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Somewhere To Believe In

A Greenbelt Podcast

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 summe
Latest Episode7/31/2020

Activism with Sarah Corbett

Season 1, Ep. 4
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.____ABOUT SARAHSarah 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: @CraftivistsFacebook: @CraftivistCollectiveInstagram: @craftivists____LINKS AND RESOURCESCraftivist 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-AGMPositive News Magazine https://www.positive.news/____MORE FROM SARAH AT GREENBELThttps://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/____00:00 - Welcome to Somewhere To Believe In00:30 - Katherine and Paul catch up04:30 - Katherine and Paul talk about Greenbelt Festival 202010:40 - Messages from listeners14:17 - Introducing Sarah Corbett and her work14:50 - Sarah joins the conversation15:40 - Sarah on Greenbelt Festival16:43 - Sarah on how she got into activism19:20 - Sarah on being an introverted activist20:58 - Sarah on faith and Jesus22:46 - Sarah on activism as a career and avoiding burnout24:35 - Sarah on craftivism27:10 - Talk Snippet from #GB17 'Gentle Protest: how gentleness can be a powerful tool in activism'38:50 - Sarah on seeing the best in people40:08 - Sarah on other forms of activism41:20 - Sarah on anger43:14 - Sarah on the personal benefits of gentle activism48:00 - Katherine and Paul reflect on the conversation with Sarah57:18 - Coming up in next week’s episode57:30 - How to get in touch with us59:30 - Thank you’s____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.____https://www.greenbelt.org.uk/#SomewhereToBelieveIn
7/24/2020

Empire with Danny Dorling

Season 1, Ep. 3
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.____ABOUT DANNYDanny 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____LINKS AND RESOURCES‘What’s So Funny About Brexit?’ by Danny Dorling https://bit.ly/gbtv-brexitPussy 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___TAKE ACTIONAdd education on diversity and racism to all school curriculums: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/323808Making the UK education curriculum more inclusive of BAME history: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/323961Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/324092There 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____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____00:00 - Welcome to Somewhere To Believe In00:30 - Katherine and Paul catch up01:40 - Reactions to Somewhere To Believe In03:08 - Messages from listeners04:30 - Katherine and Paul’s favourite Greenbelt Festival moments07:25 - Introducing Danny Dorling and his work08:00 - Danny joins the conversation08:19 - Danny on lockdown09:20 - Danny on Greenbelt and Brexit11:46 - Danny on the British Empire and Brexit12:45 - Talk Snippet from #GB19 ‘What’s So Funny About Brexit?’23:21 - Danny on pandemics and kindness26:50 - Danny on a hopeful future29:00 - Danny on the second peak of covid-1932:38 - Danny on “Make Britain Great Again”34:50 - Danny on the fall of the British Empire36:20 - Danny on colonial monuments and statues37:13 - Danny on his new book ‘Slow Down’40:00 - Danny on spending and what really matters42:14 - Danny on inequality44:46 - Danny’s recommendations48:00 - Katherine and Paul reflect on the conversation with Danny53:18 - Coming up in next week’s episode53:58 - How to get in touch with us55:24 - Thank you’s____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.____https://www.greenbelt.org.uk/#SomewhereToBelieveIn
7/16/2020

Dignity with Amanda Khozi Mukwashi

Season 1, Ep. 2
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.____ABOUT AMANDABorn 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-0Twitter: @AMukwashi____LINKS AND RESOURCESChristian Aid https://www.christianaid.org.uk/Cyclone Idai Appeal https://www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/emergencies/cyclone-idai-appealBlack Lives Matter https://blacklivesmatter.com/‘Uprooted. Overlooked. Ignored’ by Amanda Khozi Mukwashi https://bit.ly/2OpGrkb____00:00 - Welcome to Somewhere To Believe In00:38 - Katherine and Paul catch up04:30 - Reaction to the government’s arts and culture support funding announcement05:10 - Messages from listeners10:00 - Introducing Amanda Khozi Mukwashi and her work10:45 - Amanda joins the conversation11:09 - Amanda on working from home14:00 - Amanda on the origin of Christian Aid and its name16:38 - Amanda on Greenbelt Festival and Greenbelters19:25 - Talk Snippet from #GB18 ‘Uprooted. Overlooked. Ignored.’26:36 - Amanda on staying inspired and motivated29:30 - Amanda on how not to get overwhelmed31:39 - Amanda on the decision to merge The Department for International Development and the Forgein Office35:20 - Amanda on music, faith and resilience37:45 - Amanda on racial justice and Black Lives Matter40:45 - Katherine and Paul reflect on the conversation with Amanda49:08 - Katherine and Paul wrap up the episode50:40 - Thank you’s____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.____https://www.greenbelt.org.uk/#SomewhereToBelieveIn
7/9/2020

Empathy with Roman Krznaric

Season 1, Ep. 1
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.____ABOUT ROMANRoman 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____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/24823601The 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/____00:00 - Welcome to Somewhere To Believe In01:55 - Katherine and Paul catch up03:00 - Katherine and Paul reflect on cancelling Greenbelt Festival this year08:50 - Introducing Roman Krznaric and his work10:00 - Roman joins the conversation10:30 - Roman on lockdown and homeschooling12:30 - Roman on Greenbelt Festival and Greenbelters13:35 - Roman on grassroots philosophy and empathy19:00 - Talk Snippet from ‘Empathy and the Revolution of Human Relationships’27:15 - Roman on empathy in the context of coronavirus28:50 - Roman on empathy through time and space32:20 - Roman on the empathy museum33:00 - Roman on how we can be good ancestors35:38 - Roman on what difference we can make40:58 - Roman on empathy as a social movement42:22 - Roman on empathy and racial justice44:15 - Katherine and Paul reflect on the conversation with Roman52:12 - Katherine and Paul wrap up the episode54:30 - Thank you’s56:00 - Arts and Culture government funding update and reaction____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.____https://www.greenbelt.org.uk/#SomewhereToBelieveIn