There's not been humungous lots of time to publicise what is looking like a pretty darned marvellous happening this coming Saturday. Nevertheless, drop everything and go, go, go if you can to:
thePROJECT2: In The Flesh
not an old Blondie song, but a small but perfectly formed wee festival of arts, music, liturgy, thinking/ discussion space and emergent knitting. And if that doesn't work for you, how about a 'scratch' Mary Poppins? Below is just a sampler of wot's on offer:
'10 Things They Never Told Me About Jesus.' John L. Bell explores facets of the personal life, relationships and ministry of Jesus which are seldom the stuff of preaching or conversation...
'Comusicka' - Jane Bentley began her musical journey whilst doing a three year stint with the Iona Community, discovering that, for her, it was more fulfilling to do music with, rather than for people
A seed… or a weed? Stewart Cutler is leading a workshop called - A seed…or a weed. Apparently the kingdom of God is like a seed… or a weed or something. So who’s planting? And what’s sprouting and growing and developing and emerging around Scotland?
Alternative futures - how art can capture the imagination? Beki Bateson is leading a workshop called - Alternative Futures, how art can capture the imagination. Walter Brueggemann suggests
“Every totalitarian regime is frightened of the artist. It is the vocation of the prophet to keep alive the ministry of the imagination. Beki Bateson is Festival Director of Greenbelt Festivals and Chair of the Amos Trust - a human rights charity nurturing local responses to injustice.
Andrew Philip - Described by Michael Symmons Roberts and Ambit magazine as a poet to watch, Andrew Philip was chosen by the Scottish Poetry Library as a “New Voice” in 2006. His chapbook, Tonguefire, was published by HappenStance Press in 2005, followed by Andrew Philip: A Sampler in 2008. His poetry has appeared in various publications
Jake Tatton - Jake Tatton, is many things, artist, minister, vagabond. Jake has been an ordained minister for the Metropolitan Community Church since 2006 and is currently pursuing a Masters of Ministry Degree at New College, University of Edinburgh. An active and out member of Scotland’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, Jake continues to work with young people
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