QAN at Greenbelt 2024

This is the 50th year of the Christian-based Greenbelt festival, to be held at Boughton House near Kettering, from 23rd to 25th August. The Quaker Arts Network is delighted to be at presence at Greenbelt this year, for the first time, in the form of a QAN gazebo, which will be a welcoming space for exploring, creating, reflecting and finding out about Quaker spirituality and witness.

The Loving Earth Project will be a distinct part of the festival programme. We’ll hold a small exhibition of textile art panels in the workshop tent (Orchard area), and host two Loving Earth workshops there, probably on the Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. There will also be a presence in the QAN gazebo (with some materials) so that people can continue (or start) to make their own Loving Earth panels.

We are putting together a team of volunteers and developing our plans for all this. Please let us know by 3rd June know if you’d like to help using this form. Watch this space and QAN newsletters for ¬†information about QAN and about our programme at Greenbelt as it becomes available. (There will also be a chance to find out more at our 1 June event in Birmingham. Why not come along , either in person or online – please register for more details.

We are also seeking funds to help support this project. While QAN has underwritten the hire of the Gazebo, this would take a large slice of our reserves and we hope that Friends, Quaker Meetings and others will make donations towards this. This would help enable QAN to underwrite other projects in future, and also demonstrate support for other such initiatives in future. Details of how to donate are at https://quakerarts.net/contact/joining-and-supporting-us/

See the Greenbelt website for more details of this open-air  festival, including the programme, camping arrangements, and tickets. Do come and visit us at the festival, and bring your friends!