Sanctum

Lewis Creaven and Patrick Farrell

Sanctum is a project created by installation artist Theaster Gates. He has built a wooden structure inside the bombed out shell of Temple Church in Bristol, and in this shelter from the miserable November weather, for 24 days there is a constant 24-hour-a-day stream of live performances, largely music and poetry. It’s free to drop in at any time.

I’ve managed to stop by four times so far and already seen quite a variety of acts. I enjoyed Glaswegian singer-songwriter Lonely Tourist and girl rock group Forgery Lit. It’s a peaceful setting, even with loud music playing. When night falls, the church ruins are lit and it’s quite beautiful.

It’s a wonderful idea and I do recommend if you’re in Bristol between now and 21 November you stop by Temple Church and see what’s playing.

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One thought on “Sanctum

  1. Iordana Ferent November 9, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    I dare to come back and to ask you something: to help me to translate (into Romanian) or to find a synonym for “a reef dream” from Joan Didion’s book, The Last Thing He Wanted which I am reading now. I know the two words, but I don’t know their figurative meaning (if they have one).
    Thank you very much.

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