Comedy and campaigning at Keele University Chapel for Vision 2012

Posted on 04 October 2012

Environmental debates and comedy are among the events at a week of music, workshops and spirituality at Keele University Chapel.

Vision 2012, which runs from Monday, October 15, to Friday, October 19, includes an evening of stand-up from award-winning comedian Andy Kind, while daily workshops cover everything from meditation and mission to gospel singing and climate change.

A highlight of the week is the panel discussion Is God Green?, taking place on Friday, October 19, at 8pm. This free event features Keele’s Chancellor and environmental campaigner Jonathon Porritt, alongside award-winning television producer Mary Colwell, independent film maker and former Dominican friar Mark Dowd and Keele Professor of Politics Andrew Dobson.

Vision 2012 will also see the Chapel converted into Café Chapelle with a range of hot drinks and home-made cakes, as well as a spirituality installation and an art exhibition Spirited Arts – A Child’s Perspective on loan from Westhill College in Birmingham. Younger members of the community can enjoy a Kids’ Fayre, with face-painting, coconut shy, lucky dip and other traditional activities.

Franciscan friars will lead a workshop and discussion session and money will be raised throughout the week for their work with the poor and homeless.

University chaplain the Reverend Ruth Maxey said: “We are looking forward to welcoming the community to Keele chapel for this exciting week of events.”

The full programme of events can be found online at