Last night we did the Rock Solid session Whats the story? This session is teamed on stories. In addition to the material we used a slip from Finding Nemo. The clip starts at DVD chapter 16 and ends in chapter 17 just after the film cuts to birds going 'Mine Mine Mine'. In these scene, Marlin (Nemo's father) tells his story to find his son, Nemo.
Here is another idea I saw in the Baltic at Gateshead...Save this T-shirt. This is a book that comes complete with a T-shirt and book of design options. The idea is that the book outlines a number of different ways to cut up the T-shirt to produce a different design. I'm guessing that you need only buy one copy of the book and then source some cheep T-shirts at Tesco's or similar. The book cost £10.95 and is by Hannah Rogge.
I guess you could do this in conjunction with Tie die....
I saw this on the greenbelt forum...it could be useful for something...
For 10 seconds to take a deep breath For 1 minute to take in the view For a couple of minutes to brew a cuppa For 10 minutes to clear your head For 20 minutes to call your mum For half an hour to exercise your body For a couple of hours to read a good book For a day to find some fun For a weekend under the stars For a fortnight to recharge your batteries For a month to learn something new For a summer to be a kid again For a year to see the world For a lifetime to work out what it all means Or for just 5 minutes to do absolutely nothing.
Another idea from the Baltic at Gateshead....one of the exhibits was by an artist called Barthelemy Toguo. As part of this, he had covered all of the walls in the rooms with complete sheets from news papers (of the "broadsheet variety). These were not clippings, simply the pages of the news paper stuck on the wall. In addition to this he had marked out all of the text with a black marker pen, which gave the effect to the paper being censored. This meant that only the pictures remained. From my point of view, thing highlighted the pictures in a way that you would not normally notice and it caused you think about the subject matter behind the photo....I suspect this could be used as a way to stimulate prayer in a way that creating a collage of pictures does not. According to the blurb (if I remember this correctly), the artist was trying make the point that sometimes too many words get in the way....check out this page on his website.
This was a headline from The Times on the 30th March page 5. "A royal marine in southern Afghanistan threw himself onto an exploding grenade to save the lives of him patrol. Miraculously, Lance Corporal Matt Croucher, a marine reservist from Birmingham, survived the blast with little injury when his rutsack and body armour tool the force of the blast. He is expected to receive one of the highest awards for gallantry.". The article later says "You would expect nine out of 10 people to die in that situation". It seems to me that this would be a good discussion starter....life / death / sacrifice etc.