Music, comedy, art and fire-etching will be taking place in a packed Keswick Unconventional (KU) programme during week three of this summer’s Keswick Convention.
A selection of artists, musicians, comedians and professionals in the arts will be leading us through a wide-ranging programme.
We will welcome KU artist-in-residence, Kaori Homma, to Keswick. She will be holding a fire etching workshop and you’ll be able to hear more about how Kaori approaches questions of longing through her art.
A drawing workshop, led by artist Alastair Gordon, will also be held. Whether you’re a complete beginner or seasoned artist all are welcome. Limited places are available for both workshops.
We are delighted to welcome back to Keswick singer songwriter Steph Macleod. The worship leader and Mental Health Awareness campaigner returns to Keswick with songs from his new album Gold, inspired by his own journey of recovery.
Also getting involved in this year’s programme will be: Stewart and Carol Henderson, Gareth Davies-Jones, Eilidh Patterson, James Cary, Anna Nicholson and Tyrone Isaac-Stuart.
There will also be a performance of the Turbulent Priest which tells the story of the murder of Thomas Becket. It has been written by KU’s very own James Cary, who is written shows for the BBC including Bluestone 42, Miranda, My Hero and My Family.
The week will feature the usual Night Shift programme from Sunday to Thursday at St John’s Church and lunchtime concerts will also be held.
This year, KU will be holding a Re:Member programme (Monday to Thursday evenings) which will delve into the theme of Longing. It will look at how artists today approach the theme of longing through music, art, dance and poetry. You can expect live art, performances, interviews and biblical reflections led by professional artists in the KU team.