Urban Retreat

Leonard Cohen & Dark Days Of Advent

Leonard Cohen head & shoulders in purple tint

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.

wWBOX: Where Three Streams Meet

blue, white & black flow lines meeting in the centre

Danish / Scottish conversations on Liturgy Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 September 2017 Denmark is a predominantly Lutheran nation, Scotland,…[Read More]

WEEWONDERBOX: Advent Rhymes – Poems to trouble the season

Advent Rhymes event logo - half blue, half white

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.