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Icon Making Workshop

What will we be doing?

In the cultures of the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches, an icon is a religious work of art, usually a painting. The most common subjects for icons include Christ, Mary, saints and angels.

In our icon making workshop we’ll be looking at the traditional art of painting icons on wood and attempting to create icons of our own.

Paul says, “We’ll attempt to capture something of the atmosphere of a creative, orthodox monastic community. Yes, it’s crazy trying to squeeze into a single day something that would have taken weeks, if not months, but I’m sure you’re used to my projects by now.

"The session will be hands-on from start to finish - wood, muslin, gesso, paint, and lacquer made from linseed oil and crushed amber.  Finally, we’ll take our creations across to church for a few minutes’ quiet reflection.

"So, we’ll have history, story-telling and creativity ending up in the Burnside Hall with a bang.”

You don’t need to bring anything – just yourselves – and lunch will be provided in the form of a finger buffet with some Greek-themed food.

When and Where?

Saturday 22nd February 2020 - 10:30am to 3:15pm
Burnside Memorial Hall, Church Hill, Plumtree

Earth and Fire - Part 1

What  will we be doing?

Many churches now feel called to pray for our stewardship of the environment, and of our planet.

In January two speakers from Extinction Rebellion gave a talk to the Lady Bay Community Association; it was an eye-opener to discover at first hand what they are trying to do, and why.

So, in early summer, environment will be the theme of a fellowship event held on Paul’s allotment where we can think about organic gardening and the environment. We’ll discover what can be done on a small scale: planting flowers to attract bees; leaving tussocks of grass to provide shelter for voles.

On a larger scale, Hügelkultur, is a horticultural technique where a mound constructed from decaying wood debris and other compostable plant materials is planted as a raised bed. So, we’ll be putting some Hügelkultur ideas into action growing seeds organically: spinach, pumpkins and sweet peas.

Wear your wellies and rough clothing, and prepare to get grubby! Bring a tinned vegetable item (such as sweetcorn, tomatoes, new potatoes or beans) for a "hobo" lunch cooked over an open fire.

Just hope someone has a tin opener.

When and Where?

Saturday 6th June 2020 - 10:30am to 3:00pm
Paul's Allotment, Thurlby Lane, Stanton-on-the-Wolds 
(meet at the Elm Avenue car park in Keyworth for a walk to the allotment)

 

Earth and Fire - Part 2

What  will we be doing?

map showing tile kiln woodOn the Welbeck Estate there’s a wood called Tile Kiln wood (circled on the map above - click on it to see a larger image). This gave Paul an idea, and he decided that it might be worth trying t build a tile kiln on his allotment.

So that’s what this fellowship event is about. The aim is to make some tiles similar to the Victorian ones in the sanctuary at St Mary’s.

Some of the group will be building the kiln(!); others will be preparing the clay tiles and glazing them. The tiles will need to dry out before they are fired so Paul will be doing this later.

Wear your wellies and rough clothing, and prepare to get very grubby!

When and Where?

Saturday 5th September - 10:30am to 3:00pm
Paul's Allotment, Thurlby Lane, Stanton-on-the-Wolds 
(meet at the Elm Avenue car park in Keyworth for a walk to the allotment)

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