Do you want to take part in Lentfest? Despite the unsettled times and the uncertainty surrounding gatherings, our theme for the forthcoming Lentfest 2022 is "Always be ready to give a reason for the HOPE that is within you." (1 Peter 3:15). We want people to come up with something inspirational for our hybrid programme of live and virtual events. There's various opportunities: Songs and Words of Hope invites 5-min video performances; Images of Hope invites artists to exhibit; Schools for Hope invites schools to submit a video of their creative response to the theme. Besides that, we are keen to hear from individuals and groups who want to bring a performance (live or online) to the programme. Full details, including deadlines on our website: http://www.agap.org.uk/lentfest
Good news! After much anticipation by supporters and friends of AGAP, we are happy to confirm that there will be a Lentfest Programme for 2022. Following the lockdown of 2020, when Lentfest came to a sudden halt due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, and the cancellation of Lentfest 2021 for the same reason, AGAP is working hard to produce a programme of live and virtual events in time for March 2022.
After a period of furlough, AGAP returned to full active service in October 2021 and has been occupied with administrative tasks including the completion of a move to new premises in the Southside of Glasgow. We intend to place a call to visual artists for a new Lentfest Art Exhibition and also invite the participation of musicians, poets and other performers who would like to take part either live in person or via the internet. We hope that there will also be a live touring theatre production by AGAP, details of which will be available soon. At present, AGAP would like to hear from any group or individual that would like to propose an event for the programme, which might include events already planned but would like to be affiliated with Lentfest and included in the programme.
Any individual or group that would like to take part in Lentfest or make a general enquiry is invited to get in touch via the website. Please visit www.agap.org.uk/lentfest
Due to the current restrictions facing the wider Glasgow area at this time, and particularly affecting the functioning of the arts industry, AGAP is taking a break. We hope to resume our activities in mid-January 2021, when we will work towards a digital Lentfest and hope to stage some live events later that year. We won't be able to respond to enquiries until then, so please bear with us and keep us in your prayers. Thank you for your kind support.
AGAP has launched a new series of free educational videos on the topic of Catholicism in the Movies. Each one lasts around 40 minutes and is available via our YouTube Channel. They are presented by Stephen Callaghan, AGAP's Creative Director, who is a lifetime film enthusiast and studied theatre, film and television prior to working for the Archdiocese. Across the three videos, we will cover nearly every genre of Hollywood Cinema, exploring the ways in which it employs Catholic themes and images to articulate the stories that it tells. The three parts are as follows: