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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.

Board Games Afternoon at Finchley

Saturday, 17 June, 2017 - 17:30 to 20:30

Dear Friends
You are invited to attend FREE Board Games Afternoons @ Finchley Quaker Meeting House,
58 Alexandra Grove N12 8HG

Dates:
Sun 30th April (13:00 - 16:00 / 1-4pm)
Sat 20th May (17:30 - 20:30/ 5.30 - 8.30pm)
Saturday June 17th (17.30 - 20.30 / 5.30-8.30pm)
Sat 15th July (14:30 - 17:30 / 2.30 - 5.30pm)

Lots of games will be available but we welcome you to bring your own. (you are responsible for your own games)
Please bring snacks (crisps etc.) to share

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.

WORLD REFUGEE DAY:

Tuesday, 20 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 mark World Refugee Day, contributors to the new-writing anthologies Refugee Stories, A Country of Refuge, and Over Land Over Sea discuss their first-hand experiences of seeking sanctuary in Britain. Chaired by Lucy Popescu (Former Director of English PEN Writers in Prison Committee).

The event will include a book-signing.

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REFUGEE WEEK: Sanctuary in the Arts (Panel)

Wednesday, 21 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.

Continuing the week's theme of how to build a culture of hospitality rather than an environment of hostility, Actor/playwright Gaël Le Cornec, author Gulwali Passarlay (The Lightless Sky) and film-maker Sue Clayton (Goldsmiths College) will discuss how the arts can help people think differently about people seeking sanctuary.

The event will include a book signing.

REFUGEE WEEK: Sanctuary in Fiction (Panel)

Thursday, 22 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.

In order to discuss the role that novelists can play in building a culture of hospitality, novelists Sita Brahmachari (Red Leaves), Jason Donald (Dalila), Tim Finch (House of Journalists) and Roma Tearne (The Swimmer) will discuss the representation of immigration in fiction.

The event will include a book-signing.

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