Past Events

So you have an idea of what we do when we get together, here is a list of previous SUB gatherings.

Title: God In The Steam
When: October 2014
Run by: Claire & Matt
Location: Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester
Theme: Not strictly a full SUB gathering, but I thought it worth adding to this list. Claire & I presented the subject of Steampunk Spirituality as part of a panel looking at a wide range of Steampunk facets. This was part of both the Manchester Gothic Festival and Science Festival.

Title: The Quest
When: August 2014
Run by: Everyone
Location: Greenbelt, Kettering
Theme: Reflecting Greenbelt's theme of 'Travelling Light', this service took inspiration from Pilgrim's Progress, fairy tales and 80s children's TV series Knightmare. It was a half hour walking service taking participants through a series of challenges and exploring the idea of picking up, putting down and sharing each others burdens

Title: Blood
When: February 2014
Run by: Claire
Location: Sacred Trinity, Manchester
Theme: Claire took us through the church via various interactive stations that were labelled as body parts - the church became a body! In the head, we looked at blood used in art; in the lungs, we meditated on the blood coursing through our body; in the arm, we learned about different blood types and the spiritual implications that some cultures place on that; in the guts, we heard about blood in food and monsters driven by blood; we concluded with the heart and blood as covenant

Title: Thai Night
When: October 2013
Run by: Matt
Location: Kolyn Amor's house, Manchester
Theme: Just hanging out together, eating a Thai take away and chatting about what Sub has been to us so far and what might come next (which included starting this blog)

Title: Gothic Requiem
When: August 2013
Run by: Everyone
Location: Greenbelt, Cheltenham
Theme: Reflecting Greenbelt's theme of 'Life Begins', this service started 2 months before Greenbelt in a story between 3 monstrous friends played out over twitter. The Vampire, Werewolf and Zombie then showed up at the Greenbelt service. Styled as a funeral this gave space to consider that life begins when we bury the parts of ourselves that hold us back

Title: Return to Eden
When: August 2012
Run by: Everyone
Location: Greenbelt, Cheltenham
Theme: Reflecting Greenbelt's theme of 'Saving Paradise', this service explored humanity's perpetual search for paradise, moving from utopia to dystopia in search of meaning and fulfilment

Title: Steampunk
When: April 2012
Run by: Claire
Location: Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester
Theme: Experiencing the museum's Power Hall and discussing the spirituality of Steampunk over lunch at the nearby pub, The Ox

Title: Biblical Horror
When: November 2011
Run by: Matt
Location: Stephen McCusker's house, Manchester
Theme: Post-halloween exploration of horror in the bible, in a candle-lit room, around an open fire

Title: Transcending Realms Divine
When: August 2011
Run by: Everyone
Location: Greenbelt, Cheltenham
Theme: Reflecting Greenbelt's theme of 'Dreams of Home', this service takes us from a scorched earth through the spiritual veil into a 'heaven on earth' right there where we worship and take communion together

Title: The Dinner Party
When: April 2011
Run by: Everyone
Location: Sacred Trinity, Manchester
Theme: To have a big bring and share lunch together

Title: _awaiting your input
When: January 2011
Run by: Matt
Location: Manchester Art Gallery
Theme: Tour of the 'Recorders' exhibit by Raphael Lozano-Hemmer followed by discussion on surveillance and technology

Title: Death and the Afterlife
When: November 2010
Run by: Richard & Effie
Location: Manchester Museum
Theme: Tour of the Ancient Egypt exhibition followed by discussion on death and the afterlife

Title: Through a Looking Glass, Darkly
When: September 2010
Run by: Matt
Location: Sacred Trinity, Manchester
Theme: Discussion about mirrors and reflections, biblical references and what lies on the 'other side'

Title: Call the Ships to Port
When: June 2010
Run by: Matt
Location: Sacred Trinity, Manchester
Theme: An inaugural gathering to open Sub and see what people would like it to be

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