Oct 24, 2018

Autumn Report: end of year exhibitions

As the summer draws to a close, we are looking forward to the winter ahead where the exhibition will be visiting Guildford and Gloucestershire.

In September The F Word visited St Peter’s Church in Dorchester for a week exploring forgiveness. Claire, who hosted the exhibition, told us how The F Word started conversations with those who saw it:

“The F word exhibition really stimulated thought and discussion - it was great to see so many people from all backgrounds engaging with the issues it raises….The stories were so moving and quite often we found people close to tears and glad to talk about how they felt. It encompasses the very worst and most beautiful aspects of human nature and ultimately these are stories of hope.”

 During the week, around 700 people visited the exhibition:

“How brave (and evidently liberating) to be able to let go of hate and anger. I hope I would be able to do so.”

“Everyone should see this. It’s the only way forward.”

“A powerful exhibition on forgiveness and in a way, self-love and healing ......”

“So many powerful stories. Almost unbearable. Forgiveness is the only hope. Love is the light in the darkness.”

November is a busy month for The F Word! Between 1st - 7th November the exhibition will be visiting Burpham Church in Guildford for a week of events and the opportunity to hear the personal story of forgiveness from the survivor of a concentration camp.

The exhibition will then be travelling on to the University of Gloucestershire – come along to Park Campus, University of Gloucestershire on Wednesday 14th November for an interfaith event where you can view the exhibition. 

For updates and details of future hires please visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Jul 26, 2018

Summer Report: Looking Ahead

We’ll keep this update short as we know you’ll probably be wanting to get outside in the sun!

Although the days are long and hot now, we are already thinking ahead to September and exhibition hires this autumn. By the end of the year the exhibition will be seen in four new locations. Details are currently being arranged but please do keep an eye on our social media and website as more details are confirmed this summer!

Our new website has now been up for six months and we would love to hear any feedback you may have. Building on the work that was started with the new exhibition, you can now explore the stories on the new website through questions such as ‘Who deserves to be forgiven?, and themes such as curiosity and empathy. Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us and we’d love to know what you think about this. Do you have any ideas about how you'd like to see the stories explored? Please email Sarah@theforgivenessproject.com if you would like to share your feedback.

Thank you for your support!

Apr 23, 2018

Spring Report: Springing into Action!

The beginning of this year has been busy for The F Word! In February, we launched our new illustrated book ‘Forgiveness is Really Strange’. We brought along the accompanying exhibition panels of the storytellers featured in the book so that guests at the launch event could learn more of their experiences. This was a great accompaniment to the book and provided a space for deeper exploration and discussion of the stories.

Also in February, the exhibition visited the community of Colwall in Herefordshire. For the week that it stood, visitors came and experienced this powerful collection of stories.

“It is a moving and powerful display with many stories of wonderful forgiveness. I liked the international flavour of the stands, showing that we all have a common humanity.”

“Amazing stories – so profound and so rich in holding out hope…"

"...leaves you moved by the power for good we can achieve through or despite the worst that can happen to you.”

In March, the exhibition travelled halfway across the country starting in Harrow, London before travelling up to Leeds. It’s great that the exhibition has been seen by so many people so far this year and we hope to continue bringing these powerful stories of hope to more people around the UK!

If you would like to bring the exhibition to your community, or would like any further information about The F Word please do not hesitate to get in touch at info@theforgivenessproject.com.

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