Friday, August 05, 2016

Greenbelt Festival - massive in my Becoming all that I, eventually, can become.

Pokestops or digi-detox?

We don't know if there are any Pokestops at Boughton House, but we do know that one of the beauties of the site is that it doesn't enjoy great connectivity. At first, we got the jitters. But with each passing year, we're realising that being (mostly) off-grid can be restorative. A digital detox could be part of your festival experience.

Avoid the queues: get your weekend and day tickets now, in advance

Great prices on childyouth18 to 25-yr-oldfirst-time leader, and group bookings. Also showerscampus roomsonsite glamping and Tangerine FieldsDay tickets, too.

Keeping it local?

We work hard at Greenbelt to keep everything as locally and ethically sourced as we can.  This year we’ve gathered quite an eclectic mix of Northamptonshire goods, services and fun for you to enjoy. From Geddington-born comedian James Acaster to The Incredible Bakery of Warkton, locally brewed gin, vodka beer and cider. More on the blog.

Still time to volunteer?

We can still welcome volunteers onto some of our festival teams. Our Children's and Family Support Team needs more volunteers. There are still spaces on our Site Vibing and Taxi-Buggy Drivers teams. And for those with the right experience, we have some last-minute opportunities on our Programming Team onsite.

Be a part of it ...

Miranda Threlfall Holmes will be back at the festival, hosting a mass participation Quilting Bee (together with Anne Bennett). They'll be making a Silent Stars Quilt and ANYONE can have a go! For more, read her blog here.
A story to tell?

The Tenx9 team from Belfast are back with two storytelling events at the festival. Nine people get to tell 10-minute stories and we want to hear yours! Sign up here to be part of this most treasured of festival experiences.
A band of 100
An incredible 100 of you signed up to work with Hope & Social on Festival Monday, before joining the band onstage to perform as part of their A Band Anyone Can Join – our very fitting Silent Stars headliners for 2016! Just brilliant! Thank you.

If you want to walk far, go together

The team from Church House Bookshop will be back at Greenbelt this year, bringing their pop-up bookshop G-Books to the festival. Read about what's in store – from signings and readings to colouring in – on their blog.
In the heart of the old city of Bethlehem, the fourth Bet Lahem Live Festival is taking place. Our thoughts and prayers are with The Holy Land Trust organisers, all the artists, and all those who will turn out or have travelled to bring Star Street alive.
Our associate partners SCM are excited. Look out for them in the G-Source village (free goody bags for students, chaplains and church leaders) and throughout the programme. Read more about what's in store on their blog here.