Review: You can get your own high by watching Hair the Musical

Review: You can get your own high by watching Hair the Musical

By Peter May **** Once again the Vaults has transformed its venue into another wonderland for its latest immersive theatre production. Only this time, it’s a mini Woodstock set in the swinging sixties. Reams of multi coloured fabric dangle from the ceiling, smokey incense burns, cushions strewn everywhere and psychedelic surroundings show the excellent attention […]

Review: Mozart’s Opera The Magic Flute

Review: Mozart’s Opera The Magic Flute

  By Peter May This is the sixth time this production   has been revived by Thomas Guthrie, and David  McVicar’s’.  That matters little because for Mozart’s masterpiece Die Zauberflote at the Royal Opera House is still the same light hearted comedy with the libretti by Emanuel Schikaneder as it ever was.  The Magic Flute is the most enigmatic of the three comic operas they collaborated on. The […]

How to commemorate the Reformation

Anglican Life The Latimer Trust   31 October 2017 marks 500 years since Martin Luther sent a copy of his Ninety Five Theses to Archbishop Albert of Mainz, the event that is considered the start of the Protestant Reformation. This month is thus a good time for an organisation like Latimer Trust, which is dedicated […]

What a Feeling! Flashdance is revived once more

What a Feeling! Flashdance is revived once more

Flashdance By Peter May Following hot on the heels of rival movie Footloose, which recently ended its run in the capital, along comes Flashdance as part of its national tour. It is an 80s mega-mix of a show including jaw-dropping dance moves, rocking tunes, bad perms and completely excessive costumes, and they even recreated the […]

Why we should teach church history to children

Anglican Life Church Society   Do you know your Luther from your Luther King? Your Cromwell from your Cranmer? Your Calvin from your Calvin and Hobbes? What about the children in your church and schools? Have they ever heard of some of these great names who did great things? Do they know how God acted […]

From child soldier to a life in mission

From child soldier to a life in mission

Anglican Life CMS   John Malow Bedit was kidnapped at age 11, given his first AK-47 a week later and forced to serve as a child soldier in a brutal and bloody conflict. Three years ago he graduated from the University of Juba. Now, as a CMS-Africa local partner, he is working with the Fellowship […]

Reaching out to girl refugees in Athens

Reaching out to girl refugees in Athens

Anglican Life USPG   A home for unaccompanied female refugees is meeting a vital need, writes the Rev Deacon Chris Saccali, who is the Anglican Church in Greece Refugee Response Facilitator.     A girl from Kuwait, not yet a teenager, had become separated from her parents as they travelled through Greece and found herself […]

Why patriarchy is the best solution for happy families and societies

The November 2014 session of General Synod debated proposals about whether the confidentiality of the confessional should ever be breached. If a parishioner confessed a sex crime to their confessor, should the confessor be required to report the fact to the authorities? The point was made that while absolution would depend on the parishioner reporting […]

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