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April 2022


April 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Glenthorne Quaker Guest House, Easedale Road
Grasmere, LA22 9QH United Kingdom

This course will have the character of a retreat, listening to inspiring music in a context of silence and worship. There will also be opportunities to share our thoughts and responses to what we hear. Each day will have a theme: peace and tranquillity; sadness and grief; courage; joy; and spiritual depth. Led by Diana and John Lampen.

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May 2022

Curiosity, Creativity and the Climate Loving Earth Project Conversations

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kendal Quaker Meeting House Stramongate, United Kingdom

This event will be held both on Zoom and at the Kendal Quaker Meeting House, and is free. To attend on Zoom please book via : Eventbrite To attend in person at the Meeting House please book via: Eventbrite

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May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom United Kingdom

Our Annual General Meeting will be held by Zoom again this year, and we hope that many Friends from around the country (and perhaps beyond) will join us. Please email us with the title AGM booking to receive the Zoom link if you don't receive another newsletter before then. The formal business will include amending our constitution in preparation to become a Registered Charity. A proposed revised constitution, together with the 2021 Annual Report and accounts and a report on the Loving…

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Music Spirituality and Genre

May 20 @ 9:30 am - 7:30 pm

A Study Day convened by Mide Dines and Brian Inglis, of Middlesex University, in association with the International Network of Music, Spirituality and Wellbeing . Free. In London and online. Details at From Lady Gaga and Leonard Cohen to Arvo Pärt and Galina Ustvolskaya via John Coltrane, musicians working in various genres have notably explored spiritual themes and/or made music with spiritual intention. Music without such intentions can also be received in a spiritual context. How does spirituality manifest…

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Art Retreats in the South of France

May 22 - June 3
Maison Quaker, 11 Avenue des Quakers, 30111 Congénies, France, Maison Quaker, 11 Avenue des Quakers,
Congénies, 30111 France

Two Art Retreats are being planned for 2022 in Congenies at the Maison Quaker. The first, in the Spring, will take place from May 28-June 3 (optional add-on days May 27, June 4 and June 5) and will be facilitated by Erik Dries. The second will take place in the Fall. Please email Amy and Chamba, the amis-residents, for more information: Centre Quaker Congenies

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QAN at Britain Yearly Meeting

May 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
On Zoom United Kingdom

Quaker Arts Network hosts this online event for Friends to share and explore how the arts can help us deepen the spiritual roots of our witness, ministry and outreach. Participants will be invited to share their responses to one or two of the textile panels created as part of the Loving Earth Project. These can be seen at Please look at the gallery in advance and choose one or two panels that particularly appeal to you - or let the…

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Spring Art Retreat

May 28 - June 3
Centre Quaker de Congenies, 11 Avenue des Quakers
Congenies, Provence-Languedoc 30111 France
595€ – 715€

Art Retreat Centre Quaker de Congénies May 28-June 3 Erik Dries Our retreat facilitator is Erik Dries, who also facilitated the retreat in the Autumn 2021. Erik has explored watercolour, acrylic, digital, and drawing media in his life as an artist. He has transformed the children's room at his local Quaker meetinghouse with trees and animals on the four walls and the ceiling, and has made a comic book on Quakers (translated in English and Tsjech, other translations on the…

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June 2022

Loving Earth Panels Exhibition at Victoria Hall, Grange over Sands, Cumbria

June 3 @ 8:00 am - June 5 @ 5:00 pm

For more details contact Sue Tyldesley.   Link to DOWNLOAD LEP Cumbria, events poster

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Writing Retreat in the South of France

June 13 - June 17
Centre Quaker de Congenies, 11 Avenue des Quakers
Congenies, Provence-Languedoc 30111 France
€490 – €620

Writing Retreat 13 - 17 June 2022 (optional days June 18, and 19) Escape to the sun and be inspired to write in the beautiful setting of the Centre Quaker de Congénies, France, located in a lovely valley between the Cévennes Mountains & the Mediterranean Sea Bring something you are already working on: give yourself time and space to linger over it and let it develop. This is a perfect opportunity to work in peaceful surroundings on a 1st, 2nd…

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Numinous – the astonishing story of Henry Morris

June 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adams Heritage Centre, 17 Main Street
Littleport, Cambridgeshire CB6 1PH United Kingdom

'Numinous' is a solo object-theatre show about Henry Morris, the visionary responsible for the Village Colleges in Cambridgeshire. Morris believed in “education from the cradle to the grave” and devoted his life to creating colleges in which all the activities “which go to make a full life”. Using material from archives and recorded memories, the show is performed with (and by) objects he would have been familiar with. Writer and performer Andy O’Hanlon says: “When working in Cambridgeshire, I found…

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