Greenbelt is designed as a paradise for all ages – a break from the norm, a world of new experiences, and a chance to walk in someone else’s shoes.
Everyone is welcome at our festival – none more so than children and families, as we work hard to give the young and the not-so-young the same great mix of creativity, thoughtfulness and life lived
to the full…
So if you’re a smaller Greenbelter, or responsible for one, head down to the Village – it’s the home of all-ages activities onsite, and there’s always plenty to keep you occupied…
Award winning radio presenter and regular Greenbelter Simon Mayo, comes to Greenbelt 2012 with his first novel. Itch is the story of an accidental, accident-prone hero. Science is his weapon. Elements are his gadgets.
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No Nonsense Theatre Company creates new work with and for a young audience. The Company specialises in visual theatre and uses many art forms including puppetry, mask, clowning and original music.
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Nell Phoenix tells tales of heroes and heroines, the seekers and dreamers, the saviours and scallywags - saucy, sassy or simply bewildered, who take a risk, pursue a dream, and cross the threshold between the known and unknowable!
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The perfect family show where you (parents and children) can be part of it. Come along and do a poem, song, dance or sketch... play a tune or juggle with toilet rolls... Compered as ever by the incomparable Paul Cookson with able accordion accompaniment by the omniscient Prof.
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Noted for its beautifully crafted puppets, PuppetCraft is one of Britain’s most acclaimed puppet companies. Using traditional folktales and original modern stories, PuppetCraft tours nationally and internationally to schools, theatres, villages and festivals.
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The Animal is a shelter for the first half of the day, and as the helium dissipates into the air, The Animal drops to the ground and becomes the biggest most comfortable communal bed in the world. Makes children go mad, and makes adults into children.
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Words are more than just symbols on paper; they are physical. When someone speaks bad news it eats you inside. When someone reciprocates your love it’s delicious. Eat Your Words invites you to taste words, literally.
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An entertaining magic cabaret double act unlike any other in the UK, featuring a fresh and lighthearted cocktail of magic, singing and acrobatics. It's the show of a debonair magician Norvil and his feisty assistant Josephine - and the magical antics between the two of them.
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Join Plop, the baby barn owl, who was exactly the same as all the others - except... he was afraid of the dark! Blunderbus use puppets and storytelling to bring Jill Tomlinson's acclaimed book to life. This funny, gentle and reassuring tale is perfect for small people aged …
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