Wonder begets wonder at Malmesbury Abbey

Fellowship Event

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Malmesbury Abbey, Malmesbury SN16 0AA

  • Arts and society
  • Fellowship in Action

Join artist and inventor Tom Lawton FRSA for an evening of conversation and Wonder.

“Your thoughts shape your vision. You see what you choose to see.” Tom’s latest creation, Wonder, is a dynamic, meditative moving sculpture that has found its home in Malmesbury’s ancient abbey. It inspires visions of unity, interconnectedness, wholeness and magic. Will it mesmerise you into stillness, or stir you into motion?

Wonder is rooted in Tom’s philosophical meanderings; searching for a dynamic beyond polarities. Like all his inventions, Wonder has come to life both in response to adversity and as an expression of love. It is a beacon to lift us, inspire us and to make us wonder what beauty we all hold within our hearts.

Tom will be in conversation to tell the story of Wonder and how he has honoured the death of his grandmother Kitty by industriously building ‘peace machines’ to bring us into the present moment and to symbolise hope for the future.

Wonder is perhaps the best ever expression of Heraclitus’s observation that by changing, it remains the same – Dr Iain McGilchrist

An award winning and serial inventor, Tom Lawton is a recent fellow of the RSA and long time resident of Malmesbury in Wiltshire, where he has built a business, raised a family and starred in his own TV show.

As the RSA considers how we can view the world through a regenerative lens, you are invited to a close in person audience with a little musical magic where you will be asked the question ‘what do you see?’

The event is free to attend and open to Fellows and non-Fellows. We hope to see you there!

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Given the ever-changing nature of the pandemic, please always check your latest national Government guidance in addition to following our baseline guidance enclosed here. If guidelines do change, the event may be cancelled at short notice. 

If you have any questions, or to let us know of any access requirements or reasonable adjustments you require, please email: [email protected] 

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