Ageing Grace-Fully: The Arts and Spiritual Self Awareness

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

This two course series explores one facet of spirituality and ageing – the life transition at retirement.

As a course on how life’s many transitions affect us spiritually, the issues discussed will have a relevance beyond the topic of retirement. However, with retirement as a focus, the course offers in-depth insight into the spiritual dimension of such transitions – how we can assess them and meet our changing spiritual needs.

The first day will explore ways in which artistic exploration helps us to identify both our own spiritual needs and those of others around us. The day will involve a combination of academic and practical approaches to working with the arts in terms of life transitioning. The methodology will compromise arts practice, visual exegesis, textual analysis and discussion.

This is a new course. No previous experience or academic qualifications are required. Participants who attended last year’s Spirituality and Healthcare course will notice that it focuses on those topics that the course group highlighted as being particularly relevant, and lend themselves to further research.

Each day is booked separately. Details about day two.
£45, includes lunch and refreshments.

Contact Alison Ogden for booking enquiries.
aogden@sarum.ac.uk | 01722 424826

Course Details:

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tutors:
  • Tutor: Gilly Sakakini

    • Gilly Sakakini has an MA in Christianity and the Arts and is a teacher and artist. Her areas of interest include the exploration of theological themes through arts practice and the creation of large-scale collaborative art pieces for sacred spaces. Though based in Hampshire, Gilly regularly teaches in Canada and the USA.

  • Tutor: Tim Marks

    • Tim Marks is an independent coach, consultant and trainer working mainly with the YMCA and a number of dioceses in Church of England. He has two theology degrees and a diploma in counselling. He is an ordained Anglican priest and a member of the ministry team at Malvern Priory, where he also serves as a volunteer pastoral counsellor.