Saturday, 20 November 2010

Death and the afterlife - what happens next?

We met at Manchester Museum where Effie and Richard were our guides to the afterlife. Seeing dead bodies over 3000 years old, reflecting on ancient practises and beliefs and playing games about what happens to us when we die! All this with a nice bit of cake. You can read up on what we discussed in Effie's Notes (89Kb).

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Mirrors, reflection & perception

The source bible verse for this is 1 Corinthians 13:12 "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then I shall know even as also I am known" (King James Version).

It's been the inspiration for many creative expressions, in film, literature, music and so on. Expanding on this, we looked at how mirrors have impacted the human psyche, what they reflect and how we perceive ourselves and others through them.

I have written up the presentation that guided the discussion so that you can see what we did - Through a Glass Darkly (78Kb).

Also, I've included 'small' versions of the A1 pictures used in the smoke and mirrors section - poster1, poster2, poster3poster4, poster5 (between 306-560k each).

Finally, I've included photos of the mirror pictures we created (not the easiest thing to photograph) - mirror1, mirror2mirror3, mirror4, mirror5, mirror6, mirror7 (between 55-116k each).

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Greenbelt 2010

The Greenbelt Festival in Cheltenham happened during August Bank Holiday weekend and several Sub members went to that. I hope you all came away with some fresh ideas, inspiration and challenge. Feel free to comment about the thing that meant most to you this year.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

First meeting

Sub met for the first time on 12th June 2010, discussing what it was all about, how to run it, what issues we needed to think about and so on. It was good to see everyone and catch everyone's excitement about the possibilities.