If we were blessed as the 4 Corner Festival to have gotten the 2020 Festival over before Coronavirus might have closed us down we are not so fortunate for 2021. Or are we? At least we have had eleven months to prepare.
I couldn’t quite believe that as early as March we were talking about virtual events. We have been planning for some kind of hybrid of gathering and virtual ever since. Then this new surge has us ending up completely virtual.
But… there will be a 4 Corners Festival and… it will be a good one.
After ten months of this virus we want to give the city the opportunity to breathe… an opportunity to just stop… take that deep breath that gives a moments calm and resilience. We have an entire day on resilience.
We also want to breathe out some imagination. At some stage of 2021 we will come out of this strange time into something new. After so long it is unlikely to be as it was back in March 2020. What it will look like though depends on decisions we make. This year’s Festival hopes to breathe imagination into that future.
To help us we have some great speakers and artists. In talks and panel discussion and film and drama, comedy and music we will breathe in and out. Speakers like John Paul Lederach, Duke Special, Racquel McKee, Rev Kiran Young Wimberley and more will help us through out the week.
Check out the programme and our new morning and night prayer too: