Despite the relentless pursuit of knowledge in our troubled world with its wars, strife and a pandemic, the question remains, “Has our knowledge really helped us?” Is knowledge different from wisdom? In this session Cecily will consider how an understanding of Wisdom and Folly in Shakespeare and the Book of Proverbs can help us navigate our way through today’s world. We will discover similarities and differences between the Wisdom and Folly in Shakespeare and the Book of Proverbs and how they can enrich our own Spirituality. We will have dramatized readings from these texts in order for participants to have a lived experience of the Wisdom and Folly quest. Please bring a favourite selection from Shakespeare or Proverbs displaying Wisdom and/or Folly. And be ready for a bit of theatrics!
Join Zoom Meeting – with Cecily Clark
Meeting ID: 881 2701 6954
About the facilitator: Cecily is a Creative Arts therapist and teacher who has worked as a Sensory Art teacher in a special school, has facilitated Arts programs for adolescent and adult mental well-being, and has taught Speech & Drama for over 20 years in various independent schools and privately. She completed her Graduate Diploma with the University of Divinity (2021) and is beginning her Masters at this same university with a focus on the Arts and Spirituality.
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The Spiritual Reading Group will continue in 2023 on the third Wednesday of the month from 10.30 am to 12.00pm. All are welcome to join for a particular session or regularly. More details will be given about each of these session closer to the event.
The 2023 program is below:
19 April – Jenny Raper on Dante – POSTPONED until later in the year
17 May – John Tidey on The Tablet of London
21 June – Susan Frykberg on Jeremy Begbie
19 July – Wendy Crouch
23 August – Carol O’Connor on Rose Macaulay
20 September – Philip Harvey on The Cloud of Unknowing
18 October – Bata Bardak on Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
15 November – Susan Southall on the Book of Ecclesiastes
Bookings are closed for this event.