Gather round the Campfire for Rend Collective Experiment

THE PRODIGY might have famously once sang about being twisted fire starters, but another band have a slightly more sedate idea: they want you to gather round a campfire they’ll be building in Bracknell next month.

To celebrate the launch of their new album, The Rend Collective Experiment will be teaming up with Ben Cantelon for an evening of live music at Kerith Community Church. Campfire is a collection of songs that aims to present an alternative picture of what church can be. “The beauty of church is that it champions unity while adamantly rejecting uniformity,” the band say in an introduction to the new album. “The campfire model tries to reflect God in his incarnate form: something human, touchable, and humbly beautiful.“We simply want to share with you the way we imagine beautiful worship and community, in the hope that it might spark something in you.” The group started out in 2004 as “as a group of confused 20 somethings started trying to figure out life, God and community”. Three years later, it grew into a collective of musicians and artists trying to share what they were learning. The Campfire Tour is your chance to hear the collective in action. The nine-date trip round the UK takes in destinations including Manchester, London, Belfast and Bristol, with some dates already sold out. They will be in Bracknell on Thursday, May 9, from 7pm and tickets cost £12.50 seated, £10 standing and £8 for under 16s.

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Tickets are also available from Kerith’s reception for £10 (cash only).

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