Performances

In Conversation with Guvna B, Philipa Hanna and Jake Isaac
Presented by Guvna B, Philipa Hanna, Jake Isaac
Mon 5 Aug 4 – 5:30pm, Room 7-12 ICC Capital Suite


Delegates can meet with these artists who have a lot to say!

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A conversation With Guvna B, Philippa Hanna and Jake Isaac, gives you an opportunity to sit down with three prominent young leaders in the areas of music and faith. Come along to find out about their lives, their journey in the music industry and the role that their Christian faith plays in their artistry. Gather some friends, grab yourself a drink, get comfortable and have your questions at the ready as we join together in the informal setting of the Capital Suite to hear what these exceptional artists have to say. Interspersed with accoustic mustical performsances.

An Audience with Archbishop Sentamu
Presented by Archbishop John Sentamu

Tue 6 Aug 4 – 5pm, Room 8-11 ICC Capital Suite


Meet the unconventional Ugandan Archbishop of York, and President of YMCA England & Wales.

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Prisoner, refugee, doctor, priest, YMCA president, skydiver! Archbishop Sentamu has led a colourful life, hear his unique life story, and lessons he has learnt along the way for young leaders who want to impact their communities.

Liturgy Worship in Weigh House, The Plaza
Presented by Shane Claiborne, accompanied by Matthius Santl on acoustic guitar
Mon 5 Aug 2.45 – 3.45pm, Weigh House, The Plaza


Shane will lead 15 minutes of reflective worship in liturgical style. This session will repeat three times during the hour.

Soul in the Machine
Presenter to be confirmed

Opening & Closing Ceremony
Monday 5 Aug & Tue 6 Aug Devotions


Learn about the life of George Williams and what drove him to set up the YMCA.

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Saltmine Theatre Company produced the theatrical film ‘Soulkd in the Machine’, which tells the story of George Williams and the founding of the YMCA.

Saltmine performers will deliver live excerpts in the Auditorium during the Opening and Closing ceremonies and in the morning Devotions. Also, look outr for their pop-up appreances and impromptu interactive sessions in the Plaza area.

Poetry from Joshua Idehen
Presenter to be confirmed

Date and time to be confirmed


Joshua Idehen , is a poet, teacher, musican and a member of the Poetry Society

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British born Nigerian , Joshua has been published alongside Linton Kwesi Johnson and Anthony Joseph and he has performed at festivals and respected venues across the UK and Europe.

Joshua has collaborated with Mercury nominated artists the Comet Is Coming and Sons of Kemet. His theatre, spoken word and music album “Lat Night” with Electro, Spoken Word band BeninCity was released in June 2018 by Moshi Moshi. He is working on his debut pamphlet and a one-man show.

Shane Claiborne – Book Signing
Tue 6 Aug, 5.45-6.45 Weigh House, The Plaza


Shane will be available to sign copies of the books he has written on the topics he’s explored at YMCA175.

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