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November 2020

Becoming Yourself – an online retreat of mindfulness and poetry

November 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 20, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
online course via zoom United Kingdom

Becoming Yourself: An online retreat of mindfulness and poetry, led by Sam Donaldson (16-20 November) "Now I become myself. It's taken Time, many years and places; I have been dissolved and shaken, Worn other people's faces" writes the poet May Sarton. What does it mean for us to become ourselves? And how do we do it? In this 5 day online retreat we will explore these important questions, using the ancient practices of mindfulness and poetry to help us, taking…

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Par Amour de la Terre

November 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Rendezvous en français par Zoom pour explorer ce projet d'art textile collectif au sujet de l'environnement.  Partage et discussion pour développer le projet en France et autres pays francophones Réservation en avance obligatoire auprès de Marion Heyl 20h à 21h30 heure française. (19h à 20h30 heure anglaise ) Plus d'informations ici.

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December 2020

Loving Earth Progress chat

December 3, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

An online event for people participating in the Loving Earth Project to share experience, progress and challenges as they make their textile panels. Whether you have completed a panel, haven’t yet started or are part-way through one, you’l be welcome to  share your thoughts, questions and acheivements. We hope to support and inspire each other by sharing textile-technical or  artistic issues, steps on our journeys towards greater sustainability and earth-care or just to chat about the project. All welcome. Free.…

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January 2021


January 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Online Panel discussion of the topics featured in the eighty or so textile panels on show for in the exhibition at Riverhouse Barn arts centre. What can we do to care for the future of what we love, without becoming overwhelmed? Come and hear different views and share some of your own. Panelists include: Lindsey Fielder Cook (Quaker United Nations Organisation) Laurie Michaelis (Oxford Quaker environmentalist) Stella Weinrich (Elmbridge Borough Council) Sandra Buck (Extinction Rebellion, Elmbridge) Linda Murgatroyd (Quaker Arts…

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Loving Earth – a spiritual retreat

January 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A quiet day organised by Woodbrooke, to nurture our spiritual roots and engage with the Loving Earth Project. The Loving Earth project enables you to engage with the climate crisis in a way that is not overwhelming. Through questions, reflection and textile we embrace not only what we love about our sacred earth but what we may lose as a result of climate breakdown and consider what we can do about it. This day will be a chance to reflect,…

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Loving Earth Project : getting started with your panel

January 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Loving Earth Project aims to help people engage creatively with the environmental challenges that face us all, without being overwhemed. This Zoom event will get you started on making a textile panel in any style, to contribute to the international community textile project. All welcome. You'll be invited to do a little preparation from home in advance of the event though this is not essential) and will be welcome to join our online chats for panel makers as your…

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Wild Geese online retreat

January 16

Wild Geese: An online retreat day, exploring Christian contemplation using Mary Oliver's poem Wild Geese. (Saturday 16th Jan) In the Celtic Christian tradition, one of the names for the Holy Spirit is 'the Wild Goose'. In her poem Wild Geese, Mary Oliver writes: Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting over and over announcing your place in the family of things. During this…

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Spirituality and Creative Practice: Dance

January 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
online via zoom United Kingdom
Pay as led

This is the first in a series of sessions which will enable people to learn from practising artists about different creative practices and encourage them to try it for themselves using a playful and spiritual approach . Dance can take us out of ourselves and connect us with others. Ann Bettys, a dancer, and Robin Bowles, a musician, will talk about how dance can be a spiritual experience and then lead us in some dance activities to explore this. We…

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Loving Earth project : Panel-makers’ chat

January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Loving Earth Project aims to help people engage creatively with the environmental challenges that face us all, without being overwhemed. This informal event is for anyone who is making a textile panels to contribute to the international community textile project. If you'd like to make a panel, have got started or need more help with design or techniques, come and share your questions and ideas and meet other panel-makers. It would also be lovely to hear reflections from those…

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Deepening our Commitment

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A six-weeks course based around the Loving Earth Project. You will reflect on what you love and how your actions today may help care for its future, and make a textile panel to join the Loving Earth Project travelling exhibition. The course will provide spiritual and practical resources and opportunities to share elements of your journey with others. £36

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