We know Greenbelters like to take part, so this year we’ve got even more ways you can get involved and be part of the bill.
The Roots Stage
Making a welcome return after a little rest, our Roots Stage is where – no matter what your talent is – you can put yourself in the spotlight and perform to your friends and amazed bystanders.
Back after its successful first outing, the GreenbeltRun (a 5k run around the Boughton grounds inspired by parkrun) returns for all those who want to get their Saturday morning sweat on. We’re looking for anyone of any ability who wants to exercise their bodies as well as their witty and wise minds. See you at the slightly earlier time of 8.15am at the Campsite Office. You don’t need to be a certain standard and you don’t even have to sign up. Our new route takes you through the campsite and the Festival Village, finishing at the 24-Hour Cafe. We think the new route is more accessible – and there will be signers, visually impaired guides and a curated tail for slower runners and walkers.
Courtesy of Pádraig O’Tuama, Tenx9 is back at Greenbelt! Join us on Friday night for true stories on the theme of Shock. Tenx9 is a storytelling event where people have up to 10 minutes to tell a true story from their own lives — stories that shock, stories that delight. We’re not looking for reflections, or sermons, or morals, we’re just looking for a true story from your own life. If you could be one these storytellers check out tenx9.com/events/gb2019 and register for a place.
Come and Sing Hallelujah!
Ever wanted to be in a scratch choir? No matter what your vocal talents are like come along and join St Martin’s Voices in a workshop where you’ll learn to sing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah and the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. You don’t need any experience just give it a go.
Fed up with your clothes? Simply don’t have anything to wear (but deep down know that’s just not true)? Bring your unwanted clothes to the ‘Greenbelt Clothes Swap’. Clothing for anyone welcome – just bring a garment and swap it for another one. Simple. You get a new outfit and the planet thanks you for it. (It should be clean and wearable, of course.)
Own clothes you absolutely love but which have seen better days? Come and learn how to renew, mend, change and love them into a new life. Discover how to patch, darn, make seams, add buttons and zips into all sorts of clothing and accessories. Bring your own clothes or have a go at our mini-projects. Let Penn, Jane and Carey guide you through your festival sewing experience. NB Under 14’s need to be accompanied by an adult.
Darn It! (for children)
Want your children to ‘Make Do and Mend’ but haven’t a clue where to start? Come along and discover how to transform one object into another. Learn about brooches, braiding and printmaking with what you have to hand.
Youth Workshops (for 12-17 year olds)
Tie-Dye* – Learn tie-dying techniques and skills so you can soup up those outfits you gained in the Clothes Swap!.
*Please bring along a white T-shirt, headband, shoelaces or anything white that you’d like to up-cycle. We’ll have material to practice with, so come along and have a go. Places are limited. Please book your place at The Den youth venue.
Customisation Fashion Workshop* – Discover how to cut/customise clothing adding personalisation and details. You can learn how to create a bandana-style headband or friendship bracelet.
*Please bring along any old clothing, bags or accessories you’d like to give new life to.
We’ve got the ‘Mount Hawke Mini Ramp’ onsite this year – a cool half-pipe for skating boarding, scooting, and anything with wheels, really! Bring your board and helmet or borrow one from the professional crew overseeing it over the weekend.
PLUS – discover a whole range of workshops, including art classes, dance, foraging, sewing, circus skills, and den-building HERE