Please excuse me going on about my tent. You will say if I’m becoming a bore won’t you?
Above: View from the tent. That is Canterbury Cathedral in the distance. It looks more impressive in real life.
Above: View of the tent from a spot near the picnic tables. Another marquee (a beer tent?) has since appeared in this area.
Above: Dramatic shot showing tent and its proximity to paved area.
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Posted by Dave at 11:28 pm on July 15, 2008 and filed under Cartooning, Lambeth 08, Lambeth Conference.
I’m pleased to say that I have arrived safely at the Lambeth Conference. I will do a proper update later on this afternoon on the Church Times blog, which is where I will be keeping my main Lambeth Diary. Irritatingly I’ve been having various computer problems, hence the lack of updates so far.
I couldn’t resist one picture though – this is my special ‘cartoonist in residence’ tent, which I will be resident in from tomorrow. The big blue tent in the background is the tent for bishops. Theirs is bigger, but then there are more of them.
Posted by Dave at 2:22 pm on July 15, 2008 and filed under Cartooning, Lambeth 08, Lambeth Conference.
…and look what is in it. More details later.
[By the way - I am aware that my blog page does not work well for Internet Explorer users with small screens - the image and all the blog content drops right down to the bottom of the page. This is more likely to happen if I use 500 pixel wide images from Flickr like this one rather than the 400 pixel wide ones I usually stick to for this very reason.
If any CSS wizard can advise me what I can do to stop this happening I would be incredibly grateful. I have spent three years trying to work this out (not continually) and have been unsuccessful thus far]
Update: How does that look to everyone? [Technical aside: I have used overflow: hidden] If nothing looks out of the ordinary that is a good thing.
Posted by Dave at 10:46 am on July 9, 2008 and filed under Books, Lambeth 08, Lambeth Conference, Sent via mobile telephone.
Before Christmas I said that I had one or two announcements to make. Well, here is one of them.
The Anglican Communion Office have invited me to take on the role of ‘Cartoonist in residence’ at the forthcoming Lambeth Conference and I have said ‘yes’. My role will be to draw events at the conference as they develop. These drawings will then be displayed by various means including the internet. I will have a visible presence (unlike my usual non-visible sort) around the conference campus and will get to go to some of the meetings. We haven’t decided upon all of the details of all of these things yet.
Some background information: The Lambeth Conference happens every ten years, and about 800 bishops are invited. The 2008 conference is from the 16th July to the 4th August 2008 at the University of Kent in Canterbury, although the various bishops will be in the UK by at least the 10th of July when the ‘hospitality’ part starts. This is when different English, Scottish or Welsh dioceses host the delegates and, one imagines, provide them with sandwiches. There is then a retreat at Canterbury Cathedral before the programme on the University campus begins. The Spouses’ Conference runs alongside the one for Bishops and is for spouses.
I am very excited by this prospect. I am most definitely pro-Lambeth and pro-Archbishop-Rowan, and so it is a great privilege to be asked to be involved. I will be practicing my drawing between now and then and may even get some new pens. It is certainly a rather daunting prospect, but hopefully I’ll be OK. A planned new easel will be a help.
As you’ll remember I made a comment back in September about the ‘Marketplace’ at the conference and how brilliant it would be to have a stall. Well, I am pleased to say that I will indeed have a stall, though I will be asking other people to run it most of the time. I am fortunate in having one or two people who have agreed to help me, though I may need to recruit one or two more. I have not decided exactly what the stall it will have on it yet. One or two books perhaps. I may set aside a little colouring table for bishops and others to use between meetings.
I will of course have more to say about this over the coming months. Such posts will be gathered together here on the blog in a specially convened ‘Lambeth 08‘ category. Something will probably be said officially by the Lambeth organisers at some point, but in the meantime I am free to talk about it.
Additional information for visitors
These are some of the other Anglican events that I have done drawings about:
Also, for people who have surfed in, perhaps via the internet: The pages with my blog posts and cartoons about Anglican goings-on might be of interest, as my pages of church-related cartoons.
Posted by Dave at 2:17 pm on January 14, 2008 and filed under Anglican goings-on, CartoonChurch progress, Cartooning, Cartoons, Lambeth 08, Lambeth Conference, Religion.