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[CHAT] with @AndrewGraystone: Faith, Hope and Mischief – An evening with(out) Andrew Graystone
August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Andrew is the person whose image went viral when, after the mass shooting in the Christchurch mosque, he stood outside the mosque in his Manchester neighbourhood with a cardboard sign saying “I will keep watch while you pray.”
Andrew has a gift for telling funny, prophetic and powerful stories about living in faith and hope. His stories encourage readers to take risks, make holy mischief, poke fun at the over-mighty, and believe that despite evidence to the contrary, the world’s story is going to end well. He is well known for his contributions to BBC Radio 2, Radio 4 and Radio 5Live.
In this event, presented live via Zoom, Andrew will tell stories and answer questions about Everyday Activism. Get in your bubble, pour yourself a glass of wine, and join us for an evening of challenge and laughter.
“Funny, touching and lovely” Victoria Coren Mitchell
“Hilarious, challenging and poignant” Jeremy Vine
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Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst (Lion Hudson, 2014; second edition in process) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.