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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.

The Kindlers: WHAT DOES LOVE REQUIRE OF US?

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.

The Kindlers: WHAT DOES LOVE REQUIRE OF US?
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

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.

REFUGEE WEEK: Sanctuary Sunday at Friends House

Sunday, 25 June, 2017 - 11:00 to 17:00

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 the end of the week's discussions and events, Quakers in Britain will host a day of activities at Friends House as follows:

Meeting for Worship (11am – 12 noon, George Fox Room)

Based in stillness and silent waiting, Quaker Meeting gives space and time to listen and reflect.

Challenging Immigration Detention Panel (1pm-3pm, George Fox Room)

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