Monday, July 23, 2007

Amazing Grace

This film about William Wilberforce and the abolition of British slavery comes out in Australia on Thursday. A group from All Souls and friends will be going to see it together on Thursday 2nd August (Thursday week) at Palace Cinemas on Norton Street. We'll go back to the church café for coffee and discussion afterwards. Let me know if you're interested. If the group is large enough we can get a good discount.

I'd love to start a regular (monthly?) discussion forum at All Souls, probably on Thursday evenings, for chewing over some contemporary and perennial issues. I'll keep you updated as this idea develops.
Eight points for explaining the link between this image and the post.

7 comments:

Moffitt the Prophet said...

The photo has some sort of link with the British Parliament, maybe St Stephen's Chapel (the current Houses of Parliament weren't around during Wilberorce's lifetime). It was here Wilberforce spent years fighting slavery.

Martin Kemp said...

Maybe turn it into a specific movie discussion thing? That could become a regular event which has a bit of pop and character to it.

Martin Kemp said...

But reading back over your post that doesn't seem to be what you have in mind. Do you mean something like the election forum you guys had a few months back?

Jonathan said...

It's the Victoria Tower, where the parliamentary archives are kept. I don't know whether that counts as a link to the post.

I'd be interested to know what you think of the depiction of Newton, once you've seen the movie.

byron said...

I'll pay eight points to Jonathan for the Victoria Tower. I'll give three to Moffitt.

Martin - I've been thinking about having more movie nights as well.

Anonymous said...

I saw Amazing Grace last night. I really enjoyed it. Are you going to review/discuss it here?

- JRS

byron said...

JRS - Yep, I plan to.