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RENAISSANCE
19-20.11.2021

A CREATIVE CONFERENCE

Tickets for just £60 plus fees, exclusively on DICE

Tickets purchased in groups of 10 or more: £40 per ticket plus fees

RENAISSANCE is a brand new Creative Conference taking place in London at SAINT Hackney on 19th-20th November 2021.

RENAISSANCE is for YOU and anyone else who wants to change the world – creatives, innovators, entrepreneurs. And we’re saving you a seat!

Right now, we live in a moment where creativity is needed more than ever before. We’re going to be gathering artists, musicians, communicators, church pioneers and entrepreneurs for a weekend to be challenged and shaped, so that we can see the church play our part in a new renaissance for the 21st century.

The idea is to gather the game-changers and the mould-breakers to come together to spend time worshipping, to be empowered by God, to be encouraged and inspired.

CONTRIBUTORS

HOSTS

AL GORDON

RECTOR OF SAINT

THANDO ZULU

EXPERIENCES DIRECTOR - SAINT

NAOMI MAXWELL

DISCIPLESHIP DIRECTOR - SAINT

CONTRIBUTORS

MELODIE WAGNER - HILLSONG YOUNG & FREE

Melodie Wagner is a twice Grammy nominated songwriter, recognised as a key contributor to youth worship collective, Hillsong Young & Free. Melodie is joining us in November to lead worship.

JON TYSON - AUTHOR & LEAD PASTOR, CHURCH OF THE CITY NEW YORK

Jon Tyson is a renowned author and church planter and is Lead Pastor of Church of the City New York. He will be joining us in person in November to speak on creativity in the power of the Holy Spirit.

ES DEVLIN - VISUAL ARTIST

ES DEVLIN IS AN ARTIST AND DESIGNER. SHE IS KNOWN FOR CREATING LARGE-SCALE PERFORMATIVE SCULPTURES AND ENVIRONMENTS THAT FUSE MUSIC, LANGUAGE AND LIGHT. HER NEW WORK FOR SAINT, SHARED SKY, WILL PREMIERE AT RENAISSANCE

LAKWENA - VISUAL ARTIST

London-based artist Lakwena is known for her eye-catching paintings and murals, utilising bright colour and bold text, exploring ideas relating to reception, escapism, afrofuturism and utopia. Her work is shown internationally, and has appeared in public spaces across London, the US and Europe.

IJE NWOKORIE - SENIOR DIRECTOR AT APPLE

Ije Nwokorie is Senior Director for Retail Marketing at Apple, having previously spent 11 years at global brand consultancy Wolff Olins, where he was global CEO, helping some of the world's most exciting business build their brands for the digital age. Ije is joining us in November to speak on creative leadership for the 21st century.

BRIGHT CITY UK - UK-BASED WORSHIP COLLECTIVE

Bright City UK is the worship movement of St Peter's Brighton - they will be joining us to lead worship at RENAISSANCE

JAMES KAPE - CREATIVE DIRECTOR

James Kape is a creative director with over a decade of experience in design, technology and branding. Since co-founding OMSE in 2016, his work has been awarded by Creative Review, D&AD and ADC. OMSE’s peers have also voted it one of the top 25 agencies in the UK.

AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

  • FRIDAY 19TH
    7.00PM- DOORS OPEN
  • 8PM - MAIN SESSION
  • 10PM - AFTER PARTY
  • 10PM - SECRET GIG
  • SATURDAY 20TH - MORNING
    9AM - DOORS OPEN
  • 9.30AM - MAIN SESSION 1
  • 11.00AM COFFEE
  • 11.30AM MAIN SESSION 2
  • SATURDAY 20TH - AFTERNOON
    1PM - LUNCH
  • 1.30PM - POP UPS 1
  • 2.30PM - LABS 1
  • 3.30PM - COFFEE
  • 4PM - LABS 2
  • 5PM - POP UPS 2
  • SATURDAY 20TH - EVENING
    6PM DINNER
  • 7PM - EVENING SESSION
  • 9PM - EXTENDED WORSHIP
  • 10PM - AFTER PARTY
  • SUNDAY 21ST - RENAISSANCE SUNDAY
    11AM - WORSHIP

POP UPS

Renaissance will play host to some incredible pop ups telling the SAINT story. On Saturday 20th outside the main sessions we will host some of the artists, makers and shapers running some of our most exciting creative projects over the past five years. Make sure you go and check them out!

ES DEVLIN - SHARED SKY

Experience the world-first Premiere of Es Devlin's new installation for SAINT, Shared Sky

MEET THE BEES

Why do we keep bees? An interactive masterclass on urban beekeeping with the SAINT bees. Learn all about the art of beekeeping, and try some of our Hackney Honey

THE SPACE BETWEEN

A world-class exhibition of photography from the St John at Hackney Restoration project, with photographer Katrina Lawson-Johnston

MAPPA MUNDI

Meet the maker of our Hackney Mappa Mundi, Ewan Eason, discussing how and why we create art for sacred spaces, and learn all about the art of gilding

THE GARDEN PROJECT

Find out all about the SAINT Garden Project with Head Gardener Mel Zulu, and try your hand at making stunning floristry from our very own Walled Garden

WHERE TO EAT & DRINK

Hackney Central is full of amazing places to eat & drink, whether you’re after coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner or an evening drink, here are some of our recommendations for your time at RENAISSANCE.

  • HACKNEY CHURCH BREW CO

    Hackney Church Brew Co, 17 Bohemia Pl, London E8 1DU. Our very own brewery is a must visit while you are RENAISSANCE, a short walk from SAINT Hackney under the railway arches of Bohemia Place. A great selection of beers brewed on site, and amazing food, all in our stunning taproom.

  • THE QUARTER STORE

    The Quarter Store, 358 Mare St, London E8 1HR. Located on the Narrow Way, at the edge of St John at Hackney Church Gardens, the Quarter Store is a SAINT staff favourite – great coffee, incredible pastries and much more.

  • WAVE - We Are Vegan Everything

    WAVE, 11 Dispensary Ln, London E8 1FT. WAVE is on Prodigal Square, right next to Hackney Church House. Everything is Vegan, and the do incredible lunches, coffee, pastries and snacks all day, with great seating and lovely staff.

  • POPHAMS BAKERY

    Pophams Bakery, 197 Richmond Rd, London E8 3NJ. A ten minute walk from SAINT Hackney, Pophams is a Hackney Institution – some of the best pastries in town, stylish lunches, amazing coffee and beautiful seating inside.

  • HACKNEY TAP

    Hackney Tap, 354 Mare St, London ,E8 1HR. Hackney Tap opened in 2020, and occupies the Old Town Hall building on the edge of St John at Hackney Church Gardens. They serve an incredible array of beers, great gyoza and much more. A great spot for a drink in the sunshine.

  • A SLICE OF BLUE

    A Slice of Blue, 43 Lower Clapton Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 0NS. This is some of the best pizza in East London, a two minute walk from St John at Hackney Church, as well as great beers, wines and cocktails.

  • LUCKY AND JOY

    Lucky And Joy, 95 Lower Clapton Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 0NP. Lucky and Joy is a three minute walk from SAINT Hackney – award winning original and delicious Chinese food from two top London chefs – this is a great spot for lunch or an evening meal.

  • BLACK CAT CAFE

    Black Cat Cafe, 76A Clarence Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 8HB. Just a three minute walk from SAINT Hackney, the Black Cat Cafe is an outstanding vegan cafe, doing great lunches at an affordable price, and amazing coffees too.