weeWONDERBOX’s flagship urban festival, ColumbaFest, returns to Glasgow city centre on June 8th-10th, 2018. Our theme: ’Dreams & Visions’ … on what makes ‘prophecy’ today.
Expect live music and spoken word, workshops, walks, talks and worship led by a fantastically diverse group of contributors. See below for names and short descriptions by day. More to be confirmed soon.
Prophets often come from the margins, challenging our complacent worldview with a startling new perspective. We will be asking – where are the prophets today? What are they saying? And are we listening to them?
We will draw inspiration from the life of St Columba, the biblical prophets, and contemporary politics to challenge ourselves to engage with the most pressing issues of social justice in our society.
Come for a day, an evening, or for the entire weekend … details of Weekend Passes can be found on the Ticket /Box Office page here here (also includes Day only and Evening only options).
As confirmed so far (with am/ pm/ eve timings, where they have been finalised at this point) …
‘A Wee Columba Ceilidh-Oot’ shared songs, stories, turns and other contributions from our own veritable treasure troves; with GRAHAM MAULE + Guests (eve)
JANE BENTLEY on how music will save the world + JOHN L. BELL on matters theological, political and imaginative + eXp COWAL YOUTH on being young in Argyll (am) + CRAIG GARDINER on Bonhöffer, the Iona Comunity and the New Monasticism + GLAIKIT CARNYX uncovering the ‘real’ Columba + DEBBIE LEWER on theological edges and themes of visual art + PETER McCOLL on Columba, copyright & contemporary data + LORRAINE McINTOSH on childhood bus journeys to Ireland (am) + ANDY THORNTON on finding your inner prophet + PÁDRAIG Ó TUAMA on the poetry of the past, present & future; on Emily Dickinson, poetic prophet; and on Brexit through the lens of Ruth (am & pm) + LAURA WOOD on slavery here, now and possibly next-door (am) + more
Art & Creativity:
JANE BENTLEY with a drumming, rhythm and percussion rendezvous (am) + ALYSON HALLETT with a creative writing session + CAROL MARPLES on boats, coracles and contemporary art installations in churches + ‘Art Hub’ (creative activities for all-comers) + more
THE HAZELS (midday) + DAVID HEAVENOR (eve) + MARGARET McLARTY (eve) + ANDY THORNTON (eve) + ‘Mystery Guest’ (eve)
Morning Liturgy + ‘Prophets & Subway Walls’ (various panel discussions) + ‘Toots’, a spoken word performance with ALYSON HALLETT (pm) + ‘Darkness @ Ground Zero’ (Late night cultural cafe – eve) + more
IAN BRADLEY on reassessing Columba & Celtic Christianity (pm) + ALASTAIR McINTOSH on The Ten Beatitudes (pm) + more
Art & Creativity:
ALYSON HALLETT with a creative writing session (pm) + ‘Art Hub’ (creative activities for all-comers, pm) + more
‘A Big Sing’ with JOHN L. BELL & THE WILD GOOSE (pm)
‘Coffee, Croissant & The Papers’ (news talking breakfast, am) + ‘A ColumbaFest Liturgy & Communion (am)
More info on contributors and the programme will be available soon.
Detailed day by day listing will be available at the end of May/ beginning of June.
Pre-Event Tickets are available now – check them out.
ColumbaFest takes place in several venues:
More info on the timings and location of events soon.
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