NTU Faith: Celebrating the Festival of Easter
Join NTU Faith to celebrate the Easter festival in this in-person event held at the NTU Global Lounge, to learn more about the Christian viewpoint and to take part in interactive sessions.
- From: Thursday 31 March 2022, 2 pm
- To: Thursday 31 March 2022, 3.30 pm
- Location: 23 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5JT
- Booking deadline: Thursday 31 March 2022, 12.00 pm
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Sharing the Christian perspective of what Easter means, this event will feature guest speakers, faith ambassadors and the NTU Christian chaplain. In addition, there will be the opportunity to take part in some arts and crafts activities associated with Easter.
- Welcomes – NTU Faith
- Guest Speaker – Daniele Bocchetti - What Easter means
- NTU Faith Ambassador reflections
- NTU Chaplin – Rev Richard Davey - The Sacrifice of Easter
- Arts & Crafts activities by NTU Global Lounge
Guest speaker biographies
Daniel Bocchetti was born in Naples, southern Italy. He studied Theology and Religious Studies at University of Aberdeen in Scotland and moved to England in 2013 where he met his wife, Angelika. After working and studying in Germany and the United States for two years, he returned to England and moved to Nottingham in 2020 where is completing an MA at St Mellitus College through Durham University as part of his ordination training. Daniel enjoys reading, Netflix, manga and anime, cooking, and good coffees and wines. He is a member of staff at St Nic’s Church in the city centre.
Richard Davey, NTU Coordinating Chaplain
Richard Davey's research focuses on the way in which faith, as a distinctive and counter-cultural world-view, is embodied and materialised within works of art. This has led to an interest in themes such as wonder, mystery, liminality, the sublime, beauty, colour, and sacred spaces and landscapes, and their rediscovery as vehicle of spiritual encounter, and valid academic discussion. As a writer Richard seeks to use the 'art text' as a space of research and proposition, in which ideas and knowledge are primarily shaped and gained by direct engagement with the visual image rather than secondary, or historical knowledge.
This reflects his interest in the validity of a sensory and intuitive epistemology. He is also concerned with the process and function of writing on art, in particular the way in which a practice of poetics rather than prose can provide a valid research tool, and also in the act of mutual engagement and response that can take place between text and image, and the new worlds of knowledge that can emerge from this encounter.