AGAP e-newsletter: October 2020
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Dear Friends,

On Wednesday, 7th October at 7.30pm, we invite you to join us for the Online Premiere of a live recording of our 2016 theatre production, "Among Women".  The play was well received at both Lentfest and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and focuses on the lives of four present-day women, whose experiences cause them reflect upon the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  The Premiere takes place on the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and runs at approximately 55 minutes.

This month, we launch the first part in our three-part series of educational online videos on the subject of Catholicism in the Movies, beginning with Part One on the Horror Movie.  Parts Two and Three will be released in November and December.  Head over to our YouTube channel and you'll find lots of other online content as we add to it over the coming months.  We are currently in the process of organising a virtual Film and Faith Club for those of you that normally attend and are missing it!  (More details soon.)

Also, we were pleased to see that one of the artworks from the Lentfest 2020 exhibition on "The Sea" found a home by the sea in Largs.  Read the story below to find out more.

Finally, this month, AGAP celebrates its 14th anniversary.  We are grateful to all of you who have supported us over the years and we look forward to continuing our work through the technology available to us, until we are able to do otherwise.  Please keep us in your prayers.

With love and prayers for the peace, health
and wellness of you and your loved ones,

Stephen Callaghan
Creative Director
AGAP Theatre: 'Among Women'
ONLINE PREMIERE: Wednesday, 7th October at 7.30pm. (Also available to view after this.) Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project presents an AGAP Theatre Production of "Among Women" written and directed by Stephen Callaghan. The action centres around four female characters, all of which remain on stage throughout and are highlighted by a spotlight as they speak. The story is set in the present day but charts the events of the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary through the experiences of these four women. Their stories intertwine and, as things unfold, each must look for hope as Mary did. Mareshka works in a nightclub. Moira is a nurse who has made many pilgrimages to Lourdes. Maureen is the mother of a priest. Maria is an elderly religious sister, waiting in hope. Live Recording. Copyright Stephen Callaghan 2016. All Rights Reserved.
AGAP Theatre Presents: "Among Women" (2016)
Written & Directed by Stephen Callaghan. Full Play: free to view online.
Catholicism in the Movies: Part One
The Horror Movie
Part One of a three-part educational series on the role of Catholicism in Hollywood cinema presented by Stephen Callaghan, the Creative Director of the Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project (AGAP). The first part focuses on the Horror genre, explaining the ways in which it relies upon, incorporates and sometimes subverts ideas from Catholicism.
Star of the Sea Artwork finds a Home in Largs

August Queen of Heaven: Our Lady Fishing For Souls as in a New Dawn.
Copyright Sarah TC Bookless

A wet and windy day in Largs was brightened up when artist, Sarah T. C. Bookless delivered a large scale print of her artwork from the Lentfest Art Exhibition to the Tyburn Benedictine Monastery.  She remarked, "Mother Prioress and the Sisters are delighted with the Artwork and I don't think it is a coincidence that the name of the Local Catholic Church in Largs is Star of The Sea.  I sensed that Our Lady, Star of the Sea's, wishes were granted in that this is where she wished her image ''Our Lady Fishing for Souls'' to be venerated and her wishes were granted. Deo Gratias!"
The artwork was displayed as part of the Lentfest 2020 Art Exhibition on the theme of "The Sea".  An explanation of the artwork's imagery by the artist is available here.
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