Greenbelt Online at St Francis 29th/30th August
Greenbelt is a Christian festival of arts and music, discussion and talks around social justice themes, with loads of fascinating speakers, musicians, poets and writers from around the world. The theme is Wild at Home and we will live stream the two venues tomorrow Saturday 29th August in the church and church hall. The music, spoken word and comedy venue is called Canopy and the first act begins at 11.15am in the church hall, and the final act starts at 9pm, so if you call in at any time up to about 10pm there will be something to watch! We will use the field entrance and there will be a welcome desk to record your presence for Track and Trace, and also hand sanitizer at all doorways. Inside the hall we have marked boxes on the floor with tape to show where people can stand or sit two metres apart to watch the show! You will be asked to wear a face covering when you are indoors!
Alternatively you might like to attend the other venue which is called Pagoda, for ideas and conversation. Pagoda events will be streamed in the church and there is an interesting programme! At 10.30am climate change, at 12.15pm a cookery demonstration, at 1.45pm a discussion on the future of Palestine, and at 3.30pm a debate about living in a post-pandemic world. At 5.15pm the subject will be black lives matter and at 7pm an item called Creativity Conquers Covid: Grassroots Resistance - I'm very interested to know what that will be like! The final event being streamed in the church will be at 9pm, and it is called Comfort and Community in complex times. I like that concept, I believe that it is something we can work on in our church here in High Heaton.
On Sunday, we will stream a live service from Greenbelt at 12.30pm. If the weather is good enough we will do this on the field, so bring camping chairs or blankets to sit on, although chairs will also be available! If the weather is poor we will use the hall, but depending on numbers, some might still need to be outside, so younger and more able people might need to prepare by bringing umbrellas and coats! The event is a picnic so bring something to eat and drink.