methodist circuit in and around Bideford.
3: The Holy Spirit and divine maths How do you get five random numbers? Ask a theologian to count to three! Is the Trinity just bad maths? And why is the Holy Spirit the eternal gooseberry? Find out why theology textbooks without pictures are useless.
08.30 The Shed
Monday 15.30 Jesus Arms
Sunday With Andy Burns, CEO of East to West, and founder of Justice Generation.
Café Conversations Back for a third year, Café Conversations get experts off their pedestals to apply their ideas and common sense to your everyday questions. The Café invites you to sit down over a drink and talk up ideas. Hosted by Rachel Melville-Thomas and Chris Powell – voices of reason in a tent of complexity. Café Psychologique With GP Dr Andrew Wilson, family and systemic therapist Steve Cansdale and group analyst Andrew Downie. Saturday 15.30 Jesus Arms
Café Scientifique With author Ruth Bancewicz, Professor John Bryant and writer and lecturer Keith Skene. Sunday 15.30 Jesus Arms
Serum Serum is an open-minded and friendly discussion group for those who would not necessarily consider themselves to be a Christian but are interested in the big mysteries of life. Serum is totally non-prescriptive; all opinions are welcomed and respected. Bigotry
places. Sometimes beliefs and practices that previously sustained no longer hold up. Meet up with those in a similar space to talk through the issues. Saturday 14.00 Jesus Arms
Finding a different “Home” A safe and informal space for people with a shared interest in spiritual journeys on the edge of or outside churches and other religious groups and the issues this raises. Meet up with others in a similar space for discussion and to learn from each other. Monday 14.00 Jesus Arms
Writers’ Circle Featuring Brian McLaren, Maggi Dawn, Paula Gooder, Peter Rollins, and Kester Brewin. Getting beyond the talks they are used to giving about material that is their own, this informal session will aim to get some of the most engaging writers at the forefront of faith to sharpen their ideas against one another. Concentrated, controversial, conversational, this is unscripted, frontline thinking, in other words: pure Greenbelt. Sunday 14.00 Jesus Arms
OuterSpace See pxx
Saturday 12.30 Jesus Arms
Divinity Sunday 12.30 Jesus Arms
Belief Monday 12.30 Jesus Arms
Spirited Exchanges UK Spirited Exchanges is an umbrella name for a number of initiatives for people who are grappling with faith and church issues. Many have left the institutional church and need a safe space to explore questions and doubts about their beliefs. Spirited Exchanges aims to provide support and safe forums for discussion. When “Home” isn’t where you expected or were led to believe Sometimes “Dreams of Home” are unfulfilled in the usual
Dreams of Home An opportunity to hear from LGBT individuals who have managed to find a spiritual space they can call home, whether that is within formalised church or without. Friday 21.30 Workshops 1
Parents of Gay Children Dreams of home can become a nightmare for Christian parents discovering their child is gay. Led by Bruce and Janet Kent – parents of five grown-up children, one of whom is gay. Discovering this led them to re-evaluate their previously unquestioned received Christian teaching on homosexuality. Bruce eventually resigned as a pentecostal pastor and they are now part of an Anglican/Methodist fellowship. Saturday 21.30 Workshops 1
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partners & associates. Greenbelt’s associated organisations enrich our festival, bringing enthusiasm and expertise from their communities and the wider world. For all that they contribute to the festival, we are truly grateful.
Partners Christian Aid As always we extend a warm welcome to Christian Aid, and especially to their new director Loretta Minghella who joins us for the first time. This year they contribute to a range of debates, performances, talks and worship across the programme, as well as hosting a lively programme in their own rainforest-themed cafe venue.
Activities from Christian Aid: Brian McLaren: Selling Your Soul for a Pair of Flip Flops See page x
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Friday 18.30 Centaur
Loretta Minghella: Power in the People See page x Saturday 12.30 Bethlehem
Paul Brannen: Why Martin Luther King changed the world and Mother Teresa never did See page x Monday 12.30 Jerusalem
“Once and for all” the Poverty Over show with Paul Field and Martin John Nicholls Christian Aid tent Saturday 19.30
“Beyond Belief” Roadshow with Martin John Nicholls Christian Aid tent Friday 20.00
All weekend Living Library A wonderful opportunity for you to meet and talk to a range of diverse and fascinating people from around the world Christian Aid tent
Nightly Reflections with Brian Draper Friday, Saturday, Sunday 21.40 Christian Aid tent
Greenbelt Campaigns Academy See page x Saturday, Sunday and Monday 15.30 Workshops 1
Kids: Crazy Crabs workshop Saturday, Sunday, Monday 10.00 Christian Aid tent
Eye of Poverty Exhibition All weekend: Centaur Foyer
Daily Meet Christian Aid director, Loretta Minghella
Abimaro and the Free, Juliyaa and JJ & Josh Sunday 19.00 Christian Aid tent
Music with Jessica Hall Sunday 20.30 Christian Aid tent
Joint Service with Wild Goose See page x Monday 09.00 Big Top
Rebecca Dottey: Trends in Africa – our fears, our hopes, our future See page x Monday 11.00 Jerusalem
Dionne Gravesande: The Sisterhood – what have we in common? See page x Monday 14.00 Jericho
Panel debate: Home and Away – does tackling poverty at home and abroad go hand in hand? Monday 14:15 Christian Aid tent
Music with Martyn Joseph Christian Aid tent
Saturday 14.15 Christian Aid tent
Don’t Bank on it - with Loretta Minghella and others See page x
Music with Gareth Davies Jones Monday 16.45 Christian Aid tent
Saturday 16.00 Centaur
The Football Results
Saturday 17.00 Christian Aid tent
Caja Ludica – various activities
Gospel Sing-a-long with IDMC choir See page x
Chill-out zone with swishing fashion show
Sunday 11.45 Main Stage
Eye of Poverty Exhibition Interactive talk and presentation with Geoff Daintree Sunday 12.45 Centaur Foyer
Surefish.co.uk Quiz All-age the fun of a pub quiz, but in a tent! Sunday 15.30 Christian Aid tent
Divine chocolate talk and demonstration Sunday 17.00 Christian Aid tent
Caja Ludica interactive performance and talk Sunday 18.00 Christian Aid tent
Sunday 21.15 The Shed
Chill-out zone with sofa time Monday 12.00 The Shed
Shedloads with Guatemalan dance troop Caja Ludica
The Methodist Church Once again we welcome the Methodist Church, who are based in the Galilee venue. They will be running a broad and exciting programme under the theme of “Whole Life”. In addition to talks, worship and a student focus evenings, they are running a film school and social media surgeries.
Methodist Collection of Modern Christian Art Not everyone knows that Greenbelt’s new partners the Methodist Church owns a collection of art described as “the best denominational collection of modern art outside the Vatican”. See Page xx All weekend, Those Three Rooms
Talks from the Methodist Church David Haslam, Vincent Manorharan and Garth Hewitt: The Dalit Struggle for Liberation and Humanity See page xx Friday 18.30 Galilee
Leo Osborn: A scarf of many colours Discipleship takes on many different guises and is seen in many different places. As Leo begins his year as president of the Methodist Conference, he takes with him a specially commissioned preaching scarf which offers a visual reminder to us all of the need for forms of discipleship as varied as the colours in the rainbow. A reflection on discipleship in the modern world.
Monday 12.00 Big Top
Saturday 11.00 Galilee
Beginners Guide to Activism
Dr BexL et al: The future’s bright, the future’s social? The future’s here! See page x
Craft: Saturday 13.00 The Shed Music: Sunday 13.00 The Shed
Saturday 15.30 The Tank
Martyn Atkins: Why the first Christians were really Methodists! Contemporary Methodism seeks to be a discipleship
movement shaped for mission today. Here is a canter through Acts 2, identifying aspects of mission and discipleship, that illustrates why John Wesley desired that Methodism be “primitive Christianity”. Saturday 17.45 Galilee
Steve Summers: Are Facebook friends real friends? See page x Sunday 15.30 The Tank
Jo Hibbard: Who do you think you are? See p xx Sunday 15.30 Galilee
Worship with the Methodist Church Classy Gift! with Jenny Ellis and Mark Wakelin See pxx Friday 17.00 Galilee Saturday 17.00 Galilee Sunday 17.00 Galilee Monday 17.00 Galilee
Wonder Love and Praise with Michaela Youngson Saturday 08.45 Galilee Sunday 08.45 Galilee Monday 08.45 Galilee
Where do the boundaries of Church lie? The Methodist Church asked, is there room for Christian community outside of these borders, and what might that community look like? In order to meet those living outside of the church’s reach, the Venture FX scheme was born, turning ideas into real communities. We often hear about those “missing” from Church, but who is missing, and what does that mean? Join us for 90 mins, with a “brownie break”. Sun 18.00 Galillee
Panel: Clare Tickell, Richard North, Richard Higginson and Jon Kuhrt: The Poor are Poor because the Rich are Rich See page x Saturday 14.00 Galilee
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Media training Film School See pxx Film School 1 Sign-up: Friday 19.00–20.00 Workshop: Saturday 09.00 Viewing/Feedback: Sunday 17.00
Film School 2 Sign-up: Saturday 11.30–12.30 Workshop: Sunday 12.00 Viewing/Feedback: Monday 09.00
Social Media Surgeries Lost your tweet? One to one consultations to get you and your church online See page x Friday 17.15, Saturday 11.15, Sunday 14.15 Press Room, Sunday 18.45, Monday 10.45 Press Room
Church Times/ Third Way This year you’ll find the Church Times in their new and exciting home of G-Books. Pop in and pick up the latest titles from Greenbelt speakers and visit the Church Times and Third Way area to sign up for their exclusive festival offers. There will be book signings and plenty of other exciting things you won’t want to miss. Hacked Off With The Press See pxx Monday 15.30 Kitchen
Associates BibleLands BibleLands is a fantastic organisation that supports health, education and community development in the lands of the Bible. Another of our new associates, they are sponsors of Bethlehem. You can catch up with them in G-Source.
Methodist Mingle: Methodists social event Saturday 18.45 Galilee
Methodist Church Student Focus Finding your way Meet up with other students in hear what’s in store. Friday 20.00 Galilee
Where your treasure is: living creatively on your student budget The Student Focus team shares creative ideas for budget living
Suad Younan: Another brick in the wall: the reality of everyday life for Palestinians See page x Monday 11.00 Bethlehem
Suad Younan: Are we home yet? (panel) See page x Sunday 20.00 Kitchen
Slouching Towards Bethlehem See pxx Monday 12.30 Bethlehem
Saturday 20.00 Galilee
I will be with you: university survival skills The Student Focus team on the balance between study, work and fun Sunday 20.00 Galilee
Life in all its fullness: making the most of being a student Monday 12.30 Galilee
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Luke Walton: God at the Movies See page x
Bible Society In this the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, we are delighted to welcome Bible Society as an associate. They are sponsoring a variety of Bible-related items as well as the film programme.
Sunday 14.00 The Shed
Jim Davis: Are we home yet? See page x Sunday 20.00 Kitchen
Monday 10.00 Film
Limitless (15) See pxx Friday 23.30 Film
Limitless Scene-setter Saturday 22.00 The Shed
Lindsay Shaw: homeward bound – fight or flight See page x Norman Stone: The Book that Changed the World (film) See page x Friday 21.00 Village Screen
The Well Social: tea and conversation for those who work with children and young people in the Methodist Church
The Runaways’ Guide to Life See page x
All weekend: Those three rooms
Sunday 17.00 Film
Sunday 21.15 Galilee
People’s Bible Make your contribution to this unique project. See page x
Church Urban Fund The Kitchen is the heart of the home and that’s where you’ll find Church Urban Fund. With their passion for tackling issues of poverty in the UK, do pay them a visit. John Wheatley: Effective youth outreach in tough places See page x Saturday 12.30 Kitchen
Dawn Lonsdale: Giving away the Gospel See page x
Panel: Lost in translation See page x
Sunday 12.30 Kitchen
Monday 10.15 Big Top
Richard Sudworth: Working with other faiths to tackle poverty See page x
Children’s Society Campaigning to create a world where young people have a better chance in life, the Children’s Society are the perfect sponsors for our new and exciting family programme. Nigel Varndell: Jesus was a homewrecker See page x Friday 17.00 Hebron
Summer Christingle See page x Saturday 17.30 Messy Space
What does it mean to be happy (1 in 3 babies smells of cheese) See page x Sunday 14.45 The Shed
A good childhood See page x Monday 09.30 Workshop 1
Bob Reitemeier: One every five minutes… See page x Saturday 18.30 Jericho
Monday 12.30 Kitchen
Church Urban Fund reception Friday 17.00 Kitchen
Sponsors We are pleased to welcome back disability charity Livability, who are sponsoring our onsite accessibility; Traidcraft are sponsoring the Tank and promoting everything fair trade in the G-Source; Salvation Army are making a splash by sponsoring taps, toilets and showers as well as offering fun activities in the tented village; Mothers’ Union are sponsoring the Village Green and demonstrating African village life in the tented village; and a big thank you to Yeomans, who are supporting us in recruiting new Angels.
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Poverty housing destroys lives
The home is the centre of human development, affecting health, education and employment. Poverty housing keeps people poor, prone to disease and open to exploitation. You can join families from around the world in the fight against poverty housing and help build a world where everyone has a safe, decent place to live. To find out more, visit our stand in the Tented Village.
Mothers’ Union gives families life come and see how!
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Rediscovering Palestine at Greenbelt 2011
Find us in the tent with Greenbelt’s Just Peace Campaign next to the 8 metre high Wall, the actual height of the separation barrier in Palestine
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Fill in your Underline Place it details and the part of back where the passage you you found it, for the Bible that selected in the has influenced the next person you in some way. front of the Bible. to pick up and play their part.
Track the Bibles and their adventures online: Rediscovering Palestine 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE firstname.lastname@example.org www.rediscoveringpalestine.org.uk
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RP is a group of charities & organisations working for peace with justice in the Occupied Palestinian Territories & Israel
A huge thanks to all those who have made Greenbelt 2011 happen... for your tireless commitment; for your time and energy; for your expertise and resources; and for everything we’re not even aware of...
Patron The Rt Revd Rowan Williams Trustees Chair Andy Turner Vice Chair Jason Barnett Treasurer Jonathan Smith Company Secretary Peter Driver Esther Baker Gaynor Bradshaw David Cullen Abi Hewitt Jude Levermore Karen Napier Dot Reid Paul Wilson Pip Wilson Martin Wroe With thanks to Paul Bennett Simon Hall Staff Acting Festival Director Jenny Baker Head of Operations Karen Stafford Head of Communications and Business Development Phil Smith Head of Content Paul Northup Development Manager Jo Bega Finance Manager Lynne Greaves Programme Co-ordinator Eleanor Mottram Commercial & Communications Co-ordinator Tom Davies Box Office Manager Peter King Office & Volunteers Co-ordinator Linda Watson Youth Participation Co-ordinator Becky Smith With special thanks to Gill Hewitt Matt Stone Office Support Richard Birkett Helen Daniels Shereen Doughty Lydia Easton Patrick Gavigan Stephen King Caitlin Kobrak Hannah Lewis Margaret Price Paul Nowak Child Protection Administrator Judith Castledine Children’s Administrator Niki Whitfield Training Rebecca Rumsey HR LPA (HR) Ltd
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Site & Production Management Andy Barr at Pure Solutions Matt Smith at Pure Solutions Mark Isbister at Pure Solutions Traders & Caterers Management Catherine Saganic at Pure Solutions Ben Silvey/Ali Hender Health & Safety Matt Stone at AD Health & Safety Design Jon Fletcher Chantal Freeman Phil Smith Wilf Whitty Business and Finance Liz Curran Chris Knight Plus all our volunteer teams and especially all our Angels Programming Chair Derek Hill Talks Kari Stewart – with Martin Wroe, Nicky McGinty, Gill Hewitt and Kester Brewin Panels Steve Oram Worship Ben Edson – with Pete Gunstone Performing Arts Esther Baker Comedy Helen Morant Film Michael Anderson Daffyd Watkins Literature Ben Whitehouse – with Katherine Venn Music Pippa Wragg – with Rachel Bobby Strafford and George Luke Youth Mike Palin Children Alice Parker - with Chris Parker Visual Arts Grace Acton – with Si Smith Communion Martin Poole and Beyond - with Ruth Saint and Jonathan Clark Last Orders Lynda Davies Comperes Rachel Wakefield Paul Chambers Rose Harrison Jim Harris Richard Harris Dave and Emily Perry Edi Johnston Guest comperes “Whispering” Bob Harris Simon Mayo
Volunteer Team Leaders Nick Adley, Ruth Amos, Julie Anderson, Saga Arpino, Mark Avis, Emily Baldock, Claire Barber, Jo Beecroft, Dave Bevan, Barry Birchall, Wendy Birchall, Colin Blake, Louise Bland, Adam Bond, Jen Bond, Adam Brailsford, Liz Chapman, Jez Clark, Paul Clark, Nick Cocking, Mary Corfield, Rob Cotterill, Louise Detain, Doggit, Andy Downie, Claire Downing, Stick Downing, Chris Dyas, Kevin Dye, Bob Edy, Martin Evans, Nicola Fenwick, Shaun Fillery, Gayle Findlay, Martin Finey, Steve Foster, Emma Goddard, Nicola Hambridge, Dave Hardman, Nick Hardman, Jane Henstock, Nick Henstock, James Holland, Matt Knight, Diane Kutar, Andy Labrow, Steve Lawson, Katie Love, Pearl Luxon, Tim Maiden, Ian Manson, Andrew Marshall, Stuart Mathers, Merlin, Hilary Miller, Ruth Morley, Rachel Morris, Roger Morris, Phil Mountford, Mountie, Niki Orme, Barney Palfrey, Chris Parker, Chris Patterson, Sally Patterson, Jon Payne, Zoe Pilborough, Lynn Pocock, Karen Radcliffe, Stuart Radcliffe, Rector, Rob Redpath, Helen Rolfe, John RowcroftJames, Rozi Rowcroft-James, George Ryding, Sarah Shepherd, Martin Short, Matthew Short , Beki Short, Nick Singleton, Andy Smith, Mark Smith, Abbe Stapleton, James Stewart, Geoff Stickler , Jenny Stoneman, Jo Thomson, Martin Thomson, Ged Tyrell, Vicky Tyrell, Ian Usher, Tamsin Vella , Rachel Wakefield, Maria Walters, Steevi Warden, Zippie
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Writing Tom Davies Simon Jones Paul Northup Phil Smith Jeremy Woodham Photography Matt Burgess Elaine Duigenan Stuart Keegan Stefan Metzler Andy Stonehouse Jonathon Watkins Alison Whitlock
Paper Revive uncoated Revive 50:50 Silk recycled Our Partners & Associates Christian Aid Church Times & Third Way The Methodist Church BibleLands Bible Society The Childrens Society Church Urban Fund With funding from: The Anchor Foundation The Gibbs Trust The Henry Smith Charity The Jerusalem Trust The Joseph Rank Trust Thanks to: Livability Mothers’ Union Salvation Army Traidcraft Yeomans Fairtrade Furniture for Angel Lounge furniture, and Fairtrade Foundation for bunting stumclellan.co.uk for designing the Angel badges Contrapositive New Media Agency for creating and supporting the Angel film, Janey Lee Grace for the voiceover, and Luke Leighfield for the use of his song Dave Walker for designing the Angel maps YMCA Cheltenham for Programming accommodation
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