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Experiment with Light introductory weekend

Friday, 5 May, 2017 - 16:00 to Sunday, 7 May, 2017 - 14:00

In the serenity of Claridge House, this retreat offers a meditative practice, based on the early Friends' experience of waiting in the Light, to help us explore the deeper issues of our lives. This can be a searching and powerful process, leading to fuller understanding and insight into ourselves and our leadings. The weekend is led by Angela Greenwood, an experienced Experiment with Light practitioner, having been involved in two Light Groups for over ten years.


Saturday, 13 May, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:30

The fifth of five Spring 2017 Saturday workshops in London

Come to any of them, or come to them all.
Journey into the heart of the Quaker Way.

led by David and Rosemary Brown

An invitation to let our lives speak, to show our light, use our gifts to heal,
and witness to compassion.

Launch of booklet: Love’s Requirements.

10.0 refreshments for 10.30 am start – 4.30 tea for 5.0 pm finish

Workshops will be participatory with input, group-work and worship.

Quiet Garden 25th Anniversary Event, St John's Waterloo

Saturday, 20 May, 2017 - 11:00 to 17:00

God is in the Garden: Celebrating 25 years of Quiet Gardens
10.15am coffee for 11am start - 5pm
With guest speakers:
Lucy Winkett (Rector, St James’s Church, Piccadilly) ‘In Quietness is Strength? How can we re-discover the wisdom that hides in quietness and silence?’
Andrew Walker (Director, St Marylebone Healing and Counselling Centre, London) ‘Prayer and the Art of Gardening - exploring the parallels between the garden and the spiritual life.’

Journeymen Theatre - The Bundle at KingstonQuaker Centre

Friday, 2 June, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:30

The company that creates Quaker themed plays and performs them for us wherever there’s enough floor space will bring their latest production to Kingston  Quaker Centre.

The Bundle shows us some of the background to our inhospitable environment for asylum seekers and a sense of the head dominated politics which have created our system.  It's shocking,  with flashes of painful humour.

Friday June 2nd1930 (tea from 1900)

Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, KT1 2PT

Listening with the heart, St Ethelburga's

Friday, 9 June, 2017 - 09:30 to Friday, 16 June, 2017 - 16:30

This 2 day Compassionate Listening workshop offers a road-map, skill-set and practice to empower individuals and communities to harness collective wisdom and build powerful cultures of peace. It provides a tool-kit - a package of communication skills and a process - which enables people to listen deeply and in a way which can be very healing for the speaker.

Compassionate Listening was developed by Gene Knudsen Hoffman, Quaker and International Peacemaker. She developed this tool after realizing that all parties in a conflict are wounded and need to be heard.

Jonah and the Politics of Enemy Love - Kingston

Thursday, 15 June, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00

David Benjamin Blowerperforms his folk musical The Book of Jonah, followed by a guided discussion about the challenges of enemy-love in today's divided world.

Journeymen Theatre - The Bundle - Wanstead Quaker Meeting House

Sunday, 18 June, 2017 - 13:30 to 15:00

This play, presented by the Quaker theatre company Journeymen Theatre, was commissioned by QARN (Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network).

Based closely on the story of a real woman and her three young children, The Bundle follows Adilah’s domestic persecution and denial of human rights in Chechnya, and her struggles with the hostile asylum system in the UK.

The play moves from the tradition of the folk story to that of biting satire as it charts Adilah’s bid for freedom, safety and hope.

Age range: 16 +

REFUGEE WEEK: Sanctuary in the media (Panel)

Monday, 19 June, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:30

Refugee Week is the UK’s largest festival of arts, education and cultural events to celebrate the contribution of people who have sought sanctuary, and to encourage understanding between communities.

To begin the week, co-authors of the 2016 book 'The Good Immigrant' Coco Khan, Darren Chetty and Vera Chok, discuss how an anti-racist media might look.

Chaired by Dalia Gebrial (Undoing Borders Campaign / People & Planet).

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Meeting for Worship (semi-programmed)

Tuesday, 20 June, 2017 - 12:30 to 13:00

Quiet contemplation on the situation faced by people seeking sanctuary.