Sputnik Zone at Catalyst Festival, 2016

Catalyst Festival is now just days away, and the SputnikZone is ready to rock. We’re really excited about running the artistic side of things once again this year and I thought I’d let you in on the grand plan. For those who are coming, it’ll help you plan your programme, for those who have decided…

Welcome The Stranger- Benjamin Blower

Benjamin Blower has been a Sputnik favourite since before Sputnik even existed (technically impossible I know, but I think you understand the sentiment). I have not come across many Christian artists who have thought through their practice so carefully so as to match their medium to their purpose, and I find Mr Blower to be a…

Where Is The Line, Luke Tonge?

Last week, we started asking artists where the line was for them? Thanks to Eeek’s Danielle Wilson for kicking us off. Today, we get to learn from the wisdom of Luke Tonge. Luke is a graphic designer, art director, FormFifyFive writer, and the leader of the excellent art collective CRTD. So Luke, where is the line…

Interview with Stewart Garry

A couple of weeks back, we highlighted Stewart Garry’s exciting new project Sojourner. Basically, Stewart is one of the country’s finest acoustic guitar talents, particularly specialising in fingerstyle, and ‘Sojourner’ is an album and a film, recorded live at a number of locations that have inspired him in his writing (from a lighthouse on the outskirts of Newcastle to a…

Where is the Line, Danielle Wilson?

Where is the line with you? Where is the. Li-i-i-ine with you? So sang Bjork on the lead single from her 2004 album Medulla. As with most of her tunes, I have very little idea what the Icelandic pop Pixie was on about, but it’s definitely a very good question for us as Christian artists to…

Family film nights that shape your children’s worldview!

A couple of weeks ago, Jem (my wife) and I went to a PechaKucha night in Birmingham. PechaKucha is a simple presentation format where different speakers show 20 images each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and they talk along to the images, meaning that everyone keeps it concise and to the point. The…

Interview with Phil Mardlin (LifeBox Theatre Company)

It was great to meet Phil and Harri Mardlin early last year at our first SputnikDay, and ever since we’ve been chatting about how to connect with and serve actors more effectively. We thought it was about time to bring you in on the conversation, particularly because we’ve got some schemes fast approaching that we’d…