Image of Columba on grey blue bvackground with Event text in black, red and whiteA seasonal celebration of faith, culture politics and creativity


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, including Pádraig Ó Tuama, Ian Bradley, Alyson Hallet and John L. Bell. 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 … Early Bird ticket offers (until 8th May) below.

Keep an eye on this blog, the Wild Goose Resource Group website, sign-up for the eNews and the weeWONDERBOX Facebook and Twitter for more info as it is released.


Contributors & Programme 

Confirmed so far…

  • John L. Bell
  • Ian Bradley
  • Craig Gardiner
  • Alyson Hallet
  • David Heavenor
  • Deborah Lewer
  • Lorraine McIntosh
  • Carol Marples
  • Pádraig Ó Tuama
  • Andy Thornton

More info on contributors and the programme shape will be available soon.

Detailed day by day listing will be available at the end of May/ beginning of June.



Early Bird Day ticket offers are available (until midnight, Wednesday 27th April 2018) – check them out.

* Early Bird ticket prices are only applicable until midnight on 18th April 2018.  Orders received after that time will be charged at the current rate at that time.



ColumbaFest takes place in several venues:

  • The Ground, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow G5 9JP. See map here.
  • Gorbals Church, 1 Errol Gardens, Glasgow G5 0RA. See map here.

More info on the timings and location of events soon.



We’ll be posting a series of posts on ColumbaFest-associated issues and contributors leading up to the festival, which you can follow on our Blog.

Also there’s our WGRG and weeWONDERBOX Facebook pages.

And you can sign up to the RSS Feed to receive notification of these direct to your email inbox.

And there’ll be more updates in future eNews releases coming soon (to which you can sign-up here)!

We’d hate you to feel ye wurnae tellt!



You’ll be able to download the latest ColumbaFest flyer here soon. Any help with publicity, much appreciated.


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