Livability and Greenbelt collaborate again to make arts festival even more accessible

Livability is sponsoring Greenbelt arts festival for the third year running. This Christian festival takes place every year in Cheltenham over the August bank holiday weekend. The festival combines music, arts, activism and Christian teaching. This year, guests range from musicians Asian Dub Foundation to comedian Frank Skinner and preacher Tony Campolo.

We make it possible for disabled people to enjoy the festival by sponsoring the site’s accessibility: ramps, accessible toilets, hearing loops and wheelchair recharging stations.

This year the charity is also contributing to the programme with a debate entitled ‘Will I need my blue badge in Paradise?’ The debate panel will include Livability Vice-President Roy McCloughry, Catholic thinker Cristina Gangemi, political activist Jonathan Bartley, disability awareness trainer John McCorkill, and young Paralympic hopeful Jonathan Clark. The panel will be chaired by Livability’s Baroness Valerie Howarth.

We will also be running a stand in the busy marketplace area where visitors will be able to sign up to the charity’s new Churches Inc charter. With the charter we are aiming for hundreds of new signatories pledging to make disabled people more welcome in their local churches.

Greenbelt is a really exciting opportunity for Livability. It’s a gathering of around 25,000 Christians interested in justice and campaigning, an ideal place to meet and engage with potential supporters.

Greenbelt is a richly diverse, four-day faith based arts festival. The festival usually attracts audiences of 20,000 people. More information about the festival can be found at