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July 2019

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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Poetry, Prose and Performance on Peace

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blue Idol Meeting House Coolham, RH13 8QP United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

We will spend the afternoon exploring peace through poetry, prose and other creative forms of expression. Guests are welcome to bring along something to share on the topic of peace, if they wish. The event will include refreshments and cakes. The event is free, though donations are gratefully received. Booking is essential as there are limited spaces.

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Lilies of The Field

August 16 @ 2:00 pm
Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane
Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 0JQ United Kingdom

A performance in Swarthmoor Hall's lovely gardens (weather permitting), by Pink and grAY (Sylvia Causer and Andrea Freeman, seeking to explore social and emotional issues through humour. 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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Weighing Pearls

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane
Ulverston, LA12 0JQ United Kingdom
Free

Performance in the Great Hall at Swarthmoor Hall by Pink and grAy (Sylvia Causer and Andrea Freeman) seeking to explore social and emotional issues. 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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Lilies of the Field

August 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane
Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 0JQ United Kingdom
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Free

A performance in Swarthmoor Hall's lovely gardens (weather permitting), by Pink and grAY (Sylvia Causer and Andrea Freeman, seeking to explore social and emotional issues through humour. 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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Weighing Pearls

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Swarthmoor Hall, Swarthmoor Hall Lane
Ulverston, Cumbria LA12 0JQ United Kingdom
Free

This performance in the Great Hall of Swarthmoor Hall is by Pink and GrAY, seeking to explore social and emotional issues. 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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