Children's illustrator visits Art Department

ImageImageThe Art Department was very lucky to welcome the children’s illustrator, Jill Barton, to the college to talk to the students about her work. Jill has always drawn since she was a child and her love for illustration and children’s literature is evident in the range of work she showed to the students. Jill has worked with many brilliant and famous authors, including Martin Waddell and Dick King-Smith. She loves humorous stories, full of movement, which was shown in her duck drawings where she made the little ducklings come to life.

Philosophy Society

ImageImageLoreto College’s Philosophy Society invited Lynne Baron FCJ into college to give a lecture on the subject “Did the Big Bang blow up religion?”  Lynne has worked as a physicist and now is a religious sister who works as a chaplain in London, amongst other things. 

She spoke about the magnificence of the universe; its vastness and our smallness.  Within that she encouraged the students to think of ideas of heaven and God and whether or not God has a role in the universe… Lynne believes the answer is “yes”. 

It was a really good opportunity to think philosophically about the universe and the existence – or non-existence – of God. 

Mancep Shakespeare Festival

ImageImageA one night event featuring three partnership high schools and Loreto College, has grown from its original incarnation into a festival involving eight schools and colleges, spread over two evenings. The third Mancep Shakespeare Festival played to packed houses in the Ellis and Kennedy theatre during two nights in November. As previously, each participating school and college was charged with condensing the plot of a Shakespeare play into a thirty minute performance, whilst paying due respect to the structure and language of the original.

Embrace Liverpool

ImageImageEmbrace, Liverpool was an event for Catholic young people at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.  It was attended by young people from around the country from university and college chaplaincies.  There were some really inspirational speakers including a nun who is a former Olympic speed skater (!!) and John Pridmore, a former gangster turned Catholic. 

It was a lively day with some really great music to create an atmosphere of joy and then later, prayerfulness.  The day ended with Mass celebrated by Malcolm McMahon, Archbishop of Liverpool. 

It was great that a number of students and staff from Loreto were able to attend the day.

Loreto Showcase

ImageImageMove over X Factor - opera, dancing, song-writing, performance art, groups, soloists, and an array of instrumentalists all made up the annual Loreto Talent Show which roared into action before Christmas! As usual this event was accompanied by a lively crowd and supportive, vibrant atmosphere.

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