Words for the Earth: an online poetry event

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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, 2009. His home is in South Wales. 
  • Sam Donaldson writes poetry, runs spiritual retreats and has been active on a range of peace, humanitarian and environmental issues. He’s based in Humberside.
  • Stevie Krayer is a poet whose publications include three collections of poetry and an anthology (co-edited with R V Bailey) of Quaker poets. Brought up in London’s East End, she has lived in Wales for nearly 30 years.

Jennifer Kavanagh worked in publishing for many years and has written a number of fiction and non-fiction books herself.

Free but advance booking essential . Book here .All welcome.

This event is organised by the Quaker Arts Network quakerarts.net.

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  • 2021-11-01 - 2021-11-14 All day

    A selection of textile panels from our international collection continues to be shown  at the Meeting House during COP 26 fortnight.

    The exhibition will be open to the public from Friday 5th till Sunday 7th November inclusive, from 1 till 5pm. All welcome.

    The rest of the time those attending other events at the Meeting house users of the Meeting will have the opportunity to see this display. This includes the  discussion of issues raised by Loving Earth textile panels, on the evening of 3rd November (at the Meeting House and on Zoom).

    More information about events for COP 26 organised by Scottish Quakers is available at https://www.quakerscotland.org/cop26 .

    NB Unfortunately the Meeting Room is not wheelchair accessible - it is up some steep stairs.

  • 2021-11-03 19:00 - 2021-11-03 20:30
    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 create regenerative culture in the Clyde bioregion.
    Beverley Ward  is Field Secretary for Earthcare in the South Eastern Yearly Meeting of  Quakers and has a wide range of experience   across the Americas. She will be speaking from Florida.

    This event will be held both on Zoom and at the Glasgow Quaker Meeting House, and is free.

    To attend on Zoom please book via this link: Eventbrite Caring-for-what-we-love-in-the-world-in-the-face-of-environmental-threats-ONLINE

    To attend in person at the Meeting House (where numbers will be limited for Covid-safety) please book via this link: Eventbrite Caring-for-what-we-love-in-the-world-in-the-face-of-environmental-threats-tickets-MEETING HOUSE