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October 2019

Quaker Mental Health Forum – Birmingham conference

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Priory Rooms, Birmingham, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull St,
Birmingham, B4 6AF United Kingdom

The Forum is an annual conference, looking at different aspects of mental health through the lens of our Quaker faith. This year we are in Birmingham. We are exploring the impact of community on mental health, considering what makes a healthy community and reflecting on our Quaker witness in creating spiritual connections within community. The day includes worship, speakers, discussion, workshops and activities. Response groups will give time to experience and reflect on what we have heard. There will be…

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Friends in Tune at Huddersfield meeting House

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Huddersfield Quaker Meeting House, Church Street
Huddersfield, HD1 4TR 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!)

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Creative Writing – The Language of Fabric – in Kendal

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Quaker Tapestry Museum, Quaker Tapestry Ltd, Friends Meeting House, Stramongate
Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4BH United Kingdom

“Fabrics – man-made and natural – have changed, defined advanced and changed the world we live in” Kassia St Clair, The Golden Thread. Using the Quaker Tapestry panels and items from our collection, we will uncover the real lives of individual people and discover how fabrics and clothing have been used as a form of protest against the societal norms of the day. The life of Kendal poet Isabella Lickbarrow (1784-1862) will be a further springboard for writing poetry and…

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Chantraine Day of Dance

October 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Place, The Place, London WC1H 9PY
London, WC1H 9PY United Kingdom
£15 – £50

Chantraine dance is dance, movement and expression … the dance of life. It includes the spiritual as well as physical aspects of dance, and is for everyone, whatever their dance experience or ability. The Day of Dance (for children from 7, teenagers and adults without age limit) focuses on "Growth". It embraces the natural world, poetry and other arts as well as dance. The event is organized by Kate Green (a Quaker from E London) and taught by her and…

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November 2019


November 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Collage Artspace THREE, 40 Cumberland Rd., Wood Green N22 7BU

Anne McNeill invites us to the OPEN STUDIOS. Anne is a Quaker artist from Winchmore Hill Meeting.  

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THIS EVIL THING – in Earlsfield, London

November 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Tara Theatre, 356 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield
London, SW18 4ES United Kingdom
£10 – £17.50

Written and performed by Michael Mears Final performances for the foreseeable future at Tara Theatre, Earlsfield, SW18 4ES on November 7-9th at 7.30pm Q and A to follow. (2.30 pm matinee on Friday 8th to be confirmed) (10 minutes by train from London Waterloo) The compelling and inspiring story of the men who in 1916 said no to war. Partly using verbatim testimonies from the time of WW1, award-winning actor Michael Mears portrays a gallery of characters on a gripping…

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Creative Embroidery – Dove one day workshop – in Kendal

November 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Quaker Tapestry Museum, Quaker Tapestry Ltd, Friends Meeting House, Stramongate
Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4BH United Kingdom

Steeped in symbolism for religion and moral viewpoints and widely regarded as representing peace and love, bring some tranquillity to your day by stitching this stunning Dove design. Immerse yourself in this exclusive one day workshop learning stitches in good company. Make a break out of your visit, exploring picturesque historic Kendal or The Lakes. If you need a place to stay please see our local accommodation page Learn new skills and become absorbed and fascinated by this ancient art…

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Caring for the Earth we love – at Winchmore Hill

November 16, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Winchmore Hill Friends Meeting House, 59 Church Hill
London, N21 1LE United Kingdom
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A half day workshop using simple guided meditation, crafts and conversation to help us engage with environmental challenges without being overwhelmed.   All welcome. Free but advance booking essential All are welcome - regardless of age, religion or community. Free, but advance booking essential: All materials will be provided, and no special skills are needed. Arrivals, registration and refreshments from10.30 am. 11.000 start. Please bring a contribution to a shared vegetarian lunch (at 1pm) if you would like to…

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The Art of Peace – in Wimbledon

November 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wimbledon Library, Wimbledon Hill Road
London, SW197NB United Kingdom
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Art exhibition mainly by local artists, including some Quakers. An afternoon to enjoy the artworks, tea and cake and share your responses to the art works and discsuss your own ide as about peace. Free. Sponsored by Wimbledon Disarmament Coalition.   Wimbledon Library is two minutes' walk from Wimbledon station, which has tube, fast train and lots of bus connections.    

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Poetry Readings, with tea and cake – in Kendal

November 30, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Quaker Tapestry Museum, Quaker Tapestry Ltd, Friends Meeting House, Stramongate
Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4BH United Kingdom

Join us as we come together to share an unmissable afternoon of poetry readings, yarns and stories from our first run of creative writing workshops, ‘The Fabric of Kendal’. Led by our Writer in Residence, Geraldine Green, we will be hearing from the workshop participants and those who have been creatively inspired by the Quaker Tapestry ‘stories behind the stitches’. Readings of poems written from Brigflatts and Swarthmoor Hall will also be woven throughout the afternoon. Tea and cake are…

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