The future of our faith and church - Open the Book Primary School Children's Show of their Favourite Bible Stories and a Film/Mono-Print and Photography Show of 12 - 18 years at the Hub Gallery, Christ Church 4 - 18 May, 2016 ----- Great News because the success of the first Christian Arts Festival Cheltenham 2016 has far exceeded all expectations, and a relief to many thrilled attendees, the Festival will run again next year ----- Launch with a Big Sing in Cheltenham Town Hall on Saturday 22 April, 2017 ------ Tickets will be on sale soon because of the huge demand this year ----- Theme: 'Wings,' Check out the Art Competition, first entry on the Schedule page, to choose the image for the Festival brochure next year ! £200 for the winner
Cheltenham’s latest festival is something like the 'tiny mustard seed that a man planted in a garden’ that ‘grows and becomes a tree, and the birds make nests in its branches’ (Luke 13:19). Let us now gather in the shade of that tree, delight in the songs of the birds and wonder at the God that led us to this place. Anthony Oliver, Fundraising Consultant, Gardener of Seeds
Enabling churches from across Cheltenham to come together in celebration of a rich heritage through contemporary and traditional arts, and to share this creative expression with our local community. Through artistic diversity we will be highlighting the creativity and unity we all share in faith in a Creator God in an attractive, compelling and colourful way!
Opening with A Big Sing, directed by conductor David Ogden with Bishop Rachel of Gloucester and closing with Treasure! A modern musical rendition of the Count of Monte Cristo. The Parabola Arts Centre – Jazz, Lit, Comedy and Soul. The Minster for Sacred Space and Faure’s Requiem. Multi-faith world fusion band, devotional music for dancing. Sermon Slam and Celtic Day. Many events/workshops free for families, children and young people.
Regardless of faith or non faith, background, race, sexuality or age throughout our town. YMCA, Family Space, The Rock, Cheltenham Town Hall, Gardens Gallery, NSC, Christ Church, Primary Schools, Art Shape, The Minster, UoG and many more. Browse the website and our Festival Brochure for details of events. Want to get involved or know more? Contact us!