Sunday, 26 August 2012

Greenbelt 2012

"Return to Eden"

After an extended break whilst making preparations, Sub returned to Greenbelt Festival. Unfortunately, the Sunday 11pm start was delayed as our venue had several leaks from the roof, to the extent that the ceiling was starting to fall in. Fortunately, we were able to move venue and Greenbelt staff were amazing, quickly setting up the new venue from scratch with sound and projection. However, that meant we had a 45 minute delay and so only had around 30 people to participate in our gothic/metal service. Given that change of venue and time impacted the attendance numbers, we will look to run the service again somewhere else during the next year, so keep your eyes on this site for further news of that.

Tying in with the festival's Paradise theme, the service took everyone on a journey through different types of eden. We explored utopias and associated dystopias through the mechanism of time travel.

For those that took part in the service, there was great interest in the range of footage shown. This is where the clips came from: Children of Men, The Beach, Lord of the Flies, The Time Machine, Equilibrium, The Island, AI, Aeon Flux, Gattaca, The Pillars of Earth, Cadfael, The Name of the Rose, Luc Besson's Joan of Arc, Tron, Tron: Legacy, Halo (live action short), Portal (live action short), Westworld, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Plunkett & Macleane, Legend, The Book of Eli.