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Water Of Life? Creation, Culture & the River Thames
Thu 23 March 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
Water of Life? Creation, Culture & the River Thames
An evening of music, poetry, speakers, art and community
Thursday 23rd March 2017, 6.30pm
On and around the UN's World Water Day, cathedrals and churches worldwide will draw attention to our obligation to care for God's sustaining gift of water in all its forms. As part of this JustWater initiative, St Paul's Cathedral will be organising a series of events including art exhibitions, an event on water conflict, a series of film screenings and a set of sermons during Lent.
Join us on Thursday 23rd March at this flagship event for JustWater in the UK with a wide range of performances, speakers and organisations present. Don’t miss out!
Featuring excerpts from Handel's Water Music played on the Grand Organ; Prof. David Vaughan OBE, Director of Science at the British Antarctic Survey; Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency; Philip Fletcher CBE, former Chair of the Church of England’s Mission and Public Affairs Council; archaeology from the Thames Discovery Programme; images from the Environmental Photography of the Year competition from CIWEM; poetry readings from Jane Draycott; new artworks from Pablo Genovés and more to be announced.
Moderated by the Rt Revd James Jones KBE, former Bishop of Liverpool.
This event is open to all who wish to attend and is free of charge. However, we would welcome a donation (we suggest £5) to help cover the running costs from anyone who wishes to make it.