Exploration takes place at a festival

Last year's Greenbelt Festival
Last year's Greenbelt Festival

There will be four days of music, arts, ideas and faith coming to Boughton House just outside Kettering.

The Greenbelt Festival runs from Friday August 28 to Monday August 31 with music from The Unthanks, the Polyphonic Spree and Duke Special.

For its 42nd consecutive year, Greenbelt Festival is inspired by R S Thomas’s poem The Bright Field. Settling into its second residency in the idyllic grounds of Boughton House, the festival will reflect the poem’s call for pause, exploration, discovery, and finding the treasure in the everyday.

Focussed on building for a sustainable future, this year the festival reflects and celebrates the grassroots.

The programme introduces a rich and diverse array of thinkers, poets, musicians,theologians, covering themes including peace, ecology, climate change, community, forgiveness, immigration, fashion, mental health, interfaith, sexuality, and media.

On the programme alongside the Bogside Mural Artists, best-selling writers A.L. Kennedy and Matt Haig, is spoken word artist Harry Baker.

A diverse musical line up brings together symphonic rock choir. The Polyphonic Spree, India-inspired international singer Kiran Ahluwalia and Mercury nominated The Unthanks. Irish singer-songwriter Duke Special will be performing his Under the Dark Cloth, a work originally commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The ideas stream includes reverends Kate Bottley and Guardian columnist Giles Fraser, award-winning writer Madeleine Bunting, renowned theologian Dr Paula Gooder, Bishop Pushpa Lalitha, the first woman to be ordained bishop in South East Asia.

For further information about the festival or to book tickets visit www.greenbeltorg.uk