Volunteers needed! Knit for Peace at the Bearded Theory Festival

It’s chilly in the office today. The heating isn’t working so I’m typing this feeling very glad of my fingerless mittens. I also find that nothing warms me up more on a chilly February day than planning for the summer. This means that I am especially delighted to let you know that we have been invited to Knit for Peace in the Angel Gardens at the Bearded Theory Festival which runs from 13th to 15th May at Keddleston Park in Derbyshire. Alongside tribal drummers, human jukeboxes and other arty and crafty people we will be teaching people to knit, making our own knitted bunting and asking people to tell us about their most peaceful experiences in a warm, friendly, knitterly environment.

Could you see yourself knitting in a spot like this? (The Iknit tent at Camp Bestival 2009)

We’re looking for volunteers to come and help us over the three days, working in one of the Angel Gardens’ yurts teaching knitting and finger knitting, creating loads of knitted ‘Peace Bunting’ which we hope to take to festivals and events throughout the summer, as well helping to run and look after the Angel Gardens and its crew.  We can offer free entry to the festival, a warm and friendly crowd to work with, lots of activities and time to see some bands, (lineup details here )especially in the evening although every evening there is a camp fire and acoustic music in the Angel Gardens so you might find it the perfect place to knit and not want to leave. You will need your own tent and sleeping bag.

Contact me at knitforpeace@charitiesadvisorytrust.org.uk if you are interested.

We are hoping that we will be working with the Angel Garden at a number of other festivals this year so keep checking in and we hope to see you for some knitting fun in the sun.