The arts - poetry, painting, sculpture, poetry, music and drama - inspire us. Art brings us together: people of all backgrounds, religious and non- religious talk about art. It plays a vital role in expressing the human instinct to search for God and to celebrate the mystery of faith. When times are tough, art - far from being a luxury - becomes a necessity to keep the human spirit alive.
The Edmund Centre is a space where creative dialogue can be pursued; where artists, theologians, believers and half-believers can learn from each other; where serious critical reflection can flourish alongside the practice of the arts, sustained by the beauty and facilities of Suffolk's cathedral.
You can read here about Passion for Poetry, a sponsored reading by the Dean and Dr Elizabeth Cook which helped to raise money for 2012-13 Writer in Residence.