Columba’s Calling – THE FEST IS YET TO COME

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The weeWONDERBOX team is excited to celebrate St Columba’s legacy through ColumbaFest – a new urban festival exploring faith, culture, politics and creativity – launching this summer in Glasgow. The weekend event (June 9 to 11) will feature a mix of talks, workshops, concerts and social events, with festival-goers able to choose to come along for an evening, a day, a couple of days, or to book for the whole weekend programme.

You can book a place here and a range of concession options are available.

Columba was a holy man from Ireland who settled on Iona, bringing Christianity to Scotland. He left a rich and vibrant legacy to the country and the church. The festival will explore themes from Columba’s life, such as learning, mission, exile, prayer, spirituality and political engagement.

We are shaping up for yet another intensely political Summer – how can Columba guide us through these choppy waters? Can he help us crest a wave of change? Navigate an awful storm? Or help us bail out water when a metaphor is stretched too far…

Several festival contributors have been confirmed including:

  • Ashton Lane – one of Glasgow’s finest homegrown modern country music ensembles
  • Luke Devlin – Executive Director of the Centre For Human Ecology
  • Pádraig Ó Tuama – Leader of the Corrymeela Community, peace, reconciliation & LGBT activist and poet

More info on the ColumbaFest event page here.

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Keep listening – Columba’s Calling.


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