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November 2022

Nudges and Winks

November 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Lawrences Parish Hall, Winchester SO23 9LH, Colebrook Street
Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9LH United Kingdom

“Songs of depth and feeling delivered by a voice that has the substance and richness that only time and experience can engender.” (Folk Words) Winchester Quakers present Mark Waistell in his reflection on Quakers at St Lawrence's Parish Hall (next door to the Meeting House) on Thursday 3 November at 7pm. Mark is a singer-songwriter, and also a Quaker. His songs have been described in the music press as “charismatic”, his fingerpicking guitar technique as “sophisticated” and his voice as…

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Songs of Protest for Remembrance Sunday in Birmingham

November 13, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Birmingham Town Hall, own Hall Victoria Square Birmingham
Birmingham, B3 3DQ United Kingdom

An afternoon concert featuring the first performance of Sally Beamish's new work "A knock on the Door", commissioned by Quaker Concern for the Abolition of Torture. MacMillan - Cantos Sagrados Beamish - A Knock on the Door (world première) Joubert - South of the Line Roth - The Peace of the Night (world première) EX CATHEDRA Backbeat Percussion Quartet Jeffrey Skidmore conductor Imogen Russell soprano Lawrence White baritone Some of the greatest music is written in protest, offering courage and…

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April 2023

An Evening with Isa Levy

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Artist/Actor/Author/Arts Psychotherapist & Quaker Isa Levy will give a multi-media book presentation of her memoir - including poetry, songs, video & film clips: Conversations with a Blank Canvas From Nowhere/Somewhere Decades of Change & Transformation Available on Amazon Saturday April 15th at 6.30pm (for Vietnamese/vegan menu) with Q & A plus live entertainment Collage Arts Karamel Restaurant, Wood Green London, N22 Karamel Restaurant

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July 2023

Poetry & Music for World Peace

July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Exeter Friends Meeting House, Wynards Lane
Exeter, EX2 4HU United Kingdom

An evening of performances of songs and poetry to raise money for Exeter Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, to help keep the Peace Shop in New Bridge Street open. Hosted by James Turner, and featuring: Sue Gilmurray, Bully (singer songwriters) Clare Morris, Tim King (poets), Marc Woodward (singer songwriter & poet) The David Sawyer and James Turner Duo (spoken word and improvised music on Sansachord, a musical instrument designed and built by David Sawyer). The show ends with an OPEN MIC…

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Nudges & Winks

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bedminster Quaker Meeting House, Wedmore Vale
Bristol, BS3 5HX United Kingdom

Mark Waistell plays at Bedminster Meeting House for a Bristol Area Meeting Outreach event. Many people are coming using a double ticket, “admits 1 Friend plus 1 friend”). Tickets are available at and

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Norwich Quakers present An Evening of Words, Music and Cake

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
NORWICH Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane
Norwich, NR2 1EW

Date and time: Sat, 22 Jul 2023 19:30 - 22:00 BST Location: Quaker Meeting House Upper Goat Lane Norwich NR2 1EW Suggested Donation: £10 Email for tickets. All proceeds go to Dr Andrew Boswell’s legal challenge to the A47 projects, Stop Road Building that Wrecks Climate and Nature. Our thanks to Bread Source, the Britons Arms, and Rainbow Organics for kindly donating cakes. Please bring cash for cakes and drinks. Audience participation! Bring a haiku! If you would like…

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September 2023

Music Retreat

September 16 - September 23
Maison Quaker, 11 Avenue des Quakers, 30111 Congénies, France, Maison Quaker, 11 Avenue des Quakers,
Congénies, 30111 France

Facilitated with Jeff Dershin ~ entertainer & educator Music through folk songs, spirituals, and popular music. Bookings via the Congénies website.

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Music Week in France

September 18 @ 8:00 am - September 23 @ 5:00 pm
Centre Quaker de Congenies, 11 Avenue des Quakers
Congenies, Provence-Languedoc 30111 France

September 18 to 23 Facilitated with Jeff Dershin, entertainer & educator Music through folk songs, spirituals, & popular music A very special week, in a very special place! Back for another wonderful week is Jeff Dershin! Jeff has toured Europe as keyboardist with the seminal rock/fusion band "Sweet Smoke," accompanied Pat Benatar and Patty Smyth, served on the faculties of public and private schools, directed musical plays both in schools and off- Broadway, and has written original music (traditional and…

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