LentFest 2013: events across Glasgow

By staff writers
February 18, 2013

The full roster of LentFest 2013 events in Glasgow can be found here: http://www.agap.org.uk/lentfest/lentfest-2013/

The Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project was founded in 2006 and set up by arts practitioner, Stephen Callaghan. Support came from a variety of arts professionals and public officials, including the Lord Provost of Glasgow at the time, Liz Cameron (currently Chair of Culture and Sport Glasgow).

In 2008, AGAP launched an annual arts festival with an underlying Christian-Catholic ethos, involving anyone from anywhere who would like to contribute to the cultural life of the are. 'LentFest: An Imaginative Fusion of Faith and the Arts', is the major artistic output of AGAP. It has involved people of many Christian traditions (Catholic, Church of Scotland, Episcopalian, evangelical, etc) and other faiths (including Sikhism, Judaism, and Islam) as performers and participants.

The output is varied and has included touring theatre productions, interactive film screenings, concerts (classical, folk, traditional, jazz, Christian, choral and plainchant), dance, poetry and music cafés, art exhibitions and educational arts events and activities involving schools.

AGAP has worked with schools, higher education institutions, ecumenical organisations, world famous musicians such as James MacMillan, artists such as Peter Howson, film maker, Norman Stone and screenwriter, Sergio Casci.

Throughout the year, AGAP continues to run arts events and activities and exists also as a channel for publicising arts events and activities happening throughout the Archdiocese of Glasgow.

* More on AGAP / LentFest 2013: http://www.agap.org.uk/

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