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July 2019

QAN day at Swarthmoor

July 20
Swarthmoor Meeting House, Swarthmoor Hall Lane
Ulverston, LA12 0JQ United Kingdom
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The Quaker Arts Network will hold our annual day together at Swarthmoor Meeting House, to tie in with the opening of the Seeking Routes exhibition at Swarthmoor Hall. In the morning, as well as a short AGM (for which papers will be put on this website nearer the time), we will discuss using the arts for Quaker outreach. We hope this will include experiences of commissioning art works, organising events and publishing as well as sharing personal reflections about 'going public' as a…

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Seeking routes : a group art exhibition – Swarthmoor Hall

July 20 - September 9
Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane
Ulverston, LA12 0JQ United Kingdom
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Group exhibition of art by Quaker artists, exploring Quaker experience and action in building a more sustainable Earth. The exhibition has been curated independently and is accompanied by a programme of varied events. Details and booking forms for the Fragile Abundance workshops on 20th July are here  . All are welcome but please book in advance. More details of other events will be posted nearer the time.      

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Friends in Tune at Bournville meeting House

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Bournville Quaker Meeting House, Friends Meeting House The Green
Birmingham, B30 1JT United Kingdom

An all-day singing workshop led by Alec Davison and Tony Biggin. Everyone welcome - no experience required. "Sing your hearts out: raise the roof!" (roof insurance has been arranged!) Enjoy the most lively songs of Tony Biggin and Alec Davison (with over 100 years of Quaker music-making between them!)

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Protest Songs – Woodbrooke in Watford

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Watford Quaker Meeting House, 150 Church Rd
London, WD17 4QB
£20

Singing can bring joy and lift up our hearts. This one day workshop is for anyone who wishes to learn songs that sing out against injustice and to sing words of hope for a changed world. Come and spend a day learning songs of protest in the company of other singers, passionate for a just and compassionate society. Please bring a packed lunch, drinks will be provided. Cost: £20 Please book via Woodbrooke website - https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/item/protest-songs/

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Fragile Abundance – in Swarthmoor, Cumbria

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Swarthmoor Meeting House, Meeting House Lane
Ulverston, LA12 9ND United Kingdom
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£10

An afternoon of creative activities organised  to accompany the opening of the Seeking Routes art exhibition at Swarthmoor Hall Options include : Mapping an Enchanted Woodland - outdoor sketching and collage with Ann Johnson Dancing the Abundance of the Earth - dance and choreography with Kate Green Loving Earth - simple textile workshop with Linda Murgatroyd Nurturing our Spiritual Nature -creative writing with Lucy Aphramor All welcome. Materials and refreshments provided. Please book in advance. Under 18s free (but must be accompanied…

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London Labyrinths Walking Tour

July 27
Friends House, 177 Euston Rd, Kings Cross
London, NW1 2BJ United Kingdom
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£25

Every year, the informal network 'Labyrinths in Britain' has a gathering to meet, network, learn together. This year the group will explore London labyrinths, on foot and by tube, guided by Jan Sellers (NE Thames AM). Jan has been working with labyrinths for many years (and facilitates labyrinth courses and retreats at Woodbrooke). We start at Friends House and visit several little-known art installations on our journey, ending at a glorious labyrinth in Stratford (an Olympic Park work of art)…

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Routes to Sustainability

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane
Ulverston, LA12 0JQ United Kingdom
Free

Talk by Jon Lovett, Chair in Global Challenges, Leeds University, exploring the three dimensions of sustainability - economic, environmental and social - and how they interact the the definition of the Brundtlandt report. The three dimensions provide both synergies and tensions, which will be placed in the context of John Rawl's 'Theory of Justice' The first of a series of three lectures by Professor Lovett that are part of the Seeking Routes summer art exhibition at Swarthmoor Hall, organised in…

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August 2019

Drawing a Labyrinth – Woodbrooke

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - August 4 @ 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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A short residential course at Woodbrooke, Birmingham (Quaker Study Centre). Labyrinths are creative resources for spiritual practice, and offer space for prayer, play and discovery. Starting with paper and pencil, we'll create labyrinth patterns from around the world, from simple to more complex designs. We'll make labyrinths small enough for postcards - and big enough to walk, using natural and temporary materials. By the end of the course, everyone will know how to create a temporary labyrinth indoors or outdoors.…

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People, Places and Poetry

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane
Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 0JQ United Kingdom
Free

This poetry reading by Geraldine Green and her guests covers poems written in response to creative writing workshops held at Swarthmoor Hall and Brigflatts. This event is part of Swarthmoor Hall's summer art exhibition, Seeking Routes (20th July-8th Sept), organised in collaboration with Quaker Arts Network.

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The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane
Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 0JQ United Kingdom
Free

Talk by Jon Lovett, chair of Global Challenges at Leeds University, discussing the importance of Quaker Kenneth E Boulding's influential essay published in 1966, contrasting 'cowboy' with 'spaceman' economics. The talk will also provide a background to Boulding's life and Quaker faith. This is the second in a series of three talks by Professor Lovett, offered as part of Swarthmoor Hall's 'Seeking Routes' summer art exhibition, organised in collaboration with Quaker Arts Network.

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