Greenbelt 2017 - How can you get involved?

Greenbelt 2017 - How can you get involved?


Preparations are going on behind the scenes in the build up to the Greenbelt festival, which takes place on the August bank holiday, 2017. The URC was an associate partner in 2016 and continues to be this year. It was a wonderful experience last year and we look forward to an even better one in 2017! The ideas emerging from the URC planning team have been plentiful and there have already been some fruitful meetings, with lots coming to the table.

Talking of fruit (and a table) we would like you to get involved, if you can. We are calling for all URC Churches and individuals to come together (or alone if you’d prefer!) and help us to create an enormous bundle of knitted or crochet food items.

As part of this year’s theme of ‘More than Welcome,’ and in keeping with last year’s successful and popular treasure hunt, we are preparing a knitted food themed treasure hunt for 2017. The hunt will take festival-goers to hampers dotted around the site, where they will need to answer questions on food/feast stories from the Bible and collect various knitted food items. They will then be asked to add the fruit to an empty banqueting area so that over the course of the weekend the area goes from being empty to abundant.

So this is where we need your help. There is a lot to knit; the more people involved the better! If you do start this project, we really would like you to send us a picture of the group/individual doing the knitting for the tent display:*Please make sure you have permission to share the photo from everyone in the picture, before sending.*

To find out where to send your food please email and we will let you know where to take or send them.

To read the full document, please download or view our PDF: 'Calling all knitters and crocheters’

There are lots of suggested patterns within the PDF but do feel free to create your own masterpieces! We just ask that they are not too big so they fit in the palm of your hand.

We look forward to seeing what you can come up with!