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Keswick Unconventional

Week 3 of Keswick Convention incorporates Keswick Unconventional, an arts programme featuring a range of Christian artists, performers, and leaders. 

As well as running meetings alongside the Main Tent sessions, there are interactive workshops and seminars, to concerts and evening entertainment. 

Keswick Unconventional is based in Packing Hall 2, through Base Camp.

Seminar Track: Imagination and Being Human – Ted Turnau

PH 2 | 9:30-10:30am | Mon, Tues

Join this seminar track exploring creativity, imagination, and what it means to be made in God’s image with Ted Turnau, hosted by Rachel Redeemed.

Lunchtime Concerts

PH 2 | 1.15-2.15pm | Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs

A series of lunchtime concerts where, over the week, you can enjoy a range of music, poetry and comedy performances from KU’s artists.

Monday: Miriam Jones
Tuesday: Fiona Stewart
Wednesday: Ruth Naomi Floyd and Jez Carr
Thursday: More info coming soon

Afternoon Workshops

Join a variety of art workshops led by Christians working in the arts. Get creative, learn new crafts and reflect on God’s word. All workshops are held in PH 2.
Monday

2:30-3:30pm: Art Trail Tour with Kaori Homma
4:00-5:00pm: Imaginative Discipleship with Caleb Woodbridge

Tuesday

2:30-3:30pm: Reading of The Dove Stone/Q&A with Pam Daunton
4:00-5:00pm: Meet the Artist with Graham Oliver

Wednesday

2:30-3:30pm: Performative Reading with John Redeemed
4:00-5:00pm: Art Trail with Kaori Homma

Thursday

2:30-3:30pm: Gell-Plate Printing with Kerry De Jong, Liz Stansfield and Jo Shaw
4:00-5:00pm: Art Trail Tour with Kaori Homma

Window on the Word

PH 2 | 7:30-8:45pm | Sun, Mon, Tues, Thurs

A conversation about art, faith and the Bible hosted by Alastair Gordon, Ruth Naomi Floyd, Ted Turnau and special guests. 

Art of the Bible and the Bible as art. Join the KU team as we look at God’s Word through the lens of the creative arts. Taking a different Bible passage each evening, we’ll see how God’s Word has inspired artists and continues to speak through music, poetry and art. Expect live music, art, spoken word, interviews and Bible teaching from artists.

The Unconventional team will be taking part in the Evening Celebration on Wednesday in the Main Tent.

The Night Shift

PH 2 | 9:30-10:30pm | Sun, Mon, Tues, Thurs

Join James Cary and Rachel Redeemed for an hour of chat, comedy, guests, music, messing around and general theological tummy-tickling.

Evening Concert

Main Tent |  Livestream | 9:15-10:15pm | Wednesday

Join Alastair Gordon as he hosts an unforgettable night of music, comedy and poetry with performances from many of this year’s KU Artists.

Artist Kaori Homma is back as a residency artist in 2023 following her “Sub-Rosa” exhibition at St. Johns Church in 2021. Contemplating the broader theme of Human, Homma will focus on the notion of Hidden, curating and organising a guided tour which will take the audience through a hidden art trail during Keswick Unconventional 2023.

Find out more about the project and how to use the trail using the link above.

Contributors

Alastair Gordon

Alastair Gordon is an award-winning artist and writer. He is co-founder of Morphē Arts, a mentoring charity for Christians in the Arts. His paintings and writing features in international art fairs

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James Cary

James Cary is a BBC comedy writer (Miranda, Bluestone 42, Hut 33), author (The Gospel According to a Sitcom Writer, The Sacred Art of Joking) and podcaster (Cooper and Cary

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Ruth Naomi Floyd

A vocalist and composer, Ruth Naomi Floyd has been at the forefront of creating a discography of vocal jazz settings that express theology, history, and justice. Ruth has received fellowships,

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Kaori Homma

Kaori Homma is an artist originally from Japan, based in London, exhibiting in the UK and internationally. Homma is a trustee of Morphē Arts, and a board member of Brocklye Open Studio

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Fiona Stewart

Fiona Stewart is a writer, performer and broadcaster based in Glasgow. She is the Creative Director of Foolproof Creative Arts and a regular contributor to BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio

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Miriam Jones

Originally a native of B.C., Miriam Jones moved back to the UK from Vancouver Island last summer, celebrating the launch of a new, electric-guitar driven album called Reach For the Morning.

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Rachel Redeemed

Rachel Redeemed has co-hosted Premier Christian Radio’s ‘Inspirational Breakfast’ and worked for BBC Songs of Praise. She is a presenter for BBC Radio 4’s ‘Daily Service’, ‘Prayer For The Day’

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John Redeemed

John Redeemed is a coder by day and ‘Revelator’ by night. A passion for Bible memorisation (recently including the book of Revelation) has spurred John to develop a memorisation app,

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