Greenbelt Festival: ‘Colouring-in with Dave Walker’

Dave Walker Colouring Book

Some news for people who go to the Greenbelt Festival. There will be a session entitled ‘Colouring-in with Dave Walker’, taking place on Saturday 27th August, at 3pm in the G-Books / Christian Aid tent. The programme says something along these lines:

Calling all artists (and doodlers) to help us colour in from the new Dave Walker Colouring Book (Canterbury). Pages and pens provided. Dave Walker will be on hand to select winners and hand out prizes.

Do come along if you’re at Greenbelt. Sadly I don’t think you’ll get to hear me giving insights from my vast colouring-in experience, but one can’t have everything. I will be judging the winners, which should be fun (although there are concerns about public unrest if I make an unpopular decision). If you want info on the other events taking place in the Bookshop Tent you can find it here.

The book, I’m pleased to say, should be out very shortly, available from places that stock such things, and / or the following:

In other Greenbelt news, I have done my usual ‘Reasonably accurate Greenbelt site map’ for the Church Times ‘Guide to Greenbelt’, which is given out around the site or available free in the bookshop. For the first time the map was drawn electronically rather than on a sheet of paper (interesting for me, less so for anyone else). And as usual the map was drawn before any last-minute changes to the actual layout of the site, so may be wonky in places.

If you’re at the festival do say hello if you see someone looking a bit like me around the place. See you there (possibly).

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Bradwell festival

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Photo: St. Peter’s Chapel, Bradwell-on-Sea, by Erin Brierley

This Saturday (2 July) The Bradwell Festival takes place at Bradwell-on-Sea in Essex. It’s a kind of a mini-Greenbelt Festival for Essex. It starts with a pilgrimage, which is a 45 minute walk from the nearby village to the beautiful St Peter’s Chapel, next to the water at Bradwell-on-Sea, then once you get to the site there are speakers, music, caterers, a beer tent and more. Greenbelt favourites include Folk On, and Beer and Hymns.

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My involvement: I’ve drawn the map for the festival (above), and I’m speaking at 2.30pm in the Performance cafe (the ‘Performance’ aspect in this case mainly involving showing some cartoons…).

If anyone can come along then that would be lovely. I can advise on getting there if you are coming from London or elsewhere.

More festival info is on the website. The schedule is as follows:

12 noon: Daily Office in St Peter’s Chapel and then a service on the main stage led by John Pantry.

Main Stage and Chapel Field:

13.30 Annique / 14.45 Famous Potatoes / 16.00 Folk On / 17.00 Beer and Hymns @ Beer Tent / 18.15 Daily Office @ Chapel / 18.30 Famous Potatoes / 19.30 Andy Flannagan / 20.45 Daily Office @ Chapel / 21.00 Dirty Faces

Performance Cafe:

13.00 The Daisy Bowlers / 14.30 Dave Walker (speaker) / 15.30 Phil Underwood / 17.00 Beer and Hymns @ Beer Tent / 18.15 Daily Office @ Chapel / 18.30 Folk On / 19.30 Open Mic

Speakers’ Tent:

13.00 Brenden Thompson / 14.00 Jane Dolby / 15.00 +Stephen Cottrell / 16.00 Melanie Smith / 17.00 Beer and Hymns @ Beer Tent / 18.15 Daily Office @ Chapel / 18.30 Richard Syms / 19.30 Nicholas Henshall

This PDF has all the practical details if you’re interested.

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Cycling cartoons at Spin LDN

Some news. I am going to the Spin LDN cycling exhibition in a couple of weeks with a few of my cycling cartoons. This is the first time I have exhibited any of my work at a cycling or indeed any non-church event, so it will be interesting to see how it is received. The long term plan is still to find someone to publish the cartoons regularly, so I’m doing what I can to get them seen.

There is an interview with me on the Spin LDN site, here. Sorry, I was rude about church coffee. The video above was made for last year’s event, but it gives a good idea of the kind of things that go on.

I am taking tea towels to sell. Cyclists need tea towels, like everyone else. There will be two designs. They may or may not be on sale online afterwards, depending how they go.

If you can make central London on 8-10 May (just over two week’s time) and cycling is your thing then perhaps see you there.

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Picture: New cards. I am now prepared to meet 999 new people (keeping one as a file copy).

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Bloxham Festival of Faith and Literature

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These are some figures I drew for the publicity for the Bloxham Festival of faith and Literature which takes place from the 15-17 February 2013. The website and other publicity contains the coloured-in versions, along with a very yellow drawing I did of the school buildings. As per usual someone else does my colouring as I am inept on the computer. Do have a look at the website if you might be in reach of Oxfordshire that weekend, as it should be very good. Sadly I won’t be going as it clashes with a long-standing arrangement. I should mention that it is organised by Hymns Ancient and Modern, the company that pays for quite a lot of the things I do. It is sponsored by the Church Times and Greenbelt. There is an account of last year’s festival on the Church Times website, here.

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Greenbelt Festival 2012

The Greenbelt Festival takes place this weekend at the Cheltenham racecourse, and I’ll be there not doing anything. Well, not in the programme at least, but some of my work will be around in various forms.

1. T-shirt

Greenbelt t-shirt 2012

This is the design for this year’s t-shirts. They will be available in the Bookshop / Church Times tent, and the colours will be (assuming nothing has changed in the last week or so) black, blue and grey. I’d advise getting there fairly early in the weekend if you have a particular size / colour combination in mind. There will be children’s t-shirts too, but these will have last year’s design.

2. Book signing
I’ll be signing copies of my new book, Peculiar Goings On, in the bookshop on Saturday at 6.30pm (bolded for emphasis). if you’re busy then and would like something scribbled on then I’ll be in the bookshop quite a bit anyway pretending to help helping out on the Church Times tables. The shop will also have previous books and I imagine they’ll have greetings cards too. No calendars this year I’m afraid.

3. Map
My reasonably accurate map of the 2012 Greenbelt site is online this year in an online page-turning version of the Guide to Greenbelt. Go here and turn to pages 16 and 17. You can pick up a paper copy on Friday evening at the festival from a person handing them out (me for example) or from the Church Times tables in the bookshop.

4. Please say hello
Greenbelt is, for me at least, largely about talking to people. If you’re a reader of this website or follow me on Twitter then please do introduce yourself. Mine’s a black tea (caffeine-free variety these days) or anything by Bath Ales.

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Draw your own Greenbelt Festival map

greenbelt map without all the rubbish I put on it

I’m currently working on my annual cartoon map of the Greenbelt Festival. I say working, what I mean is I’m thinking about beginning to start contemplating it.

In the meantime I thought I’d post a blank version of the 2011 map for you to download (High resolution .gif version, will open in new window). It has the basic layout of the site as it was last year, but without all of my labels and nonsense. Feel free to download it, print it off, draw your tent on it, design a festival of your own making, anything you want. Note that the 2012 site layout may have changed from last year. Apologies, by the way, to those who don’t go to Greenbelt and have no interest in it – please ignore this post.

You can see this year’s map in the Church Times Guide to Greenbelt, available on site from people (possibly me) handing it out, and in the bookshop tent. Also if you are Greenbelt Angel you get one ahead of the festival, so become a Greenbelt Angel.

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Greenbelt 2011

The Greenbelt Festival starts on Friday, and I will be there not really doing much. One or two pieces of information follow:

Where I will be
Quite often I will be in the G-Books tent which is being run by Hymns Ancient and Modern (company that includes Church Times, Church House Bookshop, etc). Some of the time I will be behind a table explaining the intricacies of subscribing to the Church Times to enquirers and passers-by. There will be an exhibition of cartoons (laminated), including ones that haven’t appeared in any of the books. Do come and say hello.

Signing
I have nothing to sign, and will be signing it in G-Books at the following time: Sunday, 1.30pm. Bring plaster casts, copies of Rob Bell books, etc. Alternatively my books, greetings cards (five designs) and 2012 calendar will be available and I will scribble on them thereby reducing second hand resale value by approximately 25%.

T-shirts
An exciting development. A t-shirt with a cartoon of mine on will be available for the first time. Images can be seen down below (these are photoshopped pictures showing what the t-shirt would look like if worn by a theoretical model who only exists in photoshop). The t-shirts will be available in quite limited numbers and I have been told they will cost £10 and come in blue, grey, and white. All shapes, sizes, and colours are ethical. Staff will have one with ‘Staff’ written on it. I’d buy one sooner rather than later to be sure of getting your preferred size and colour. No one knows whether they will sell or not, hence limited numbers.

Site map
People have been asking me how to get hold of my hand-drawn festival map (from which the t-shirt cartoon is taken – sort of). If you are not a Greenbelt Angel (they already have them) look out for people like me giving out the ‘Guide to Greenbelt’ on Friday evening, or come to the G-Books / Church Times tent and pick one up (free).

T-shirt cartoon:

T-shirt worn by hypothetical model

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Cartoon exhibition at church in rural Essex

Cartoon exhibitions
This (above) is a picture from one I did in Southminster the other week. I paid some members of the public to look interested. I’m very willing to come and talk and/or exhibit cartoons elsewhere – contact my agent for details. Or, upon discovering that I don’t have one, contact me.

Christian Marketplace review
Another very kind review of the book, this time in Christian Marketplace magazine by (I assume) Clem Jackson. I particularly enjoyed: “If you have friends who think church is dull and boring… then this might just settle their minds once and for all”. You can find it via this page, or this direct link to the page-turning copy. Page 11.

Church Times book chart
Pleased to see that the book is number 3 this week. Thanks everyone!

Christian New Media Awards
The cheeky rodent dessertblogger the Church Mousse has got his paws on the confidential shortlists for the Christian Blog Awards. Good Heavens – our combined 110% efforts have paid off thus far. Thanks everyone!

Christian New Media Conference
I’m going. Are you? If so let’s go for a drink afterwards.

Church Times cartoon award
The Church Times is probably the most cartoon-friendly publication in the UK (besides Private Eye), and it is their support that has enabled me to do what I do. I’m pleased therefore that they have been recognised by the Professional Cartoonists Association, an organisation that I might have joined had I been better with paperwork. A report (and slightly risqué cartoon) is here.

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Cartoon exhibition at church in rural Essex

Cartoon exhibitions
This (above) is a picture from one I did in Southminster the other week. I paid some members of the public to look interested. I’m very willing to come and talk and/or exhibit cartoons elsewhere – contact my agent for details. Or, upon discovering that I don’t have one, contact me.

Christian Marketplace review
Another very kind review of the book, this time in Christian Marketplace magazine by (I assume) Clem Jackson. I particularly enjoyed: “If you have friends who think church is dull and boring… then this might just settle their minds once and for all”. You can find it via this page, or this direct link to the page-turning copy. Page 11.

Church Times book chart
Pleased to see that the book is number 3 this week. Thanks everyone!

Christian New Media Awards
The cheeky rodent dessertblogger the Church Mousse has got his paws on the confidential shortlists for the Christian Blog Awards. Good Heavens – our combined 110% efforts have paid off thus far. Thanks everyone!

Christian New Media Conference
I’m going. Are you? If so let’s go for a drink afterwards.

Church Times cartoon award
The Church Times is probably the most cartoon-friendly publication in the UK (besides Private Eye), and it is their support that has enabled me to do what I do. I’m pleased therefore that they have been recognised by the Professional Cartoonists Association, an organisation that I might have joined had I been better with paperwork. A report (and slightly risqué cartoon) is here.

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