Pádraig Ó Tuama

ColumbaFest 2019

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Leonard Cohen & Dark Days Of Advent

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During this retreat, Pádraig Ó Tuama will help us explore some of the lyrics and some of the life of Leonard Cohen, looking at his Jewish heritage, his appropriation of liturgy, his engagement with poetic form and his unflinching honesty in the face of a life lived with art and pain.

weeWONDERBOX: Tenx9 with Pádraig Ó Tuama on ‘Glasgow’

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A Tenx9 storytelling event with weeWONDERBOX in collaboration with Holy City

For those new to Tenx9 – it’s a storytelling format that began in Belfast in 2011.

Each night nine people have up to ten minutes each to tell a real story from their lives.

It’s wonderful, it’s always free, it’s for ordinary people telling great stories, and (yet again) it’s happening in your city.

Tonight’s event, featuring co-creator Pádraig Ó Tuama himself, will be happening in the Iona Community’s Base at 21 Carlton Court, just south of the Clyde, and the theme will be ‘Glasgow’.

The first Glaswegian evening was in January 2015 and has normally been held in the wondrous The Glad Cafe. For more info on ongoing Tenx9-ery throughout the globe: www.tenx9.com

WEEWONDERBOX: Advent Rhymes – Poems to trouble the season

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For the last 6 years, Holy City has collaborated with the wonderful Pádraig Ó Tuama in offering an Urban Retreat in Advent in Glasgow’s city centre. This is the now the 7th glorious occasion.

This year, Pádraig will engage with poetry … about religion, Christmas, Mrs Claus and other tinselled characters. Pádraig will bring some examples and retreat participants are invited to do the same.

These poems will be used to talk about Advent, Christmas, our stories and our cities, to engage in discussions and delights.