Every year for the past 20 years we have been to the Greenbelt Festival of Artistry, Belief and Activism over the August Bank Holiday. There is a different theme each year – this year’s theme was to be ‘Wild At Heart,’ but it’s being re-imagined as ‘Wild At Home.
We’re really disappointed that Greenbelt isn’t happening in the usual way, but excited that the Greenbelt spirit will be alive and well in spite of the pandemic.
So throughout the pandemic, Greenbelt have been creating online content, and this all comes together on 29th August when there is a whole day of Greenbelt offerings.
We’ve signed up to join in (at a minimal cost of £10), but in addition, we’re going to be doing our own ‘Wild At Home.’ We’ll be spending the Friday with our daughter and son-in-law and family (The Greens, appropriately!) and making our own mini festival.
On a ‘normal’ year, we would arrive at the festival site in the late morning, get the tent up, have a cuppa and a sandwich, and then pore over the programme for the weekend. (Which goes from Friday evening to late Monday evening). At about 5 pm Friday, things kick off on the Festival Village ….
So this is a rough programme for our ‘Green Belt’ (Kindly hosted by the Greens). We’ll be arriving at normal Greenbelt time on the Friday to put the tent up … etc etc.
Rachel, our daughter is working out the fine details, but it will include Greenbelt favourites including :
- Fischy Music, (by kind arrangement with Jon, and Bev).
- Food (Courtesy Mr and Mrs Green)
- Camping (In the garden)
- Toilets (proper ones)
- Sports (Trampolining)
- Tiny Tea Tent (Yes, really)
- Open Mic Session
- Family Twist (Hosted by the Greens)
- Make and Create (The Make and Create team)
Whatever you are missing this summer – even so, I hope you might find a way to do something fun and soul satisfying