Greenbelt Festival 2007

Just a reminder that the deadline for the cheapest tickets for the Greenbelt Festival is at the end of October, ie in a few minutes. However, due to unforseen whathaveyous you now have one more day to order your budget passes at the Greenbelt website. Talking of Greenbelt (tenuous link), you might remember that a…

Heaven in Ordinary

Heaven in Ordinary

‘Heaven in Ordinary’ is going to be the theme of the Greenbelt Festival next year. The particulars are on the Greenbelt site. ‘Heaven in Ordinary’ is, I have discovered, a phrase from a peoem by George Herbert entitled ‘Prayer‘. John Davies has written a splendid piece in this month’s Third Way about looking for heavenly…

Church Times Guide to Greenbelt 06

Church Times Guide to Greenbelt 06

This is the cover of the Church Times ‘Guide to Greenbelt’ for 2006. Last year, if you remember I did some Guide to Greenbelt cartoons, but this year a more ‘sample of the newspaper’ format was chosen which was fair enough really. I did the lettering for the cover (click the image to see it)…

Book signings

Book signings

Above: Signing copies of ‘The Dave Walker Guide to the Church’ in the Church Times yurt at Greenbelt. The reception wasn’t all quite this rapturous, but I had a great time sitting in the yurt for a number of spells over the weekend. Lovely to meet so many people enthusiastic about what I do. It…

At Greenbelt 2006

We are at Greenbelt and all is going well. Just to say that our little gathering is now a tiny bit later on Sunday afternoon, ie at 4.30pm on our little bit of campsite 9 under the ‘W’ flag. We plan to be there until about 7pm, so do come along even if it is…

Holiday photograph 2

Holiday photograph 2

I know, what you really want is lovely pictures of the seaside, but for now I’m going to leave you with this ecumenical information to ponder whilst I’m away for the next week. We’re going to my parents in Wales for a little wedding celebration with some people from my home town and then to…

Greenbelt Festival

Greenbelt Festival

This is a sample from my Guide to Greenbelt booklet from last year – you can see the whole thing online here. I love Greenbelt for lots of reasons, one of the main ones being that I get to see lots of nice people. We have an annual gathering for the Wibsite bloggers (last year’s…

Guide to Greenbelt now online

Guide to Greenbelt now online

I’ve now posted the Guide to Greenbelt cartoons on the main CartoonChurch.com site. The series was originally produced by the Church Times as a small comic book and distributed at the Greenbelt Festival in Cheltenham this year. I’m pleased I’ve been able to republish it for anyone who wasn’t able to see it the first…

Greenbelt toilets: an official response

I’ve had a very nice comment from someone at Greenbelt about my cartoon booklet and the loos. I thought I’d repost it here so it doesn’t get lost. Dave, I’m part of the leadership team for the operations side of greenbelt. Thanks very much for the guide to greenbelt. I loved it. I don’t know…

Greenbelt 2005

Back from Greenbelt and have showered, slept and had a little wander round the internet to read other people’s reflections on the festival. I will be posting some photographs of Greenbelt and our Wibsite gathering with some links in the next day or two along with reflections on one or two of the more interesting…

Reporting live from Greenbelt

We are now here at Greenbelt. If anyone else who reads the blog is here then just a reminder that you’re welcome to come and join us at our Wibsite gathering tomorrow, Saturday, from 4.30pm until 7. We are camping in just about the same place as last year, for those for whom that means…

The Dave Walker Guide to Greenbelt

The Dave Walker Guide to Greenbelt

[Click on the image for the full sized version] This is another sample from my forthcoming cartoon booklet ‘The Dave Walker Guide to Greenbelt’, published by the Church Times and available for free at the Greenbelt festival. If you’re at the festival you can pick one up from the Church Times area which is in…

Tree of Life cartoon

Tree of Life cartoon

[Click on the image for the full sized version] This is an image from my mini-comic entitled ‘The Tree of Life’ which will be available at the Sunday morning communion service at the Greenbelt festival in Cheltenham this weekend. I think copies will also be available in the Greenbelt shop bundled together with the comics…

The Wibloggers at Greenbelt

Somewhere in the region of 20 of the bloggers on the Wibsite will be at the festival and we’ll be celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the launch of our Wiblogs on the festival campsite in 2002. It is now looking likely that we’ll be hosting our little gathering on Saturday early evening, from 4.30-7 pm…

Greenbelt embraces blogging

For the first year the Greenbelt festival programme includes a number of sessions of one sort or another about blogging. TallSkinnyKiwi is talking about ‘The Spirituality of Blogging’ which should be good value. There is also a ‘panel’ on the subject of blogs which I’m very pleased to have been asked to be a part…

Greenbelt goes all technical

Over the next few days I’m going to be posting about one of the highlights of my year, the forthcoming Greenbelt festival, which is the weekend after next in Cheltenham. I’m sorry if my posts on the festival bore or alienate a proportion of my readers, but its a risk I’m going to take. The…