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November 2019

Simon Palmour Photography at The Penn Club

November 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - February 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
The Penn Club, 21 Bedford Place
London, WC1B 5JJ United Kingdom

The photographer Simon Palmour is showing his work as the inaugural exhibition at a new art space in the heart of Bloomsbury at The Penn Club. Simon shall be showing photographs that illustrate different aspects of his work including: Ambiguity. Abstract images that challenge perspectives and understanding. The Yorkshire Wolds. Images from Simon's book "The High Wolds - A Photo Essay" (signed copies of the book will also be available) Elmet - State of Mind. Photographs from Simon's next project…

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January 2020

I loved the song which Nature sung – London’s Epping Forest

January 8 - January 29
The Barbican Library Gallery, Barbican Centre, Silk Street
London, EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom

An exhibition of paintings by Alison Chaplin of the ever-changing landscape of Epping Forest. Alison is interested in capturing the fleeting shadows that play on the foliage and pattern the forest floor. The diversity of colours in the forest is constantly altering, and results in a variety of moods that poets capture in words and artists capture in paint. The poet John Clare lived in Epping Forest from 1837 until 1841 and wrote many poems during his stay. Alison finds…

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A Quiet Day for love of the Earth – Wandsworth, London

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wandsworth Friends Meeting House, 59 Wandsworth High Street
London, SW182PT United Kingdom
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A Quiet Day at Wandsworth Quaker Meeting House in London, on Saturday 25th January.   How can our creative and spiritual practice help us address big challenges? Linda Murgatroyd will lead a day using guided meditation arts, crafts, personal prayer and reflection, writing or research, to help us bring the Light of Love to bear on environmental challenges or other issues that we may be struggling with. Most of the day will be in silence, with some introductions and suggestions…

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January 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friends House, 177 Euston Rd, Kings Cross
London, NW1 2BJ United Kingdom
£5 – £10

Singing is a wonderful way of bringing your Quaker community together. Join Leonora Davies and Elena Browne for a day at Friends House as we explore how to use singing in children's meeting, all age worship and beyond. This is an event for all ages. Those under 18 will need to come with an adult who will be responsible for them during the day. The cost is £10 for adults and £5 for under 18s. A packed lunch will be…

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February 2020

Loving Earth Project events in Wimbledon

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wimbledon Library, Wimbledon Hill Road
London, SW197NB United Kingdom
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This is a  series of free Sew and Chat workshops on four Tuesday afternoons 11 February to 3 March. Design and make a textile panel as part of the Loving Earth Project to help us all engage more deeply with environmental challenges. All welcome. You don't need to be an expert at sewing - it can be a chance to learn new skills! And it's free. Materials provided but you are encouraged to bring a small sewing kit if you have…

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Spirit and Creation – at Chichester

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chichester Quaker Meeting House, Priory Road
Chichester, PO19 1NX United Kingdom
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 How can our spiritual and creative practices help us engage with climate breakdown?  Chichester Quaker Art Group host a workshop led by Linda Murgatroyd, using simple arts and crafts, to reflect together on some of the challenges without being overwhelmed. All materials will be provided, and no special skills are needed. There will also be opportunities to find out more about the Quaker Arts Network.  Refreshments from 2.00 pm. for a 2.30 start All welcome.  Please sign the Booking…

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Chantraine Day of Dance

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Place, 17 Duke’s Rd, London WC1H 9PY, The Place, London WC1H 9PY
London, WC1H 9PY United Kingdom
£15 – £50

Dancing for joy … Chantraine is "movement and dance … dance for life". In a one-day workshop, everyone - young and old, beginner and experienced dancer - can come together and grow through Rhythm, Inner Awareness, Technique, Creativity and Choreography. Attend all day or just morning of afternoon. Kate Green, the organizer, has been a Quaker for many years and finds Chantraine dance and Quaker work mutually nourishing for the spirit17 Duke's Rd, London WC1H 9PY.

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Lock Down

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stourbridge Quaker Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road
Stourbridge, DY8 1UR United Kingdom
Donations on the night for NACRO

Journeymen Theatre's new play, Lock Down, explores the complexities of the UK Penal System and how it impacts upon both inmates and those who work within it. In particular, it exposes the pressures and stresses caused by the increasing number of elderly men who will see out their days behind bars. Lock Down has been commissioned by Positive Justice Gloucestershire and has a running time of approximately 70 minutes. As with all of Journeymen's work, it is suitable for performance…

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March 2020


March 3 @ 6:00 pm - March 5 @ 2:00 pm
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre – 1046 Bristol Rd, Birmingham B29 6LJ, UK, Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre - 1046 Bristol Rd
Birmingham, B29 6LJ United Kingdom
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Brahms’ German Requiem is not a requiem mass or a statement of conventional religious dogma; it is a meditation on our mortality—truthful, challenging and deeply consoling. This course, led by John Lampen, will explore the music and its background, and hear a performance in Symphony Hall by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.   Bookings and cost details see the Woodbrooke website.

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April 2020

Quaker Arts : Network day in Worthing

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Worthing Quaker Meeting House, 34 Mill road
Worthing, BN11 5DR United Kingdom
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Our Quaker Arts Network get together for 2020 will be at Worthing Quaker Meeting House this year. It will include our AGM and a discussion of  how the arts might contribute to our future Book of Discipline. The afternoon will offer a choice between creative activities on this theme or an afternoon of song, led by Alec Davison and Tony Biggin of Friends in Tune. Free. All welcome. Details are here . Please book your place in advance  and let us know of…

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