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#WoolfWatch Week Five

Published April 21, 2020 by Tara Zammit

As we are now working or staying at home during this time of isolation and social distancing, we thought it would be nice to share a list of some of our home entertainment recommendations. We are calling this new series #WoolfWatch. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn for more updates in the coming weeks and welcome to Week Five!

We send our best wishes to you all at this time and hope you enjoy our series.


How have religious communities been adapting to these challenging times, especially when some of the biggest festivals of the year are now taking place within the home? Our interfaith webinar series Bringing the Shrine Home addresses questions of this nature and explores the different ways we can still come together virtually to support each other during this period. You can catch up on past webinars on our website and YouTube channel. Make sure to check out our Events page for details on our upcoming webinar series Binging Religion starting this Thursday (you can sign up for your space here).


Many of us have decided to experiment with our creative talents during the lockdown period, whether through practicing our musical skills, learning to draw or sharing the art of others online. But what does colour feel like? Can some of us hear colour through music? What about the meaning of colour in religious art and conflict? This week's podcast recommendation is Colours in Our Minds. Dr Ed Kessler discusses these fascinating topics with art historian Ilaria Bernocchi and ethnomusicology PhD student and concert pianist Dunya Habash. You can listen and subscribe to Naked Reflections, our podcast series with The Naked Scientists, here or on your favourite podcast platform.


Do opposites really attract? What about humour and religion? In her blog on the relationship between comedy and faith, Dr Lina Molokotos-Liederman explores humour as a way to create interfaith connections, deconstruct stereotypes about religious belief and practice and to bring people together through laughter. You can read Lina's blog here. Interested in writing a blog of your own? Email with your thoughts - we'd love to hear from you.

Prophet Sharing comedy show at the Woolf Institute with Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf


What is it about music that brings people together? How does music create a sense of communal belonging? The Living in Harmony project explores how faith communities from Aleppo and Baghdad connect and share their stories in diaspora through their musical encounters. Learn more about this research project here - don't forget to check out the project's podcasts as you scroll through!

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