Congratulations to Dorothy Jerrome whose poem about the shrill carder bee (written at Lucy Aprhamor’s Swarthmoor workshop in July) has just won first prize in a competition held by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust . Here it is: In the twinkling of an eye She darts from purple lavender to mint High pitched buzz of the
We had a great time at Swarthmoor Meeting House in July; papers and minutes from our 2019 AGM are now on our Documents page . At our recent committee meeting we agreed we’d like our 2020 AGM to be in the Spring. We hope to have a QAN event at Yearly Meeting Gathering, but would
The Loving Earth Project, which started as a community textile project at the Seeking Routes exhibition at Swarthmoor Hall this summer, is now growing. The project aims to help people engage with the climate crisis through creative activities, reflection, research and in other ways, motivated and empowered by love. The textile project continues; panels should be
A series of varied events to accompany the Seeking Routes art exhibition at Swarthmoor Hall has now been published. It includes poetry, songs, lectures and workshops – all open to the public. On the opening afternoon, Saturday 20th July, workshops on a theme of Fragile Abundance are being offered by members of Quaker Arts Network. They include
The LOVING EARTH PROJECT is is a new community aiming to help people engage with the challenging issues of climate break-down, using arts and crafts, especially a community textile project, motivated by love. It may also help us mourn past or future losses. More information is at lovingearth-project.uk The project was started by Friends but
John Lampen has been researching the history of Quakers and music-making, and published a chapter about this in his recent book Quaker Roots and Branches . He wonders whether there is more that could be done to support Quaker composers and publicise their music. John writes: British Quakers gave up their resistance to music long ago.
The Penn Club in Bloomsbury has been providing a quiet Quaker presence, offering a warm welcome and friendly hospitality, for nearly 100 years. To celebrate our Centenary in 2020 we want to commission a piece of art which expresses the spirit and meaning of the place. We anticipate there also being reference to the Club’s origin as a
Our new flyers are just back from the printers – you are very welcome to download them here.
Deadline: 6th April 2019 Swarthmoor Hall in collaboration with Quaker Arts Network would like to invite Quaker artists to submit proposals for our new exhibition Seeking Routes opening in July 2019. The exhibition aims to display art which explores and interprets Quaker experience and action in building a more sustainable Earth. We welcome works in any media, including spoken word, performance, video
We had a splendid day together on 1 September, with some great performances and conversations. There are some responses on our Facebook page (which you can also see from the home page of our website). Performances included songs and poems in a variety of styles, some written by the performers, dance, and an extract from