Monday, 1 December 2008

Beach Hut 1

Today was the launch of the first ever Advent Beach Hut Calendar and it was a spectacular start.

Not only did 60 or so people visit us during the hour we were open, but the heavens conspired to produce a truly amazing conjunction of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter in a constellation that gave us a spectacular vista out to sea as we sipped mulled wine and ate mince pies together.

This heavenly light was so unusual that apparently local radio stations were inundated with calls from people wanting to point this out. Of course we knew it was God putting his seal of approval on our beach front endeavour!

Hut 27 gave us a warm welcome with candles providing light and even a gas fire to help with the bitter cold. Tomorrow we move on to hut 128, see you there!

Advent Light

As it was Advent Sunday we chose to focus on light as our theme and were privileged to have Chris Levine join us hot from a double page spread in the Guardian yesterday. He uses light in his art because it helps us to focus on the spiritual things in life especially in its purest form as laser light.

We also had Winni Hensinger a Physics lecturer from Sussex University explain a little about light and why it's so fundamental to the way the universe works, even being the constant that determines how time works.
But most of all we just had wonderful light art to experience and to enjoy.

Corridors of light to bathe in and travel down, beams of light to follow and walk across, narrow needles of light that looked so solid that you felt as though they would needle you when you walked into them.

As we made the journey from darkness to light, from ignorance to enlightenment, from sorrow to joy, we were reminded of the wonder of God and that he is light and in him is no darkness at all.