www.jesusonthetube.co.uk for the Jesus on the Tube image story and image
www.antoniarolls.blogspot.com for an account of an Artist and Mother in Bognor Regis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl44L6Izrd0 for a short film from the first weeks of creating the A Graceful Death exhibition by Bertram Somme
Rev Rachel Mann is a passionate person. She is a deep thinker, she is not afraid of the world, and has not only a calling to the Priesthood, but a powerful urge to live life. She is a wonderful writer, thinker and poet. She has unusual musical tastes for a Vicar in that she loves and reviews Heavy Metal. In fact, Rachel plays in her own Metal Band called Kingdom of the Blind and I have seen her - she is awesome!
Despite ill health, Rachel's passion and love of Life gives me hope. I take life for granted. Rachel doesn't. So when Rachel suggested the A Graceful Death exhibition be shown in her church, I knew that it would be good. As a priest, she deals with the dying and the dead. She counsels the bereaved, she sees how death affects her parishioners and she does not take such a subject lightly. Rachel is an Artist too. She uses words and music as her medium and understands the importance of the power of creativity. So I cannot turn up at her church with substandard paintings and substandard thinking. She wouldn't stand for it.
I am looking forward to opening the exhibition next Saturday and I am so happy to have Rachel's support and help. I look forward to meeting you all next week.