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July 2019

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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August 2019

Quaker Animal Songs

August 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane
Ulverston, LA12 0JQ United Kingdom
FREE

A performance of some new songs about “HOW DO ANIMALS SUSTAIN HUMANS?” and asks “DO HUMANS REALLY SUSTAIN ANIMALS?” A warm hearted and varied set of original songs about animals and their role in sustaining us and the world in which we all live. But how often, and for what reasons, do we sustain them? How unequal is what should be a symbiotic relationship? Written and performed by Quaker folk singer/songwriter Eden Thomas. Repeated at 3pm

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Chantraine Day of Dance – in London (Euston)

August 27
The Place, 17 Duke's road
London, WC1H9PY
£15 - 5015 – £15 - 5050

A day of Chantraine dance for all (ages from 7 years to adults without age limit) - complete beginners are welcome as well as experienced dancers. Chantraine is "dance, expression and movement … dance for life". It is dance for the whole person - body and mind - and the spiritual life which is in everything. The day offers experience of Rhythm, Inner Awareness, Dance Technique, Creativity and Choreography. It start with discovering your own rhythms and ends with everyone…

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Travelling Roots, arriving at Courage: Creative Change for Climate and Community

August 31 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane
Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 0JQ United Kingdom
Free

These two interactive workshops are led by Mey Hasbrook, a Quaker artist from Michigan USA travelling in the ministry. Session One (11.00 am to 12.30 pm) looks at Quaker and complementary spiritual roots towards courage to transform our relationship with climate and among community. Session Two (2.30 pm to 4.00 pm) explores these roots through creative processes as part of Mey's mobile arts installation 'In Relation'. This event is part of Swarthmoor Hall's summer art exhibition 'Seeking Routes' (20th July-8th…

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Secret Sanctuary Concerts Launch

August 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Palace Gardener, Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham SW6 6EE, Bishop’s Avenue
Fulham, London, SW6 6EE United Kingdom
£8

Secret Sanctuary Concerts has been set up to create performances which maximise the benefits of attending a concert on mental health. ‘Forest Bathing’ has been much in the news, and Secret Sanctuary Concerts will bring live music to unusual, green spaces so that attendees can receive the benefits both of the music and their surroundings. Rather than launching immediately into the music, at the start of the event we will gently encourage audience members to take a moment to shed…

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September 2019

Quaker Animal Songs

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane
Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 0JQ United Kingdom
Free

Singer/song-writer Eden Thomas will be around The Barn Cafe at Swarthmoor Hall, exploring what animals and humans freely give each other, what we choose to take from each other and, among all that, where love and caring still exist.Some songs are funny, some touching and some, well, even a little bit uncomfortable. Donations to Quaker Animal Welfare appreciated. 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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Art The Arms Fair 2019 : Peckham

September 3 - September 13
Maverick Arts Peckham, 137 and 139 Copeland road
London, SE15 3SN United Kingdom
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ART THE ARMS FAIR is back with another provocative art exhibition and programme of events , aiming to expose the arms fair and support those working to challenge it. This year, ATAF will be in Peckham. Watch out for further details of timing and events.

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Circular Economy

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane
Ulverston, LA12 0JQ United Kingdom
Free

Talk by Jon Lovett, chair of Global Challenges at Leeds University, on the possibility, offered by technological advances in renewable energy and manufacturing, of developing a circular economy within which we can retain the advantages of modern life without destroying the world in which we live, and create Green Jobs at the same time. The talk will explore the concept of institutional economics and Michael Porter's theory on the role of environmental regulation in stimulating innovation and competitiveness. This talk…

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Creativity and Ministry course at Woodbrooke

September 16 @ 4:00 pm - September 18 @ 1:00 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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95£ – 165£

Floe Shakespeare and Joanna Godfrey Wood are facilitating a short course at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre (September 16-18, 2019) called CREATIVITY AND MINISTRY.We will be using playful creativity to consider how our ministry might be enriched in our creativity, using a variety of craft and natural materials, individually and as a group. We will be spending time in the garden and creating flower arrangements to decorate the building (as a final project). Do come and join us for an exciting…

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Artist Retreat at Centre Quaker de Congenies

September 20 - September 30
euro575 – euro695

We invite artists (professional or amateur) to join us for 6-10 days of creating and camaraderie in the south of France. Cost: 695€ (575€ for shared occupancy) includes 6 night's accommodation, most meals, transportation and guidance and encouragement from Kath Humphreys (Spring) or Kate Hale (Autumn). All our programmes include the chance to come a day early and stay a few days longer-- to complete projects, sight see our lovely region, or just relax. Additional days are 92€ (68€ shared)…

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