Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Greenbelt 2013 Life Begins: Further Lineup Announced

Photo by Jonathon Watkins

Greenbelt 2013 Life Begins: Further Lineup Announced - get yourself there this year - hope to see you to be imperfect together?

Here’s another bumper bunch of lineup announcements to tempt you to join us at Greenbelt 2013: Life Begins. As always, we’ve assembled great and fascinating people, with unique and creative insights, from across the spectrum of the arts, faith and social justice…
Tickets are discounted for one further week – with ticket prices going up on Tuesday 30th April. Visit our online Box Office or phone 020 7329 0039 to get your tickets today.
Joining Amadou & Mariam, Lemar, London Community Gospel Choir, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and the rest of our brilliant lineup, here’s who else will be in attendance over the August Bank Holiday…
Additions to the music programme include jazz legend Courtney Pine, singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore, emerging folk sensation Blair Dunlop, “musical butterfly” Eska, agit-prop attitude from Grace Petrie, the final gig by funny acoustic hip-hoppers The Austin Francis Connection, and try your hand at soulful Sacred Harp Singing.
Our recent commitment to spoken word continues, with Inua Ellams bringing his National Theatre show The 14th Tale, Palestinian poet and activist Rafeef Ziadah, and World Slam Poetry champion Harry Baker.
There’s performing arts for all the family, including How To Catch A Star byBlunderbus Theatre Company and Dreams of Philomina by Lunabug Theatre.
Returning speakers to our programme of ideas include Jim WallisVicky BeechingRev Richard ColesMaurice GlasmanStella DuffyJames Caryand Symon Hill, and they’ll be joined by Anglican Alliance coordinator for Latin America Paolo Ueti.
We’ll have a full film programme, including selections from Tipping Point Film Fund and the Insight Film Festival; and there’s plenty to discover in our visual arts programme, including work by portrait artist Nicola Green and sculptorSokari Douglas Camp. Plus firm festival favourites the Photo Flash SwapThe Art School and Life Drawing workshops.
Comedy will be provided by the irrepressible Milton Jones, the anarchic and amazing Barbara Nice, and – following his appearance on Anne Widdecombe’s documentary about comedy and Christianity – defender of the faith Paul Kerensa.
We have modern worship music royalty joining us in the person of Graham Kendrick, and see things from a different side with a celebration of wonder fromThe Sunday Assembly.
For young people and students, we have a return for the Big Top show for young people ShedloadsCake and Debate, an introduction to activism led by The Christian Aid Collective, worship from Serum, sessions from the Student Christian Movement, big name artists in the Acoustic Cafe and a special programme of late night youth films.
Plus, an event to mark a UK response to the Kairos call from the Holy Land, and bring your dancing shoes for Greenbelt’s very special 40th birthday party
  • 23 April 2013