Monday, April 21, 2008


Ship of Fools - Mystery Worshipper logo

I’ve mentioned Ikon before.

A Mystery Worshipper called past in February and wrote up the experience for the excellent Ship of Fools website which has recently added a raft of new reviews.

Meeting monthly in The Black Box arts venue, Ikon is a Sunday night church experience religious act with a difference. Their website promises that Ikon will iconic, apocalyptic, heretical, emerging and failing.

IKON logo

It’s arty and creative, can even feel pretentious before you get over yourself and let go your Northern Ireland reserve. With a supply of Nietzsche and Kierkegaard, poems, visual and participatory art, Jesus does turn up.

February looked at The Place of Power. The Mystery Worshipper summed it up as

“Jesus related with the disempowered, and as his followers so should we. And if we are disempowered ourselves in the process – so much the better.”

April was titled We have decided not to die.

Ikon met at The Black Box in Belfast's Catedral Quarter - on a cold February evening

Ikon meet again on 18 May. I’m sure they’ll give you as good a welcome as the Mystery Worshipper received.

Doors (and the bar) open at 8pm, and the organised part of the evening kicks off around half eight.

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