Thoughts on Faith + Art

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Sputnik Faith and Arts 2020 by Artists: Looking forward to new things

Wed 23 Dec, 2020

2020 by Artists: Looking forward to new things

Jonny finishes off his reflections on 2020 with four more artworks from around the Sputnik network that all look beyond the trials of today and draw us into a better tomorrow.

Sputnik Faith and Arts 2020 by Artists: Searching for meaning in the chaos

Tue 22 Dec, 2020

2020 by Artists: Searching for meaning in the chaos

Artists don’t just document events, they seek out the meaning that lies behind those events. Jonny presents three more pieces from our 'in the rough' exhibition that looked to get under the skin of 2020.

Sputnik Faith and Arts 2020 by Artists: An emotional response to lockdown

Mon 21 Dec, 2020

2020 by Artists: An emotional response to lockdown

Jazz musician Max Roach noted that "the artist is like a secretary... he keeps a record of his time." In our 'in the rough' exhibition, several artistic secretaries, from in and around our network, kept a record of 2020 for us.

Sputnik Faith and Arts After the Year of Not Gathering, art is more important than ever

Fri 18 Dec, 2020

After the Year of Not Gathering, art is more important than ever

2020 was meant to be the year of the Gathering for Sputnik. Instead, it’s been the year of not gathering for all of us! Jonny breaks down one thing that he's learnt in the carnage of 2020.

Sputnik Faith and Arts Can arts patronage help reshape our post-COVID culture?

Sat 11 Jul, 2020

Can arts patronage help reshape our post-COVID culture?

This is a difficult moment for many, but there's also a tangible resistance to the idea of 'business as usual'. Can we dream up a better vision for the arts, for the sake of our society's spiritual common life?

Sputnik Faith and Arts Bristol Faith & Arts Day moves Online

Wed 13 May, 2020

Bristol Faith & Arts Day moves Online

In place of our planned Bristol Faith and Arts Day, we’re going to take the conversation on to Zoom.

Sputnik Faith and Arts Peter Laws at the Brum Hub: What can we learn from our morbid curiosities?

Wed 01 Apr, 2020

Peter Laws at the Brum Hub: What can we learn from our morbid curiosities?

Author Peter Laws' dropped in on the Birmingham Hub to present a thorough and thought provoking examination of why people are drawn to the macabre and morbid.

Sputnik Faith and Arts Arts in the age of Coronavirus: we’re here to help

Wed 25 Mar, 2020

Arts in the age of Coronavirus: we’re here to help

Whether you're struggling financially, looking for purpose, or just hoping to connect, we want to do what we can.

Sputnik Faith and Arts Falmouth launches new mini-Hubs with a gathering of Fine Artists

Wed 11 Mar, 2020

Falmouth launches new mini-Hubs with a gathering of Fine Artists

Our Falmouth Hub will be running smaller, single-discipline meet-ups for food, discussion, and mutual encouragement.

Sputnik Faith and Arts Pip Piper’s new documentary celebrates the people keeping small venues alive

Wed 29 Jan, 2020

Pip Piper’s new documentary celebrates the people keeping small venues alive

A review from the premiere of 'Long and Winding Road', at the start of Independent Venue Week 2020