I finally managed to get our booking form into Greenbelt yesterday- with a day to spare! Last minute as always!
This year, Aoradh are going to do some worship in ‘New Forms Cafe’- a space that is used as an alternative worship space for various groups. It looks as though about 7 of us will be going, and setting up an installation based loosely around a theme of ‘time’.
We will also be setting up some kind of poetry graffiti, on boards around the site- based around the ‘Ecclesiastes 3’ theme. Some of this poetry I have used on the blog, and will be part of a new book called ‘Listing’, published by Proost, hopefully out before the festival.
Speaking of Proost, Jonny tells me that they will be setting up a couple of evenings where Proost contributors will be doing their thing. I will probably be contributing to these in some way.
If you are going to Greenbelt, and read this blog, it would be great to say hello!
It is a considerable undertaking to get down to Greenbelt from Scotland. The distance is quite something, and it does not fit the school holidays up here- we have to take the kids out of school. But for me, the journey is made worth it for these reasons-
- Our group is small and isolated, and needs connections with the wider movement of God in our time
- We also need ideas and inspiration, and to connect with the creativity of others
- It is a safe place to continue exploring faith- full of people who adventure outwards in their engagement with the Word and the world
- It is a way that our ‘small theologies’ (worked out in small community) connect with ‘big theologies’ (worked out in culture)
hope to see to see you there!