An entertaining and thought-provoking evening of music, film, drama and conversation about the wonders of life and the big questions.
Brats and Callets
— ‘What does the name mean?’ Always the first question about this group of professionally sounding and talented vocalists whose wide repertoire includes timeless classics from Burt Bacharach to the Beatles and Manhattan Transfer. Their songs about nature, love and human emotion will become the subject of short and fascinating conversation about who and what we are as human beings. Brats and Callets? A Burns’ expression for boys and girls.
— With a rich tenor voice that would grace any professional stage, Alasdair has contributed to music in church since he was a child. On 16th June, he will sing lyrics, specially written for this evening’s theme, to music that is as haunting and memorable as it is well known.
Dr Sarah Lane Ritchie
— An American married to a Scotsman, Sarah has immersed herself in intriguing questions about Science and God. This evening she will wow the audience with just a few insights into the wonder of the human mind and brain and also our feelings and emotions which help define who and what we are. The shared name with another of this evening’s contributors is purely coincidental.
Dr Neil Ritchie
— Neil is a specialist in viruses and immunology. As a Professor at Glasgow University , he has profound understanding about what happens when in the body it can all go wrong! But to reach that understanding, he first needs a firm grasp on what makes the human body so astonishingly wonderful in the first place – just one aspect of our wonder-full world. The shared name with another of this evening’s contributors is purely coincidental.
— This evening sees the premier of two one-scene dramas about science and God. In the first, a cosmologist walks into a hair dressing salon and an intriguing and humorous conversation develops about who and what we are! In the second short piece, the aforesaid hairdresser meets a brain scientist on a train. Let’s just say the conversation heads in a different direction. Mhairi MacLean and Bill and Sandra Craig don’t earn their living on the stage but if anything ever went wrong with ‘the day job’ their prospects in the theatre would be strong!
Hosted by Iain Morris, Producer of the TV series ‘The God Question’.
Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 7.30pm in Dalziel St Andrew’s Church, 43-47 Merry Street, Motherwell, ML1 1JJ