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  The Phantom Tollbooth - Concert Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The festival atmosphere was changed significantly, and the average age of attendee was noticeably up from previous years.
With the postponement of the Freestate festival for at least another year, Greenbelt will return next year to its historic last-weekend-in-August slot, and the program will be expanded to try to draw back the teenagers, who were noticeably fewer this year.
Greenbelt provides a safe space to explore faith-related issues and the arts which is essential for the church in the UK.
www.tollbooth.org /creviews/greenbelt99.html   (1092 words)

  
 Greenbelt Homepage
Greenbelt is looking for someone to cover the role of Festival Director for a fixed term maternity cover.
Greenbelt is looking to recruit a new Development Assistant to work 2 days a week at its London office.
Greenbelt is looking to recruit a new Marketing Assistant to work 2 days a week at its London office.
www.greenbelt.org.uk   (105 words)

  
 surefish.co.uk: culture - Greenbelt in pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Greenbelt is, among its many other qualities, a foodie’s heaven.
A brief wander around the festival site last night (arriving, tired and confused, after a normal day’s work and train journey) turned up a bewildering variety of enticing cuisine – Japanese and Caribbean food stands, a veggie bangers‘n’mash stall and a pancake-maker’s with frying-pans the size of a votive bowl from the Book of Chronicles.
Clearly Greenbelt has listened to the feedback of its older regulars, as we enter middle age with its inevitable loss of hair, expansion of waistline and gaining of CAMRA membership.
www.surefish.co.uk /greenbelt/blog1.htm   (528 words)

  
 Greenbelt festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Greenbelt festival is the largest Christian arts and music festival in the world, taking place annually in England during the last bank holiday weekend in August.
Greenbelt is also a venue for teaching and discussion around (but not exclusively) the Christian faith, and has attracted a large number of famous Christian speakers, including the Archbishop of Canterbury who is now the festival's patron.
The festival welcomes anyone who the organisers believe 'speaks for justice', usually meaning that they are on the political left, and has recently had Anita Roddick, Peter Tatchell, Bill Drummond and Billy Bragg sharing their thoughts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greenbelt_festival   (557 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival
Greenbelt is an independent Christian charity working to express love, creativity and justice in the arts and contemporary culture in the light of the Christian gospel.
The Greenbelt festival has seen various changes in its lifetime, such as the fact it began in 1974 on Prospect Farm in Suffolk, but since 1999 has taken place on Cheltenham Racecourse.
Greenbelt is also in partnership with CMS, YMCA, ICC, Traidcraft, Ecclesiastical Insurance, Church Times, DFID and the Church Urban Fund and in 2005 made people aware of the Make Poverty History campaign, World Trade Organisation in Hong Kong and Trade Justice Movement.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/hub/A13139507   (2039 words)

  
 Greenbelt Park - News
The festival promises to be a fun-filled day for the entire family.
The festival is free and open to the general public.
Greenbelt Park is located at 6565 Greenbelt Road between Kenilworth Avenue and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
www.nps.gov /gree/pphtml/newsdetail20098.html   (167 words)

  
 Greenbelt - Festival Forums
I can't imagine anything worse, went with a christian friend years ago and was nearly ill with fear due to the appalling quality of the acts, though it was better last year I think.
Never understood those evangelist types, i'm not saying greenbelt is like that but that have had stryper - and they are poo incarnate.
There is a huge cross over looking the whole festival, set up by some nutter who thought that the whole place was a celebration of Pagan festivites (or something).
www.efestivals.co.uk /forums/index.php?showtopic=2713   (1371 words)

  
 Greenbelt Festival of Lights
The Festival of Lights is a celebration of holiday events held mainly throughout the month of December.
Come celebrate together as family, friends, and neighbors in the spirit of this special season and the 28th Annual Greenbelt Festival of Lights.
Greenbelt Concert Band and Holy Trinity Girl Scout Junior Troop #2208 (Bowie).
www.greenbelt.com /rec/fol.htm   (347 words)

  
 Greenbelt Festival will give a voice to the voiceless - news from ekklesia
This year's Greenbelt, the extraordinarily eclectic UK Christian arts-based festival, is likely to be one of the biggest ever — with some 18,000 expected to pack Chelteham racecourse from 26-29 August 2005 for the 32nd event.
The Iona Community's John Bell puts it this way on the Festival's website: “In a materialistic, anti-institutional era, where the church is marginalised and mocked, and religious icons of substance and charisma are hard to find...
Other festival highlights include world dance music champion DJ Gilles Peterson, soul-gospel diva Carleen Anderson, festival friends The Proclaimers and Queen of British hip-hop, Estelle, widely regarded as one of the hottest urban rap artists in the UK.
www.ekklesia.co.uk /content/news_syndication/article_050813belt.shtml   (792 words)

  
 Alternative worship, church, The Nine O'clock Serviceand Greenbelt are similar in that they have been extremely ...
The point is that by featuring this aspect of the activities of NOS (and also indirectly Greenbelt) Youthwork was sending a clear signal to the evangelical world that that what was happening in the Sheffield community was in their view 'dodge'.
The message, however, was that Greenbelt had perhaps lost its way, and was seen as a nuisance by protestors who objected to the festival moving to their area.
Kevin Elliots report of the 1993 festival was extremely positive; however, the text introducing the article puts a note of controversy in the piece.
members.tripod.com /nineoclockservice/evangelicalshateNOS.htm   (1398 words)

  
 Mennonite Mission Network
Root and Branch approached the Greenbelt arts festival in the hope of reaching a wider audience.
Since the first event was staged in 1974 as a Christian alternative to the proliferation of secular rock and folk music festivals, Greenbelt’s repertoire has grown over the years to include ministers and activists as well as musicians and artists.
Today’s Greenbelt attenders are as likely to be engaged in political issues as they are eclectic in their musical tastes.
www.mennonitemission.net /resources/news/story.asp?ID=909   (786 words)

  
 Anglican Communion News Service - 941
But I also remember it being a festival that was characterised by friendliness, warmth and a determination to practice radical Christian disciplineship in the service of Our Lord.
Greenbelt, Christian Aid and many others have played an important part in the past in bringing both of those to the fore and must continue to do so in the future.
Greenbelt has a history of an evangelical (multi-denominational) participation, with a more "liberal" approach.
www.anglicancommunion.org /acns/acnsarchive/acns0900/acns941.html   (1439 words)

  
 jonnybaker: greenbelt
if you took photos at greenbelt add them to the greenbelt 2006 group and if you didn't but were there and want to see other peoples photos go there...
greenbelt worship line up (or most of it) is on the GB web site if you want to see what is happening (there is also a contemplative worship venue but we're still waiting for details of what is happening there).
camping at greenbelt is always a chance to hang out with friends from grace but this year we seemed to end up in an area where lots of alt worship groups were camping which was great.
jonnybaker.blogs.com /jonnybaker/greenbelt   (5565 words)

  
 Greenbelt bloggers - the Wibsite
The Greenbelt Festival '04 ran from the 27th to the 31st of August 2004 at the Cheltenham racecourse, UK.
If you were at Greenbelt and your name isn't on the list do add it on this thread on our bulletin board.
The Wibsite's Wiblogs were launched at Greenbelt in 2002.
www.wibsite.com /greenbeltbloggers   (129 words)

  
 Christian arts festival locals fear noise and litter hell - news from ekklesia
Residents around the Greenbelt arts festival which will this year will be attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury, fear rowdy Christian revellers will create "noise and litter hell" this summer, reports the Gloucestershire Echo.
This year's Greenbelt festival at Cheltenham racecourse is expected to see more visitors descend on the venue than in recent years.
The archbishop last visited the festival two years ago, shortly after he was confirmed as the new head of the Church of England, where he danced with festival goers.
www.ekklesia.co.uk /content/news_syndication/article_04047gb.shtml   (628 words)

  
 Greenbelt
Rooted in the Christian tradition, the festival’s embrace is wide and inclusive.
Committed to justice campaigning (a member of the Trade Justice movement and long-term Christian Aid partner) and to engaging with the culture, Greenbelt is a festival like no other.
Greenbelt is committed to energising the church and offers first-time church leader the chance to sample the festival free.
www.urc.org.uk /holidays_2006/summer/greenbelt.htm   (165 words)

  
 jystewart.net : Work for Greenbelt Festival : Reading, writing, web development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Greenbelt was probably the first arts festival in the UK to set up a website.
While initially the site was managed by a volunteer, the festival management decided in the late-90s to place a greater emphasis on the site and that is where we were brought on board as part of a team to help redevelop the site from the ground-up.
I have spearheaded that effort, one high point of which has been that for two consecutive years a greenbelt related tag has been the most popular tag on flickr.com in the week following the festival, with over 3300 photos of the 2006 event posted.
jystewart.net /portfolio/greenbelt   (342 words)

  
 Greenbelt Festival - a feature of The Phantom Tollbooth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Whatever the rights or wrongs of these issues, Greenbelt and most Greenbelters assert the right to explore them and come to a fresh understanding, and this is the only place in British Christendom where these things can take place within such a large set-up.
This year was my third at the Greenbelt festival, which took place on the grounds of a stately home in Northamptonshire, England.
Some people felt that it detracted from the mood of the festival, especially since there were a couple of reports of sexual harassment of young girls by ride operators and the lights were somewhat distracting when seen from the mainstage area.
www.tollbooth.org /features/gbelt.html   (1811 words)

  
 ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY AT THE 1996 GREENBELT FESTIVAL Nine O'clock Service Alternative Worship, Anglican, scandal, ...
SERMON BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY AT THE 1996 GREENBELT FESTIVAL
One particular memory that remains with me from those times is that of wading through the mud to get to the loos.
I was glad to hear last night that that particular aspect of Greenbelt's life has greatly improved.
members.tripod.com /nineoclockservice/careyiin96.htm   (1411 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | England | Gloucestershire | Christians unite for festival
The Greenbelt event at the town's racecourse featured music, worship, talks from a wide range of speakers - including Steve Biko's son - and a speed-dating service.
Now in its 30th year, the four-day bank holiday festival's theme was peace and justice.
On Saturday, Greenbelt announced the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams was to become the festival's patron.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/3177785.stm   (219 words)

  
 Christian Music › UK Scene › Greenbelt demo jury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
At this year’s festival bands, songwriters and musical performers from all genres will have a rare opportunity to bring their music before a panel of experienced music industry insiders.
The Greenbelt demo jury, consisting of experts from across the music business, including AandR and radio, will be offering honest feedback and constructive criticism and, who knows, maybe even heaping praise on your music.
Obviously it may not be possible to include all submissions in the session at the festival, but we will endeavour to cram in as many acts as possible.
www.crossrhythms.co.uk /forum/?topic=11257   (310 words)

  
 Independent Catholic News
Young Catholics from across the country have been flocking to this year's Greenbelt festival held at Cheltenham Racecourse over the bank holiday.
Greenbelt is a Christian arts festival which works to express love, creativity and justice in the arts and contemporary culture in the light of the Christian Gospel.
Many young people, attracted by the mix of music and spirituality coupled with a relaxed atmosphere were part of the 20,000 strong crowd attending the festival.
www.indcatholicnews.com /ynggrnbbl.html   (413 words)

  
 Dubroom: Articles - DUBROOM REPORT: MESSIAN DREAD AT GREENBELT (UK), 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
He also convinced the organisation of Greenbelt Festival in the UK to invite me, although I don’t know how strong they needed to be convinced.
During the preparations and communications with the Greenbelt people, it became clear that they were actually quite conscious and open-minded.
After all, I did come to a Christian Festival to say that the world we are living in is far from being “Judeo Christian” and I had documented proof with me. I made sure I came to the festival with back-up material.
www.dubroom.org /articles/020.htm   (3085 words)

  
 delirious.co.uk - tour diaries
Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham Race Course, UK At dusk, in the fading moments of the bank holiday weekend, Delirious?
Playing the festival for the first time in four years, the band is exactly what this exhausted but happy crowd – all 12,000 of them – still thirsty for inspiration and noise, want.
Festival-goers have spent the last few days listening, arguing, laughing and, frankly, not paying attention to personal hygiene: time to celebrate before going back to our everyday lives – and a shower, I hope.
www.delirious.co.uk /tourdiaries/europe_02/greenbelt02.html   (398 words)

  
 delirious.org.uk - News - Delirious? To Perform At Greenbelt Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The annual UK Arts and Music Festival is being held at Cheltenham Racecourse from 23rd to 26th August this year.
Tickets are already on sale for the Festival, which in past years has seen crowds of up to 30,000 people attending.
As yet there has been no official confirmation from the band regarding the appearance at Greenbelt 2002, but it is expected that this gig would fit in with their other summer appearances at the US festivals in July and early August.
www.delirious.org.uk /news/2002/news11.html   (179 words)

  
 PREDA ARTICLE - THE GREENBELT FESTIVAL
There was more than 20,000 young men and women and children at the Greenbelt Christian Festival in Corby, England for four days last August 26th.
The festival was dedicated to children's and human rights around the world.
I was there talking about the meaning of Mission, sharing with hundreds the meaning that I found in life working in the Philippines learning from the people and sharing the message of Jesus - a message of hope for the unhappy, peace for the troubled, and love for the forgotten and lonely.
www.preda.org /archives/1993-94-95-96/r9409161.htm   (825 words)

  
 ARA Nights - Greenbelt Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
ARA leads the Gothic Worship Service at midnight on Saturday 27th August 2005 at the Greenbelt festival, at Cheltenham racecourse.
The slot pulled in a congregation of around 350 (venue capacity) people, some of which were the festival's dedicated Goth and Metal contingencies and while many of the crowd probably didn't entirely 'get-it', they stayed around, in the main, until the end.
We don't want to spoil it for those who haven't experienced the service, but if you saw it at Greenbelt, feel free to email us for a copy.
www.aranights.com /Greenbelt.htm   (213 words)

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