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October 2017

“This Evil Thing”

Friday 13 October 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lansdown Hall, Lansdown
Stroud, GL5 1BB United Kingdom
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A one-man play, written and performed by Michael Mears. It tells the compelling, shocking and inspiring story of British conscientious objectors in the First World War. Premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe last summer, where it received four-star reviews and positive audience feedback. Tickets £10 (£8 concessions). Fuller details here.

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The Night of the Thin Veil

Saturday 21 October 2017 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Laurence Church, The Shambles
Stroud,
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Being Friends Together – Commitment and Community

Sunday 22 October 2017 at 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Nailsworth Friends Meeting House, Chestnut Hill
Nailsworth, GL6 0RA United Kingdom
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A short series of three meetings on commitment and community in Quaker life, drawing on participants' own experiences and on Chapters 10 and 11 of Quaker Faith and Practice. The facilitators will be Jane Mace and John Geale. The other two sessions will be on 29 October and 5 November, same time and place. Please come, even if you think you may have to miss a session. Please use the sign-up sheet in Nailsworth Meeting House, or email Jane (email…

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November 2017

The Bundle

Monday 6 November 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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. Removed from her Russian homeland by her Chechen father, abducted into a forced marriage and then subjected to a life of servitude, she takes the ultimate risk in plotting her escape to the UK. Here she finds a home but also encounters the Home Office’s ‘hostile environment’ with regard to asylum seekers and…

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December 2017

Area Meeting

Sunday 10 December 2017 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Gloucester Friends Meeting House, Greyfriars, Southgate Street
Gloucester, GL1 1TS United Kingdom
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February 2018

Global Population and Sustainability

Saturday 3 February at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gloucester Friends Meeting House, Greyfriars, Southgate Street
Gloucester, GL1 1TS United Kingdom
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An opportunity to meet and discuss a Quaker perspective on global population issues. Bring a packed lunch.

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Area Meeting

Sunday 11 February at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cheltenham Friends Meeting House, Warwick Place, Portland Street
Cheltenham, GL52 2NP United Kingdom
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The main items on the agenda will be : "Counting Quakers". Our Membership Clerk, Dorothy Cardus, will present our tabular statement for 2017. Jill Nash will report on the meeting of the Quaker Mental Health Forum in December, entitled "Dementia : what is our witness?". Friends may like to look at the report of the conference which appeared in the Friend of 4 January, and also at Mary Brown's article in the same edition on Meetings and Care Homes. Friends…

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March 2018

Area Meeting

Saturday 10 March at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cirencester Friends Meeting House, 53 Thomas Street
Cirencester, GL7 2BA United Kingdom
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The main matters before the meeting are likely to include : Sanctuary Meetings, and help for refugees and asylum seekers. Our Peace Committee suggest that we organise an information-sharing event. a report on Meeting for Sufferings, and a look forward to Yearly Meeting in May. Information about Yearly Meeting is now available on the BYM website. preparation of a new book of members and attenders a progress report from the group concerned with domestic violence issues.  

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April 2018

Area Meeting

Sunday 8 April at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Staunton Village Hall, Staunton
Coleford, GL16 8NX United Kingdom
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The clerks plan that the meeting will receive report on the QPSW conference, and the Quakers in Criminal Justice Conference. Forest of Dean Meeting will tell us How the Truth Prospers in their meeting.

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May 2018

Etty : the Play

Wednesday 23 May at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Barnwood Reading Rooms, Barnwood Road
Gloucester, GL4 3JT
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Etty is a 50-minute play by Susan Stein drawn from the diaries of Etty Hillesum, a sensuous, intelligent and poetic young Jewish woman searching for the meaning of her life - and all life - during the terror of Nazi occupation. In the midst of two separate love affairs, she happens upon prayer, discovers a reality that she calls God, and opens herself to the power of love that heals and reconciles those around her. "If I should not survive,…

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