News and Events

A detailed timetable of Seeking Routes events are as follows:

Seeking Routes Art Exhibition, Swarthmoor Hall 20th July – 8th Sept.

Supporting events from members of Quaker Arts Network and other Friends

Date time Performance/ contributor notes
Sat 20 July 10.30 am -4.30 pm Exhibition open seven days a week until  Sunday 8th Sept
Sat 27 July 2.00-3.00 pm Lecture: Routes to sustainability

Jon Lovett, chair in Global Challenges, Leeds University.

First in a series of three talks

Economic, environmental and social sustainability in the context of the Brundtlandt report and John Rawl’s ‘Theory of Justice’.
Sat 3 Aug 2.00-4.00 pm

with interval

Poetry reading:

People, Places & Poetry

Geraldine Green

Afternoon performance with Geraldine & invited guests
Sat 10 Aug 2.00 – 3.00 pm Lecture: The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth Jon Lovett, chair in Global Challenges, Leeds University

Second in a series of three talks

The importance of Quaker Kenneth E Boulding’s 1966 essay on ‘cowboy’ and ‘spaceship’ economics
Sat 17 and Sun 18 Aug 11.00 am & 2.00 pm Weighing Pearls’ & ‘Lilies of the Field’

Andrea Freeman & Sylvia Causer, who will also be drawing outside and available for conversations between performances.

Performances using Great Hall & Quiet Garden, exploring social and emotional issues, often through humour.
 Fri 23 Aug  Afternoon Quaker Animal Songs, by singer/song-writer Eden Thomas Café and/or Conference Room
Sat 31 Aug 11.00 am-12.30pm and

2.30-4.00 pm

Interactive workshops: ‘Traveling Roots, Arriving at Courage: Creative Change for Climate & Community’. Participants can attend one or both sessions. Mey Hasbrook from Michigan Meeting, travelling in the ministry with a concern for sustainability. Session 1 looks at Quaker and other spiritual routes towards transforming our relationship with climate and community. Session 2 explores these routes through creative processes.
Sun 1 Sept  Afternoon  Quaker Animal Songs, by singer/song-writer Eden Thomas Café and/or Conference Room
Sat 7 Sept Lecture: Circular Economy. Jon Lovett, chair in Global Challenges, Leeds University. Third in a series of three talks. The opportunities offered by advances in renewable energy and manufacturing, in the context of Harvard ‘business guru’ Michael Porter’s theories.
Accompanying soundscape to the Art Exhibition by  Matthew Rigg

Seeking Routes 20 Jul – 8 Sep 2019

An art exhibition and programme of workshops, lectures, poetry and performances

Programme for Courses and Retreats for 2019

Our programme of courses, retreats…

House Tours Now Open

Winter is over and that means that the Old Hall is now open for House Tours!…