Singing Workshop 25 January 2020, Friends House, London Join Leonora Davies and Elena Browne for a day at Friends House as we explore how to use singing in children’s meeting, all age worship and beyond. This is an event for all ages. Those under 18 will need to come with an adult who will be responsible for them during the day. The cost is £10 for adults and £5 for under 18s. A packed lunch will be provided. To book your place, please complete the online form at https://forms.quaker.org.uk/singingworkshop Aleks Zawadzka, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0207 663 1013 www.quaker.org.uk/events/singingworkshop
A reminder that our next Day Retreat is to be held Saturday 30th November 10.30 – 16.00.
The morning will be held in the framework of a guided retreat.
The days are open to anyone who welcomes the opportunity to spend time in silence, simply BEING in nurturing surroundings.
As well as being a beautiful building, Golders Green Meeting House is situated on the edge of ancient woodland and participants are welcome to walk in the woodland. Please bring with you any reading material you might find helpful. You may want to prepare by reflecting in advance on what you would like to glean from the day.
Please bring a lunch item to share, or a packed lunch. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided throughout the day. A donation of £10 is suggested towards the costs of hiring the meeting house for the day.
Enquiries to Harry 07770 772939 or Jean 07826 101454
Details and the dates for next year are here Retreat Days 2020
We look forward to seeing you
Harry and Jean
The concern over Death & Dying that came out of Hampstead to NWLAM is going to MfS which is gathering this weekend 4-6 October at Woodbrooke.
Juliet Prager the Deputy Recording Clerk did not include the attached document in the briefing material (only the Minute) but suggests it goes on the NWLAM website so that Representatives to MfS can view it. Here it is.
A reminder that the next day of silent retreat will be held Saturday 5th October at Golders Green meeting house. A shared lunch and a £10 contribution towards hire costs are appreciated but not essential. https://nwlondonquakers.org.uk/golders-green/
When the arms fair returns to London in September, Art the Arms Far will be back too. We are organising two weeks of art, music and poetry to expose the arms fair. We’d would love for you to visit the exhibition, attend an event, or volunteer to help us out, if you are able and willing.
We know that the arms trade, peace and conflict is an issue many f/Friends are passionate about, and some young f/Friends have been involved in the organisation of Art the Arms Fair.
Here is a poetic contribution from Robert Ilson of Hampstead Meeting.
A Tale Too Often Told
My dearest friend acquired a gun
I did not want to be outdone
And got one too. We both were proud
To stand out from the gunless crowd
And felt protected from assaults
Our lives seemed perfect, free from faults
Until one day we disagreed
Our voices rose. We felt a need
To flaunt our weapons, did not fear
The horror that was looming near.
His bullet failed ; mine hit its mark
My friend fell into Death’s long dark
I live yet cannot cease to grieve
My sadness will not ever leave
But is there no one else to blame ?
Yes ! There’s one more must bear the shame :
He who oblivious of their harms
Makes money out of selling arms
Art The Arms Fair
The exhibition will be open 12pm – 8pm weekdays and 10am – 8pm at the weekend at Maverick Projects – in three of their exciting venues in Peckham:
► Safehouses 1 & 2 (137 and 139 Copeland Road) for the main exhibition
► AMP Gallery (1 Acorn Parade) for Peter Kennard’s takeover
► AMP Studio (897a Old Kent Rd) for more art and for all our evening events (incl later night opening times)
It is a free exhibition! Donations are welcome. All money raised from donations and the sale of art will go to Campaign Against the Arms Trade.
The first Art the Arms Fair event took place in 2017. It was widely acclaimed, winning the Observer and Nesta New Radicals Award. It included an original art piece produced by the world-famous Banksy. The Banksy piece, Civilian Drone Strike. This year’s event promises to be even bigger.
We have updated our list of introductory reading about Quakers. https://nwlondonquakers.org.uk/about/introductory-reading/
We know some people like to read first, but do come and meet us as well.