Imaginative Hope: Why Art Matters In Times Of Crisis

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An interactive lecture with Ben Quash followed by panel discussion

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1 June 2020 | 8 - 9pm BST| Zoom Room 838 9900 1073 Password: 093619

Navigating the new norm can feel like a strange and unpredictable path yet the Arts can serve as a trusty companion along the way. They might remind us of roads already travelled and offer a glimpse of the journey ahead. Truths might be revealed about our current reality, questions asked and ideas inspired as we hope with imagination. Most of all, the Arts can remind us how God abides.

In this short lecture, writer and theologian, Ben Quash will draw from the histories of art, describing how the Holy Spirit might be evidenced in unexpected places and artistic spaces. Using an analogy from “found art”, Quash offers a call for “found theology”.

Professor Ben Quash is the Chair of Christianity and the Arts at King’s College, London. He is author of Found Theology and Abiding, The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2013. A regular speaker at Morphē Arts events, Ben has become a friend and mentor to many artists of faith at varying stages in their career. He is also a trustee for Morphē Arts. This lecture is delivered through Zoom and offered as a gift to all but donations to the charity are welcome. Information about how to give to this event can be found alongside further details about the lecture on Eventbrite. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with opportunity to ask questions from the floor. This event may be recorded and attendees are advised to be aware of their camera and audio settings as they enter.

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