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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Bread for the World & Les Colombes

The Opening Night for Les Colombes at St Martin-in-the-Fields was held tonight at our Bread for the World Eucharist. The service featured music from Yonatan Maimon and the Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields. The artist, Michael Pendry, was interviewed by Katherine Hedderly and the service was followed by the opportunity to take in the sound cloud and lighting of Les Colombes. Michael Pendry has said of Les Colombes: “Folded by different people, the doves in their unity stand for such a fundamental human right. The time has come to admonish and to stand up for this – for the right to peace and freedom! So that that the flock of doves might grow, from place to place, from country to country, across all borders.”

Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Sam Wells, says that: “Like the best liturgy The Doves is about words and signs and sounds and space – and its glory is its elegant simplicity. When at his baptism the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus like a dove Jesus wasn’t blown away – he was touched more deeply that words can say or eyes can perceive. That’s what this exhibition is about – and what’s more, it affirms that the Holy Spirit works through the humble hands of you and me. ”

The service reflected that focus with music including 'Breath on me, breath of God', 'Spirit of God, unseen as the wind,' 'Come, Holy Ghost,' 'Litany to the Holy Spirit,' and 'She sits like a bird.'

Everyone is also welcome to a special performance by singer/songwriter from Tel Aviv, Yonatan Maimon on Monday 5 June at 6.30pm. Yonatan’s recorded his latest album in an ancient Israeli national park and evokes traditional spirituality through a contemporary folk sound. His emotive guitar-playing will set the scene for the viewing of Les Colombes that will follow his performance.

Visitors are encouraged to create their own doves, which can made in the Foyer from Saturday 20 May – Sunday 25 June.

Our Regular opening times are:
  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8.30am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-6.00pm.
  • Wednesday: 8.30am-1.15pm and 2.00pm-5.00pm
  • Thursday: 8.30am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-6.00pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am-6.00pm
  • Sunday: 3.30pm-5.00pm
Our late opening hours for Les Colombes are:
  • Wednesday, 31 May to 10.30pm
  • Thursday, 1 June from 9:30pm to 11pm
  • Thursday, 8, 15, 22 and 29 June to 11pm
  • Friday, 9, 16, 23 and 30 June from 9:30pm to 11pm

Yonatan Maimon - Kol Davar Katan.

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