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This July, we’re launching ‘Somewhere To Believe In’, a brand new podcast from the lovely people who (usually) bring you Greenbelt Festival (when there’s not a global pandemic on). Because you can’t come to us this summer, we thought... maybe we could come to you? 
Each week we’ll meet brilliant guests and chat to them about their life and work, using extracts from our talks archive to spark ideas and conversation. We want to bring you timely, provocative and funny dollops of hopefulness, to keep us all going in these strange times.
We’ll also be digging into our love of fields, festivals and communal gatherings – remember those? – and sharing some of the behind-the-scenes Greenbelt stuff. Importantly, too, we want to hear from YOU, whether you’ve danced in a field with us or not.
Our plan is to release this first series of eight episodes this summer – with a new episode coming out each Friday in July and August, leading up to our festival weekend itself. We’re calling it ‘Somewhere to Believe in’, because maybe more than ever, we all need that right now. We really hope you like it.

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    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

This July, we’re launching ‘Somewhere To Believe In’, a brand new podcast from the lovely people who (usually) bring you Greenbelt Festival (when there’s not a global pandemic on). Because you can’t come to us this summer, we thought... maybe we could come to you? 
Each week we’ll meet brilliant guests and chat to them about their life and work, using extracts from our talks archive to spark ideas and conversation. We want to bring you timely, provocative and funny dollops of hopefulness, to keep us all going in these strange times.
We’ll also be digging into our love of fields, festivals and communal gatherings – remember those? – and sharing some of the behind-the-scenes Greenbelt stuff. Importantly, too, we want to hear from YOU, whether you’ve danced in a field with us or not.
Our plan is to release this first series of eight episodes this summer – with a new episode coming out each Friday in July and August, leading up to our festival weekend itself. We’re calling it ‘Somewhere to Believe in’, because maybe more than ever, we all need that right now. We really hope you like it.

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    Activism with Sarah Corbett

    Activism with Sarah Corbett

    This week we’re talking about activism and kindness with the inspiring activist and creator of the Craftivist Collective, Sarah Corbett. We hear about Sarah’s remarkable journey growing up as the daughter of activists who campaigned for social change around the world, and her subsequent journey into activism as a career.
    Sarah’s work challenges traditional ideas of activism as loud and confrontational, as well as what constitutes a campaign ‘win’. Her gentler, more empathetic approach has brought some amazing results. Sarah talks us through some of her success stories as well as about how being kinder to yourself and others is an effective way to change the world.
    We also hear from Katherine and Paul about why they're still not over not being in the fields with thousands of Greenbelters this year, who their dream bookings would be, and what we have planned for our virtual Greenbelt this summer. 
    As always, you can find links, resources and episode timestamps (for all you skippers out there) below.
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    ABOUT SARAH
    Sarah Corbett grew up in an activist family and has worked as a professional campaigner for over ten years, most recently with Oxfam. She started doing craftivism (craft + activism) in 2008 as a reaction to traditionally more aggressive or ‘quicker’ forms of activism. Due to demand Sarah set up the global Craftivist Collective in 2009, which now has thousands of supporters across the world taking part in her craftivism projects.
    https://craftivist-collective.com/
    Twitter: @Craftivists
    Facebook: @CraftivistCollective
    Instagram: @craftivists
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    LINKS AND RESOURCES
    Craftivist Collective https://craftivist-collective.com/
    Craftivist Collective campaigning for living wage (Rosa Parks Hankie) https://craftivist-collective.com/What-we-achieved-at-Marks-and-Spencer-AGM 
    Positive News Magazine https://www.positive.news/ 
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    MORE FROM SARAH AT GREENBELT
    https://www.greenbelt.org.uk/artists/sarah-corbett/
    Gentle Protest: how gentleness can be a powerful tool in activism (2017) https://www.greenbelt.org.uk/talks/gentle-protest-how-gentleness-can-be-a-powerful-tool-in-activism/ 
    A spoonful of craft helps the activism go down (2017) https://www.greenbelt.org.uk/talks/a-spoonful-of-craft-helps-the-activism-go-down/ 
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    00:00 - Welcome to Somewhere To Believe In
    00:30 - Katherine and Paul catch up
    04:30 - Katherine and Paul talk about Greenbelt Festival 2020
    10:40 - Messages from listeners
    14:17 - Introducing Sarah Corbett and her work
    14:50 - Sarah joins the conversation
    15:40 - Sarah on Greenbelt Festival
    16:43 - Sarah on how she got into activism
    19:20 - Sarah on being an introverted activist
    20:58 - Sarah on faith and Jesus
    22:46 - Sarah on activism as a career and avoiding burnout
    24:35 - Sarah on craftivism
    27:10 - Talk Snippet from #GB17 'Gentle Protest: how gentleness can be a powerful tool in activism'
    38:50 - Sarah on seeing the best in people
    40:08 - Sarah on other forms of activism 
    41:20 - Sarah on anger
    43:14 - Sarah on the personal benefits of gentle activism
    48:00 - Katherine and Paul reflect on the conversation with Sarah
    57:18 - Coming up in next week’s episode
    57:30 - How to get in touch with us
    59:30 - Thank you’s
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    A huge thanks to the Greenbelt Volunteer Talks Team for all their hard work on editing this episode. Our podcast music is ‘I Can Change’ by Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires.
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    https://www.greenbelt.org.uk/
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    • 59 min
    Empire with Danny Dorling

    Empire with Danny Dorling

    This week Katherine and Paul welcome the incredible social geographer Danny Dorling. Join us as we don our breathing apparatus and dive deep, deep down into all sorts of topics including the British Empire, inequality, brexit and pandemics.
    Danny’s huge brain is our guide in contemplating a more honest understanding of Britain's history and position in the world. He challenges us to confront why we, as a country, often think we’re somehow special and different to other countries. 
    When Danny spoke at Greenbelt last year, he spoke about Brexit. We managed to catch up with him in June to talk about all the latest B-word antics, as well as the odds on a second lockdown. Meanwhile Katherine and Paul tackle their own demons as they react to some less-than-positive feedback in which Greenbelt was compared, obviously, to the antichrist.
    As always, you can find links, resources and episode timestamps (for all you skippers out there) below.
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    ABOUT DANNY
    Danny Dorling is a professor at the University of Oxford and has lived all his life in England. To try to counter his myopic worldview, in 2006, Danny started working with a group of researchers on a project to remap the world (www.worldmapper.org). He has published with many colleagues more than a dozen books on issues related to social inequalities in Britain and several hundred journal papers.
    http://www.dannydorling.org/
    Twitter: @dannydorling
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dorlingdanny
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    LINKS AND RESOURCES
    ‘What’s So Funny About Brexit?’ by Danny Dorling https://bit.ly/gbtv-brexit 
    Pussy Riot in residence https://www.greenbelt.org.uk/artists/pussy-riot-in-residence/  
    ‘SLOWDOWN’ by Danny Dorling http://www.dannydorling.org/books/SLOWDOWN/
    Rhodes Must Fall, the removal of a Cecil Rhodes statue in Oxford https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodes_Must_Fall
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    TAKE ACTION
    Add education on diversity and racism to all school curriculums: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/323808
    Making the UK education curriculum more inclusive of BAME history: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/323961
    Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/324092
    There are several ongoing petitions about race and equality more widely, which you can view here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions?state=open&topic=race-and-equality
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    MORE FROM DANNY AT GREENBELT
    ‘What’s So Funny About Brexit?’
    Audio: https://bit.ly/gbtalk-brexit
    Video (with subtitles): https://bit.ly/gbtv-brexit 
    ‘Peak Inequality and Food Bank Use’ 
    https://bit.ly/gbtalk-foodbank 
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    00:00 - Welcome to Somewhere To Believe In
    00:30 - Katherine and Paul catch up
    01:40 - Reactions to Somewhere To Believe In
    03:08 - Messages from listeners
    04:30 - Katherine and Paul’s favourite Greenbelt Festival moments
    07:25 - Introducing Danny Dorling and his work
    08:00 - Danny joins the conversation
    08:19 - Danny on lockdown
    09:20 - Danny on Greenbelt and Brexit
    11:46 - Danny on the British Empire and Brexit
    12:45 - Talk Snippet from #GB19 ‘What’s So Funny About Brexit?’
    23:21 - Danny on pandemics and kindness
    26:50 - Danny on a hopeful future
    29:00 - Danny on the second peak of covid-19
    32:38 - Danny on “Make Britain Great Again”
    34:50 - Danny on the fall of the British Empire
    36:20 - Danny on colonial monuments and statues
    37:13 - Danny on his new book ‘Slow Down’
    40:00 - Danny on spending and what really matters
    42:14 - Danny on inequality
    44:46 - Danny’s recommendations
    48:00 - Katherine and Paul reflect on the conversation with Danny
    53:18 - Coming up in next week’s episode
    53:58 - How to get in touch with us
    55:24 - Thank you’s
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    A huge thanks to the Greenbelt Volunteer Talks Team for all their hard work on editing this episode. Our podcast music is ‘I Can Change’ by Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires.
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    • 56 min
    Dignity with Amanda Khozi Mukwashi

    Dignity with Amanda Khozi Mukwashi

    This week, Katherine and Paul are joined by the CEO of Christian Aid, and all-round wonder woman, Amanda Khozi Mukwashi.
    In an honest, powerful conversation we talk about how Amanda feels (and copes) being confronted daily by the realities of grinding inequality. We learn about the challenges of running a global charity during a pandemic in some of the poorest parts of the world: lots of us have had it tough during lockdown, but at least we’ve had power and running water. 
    Amanda tells us about Christian Aid’s continued work to safeguard the dignity of people around the world, as well as reflecting on the government’s recent decision to scrap the Department for International Development.
    We also talk about the power of music and faith, and particularly Amanda’s deep love of gospel. We’d also really urge you not to miss the powerful insight from Amanda into her lived experience of what it’s like to deal with everyday racism as a black woman living in the UK.
    Find links, resources and episode timestamps (for all you skippers out there) below.
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    ABOUT AMANDA
    Born in the UK and of Zambian heritage, Amanda is a committed Christian and member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Amanda has more than 20 years’ experience, extensive knowledge and expertise in working to alleviate poverty, injustice and inequality, with a special focus on women’s leadership, civic engagement and volunteering.
    https://www.christianaid.org.uk/contact-us/people/amanda-mukwashi-0
    Twitter: @AMukwashi
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    LINKS AND RESOURCES
    Christian Aid https://www.christianaid.org.uk/ 
    Cyclone Idai Appeal https://www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/emergencies/cyclone-idai-appeal
    Black Lives Matter https://blacklivesmatter.com/ 
    ‘Uprooted. Overlooked. Ignored’ by Amanda Khozi Mukwashi https://bit.ly/2OpGrkb 
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    00:00 - Welcome to Somewhere To Believe In
    00:38 - Katherine and Paul catch up
    04:30 - Reaction to the government’s arts and culture support funding announcement
    05:10 - Messages from listeners
    10:00 - Introducing Amanda Khozi Mukwashi and her work
    10:45 - Amanda joins the conversation
    11:09 - Amanda on working from home
    14:00 - Amanda on the origin of Christian Aid and its name
    16:38 - Amanda on Greenbelt Festival and Greenbelters
    19:25 - Talk Snippet from #GB18 ‘Uprooted. Overlooked. Ignored.’
    26:36 - Amanda on staying inspired and motivated
    29:30 - Amanda on how not to get overwhelmed
    31:39 - Amanda on the decision to merge The Department for International Development and the Forgein Office
    35:20 - Amanda on music, faith and resilience
    37:45 - Amanda on racial justice and Black Lives Matter
    40:45 - Katherine and Paul reflect on the conversation with Amanda
    49:08 - Katherine and Paul wrap up the episode
    50:40 - Thank you’s
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    A huge thanks to the Greenbelt Volunteer Talks Team for all their hard work on editing this episode. Our podcast music is ‘I Can Change’ by Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires.
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    https://www.greenbelt.org.uk/
    #SomewhereToBelieveIn

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    • 51 min
    Empathy with Roman Krznaric

    Empathy with Roman Krznaric

    Welcome to Somewhere To Believe In, a brand new podcast from Greenbelt Festival. In our first episode, hosts Katherine and Paul dig into the topic of empathy with philosopher and friend of Greenbelt Festival Roman Krznaric.
    We discuss why trying to understand how others see the world could have revolutionary power, and why now, more than ever, empathy is so important. Katherine and Paul also give you some behind the scenes insight into working at Greenbelt and the difficult but necessary decision to cancel this year’s festival.
    We recorded this conversation with Roman and finalised this episode before the Government announced its £1.5bn rescue fund for the arts (early in July). So when, in this first episode, we air our worries about the arts being overlooked, we didn’t know this help was soon to come. We welcome it, of course. But we also know that the devil will be in the detail in terms of how this support actually translates across the sector.
    Find links, resources and episode timestamps (for all you skippers out there) below.
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    ABOUT ROMAN
    Roman Krznaric is a public philosopher who writes about the power of ideas to change society. His new book, The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short Term World, was published in July 2020, and has been described by U2’s The Edge as ‘the book our children’s children will thank us for reading’. https://www.romankrznaric.com/
    Twitter: @romankrznaric
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    LINKS AND RESOURCES
    ‘Empathy and the Revolution of Human Relationships’ Greenbelt talk by Roman Krznaric https://bit.ly/gbtalk-empathy 
    ‘The Good Ancestor : How to Think Long Term in a Short-Term World’ by Roman Krznaric https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Roman-Krznaric/The-Good-Ancestor--How-to-Think-Long-Term-in-a-Short-Term-World/24823601
    The Empathy Museum https://www.empathymuseum.com/
    Today for Tomorrow https://todayfortomorrow.org.uk/
    Doughnut Economics https://www.kateraworth.com/doughnut/
    ‘Me and White Supremacy’ by Layla Saad https://www.meandwhitesupremacybook.com/
    Hive https://www.hive.co.uk/
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    00:00 - Welcome to Somewhere To Believe In
    01:55 - Katherine and Paul catch up
    03:00 - Katherine and Paul reflect on cancelling Greenbelt Festival this year
    08:50 - Introducing Roman Krznaric and his work
    10:00 - Roman joins the conversation
    10:30 - Roman on lockdown and homeschooling
    12:30 - Roman on Greenbelt Festival and Greenbelters
    13:35 - Roman on grassroots philosophy and empathy
    19:00 - Talk Snippet from ‘Empathy and the Revolution of Human Relationships’
    27:15 - Roman on empathy in the context of coronavirus
    28:50 - Roman on empathy through time and space
    32:20 - Roman on the empathy museum
    33:00 - Roman on how we can be good ancestors
    35:38 - Roman on what difference we can make
    40:58 - Roman on empathy as a social movement
    42:22 - Roman on empathy and racial justice
    44:15 - Katherine and Paul reflect on the conversation with Roman
    52:12 - Katherine and Paul wrap up the episode
    54:30 - Thank you’s
    56:00 - Arts and Culture government funding update and reaction
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    A huge thanks to the Greenbelt Volunteer Talks Team for all their hard work on editing this episode. Our podcast music is ‘I Can Change’ by Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires.
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    https://www.greenbelt.org.uk/
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    • 56 min
    Introducing Somewhere To Believe In

    Introducing Somewhere To Believe In

    This July, we’re launching ‘Somewhere To Believe In’, a brand new podcast from the lovely people who (usually) bring you Greenbelt Festival (when there’s not a global pandemic on). Because you can’t come to us this summer, we thought... maybe we could come to you?
    Each week we’ll meet brilliant guests and chat to them about their life and work, using extracts from our talks archive to spark ideas and conversation. We want to bring you timely, provocative and funny dollops of hopefulness, to keep us all going in these strange times.
    We’ll also be digging into our love of fields, festivals and communal gatherings – remember those? – and sharing some of the behind-the-scenes Greenbelt stuff. Importantly, too, we want to hear from YOU, whether you’ve danced in a field with us or not.
    Our plan is to release this first series of eight episodes this summer – with a new episode coming out each Friday in July and August, leading up to our festival weekend itself. We’re calling it ‘Somewhere to Believe in’, because maybe more than ever, we all need that right now. We really hope you like it.

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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

ResidentGeekUK ,

This needs to become a permanent thing!

Whatever your outlook on life, religion, social justice, the arts, this new PodCast from two of the hive mind behind the Greenbelt Arts Festival is fantastic. Paul and Katherine gel really well together to bring a glimpse of some of todays big topics we normally get in the talks and seminars at the annual festival to us in an easy listening, yet thought provoking format.

Sits there right alongside my TED Talks, Rich Roll, Sam Harris and others and not been tempted to skip an episode yet, even I thought it may not be one for me (that sums up Greenbelt as a whole really - enjoy the unexpected).

wattsycricket ,

If it is Greenbelt it has to be great.

Greenbelt has been my life, well some of it, since 1978. It has entertained, provoked, inspired and knackered me every August Bank Holiday. I don’t know what will replace it this year. Probably a weekend watching American Pickers!

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