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The CartoonChurch stand in the Lambeth Conference Marketplace will open on Monday for the best part of two weeks. It will be open from 11am until 9pm most days except Thursday 24 July.
This is the stand in its pre-setup state. As you can see I asked for the following fittings to be installed:
- Two folding chairs
- One collapsible church hall table
- One basketball hoop with attached large white mechanism thing
- One small cardboard box
- One sheet of A4 paper
Overall I think the staff have done remarkably well, don’t you?
Please feel free to use the comments to suggest how we might be able to use this assorted equipment. Remember that we need to communicate the ethos of the organisation and sell lots of books.
[Marketplace helpers: Sorry for lack of communication with some of you. I will send you some final information shortly.]
Posted by Dave at 8:27 pm on July 18, 2008 and filed under Festivals and Exhibitions, Lambeth 08, Lambeth Conference, Photographs.
Whilst I’m on an ‘asking for things’ day…
As I’ve mentioned here I’m going to have a stand in the ‘Marketplace‘ area at the Lambeth Conference. It will have books, calendars, cards, cartoon licence information and suchlike. I have a small team of people who are kindly helping me to run it, but I could do with one or two more people.
The dates are as follows: Monday 21 July – Saturday 2 August, closed on Thursday 24 July and Sunday 27 July. Opening times are 11am to 9pm except on the final Saturday when it closes at 6pm. The Marketplace is open to the public as well as all of the bishops, spouses and everyone else involved.
I am looking for anyone who would enjoy helping with such a thing who would be willing to be around even for a single day. Food would be provided and I do have some accommodation available for those able to help for several days. I plan to have several people around on each day to look after the stand so that there are plenty of opportunities for breaks, mingling with bishops etc. The number of people I will need does depend upon various factors – the plans of one or two people I’m still waiting to hear from being one. If you might be interested send me a message and we can talk.
I forgot to say – there will be special badges.
Posted by Dave at 12:07 pm on May 27, 2008 and filed under Festivals and Exhibitions, Lambeth 08, Religion.
The Ship of Fools folks had a stand at the Christian Resources Exhibition this year for the first time. A few photos are below – click ‘read the rest of this entry’ if you can’t see them.
You can find more of my blogging from today’s CRE on the Church Times blog. I’ll be there again tomorrow to do a bit more blogging and for the former SPCK employee gathering.
Above: Simon (left), Tony K (right) and someone else whose name I’m afraid I’ve forgotten.
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Posted by Dave at 9:49 pm on May 13, 2008 and filed under Festivals and Exhibitions, Religion.
I couldn’t find this online anywhere, so I’ve posted it below. The press people sent it to me, so I’m assuming they’d like it to be seen. It is an article by Rob Frost, who sadly died in November 2007.
The Pentecost Festival is taking place in London from the 9th to the 11th of May 2008. See my post on the Church Times blog for more information.
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Posted by Dave at 8:49 am on April 21, 2008 and filed under Festivals and Exhibitions, Religion.
I’m at the Spring Harvest evangelical holiday camp for much of the coming week, and will be keeping a diary on my Church Times blog.
In the meantime please forgive the lack of posts and delays in comment moderation on this site.
Posted by Dave at 10:14 am on April 5, 2008 and filed under Blogging, Festivals and Exhibitions, Religion.
From the Greenbelt website:
…this year, we’ll be holding our Festival Communion service at 3pm on Sunday afternoon
To half of the readership of this website this will be utterly irrelevant.
To the other half this will be utterly life changing. Well… OK, it will be of passing interest.
Posted by Dave at 1:43 pm on March 27, 2008 and filed under Festivals and Exhibitions, Greenbelt, Religion.
The Pentecost Festival is a huge event planned in London from the 9th to the 11th of May next year:
A massive weekend party in central London with hundreds of free events and high impact performances. A cross-generational, multi-cultural celebration of the Church’s creativity and compassion that will fill hundreds of venues – coffee shops, parks, pubs, streets, boats, churches, clubs, hotels, halls, restaurants, theatres, shops…
In a snapshot: vision, creativity, comedy, sport, the arts, prayer, children’s entertainment, fashion, debate, movies, food, music, colour, campaigning, social action, hope, physical theatre, story telling, clubbing, ecology and much much more…
Rob Frost, the much loved and respected Methodist minister who died in November was, if I understand correctly, to head up this initiative. The plan is still very much for it to go ahead. A draft programme (pdf, 2mb) is now available to download, and I have to say it does look really promising. Speakers include Tony Campolo, Adrian Plass, various MPs and there is a jolly good comedy line up. There are plans to take over Trafalgar Square on the Saturday with modern music-type bands.
The event is organised by Christians on the evangelical side of things, which I realise may not be the natural ecosystem of everyone reading. But I for one think it is a good thing to support and I hope it is a success. Put it in your diary if there is any chance you can be in the vicinity of London and you have a diary.
Posted by Dave at 11:35 pm on December 10, 2007 and filed under Church, Ecumenical matters, Festivals and Exhibitions, Religion.
Booking is now open for those wishing to sell things to the Bishops at the Lambeth Conference. I imagine they are looking for stalls selling doves and cattle and there will probably be a few moneychangers booths. Information about booking a stand is here. If you’re interested be quick, as a quarter have gone and I suspect the rest will go within days.
When this popped up in the feed reader I got straight on the phone to them, as I do always like to run my own stall. It really is great fun. But having pondered and reflected I don’t think I can really afford the thousand pounds plus all the accommodation and hire of a private dressing room etc. You do get a lot more for your money than at the Christian Resources Exhibition (for instance), but even so I just don’t think that a lot of the Bishops are going to be interested in cartoons for their parish magazines.
The folks on Mad Priest’s blog have been having some fun working out what things would be “deemed to be not in keeping of the spirit of the conference”. Aren’t they naughty.
Posted by Dave at 6:44 pm on September 12, 2007 and filed under Anglican goings-on, Church, Festivals and Exhibitions, Religion.
I thought I’d post some of the drawings I did for various Greenbelt-related things for those who have not seen them. These are the rare black and white versions of some colour cartoons that appeared on the Guide to Greenbelt published by the Church Times.
Incidentally I had a great time loitering in the Church Times yurt pretending to be important and writing my name inside books when no-one was looking. The Church Times Team were promoting their new magazine for girls called ‘Caris‘. I posted about it a month or two back if you remember – at the time it was going to be called ‘Grace’ but this was changed for legal reasons.
Also in the yurt were Third Way, now also part of the Church Times setup. They had the folding table on the right.
In other Greenbelt news, you may not have read this link on many other blogs. From the Bexhill-on-Sea Observer:
Members of the St Peter’s Youth Group go to Greenbelt with the blessing of the Rector, and return again to Bexhill as planned on Monday evening.
Posted by Dave at 6:27 pm on August 29, 2007 and filed under Cartoons, Festivals and Exhibitions, Greenbelt, Religion.
Usually it takes a few days to go through these phases (with the showering being first) but today I have been through all of them.
I have had a splendid time at the Festival and have returned invigorated. This is mainly because of the many friends I have seen and people I have met I think. It was great to see and meet you. I did go to some good sermons and lectures and pop groups too. I will be posting about some of the things I saw and heard and drew at Greenbelt over the next few days although that might depend upon whether I lapse back into one of the earlier phases and if so which one.
The camper van made it and made it back again. This is a wonder to us all.
Feel free to use this cartoon on your blog. A link here would be lovely.
Posted by Dave at 10:56 pm on August 28, 2007 and filed under Cartoons, Festivals and Exhibitions, Greenbelt, Religion.
[Cartoon from the Dave Walker Guide to Greenbelt, 2005]
We’re about to leave to go to the Greenbelt Festival via various places. Here are some sundry bits of information relating to Greenbelt this year:
I have done 2 lots of drawings for the 2007 festival, both of which will be available free. These are:
- Some drawings for the children’s booklet for the Sunday morning service. You should be able to get hold of one if you lie about your age, or indeed if you have children. The Sunday morning service is being organised by Sanctus1 this year and they asked me to make a contribution which I was pleased to do.
- The Church Times Guide to Greenbelt. The Church Times did a Guide to the Festival in 2005 and 2006, and we have done another this year. I say ‘we’ because I have done some cartoons for the cover and also some inside (I think). I’ve only seen the cover so I don’t know what is inside. You can pick up a copy from the Church Times tent, and I’ll be helping to hand them out around the site.
I’ll post some or all of this material on the blog in September, as I’m aware that many people reading will not be at Greenbelt (and for whom this post is, I imagine, quite tedious).
Talking of the Church Times, they will be giving my book away again this year as part of an introductory ‘subscription to the newspaper’ offer, which I’m pleased about. They are signed copies, which reduces the value of the book by about 13 or 14 percent, but it is a good offer nevertheless.
Once again we will be holding our annual Wibsite gathering, this time at 3pm on Sunday on the campsite. If you are connected to the Wibsite in some tenuous way then you’re most welcome. This year Chris, who built the Wiblog system will be with us, which is marvellous. We might or might not have some news relating to the Wibsite which we will announcing to a great fanfare and some ready-salted cashew nuts. We have been blogging on the Wibsite for 5 years now – would you believe it.
All sorts of other people are doing all sorts of things at the festival. Here are a few:
Weather Forecast: At the moment it’s looking good. But we all know that 5 day forecasts are a load of nonsense.
If you’re at Greenbelt it would be great to meet / see you. All being well (if the van makes it) we’ll be in campsite 9 with a rusty campervan and a big white ‘W’ flag, so do come and say hello. Alternatively the Church Times tent would be a place to contact me. If I’m not there you could leave a message perhaps.
Comments on this blog may take a while to be moderated for the next week.
Posted by Dave at 10:53 pm on August 20, 2007 and filed under Cartoons, Festivals and Exhibitions, Greenbelt.