During the medieval times of Western Christianity, abstinence from eating flesh meat, which included eggs, was part of the Lenten fast, a 40-day period of penitential preparation that starts after Shrove Tuesday (aka Pancake Day).
Nowadays, Easter is celebrated with the decadence of chocolate goods.But long before the packaged consumption of sugar, artists embraced the idea of hiding secret images in their work, hoping that others would see and appreciate them. Rina Atienza, our main speaker, is a lecturer at Kingston School of Art who will show us some of these hidden ‘easter eggs’ and irreverently guide us to explore what we might be missing about this ritual.
Our fun-and-chocolate-filled Easter assembly will be hosted by the art blogging human, Stuart Holdsworth.
In addition to Rina’s talk we will enjoy a performance by musical comedian Harriet Braine. As always, we will have an eggshell-ent time singing along with the Sunday Assembly Band. Stay after for tea, biscuits, and engaging conversations with others.