AGAP e-newsletter: May 2018
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Dear friends,

We're delighted to bring you our latest newsletter full of information about what's on during the month ahead.  Whether you're interested in music,film or drama, hopefully you'll find something to suit you.

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God bless,
The AGAP Team.
INSPIRE: Bringing Creativity Together at AGAP
After being postponed during Lentfest, we're delighted to be able to reschedule "Inspire" - an evening organised by AGAP that seeks to bring creative people together, recognising that God is the inspiration for all our creative endeavours.  This time, our special guests are singer/songwriter, Franklyn, and the poet, Anne Murray.  If you would like to perform, please contact us to book a slot at the open-mic.  All types of performance are welcome so long as they are respectful of our faith ethos.  We've kitted out our "Francis Room" with a stage, starcloth, lights and sound in a cosy, intimate, candle-lit cafe-style setting....all we need is YOU!  Bring your own refreshments and make yourself comfy.  Limited seating: advance booking recommended. Tickets £6 (2 for £10) Call 0141 552 5527 or visit
Fancy exploring the scriptures in a new way?  Fancy trying your hand at drama with no obligation to commit to a rehearsal schedule or learn lines?  Maybe Lectio Divina Dramatica is for you!  

Join us in the "Francis Room" where we'll reflect on the Gospel passage for the forthcoming Sunday in a prayerful way, encouraging meditation and use of the imagination.

Then (with the option of a tea break!), chat with the group about how we can come up with a short dramatic presentation (a sketch, a mime, a tableaux?) on the themes that come up from the scripture.  After that, we round up the evening with Night Prayer of the Church.

Totally free. Advance booking is appreciated: 0141 552 5527 or via 
Join us in the "John Paul Studio" where we're set up with a large screen and speakers to give that all-important cinema experience!

This month's movie is sure to get you tapping your feet and singing along with Whoopi and her Sisters!

After the movie, we break for tea/coffee and then chat about the issues raised by the film.  This month, we're considering the image of Catholicism in popular culture and also thinking about evangelisation and music in church.

Totally free.  Advance booking is appreciated: 0141 552 5527 or via

AGAP heads East!

On Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August at 1.30pm, AGAP Theatre will perform "Mungo: Legend of Glasgow's Saint" (written & directed by Stephen Callaghan with music and songs by Vincent Mellon) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  The performances will take place in St Patrick's Church, Cowgate (which is famous as resting place of Venerable Margaret Sinclair).  Tickets £8 (£5 concession) are available from or on the door at the performance.  Watch this space as we plan to revive the production (which was a big hit during Lentfest) at venues in Glasgow Archdiocese on 13th, 14th and 15th July.  More information will be available soon as venues are confirmed.
Have Faith in the Arts
AGAP's Creative Director, Stephen Callaghan, recently was invited to address the Glasgow Circle of the Catenians at their meeting in Glasgow City Centre.  He spoke on the subject of faith and the arts, providing an overview of the teachings of the Catholic Church on the arts.  The talk was based upon previous versions which Stephen has delivered at the Gillis Lecture of the Archdiocese of St Andrew's and Edinburgh Arts and Heritage Commission (2017) and the inaugural series of lectures at the St Ninian Institute, Dundee (2013). Stephen concluded with the words of Benedict XVI, "The Arts and the Saints are the greatest apologetic for our faith."
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