What are we here for?

How can we make sense of life?

What role does faith play in finding meaning?

Can the arts illuminate these big questions?

Over six Tuesday evenings at the Tufnell Park Tavern we’ll be exploring faith and the meaning of life through the lens of the arts.

Free entry - 7.30pm start; talk at 8pm, followed by discussion and Q&A; all done by 9pm.

All welcome - no specialist knowledge of faith or art needed. 


20 February - Micro & Macro: a fascination with nature's detail

Fiona Fouhy is a visual artist predominantly using printmaking and animation, and is part of East London Printmakers Studio.

27 February - Thinking about suffering and evil with British novelist JG Ballard

Andrew Bowyer is chaplain at Trinity College, Cambridge and has studied theology and philosophy.

6 March - Sacrificial Love and Sacred Mystery: meeting God in abstract art

Ayla Lepine is a fellow in art history at the University of Essex and an ordinand at Westcott House, Cambridge.

13 March - 'Myth, Word, Image': hope and healing in David Jones's war poems

David Barnes is an academic and writer, specialising in 19th century, modernist and contemporary British and American literature.

20 March - Everything but still: transformation in the sculptures of Caroline Mackenzie

Erin Clark is a curate in Bethnal Green and a freelance editor and poet.

27 March - Can a poem teach you how to live? Poetry and the spiritual life

Nathan Lyons is a research fellow in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University.


Alexandra Lilley