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October 2022

Geoffrey Weeden Poetry Prize

October 2 - December 18
Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, Kingston, Fairfield East
Kingston, KT1 2PT United Kingdom

Kingston and Wandsworth Area Meeting Outreach Committee are holding their first Geoffrey Weeden Poetry Prize event, with entries welcome from 2 Oct. 2022 and closing date 18 Dec. 2022, with a prize giving and reading of poems on 25 Feb. We welcome contributions from all sections of the community and particularly from children and young people. Full details can be found at: or by post Poetry Comp., Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield Rd. Kingston upon Thames KT 2PT

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Groundwork: connecting with each other and the earth through creative arts practice

October 14, 2022 - July 23, 2023

An opportunity to be part of an international creative conversation between the visual arts and poetry, against the background of environmental concern. Grown from Voices of the Earth, Woodbrooke's long-running course created and led by Philip and Zélie Gross, Groundwork invites participants to share ongoing projects and experiments at the meeting point of art forms, over an extended period from autumn 2022 to summer 2023. The course is hosted by a richly resourced Moodle site connecting participants with the tutors…

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January 2023

Loving Earth Project at Bournemouth Library

January 11, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bournemouth Library, 22 The Triangle
Bournemouth, BH2 5RQ United Kingdom

Would you like to take part in the Loving Earth Project which is coming to Bournemouth Library? This is a chance to show others what you are concerned about and how it is being impacted by climate breakdown. It could be something that is being effected globally or locally. At the workshops we will help you turn your idea into a textile panel. You can attend one or all three workshops and continue to work on your panel at home.…

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Loving Earth Poetry writing workshop

January 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom United Kingdom

The Loving Earth Project inspire people to reflect on the climate crisis and take action through making textile panels. Loving Earth exhibitions inspire people to take action through looking at the panels. This session will support you to write poems inspired by the panels that can then in turn inspire people to reflect and act. Using simple exercises, you'll have the opportunity to write your own poems as well as enjoy some of these amazing images. Led by. Tracey…

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Loving Earth Stitch and chat workshop

January 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friends House, 177 Euston Rd, Kings Cross
London, NW1 2BJ United Kingdom

Are you concerned about the environment? Do you like making things, playing with materials? Do you enjoy talking informally with others about issues that concern us all? If so, you might enjoy coming to some or all of this series of workshops, and making a textile panel for the Loving Earth Project. It might illustrate something you love that is threatened by environmental change, or something that you are doing about it. We will provide fabrics and threads and some…

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Quakers and Poetry: an online discussion for poets and readers of poetry

January 27, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
online via zoom United Kingdom

Poets who are Quakers don't always write poems on topics that seem close to Quakerism. The anthology A Speaking Silence: Quaker Poets of Today (Indigo Dreams, 2013) provides evidence of this. But is there, nonetheless, a relationship between Quakerism, spirituality and the practice of writing poetry? Kathleen Bell will introduce and facilitate a discussion on what it might mean to be a Quaker poet today. Poets are encouraged to share their experience and examples of their work. Readers of poetry…

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Loving Earth Project Exhibition Bournemouth Library

January 30, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bournemouth Library, 22 The Triangle
Bournemouth, BH2 5RQ United Kingdom

Join us at this Loving Earth Project Exhibition which is touring the world. See the beautiful, textile panels created by many people in response to climate justice. From Monday 30th January to Friday 24th February 2023.

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Loving Earth Stitch and Chat workshop

January 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friends House, 177 Euston Rd, Kings Cross
London, NW1 2BJ United Kingdom
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THE MISTAKE – an urgent new play about Hiroshima and the first atomic bomb

January 31, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - February 4, 2023 @ 9:20 pm
Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston,
London, E8 3DL. United Kingdom

Michael Mears' new play THE MISTAKE comes to London in the New Year. At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August we premiered my new play THE MISTAKE, about Hiroshima and the first atomic bomb, and its subject matter sadly remains as relevant as ever. This is a brief description of the play... 1942. On an abandoned squash court, a dazzling scientific experiment takes place that three years later will destroy a city and change the world forever. Two actors, one…

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February 2023

Loving Earth Project in Bournemouth

February 1, 2023 @ 8:00 am - February 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Loving Earth Panels will be displayed in Bournemouth Libraries during February, including a number of panels.  Details will be posted at in due course.

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