Events

Zoom chat for panel makers 8pm on Thursday 3rd December . Whether you have completed a panel, haven’t yet started or are part-way through one, you’l be welcome to  share your thoughts, questions and acheivements. We hope to support and inspire each other by sharing textile-technical or  artistic issues, steps on our journeys towards greater sustainability and earth-care or just to chat about the project. All welcome. Free.

Loving Earth Project ‘Work in Progress’ Exhibition at Robert Phillips Gallery,Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey  
Wednesday 6th January to Sunday 7th February 10am to 4pm every day
This exhibition of artwork from the Loving Earth Project will feature over seventy textile squares designed and made by people from all walks of life and ages. Accompanying the exhibition will be a series of events about sustainability and the environment as well as stitching workshops and advice on how to become involved with the project. These will be a mix of online and onsite events, depending on COVID restrictions at the time. Watch out for more details on our website and Facebook.

If you have a panel in progress and would like it included in the exhibition, please try and get it to us by mid December. When the panel is ready, email a photograph of the panel and the accompanying text to lovingearthproject@gmail.com and we’ll let you know where to send the panel itself. 

Please email LovingEarthProject@gmail.com for Zoom details

Par Amour de la Terre 

Le jeudi 19 novembre de 20h à 21h30 (ZOOM)

Nous vous proposons un temps de partage en visio-conférence (via Zoom), pour entrer dans la démarche et réfléchir ensemble aux possibilités pour faire connaître ce projet en France et dans le monde francophone (création d’ateliers, réalisation d’expositions, etc…). 
Détails et article ici

Renseignements et inscriptions auprès de Marion Heyl 06 74 64 38 75marionheyl@laposte.net

Loving Earth: A Legacy of Lockdown

Sustainable Merton is teaming up with the Loving Earth Project to help people in and around Merton reflect on how COVID lockdown is affecting our relationship with the environment and our visions for improvements in future .

Two online events are now planned:
Monday 26th October at 7.30pm: Getting started  on your panel online workshop

Wednesday 11th November  at 7.30 : Taking the project forward in Merton – online meeting for those interested in streaming the word in the Merton area.

Booking and details:  info@sustainablemerton.org

Loving Earth Project informal Zoom sessions  29th October & 3rd December

Online events hosted by Quaker Arts Network for people participating in the Loving Earth Project to share experience, progress and challenges as they make their textile panels.

Whether you have completed a panel, haven’t yet started or are part-way through one, you’ll be welcome to  share your thoughts, questions and achievements. We hope to support and inspire each other by sharing textile-technical or  artistic issues, steps on our journeys towards greater sustainability and earth-care or just to chat about the project.

All welcome and completely free. Email lovingearthproject@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

More information available at the link below.

http://quakerarts.net/event/loving-earth-progress-chat/

DEEPENING OUR COMMITMENT   14th September to 24th October 

A six weeks online course  based around the project, to work together as we make our textile panels and explore actions we might make to build a more sustainable future.

All welcome. £36 per person. Advance booking essential .
Details and bookings: https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/item/deepening-our-commitment-loving-earth-project/

Saturday 19th September

Loving Earth Project display at Wimbledon Abundance Fruit day, featuring a wide range of local produce, plants and environmental groups.
11 am to 2pm. Covid-safe event
At St Mark’s Church, Compton road, Wimbledon SW19 (2 minutes from Wimbledon station. All welcome.

Saturday 19th September

Loving Earth Project at St Alban’s Cathedral – cancelled 

The Celebration Earth event in which the Loving Earth Project was to feature has sally had to be cancelled for Coronavirus-related reasons. We understand that  online and film events will émerge from the ashes , and hope to participate in these where possible. 

https://www.celebrationearth.org/

Loving Earth Project –  Stitch and Chat workshops online via Zoom

Weekly from 27th May until mid July 2020 

Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre is hosting a series of weekly stitch and chat workshops for five weeks, starting on Wednesday 27th May at 5pm. Bring and share your ideas, questions, work in progress , cup of tea etc.

Each event will also have a particular theme or topic, and Lottie Percival will do some short demos. All welcome – whatever your skill level and whether or not you have started on a panel.
For example on 3 June the focus will be design and colour.

Free – but please book in advance  . The Zoom link is Meeting ID: 882 7695 9877 Password: 617896

Lottie is an artist working with interactive sculpture and textiles of multiple mediums. She has led a range of creative workshops at the Riverhouse Barn Arts centre, and elsewhere and is making a series of ‘how to’ videos for the Loving Earth Project to show a range of textile techniques that can be used for making panels.
Her website is https://wholelottalottie.com .
Please send  booking enquiries direct to the Riverhouse Barn box office.

Loving Earth : Panel-makers’ Zoom chat

Saturday 25th April 11 am.

* Did you start making a panel for the Loving Earth Project and never quite finish it?
* Would you like to make a panel but are not sure where to start?
* Do you need new inspiration or technical advice?
* Are you not sure what you can do to help safeguard the future of what we love, or what to write to accompany your panel?
* How is the coronavirus affection this all?

This is a chance to share your work-in-progress, thoughts and discoveries with others through a Zoom chat. Bring your coffee, ideas, and textiles.

If you’d like to join us, drop us an email at * Did you start making a panel for the Loving Earth Project and never quite finish it?
* Would you like to make a panel but are not sure where to start?
* Do you need new inspiration or technical advice?
* Are you not sure what you can do to help safeguard the future of what we love, or what to write to accompany your panel?
* How is the coronavirus affection this all?

This is a chance to share your work-in-progress, thoughts and discoveries with others through a Zoom chat. Bring your coffee, ideas, and textiles.

If you’d like to join us, drop us an email at lovingearthproject@gmail.com and we’ll send you a link to the meeting.

If you haven’t used Zoom before, let us know and we can point you to an easy way in!

PS If you haven’t already checked it out, please look at our website for general guidance on making Loving Earth panels, and also the video of our core meditation, now online at
https://www.woodbrooke.org.uk/lovingearthmeditation.

Loving Earth: creative spiritual responses to the climate crisis

May 22-24 at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham.

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

A weekend of creative exploration of the challenges of climate and environmental breakdown, engaging in spiritual practice and make textile panels to join the Loving Earth Project travelling exhibition. All this in the lovely setting of Woodbrooke 

Loving Earth Project exhibition  at   Robert Phillips Gallery

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Manor road
Walton on Thames, Surrey KT12 2PF  
15-26 April    2020       
10-4 pm every day.

Come and see the panels sent in so far for the Loving Earth Project. You may be inspired to make your own.

Loving Earth Project at Mitcham Library
Friday 13th March 3.30 to 6.30

Milou Stella   will be running a workshop at Mitcham Library as part of the SPINE festival for children and families

Come and learn some beginner friendly hand sewing techniques and contribute to the Loving Earth Project by making your own unique panel in response to current environmental issues.  Materials are provided, but, in the spirit of sustainability, you’re welcome to bring your own recycled scraps of fabric too.

Participants will design and start stitching a panel for the Loving Earth Project.
You may not have  time to complete it during the workshop but could come back to the library to sew and chat at a later date or finish it at home and send it to join the Loving Earth Project travelling exhibition
Some panels will be on display there during the festival 

Mitcham Library is at   157 London Rd, Mitcham CR4 2YR

Loving Earth Project events in Wimbledon

A series of Sew and Chat events at Wimbledon Library will be starting on Tuesday afternoons 11th, 18th, 25th February  and 3rd March from 2 to 4 pm.  Free. All welcome – for as long or short as you like. Materials provided but you are welcome to bring your own materials or work-in-progress.

We will also hold an information meeting at 5to 6 pm on 11th February  for those interested in joining the project themselves or as part of a group. Might your craft group, friends, school, youth group, church or business be interested in joining the project  to help engage with the challenges of climate breakdown without becoming overwhelmed? COme and find out and discuss possibilities.

Wimbledon Library is close to Wimbledon station and on several bus routes.
35 Wimbledon Hill Road, London, SW197NB

More details at LEP Wimbledon Jan 2020

Show the Love  conference 14th February 
The Essex Federation of WIs is holding  conference on responding to climate change, open to the public, in Hatfield Peveral from  10.30 till 2,45.

Dorothy Jerrome will introduce the Loving Earth Project  and a number of panels will be on display.  Other topics include fashion in an era of climate change, and opportunities in the Green Economy All welcome . Bring your own lunch. cost £3.

Details at Show the Love 2020

A Quiet Day for Love of the Earth 

Wandsworth Quaker Meeting House in London, on Saturday 25th January.

10am to 4.30 pm.

How can our creative and spiritual practice help us adores the big challenges in life?

Linda Murgatroyd will lead a day  using arts, crafts, guided meditation and optional textile work, personal prayer and reflection, writing and/or research , to help us address the challenges of environmental break-down, empowered by love. Most of the day will be in silence, with some introductions and suggestions during the day, and optional sharing at the end.

All welcome; booking essential.

Free but donations invited.  Bring your own lunch.

Details: quiet LEP day jan 2020

enquiries: lovingearthproject@gmail.com

Caring for the Earth we love

Saturday 16th November 2019, 10.30 to 1pm.

Winchmore Hill Friends Meeting House, 59 Church Hill, London N21 1LE

Linda Murgatroyd will lead a workshop using guided meditation, simple arts/crafts and conversation to help us engage with environmental challenges, without being overwhelmed.

Free, but please book in advance  and let us know of any special needs. as numbers are limited.    http://caring-for-the-earth.eventbrite.co.uk

All welcome, regardes of age, religion or community . (Children will need a parent or other responsible adult.)

All materials provided.  Details: LEP Winchmore Hill Nov 2019

Loving Earth Project display at Wandsworth Quaker Meeting House Saturday 21 September. 

A small display of panels will be on show in the Meeting House as part of London Open House, from 1 to 5 pm.

https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/listings/1422

Loving Earth Project at Seeking Routes exhibition 
Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston, LA12 0JQ

20 July to 8 September 2018

The first few Loving Earth project panels will be on display at this exhibition. Further panels will be added through the summer as they arrive. You are welcome to make your own and take them to join the exhibition during the summer. The panels will then go on to become part of a  travelling exhibition .

Details

Fragile Abundance in Cumbria
 Saturday 20th July  2019 at 2pm 

An afternoon of creative activities organised by the Quaker Arts Network at Swarthmoor Quaker Meeting House , Meeting House Lane, Ulverston, LA12 9ND
Options include a textile Loving Earth workshop , dance, experimental drawing and collage, dance and creative writing.

All welcome. Advance booking essential. £10 ; children free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Details and booking information