Dear Greenbelt Festival friends,
We were delighted to welcome a 3000-strong audience to our mini-Bethlehem Unwrapped Festival at Greenbelt on August 24 this year which included music, dance, spoken word, testimony, poetry and Tom Pursey’s wonderful short documentary about B/U at St James’s Piccadilly.
Tipping Point’s Programme – 24,25,26 August
“Greenbelt ranks alongside Glastonbury as my favourite festival gig of the summer.” Mark Thomas.
TPFF looks forward to another bank holiday Greenbelt festival – and a special one as Greenbelt celebrates its 40thBirthday!
And our three day programme stays with the ‘anniversary’ theme as 50 years on, we mark Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech through the beautifully told story of his fellow civil rights friend and activist, the extra-ordinary Harry Belafonte; we preview TPFF supported film by Amir Amirani ‘We Are Many’ – a film marking the 10th anniversary of the 2003 global anti-Iraq war marches; and eight years on from Make Poverty History, we look at the tax campaign related outcomes of the recent G8 meeting as we screen the highly popular ‘We’re Not Broke’ – a film about corporates, tax avoidance and citizens.
We’ll be there Saturday, Sunday and Monday – 2pm-4.30pm at the film venue. Each screening is followed by post film discussion with specially invited guests…
We look forward to seeing you there!
Another great Greenbelt line-up for 2012 and TPFF also had a more expanded programme. Operation Bethlehem previewed with a special Q&A with Leila Sansour and Jeremy Hardy. We hosted the TPFF regular three day documentary programme, and also hosted a film programme in the Christian Aid tent. We were delighted to be partnering with Christian Aid on film-related activity at Greenbelt 2012.