What's going on News 2020 Festival celebrates Greensand Country landscape and its connection to communities 6 FEBRUARY 2020 The Greensand Country Festival 2020 is the third annual event organised by the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership, which includes a wide variety of events and activities provided by partners, local business, special interest groups and visitor attractions. Taking place across the landscape, from Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay, throughout May, the festival is a celebration of the distinct, beautiful and loved Greensand Country, and helps to encourage those living within the area to get out and explore the outstanding countryside on their doorstep. The festival will showcase a diverse and exciting programme of events and activities, with something to suit every interest, from forest bathing, animal workshops and guided walks, to trail running, horse-riding and children’s activities. Claire Poulton, Programme Manager at the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership explains: “We are very proud to have established such a successful and popular Greensand Country Festival over the past two years. We are now in the final year of the National Lottery Heritage Fund programme; and are keen to ensure that the positive changes and additions that we have made to this special landscape, continue into the future. “Our lead organisations, Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity and The Greensand Trust are committed to the continued delivery of the Greensand Country Festival, and I can’t wait to see how it will continue to evolve.” Gill Welham, Chief Executive of The Greensand Trust, says: “We have been overwhelmed by the fantastic response to the Greensand Country Festival and once again have more than 200 events taking place across the landscape in May 2020. As the co-lead of the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership, we look forward to shaping the future of this fantastic community events programme.” For further information about the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership visit www.greensandcountry.com and for regular updates follow @greensandsocial on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.