Today the tent-cam swings around to point at the inside of the tent.
Before the conference I drew about 8 and a half of my existing cartoons on large canvasses. The creation of these works has been one of the more stressful experiences of my life, but they are now done. One of the jobs I did today was to use my B and Q nylon cord and my B and Q Small Brass Plated Cup Hooks (Qty 25) to create a system whereby my canvasses would hang in the tent without being a danger to the Anglican Communion. It has been quite successful.
The picture shows three of my cartoon canvasses: Bishops’ meetings, The Parish System and The Peace. The idea is that people can look at these cartoons until I have some Lambeth-related ones to show them.
This afternoon I received strange looks as I did not have a sign explaining who I am and what I am doing and although I am mentioned in the programme it is in an obscure section labelled ‘entertainment’ which is sandwiched between ‘the fringe’ programme and information about laundry. Fortunately Sue Parks, who is in charge of the conference organisation mentioned me in the opening meeting of the Lambeth Conference which took place this evening with all of the bishops, all of the spouses (and people who have ‘staff’ badges). This has meant that all of a sudden passing bishops and their spouses know who I am. In the few minutes I was at the tent this evening a number of bishops came and chatted with me, which was great.
By the way – I had planned to say a bit more about the opening ceremony (but not that much) on the Church Times blog, but unfortunately we have a blogging problem this evening. I can’t say that much as it was an event that the media were not allowed to attend.
I did my first Lambeth cartoon this morning. It should appear on the Lambeth Conference site tomorrow. The plan is then to post them on the Church Times blog after a day or two has elapsed.
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