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October 2021

Music Week, Congenies, France

October 9 - October 18
Centre Quaker de Congenies, 11 Avenue des Quakers
Congenies, Provence-Languedoc 30111 France
Euros595

Saturday 9th to Monday 18th October We invite you to join us for 5 to 9 days of musical exploration to lift your spirits and make music with new friends in our historic meeting house and beautiful garden located in a village between the Cévennes Mountains and the Mediterranean. Mike Adcock is our experienced Quaker facilitator who will support and encourage you . You also have space to rest, reflect, explore independently or with friends The cost is 595 euros…

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Meeting for Worship for Dance

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FREE

In the spirit of adventure and exploration we are offering a chance to embody our responses to what is going on for us at the moment. Live music from Robin Bowles will support and respond to the movement. We will start with a time to warm up our muscles and get our bodies moving, there will be a chance to connect with others and there will be time for worshipful dance. More details: https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/product/meeting-for-worship-for-dance-oct/

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Words for the Earth: an online poetry evening

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online

Join us on Zoom for readings of their poetry by four Quaker poets, responding to the climate crisis,  introduced by Jennifer Kavanagh. Ella Otomewo is a poet who found her voice in the spoken word community years ago, and now writes for both the page and the stage. She lives in Manchester. Philip Gross is mostly a poet, for adults and young people, a former academic and a keen collaborator across art forms.  He won the T. S. Eliot Prize,…

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Meeting for Sharing Creative Process 

October 30 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Are you doing a project or activity that involves a creative process? All are welcome to this Meeting for Sharing Creative Process, with Susan Hope Hoffman. Come listen and talk about personal experiences of creative process, especially of recent projects, and share works-in-progress if you like. The focus is on the process, rather than the outcome. All ages! Children are most welcome, accompanied by their parent/guardian/appointed caregiver. This gathering is envisioned to be the first in a series of monthly…

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Dancing from Earth to Sky

October 31
Online and at The Place, 17 Duke’s Rd, WC1h 9PY, 17 Duke's Rd
London, WC1H 9PY United Kingdom
£50

An opportunity to explore Chantraine dance with the music of Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez. Chantraine invites everyone into a world of movement, music, poetry, sculpture and real connection with the natural world. It's founded onon respect and love for human beings in all their diversity, and has a complete philosophy and practice of dance education. Open to everyone, all levels or experience and all ages from age 8 (children afternoon only)

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November 2021

Caring for what we love across the world, in the face of environmental threats

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Glasgow Quaker Meeting House, 38 Elmbank Crescent
Glasgow, G2 4PS

A Loving Earth conversation hosted by Glasgow Quakers half-way through the first week of the  COP26 talks. Invited participants from different parts of the world will introduce this evening's conversation, selecting some Loving Earth panels as a starting point Speakers include: Wopicho Apollo, speaking  from Uganda where he trains a variety of groups about sustainability, adaptation and mitigation measures and plays a leading role in the Friends Church of Uganda (Quakers) Ed Tyler teaches permaculture in Glasgow and works to…

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Meeting for Worship for Dance

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE

In the spirit of adventure and exploration we are offering a chance to embody our responses to what is going on for us at the moment. Live music from Robin Bowles will support and respond to the movement. We will start with a time to warm up our muscles and get our bodies moving, there will be a chance to connect with others and there will be time for worshipful dance. More details here: https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/product/meeting-for-worship-for-dance-nov/

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The Mistake – by Michael Mears: live play reading in Edinburgh

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Cuthbert’s Church, Lothian road
Edinburgh, EH1 2EP United Kingdom
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MICHAEL MEARS – a live reading of his new play THE MISTAKE about the dropping of the first atomic bomb  The dropping of the first atomic bomb is referred to on the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima as “the mistake”.   Written for the 75th anniversary last year, (but delayed due to the pandemic) Michael Mears’ compelling and moving new play THE MISTAKE explores personal stories surrounding that catastrophic event.  Using testimonies and eye-witness accounts, THE MISTAKE interweaves the stories of…

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It’s the season to sparkle

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Worthing Quaker Meeting House, 34 Mill road
Worthing, BN11 5DR United Kingdom
free

Come and see works of 2 Worthing artists at the Worthing Quaker Meeting House. Eleonora Medwell is an artist who tells a story through her art, who finds a hidden beauty, to pass joy, positive energy and tranquility. Elena Krumgold is a Member of Worthing Quaker Meeting. She sees the process of art making as part of a spiritual path. The exhibition is centred around the theme of family, wonder, fairy-tale, nature, spirituality, charity. Thursday 18th November, 6 pm •…

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Spirituality and Creative Practice: making images from music

November 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pay as you are led

This series of sessions enables people to learn from practising artists about their different creative practices and how they connect to and enrich their spiritual practice. The sessions are interactive, giving participant to try out or explore the creative practice themselves. More details: https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/product/spirituality-and-creative-practice-nov/

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