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The LOVING EARTH PROJECT is is a new community aiming  to help people engage with the challenging issues of climate break-down, using arts and crafts, especially a community textile project, motivated by love. It may also help us mourn past or future losses. More information is at lovingearth-project.uk  The project was started by Friends but

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John Lampen has been researching the history of Quakers and music-making, and published a chapter about this in his recent book Quaker Roots and Branches . He wonders whether there is more that could be done to support Quaker composers and publicise their music. John writes: British Quakers gave up their resistance to music long ago.

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The Penn Club in Bloomsbury has been providing a quiet Quaker presence, offering a warm welcome and friendly hospitality, for nearly 100 years. To celebrate our Centenary in 2020 we want to commission a piece of art which expresses the spirit and meaning of the place. We anticipate there also being reference to the Club’s origin as a

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Deadline: 6th April 2019 Swarthmoor Hall in collaboration with Quaker Arts Network would like to invite Quaker artists to submit proposals for our new exhibition Seeking Routes opening in July 2019. The exhibition aims to display art which explores and interprets Quaker experience and action in building a more sustainable Earth. We welcome works in any media, including spoken word, performance, video

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We had a splendid day together on 1 September, with some great performances and conversations. There are some responses on our Facebook page (which you can also see from the home page of our website). Performances included songs and poems in a variety of styles, some written by the performers, dance, and an extract from 

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The Quaker Arts Network hopes to support creative writing in practical ways.  One thing we may be able to do is to pair writers who would like to exchange work in progress and comment on it.  If this appeals to you, please write to John Lampen <lampen@hopeproject.co.uk> saying if you would most like to offer

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We had a splendid day together on 1 September, with some great performances and conversations. There are some responses on our Facebook page (which you can also see from the home page of our website). Performances included songs and poems in a variety of styles, some written by the performers, dance, and an extract from 

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This community textile project commemorates victims of wars in the century since World War One by inviting anyone to make unique textile poppies in honour of particular victims. About 50 Quaker groups and many other people made around 4,000 poppies for a  mass installation  at Friends House which is on show until 21 December . Poppies

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This is an exciting new project getting established under the auspices of QAN, which is offering singing workshops and performances to Friends around the country (see EVENTS), and starting to plan for larger events in future. Friends in tune events can be found here and more information and how to book them for your meeting are here.