The day has arrived – As I write this Curtains Up! 2012 starts in just a few hours!
The crew have been on site for about 24 hours getting the final bits of training and preparation completed. A lot of this years Cast are already making their way towards site for what i’m sure will be a brilliant year.
Once the Cast are all here we will be kicking off “Mission Impossible” – then we have the delights of the awesome food here at Rendcomb – followed by the 1st of our evening meetings!
Is slightly damp here at the moment
but i’m sure it wont dampen our spirits… tune in all this week for more terrible puns and news about CU!2012!!
We are now just days away from the start of Curtains Up! 2012.
The crew are busy putting the final touches to what is looking like another awesome year at Rendcomb!
We are hopefully going to be doings some daily blogs and tweets to keep you all updated on what we are up to on site. So if you aren’t joining us this year then you can get a glimpse of what we are up to by keeping an eye on this site.
On a personal point Em and Matt are slightly more sleep deprived than normal due to the recent arrival of Josiah (Joe) – he will be the youngest person on site this year – only being slightly less than 3 weeks old at the start of CU!2012 !!
That said we have a fantastic team coming this year so CU!2012 will still be awesome even if Matt and Em have to have a snooze every now and then 😉
The sung worship in the evening meeting is a very special time @ CU!
We are really blessed to have a really great group of Crew leading us through the sung worship. When that combines with the rest of our Cast and Crew and WAYYY more importantly with God – it is a truly wonderful experience.
As you may already be aware – we are trying something new this year – as an experiment we recorded some of the evening meetings. We are now in the process of taking those recording and making them sound as good as we can. They will never sound as good as a “studio” album – but considering what they are -we are really really chuffed with them and we think they really capture the feel of the sung worship @ CU!
For more information head over to CU!Backstage to find out how to get hold of them ….
Unfortunately our licence for the music at CU! means we cant generally release these tracks … sorry …
After a truly epic week – Curtains Up! 2011 has wrapped up and gone home.
Apologies for the lack of blog for the last few days – we had a great few days – but I just didn’t find the time to write a blog (and go and stand in a field to get reception to send it here !)
It was another amazing year at CU! – The workshops had great fun and produced some great stuff for the final performance. The evening meetings creatively explored the topic of “No Compromise” – we had some fantastic sketches, talks, creative responses, challenging questions and epic sung worship.
I will hopefully add some more stuff here soon – but 1st I have a van to unpack and tea to cook … no more just turning up and it being ready ….
Well day 4 is a bit if a blur – we have reached the stage in the week where we refer to the day by its number I think today ( day 5) is Wednesday ….
Day 4 was another great day – fantastic weather and some really great fun being had in the workshops . In the afternoon we had a whole camp workshop run by Charlie ( who some of you may remember from crew in previous years) The workshop was based arround looking at using our skills for God .
The evening was a fun but challenging meeting looking at how do we stand up for God at school.
A slightly early night followed to help combat the mid camp blues!
Today ( day 5 ) is a quieter day – we are spending the afternoon in cheltenham followed by a BBQ back on site
Points for prayer – that God will continue to speak clearly to all on site and that we will all take time to listen
Day 3 was a bit busy! So apologies for the lack of blog!
It was a great day yesterday – more fantastic weather, great workshops and study groups!
Once again swimming proved popular! But the maddest part of the day was definitely the “space” theme night …
The cast had a lot of fun building their space buggys ahead of the launch of their missions .. the missions included, balloons, coke, sweets, mushy peas, wet sponges a number of crew armed with water pistols …. it was great fun! But I do wonder if the Crew with water pistols had too much fun …
The evening meeting was led by Helen, Graham and Francesca – we were looking at choosing to follow Gods path rather than the one we chose. This was well illustrated with some wise words from Helen, an excellent sketch and some great stories from 2 of our crew.
Points for prayer –
As we head into the middle of the week please pray for energy for the cast and crew – and for us all to make best use of the time we have left here in this wonderful place called Curtains Up!