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All Creation Waits

February 26 @ 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm

All Creation Waits at Chester Cathedral

All Creation Waits: the film of a dance theatre performance telling a contemporary story of St Francis and St Clare in the context of climate change. Originally a live performance, the piece had to be filmed due to the Covid pandemic.

Two children worried about climate change ask St Francis and St Clare for help inspiring people to address our environmental emergency and save the planet. All Creation Waits is the story which follows, imagining a contemporary Francis and Clare, coming to terms with the need to leave their existing lives and join the movement for change. It is the story of a growing friendship between Clare, a symbol of the earth herself, wounded and desecrated, and Francis, who is first disturbed by Clare’s arrival before being ultimately transformed through their relationship.

The piece is made by Claire Henderson Davis, Fraser Paterson, and Ian Bysh. The text is by Malcolm Guite with a soundtrack by Gary Lloyd.

The screening will be followed by a discussion.

*Please note an admission ticket for ‘Gaia by Night’ must be purchased for admittance to the screening.  


February 26
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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Chester Cathedral
St Werburgh Street
Chester, Cheshire CH1 2DY United Kingdom
01244 500 959