What People Say

“AGAP’s work is a much needed challenge to get people thinking about new ways to connect with each other and with Christ through the arts. Fire.Cloud’s participation in Lentfest 2010 was a great opportunity for us to contribute creatively to AGAPs Lenten programme. We loved it!”
Suzanne Bunniss, Director of Fire.Cloud

“AGAP’s Lentfest initiative has been a great success. Its increasingly creative programme appeals to a wide range of interests and abilities. Roll on next year – especially more Poetry Cafés. Great fun for poetry lovers, seasoned and first time performers, and friends. See you there?”
Stephen Eric Smyth, poet and Marist Brother

“Here is what AGAP means to me… Acceptance of each other, Growth in confidence, in friendship Awareness of art, and the spark of creation Perseverance in our work, our challenges, our faith.”
Gillian Stephen, Artist and Performer in AGAP plays

“The arts project arose out of the performance of the plays of Pope John Paul II, who believed that the arts were uniquely eloquent and powerful in proclaiming the Gospel of God’s glory in humanity fully alive. Since then the project has gone from strength to strength in confirming the playwright pope’s hopeful vision and I am sure he looks down on it from his place of rest with consolation and joy.”
Fr John Keenan, + Bishop of Paisley

“AGAP’s Lentfest is an important cultural festival, that acknowledges light as well as the dark as it seeks out truth and beauty in the Arts”.
Norman Stone, film producer

“As a liturgical musician, I am delighted to see more attention being given in the Archdiocese to the visual and dramatic arts and to their power to deepen our sense of the holy and of the deeply human.”
Mgr Gerry Fitzpatrick, Archdiocesan Director of Music

“The exploration of important questions of faith and morality is wonderfully served by AGAP’s work in the Arts. The plays they have produced have penetrated issues in a way that other mediums cannot easily do.”
John Deighan, Parliamentary Officer, Catholic Parliamentary Office

 “Through working with AGAP over the years, I have been privileged to meet some truly inspirational people, and working with them to help express the Word of God has greatly deepened my faith as well.”
Maryfrances Jennow, participant in AGAP Productions

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