New and newsworthy
The simplest thing to say about Peterson Toscano is that he is a performer. Trying to pin him down further is a whole lot more difficult. His performances combine standup, drama, storytelling, burlesque and university lecture. They are witty, camp, serious and dark.
Rhythm, resonance and relevance are three dynamic characteristics of four formidable performers whole pick up a microphone at Boughton Park this August. They will slam, rap, let rip and roar – each in their own distinctive ways.
When I think about my day, my week, it’s usually a headlong hurtle from one activity to the next. There is always more work than hours in the day. There are always more friends than free evenings. There are always more causes and charities to support than I have time or money. There is always, always more that I could be doing.
Greenbelt is one great big sponge. Over the years we have absorbed voices and ideas from countries and cultures all over the world. So it’s fitting that three singers, in particular, who are making their way to a Greenbelt stage this year have, in their music, opened their ears and hearts to the big, wild world.
Matt Haig could be described as the cult hit of last year’s festival. On the back of his seventh novel Humans, he arrived as a Greenbelt newbie, and won so many hearts that the book became one of the year’s bestsellers in the festival bookshop. The good news is that he is coming back for more.
What they say
“Greenbelt is an inspiring and fascinating celebration of social justice, breaking down barriers between those of faith and no faith. It’s not only good fun – it lifts the hearts of all of us who believe in a better world.”
“My first trip to Greenbelt revolutionised my view of the vitality of faith in the UK and I have been telling stories ever since. What a remarkable gathering!”
Barbara Brown Taylor
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