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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.

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.

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Join Ruth Naomi Floyd, Alastair Gordon, Ted Turnau and friends as they reflect on Eph 2 through music, words and art.

We will explore some of Paul’s teaching about understanding our lives as a story, stories that will ultimately have a happy ending, but also take us through hard and uncharted territory.

The dramedy Stranger Than Fiction (2006) can help us here. It’s about a man who learns that he’s a character in someone else’s novel.

Ruth Naomi Floyd, Alastair Gordon and Ted Turnau invite KU guests to reflect on Phil 2 with music, words and art.

We will explore a series of paintings by figurative realist painter Lee Price, and how they illuminate some teachings on Paul why not to be discouraged in our own walks with the Lord.

Ruth, Ally and friends reflect on John 15 through music, art and words.

As artistic beings, we look, see, explore, and discover themes of what it means to be human in this world. But observation is different from bearing witness. To bear witness requires much more. Our art should bear witness to what this life brings. 

Ruth, Ally and KU guests reflect on Genesis 1: 26-28 through music, art and words.

As Christian and artists, we believe in the beauty of Imago Dei. Our artmaking should bear witness to our love and respect for all humanity, even (especially) when crossing barriers that keep us apart. 

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.

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: Graham McDonald

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. 

Places are limited for workshops, please book using the link below.


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


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


2:30-3:30pm: A dramatic performance of the book of Revelation with John Redeemed. 
4:00-5:00pm: Art Trail with Kaori Homma


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

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.

Exhibition | Graham Oliver

PH 2 

In addition to our art trail, we are pleased that artist Graham Oliver will be exhibiting pastel drawings in the KU venue.

Graham writes,

“After discovering the unique qualities of pastel my wife and I opened our Salisbury gallery in 1988. Gradually my work has moved from representational landscapes to a more focused attempt to visualize the wonderful promise in Romans 8v21. What will the ‘freedom and glory of the children of God’ look like? What form will the new creation take? How might the medium of pastel realize this?”

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 button.


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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Graham Oliver

After discovering the unique qualities of pastel, Graham Oliver and his wife Heather opened their Salisbury gallery in 1988. G radually his work has moved from representational landscapes to a

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Pam Daunton

Pam Daunton, like many authors, loves reading. When teaching in primary school, she enjoyed sharing a novel, chapter by chapter, with her classes and believes there is something magical about where

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Sophie Killingley

Sophie Killingley is a freelance artist and published author. Her creative spiritual journal published by The Good Book Company had its international release last year. She has provided artwork for

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Jez Carr

Jez Carr has worked as a pianist, bass player and producer with the likes of Mark Lockheart, Dave O’Higgins, Ben Castle, Rise Kagona, Patrick Wood, Andy Thornton, Iain Archer, Susan Enan

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Caleb Woodbridge

Caleb Woodbridge is a freelance editor and writer. Caleb is passionate about faith and creativity, and helping people to see the beauty and truth of the Gospel as ‘myth become real’.

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Jo Shaw

Jo Shaw is a regular at Keswick and the Keswick Ministries Art Retreat. An artists with a wealth of experience in leading workshops in many art disciplines. When she has

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Ted Turnau

Ted Turnau has a Ph.D. in Apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary. He currently serves as Chair of Literature and Culture at Anglo-American University in Prague, Czech Republic. He and his

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Graham McDonald

Hailing from Penicuik, pianist Graham McDonald is passionate about music education, teaching music in a local secondary school and directing the Pentland School of Music which he founded in 2018.

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