June 2019 mini tour

I have a mini tour in June 
Friday 7 June: Folk at the Factory in Fleckney – folk music evening with a number of musicians, raising money for local Motor Neurone Disease charity and LOROS. 7.30pm -11pm

Sunday 16 June: The Tap, Queens Road as part of the Clarendon Park Arts festival – an acoustic event 5-9pm (starting at thr end of the street fair) and I am first of 5 ‘acts’.

Wednesday 26 June: music and fund raiser for Extinction Rebellion at Upstairs at the Western, 7.30 – 9.30pm.

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

Quaker faith in action: The American poet Mary Oliver died today, aged 83. Her words have carried a special power for many struggling to build a more equal, sustainable and just world. In that spirit we share her poem:

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves. Continue reading “Wild Geese by Mary Oliver”

Climate Justice – Love our Planet

Quakers call for bold national climate policy
Quakers in Britain and Friends World Committee for Consultation are today (8 October) bringing together faith leaders and representatives from the Buddhist, Brahma Kumaris, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and Quaker communities for an interfaith celebration of sustainable living. They are meeting as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C delivers a sharp message that the world must act now to avoid climate catastrophe. Continue reading “Climate Justice – Love our Planet”

LKSC Reading Between the Lines – 2 October 2018

Leicester Kurdish Solidarity Campaign ‘Reading Between the Lines’, 2 October 2018 at Y Theatre, Leicester as part of Everybody’s Reading Festival:  Many thanks to Steve Sweeney Sarya Tunc, Gaylan NazhadHannah James and Grace Petrie for their contributions to the evening.

Steve Sweeney from ‘Morning Star’ and Gaylan Nazhad photographer of ‘101 Beads: Kurdistan in War’ spoke inspiringly about their own experiences of reporting in difficult circumstances. We also heard about the work of Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Many thanks too to Hannah James and Grace Petrie who added to the theme with their own songs.

See photos: http://leicesterkurdishsolidaritycampaign.org.uk/reading-between-the-lines-2-october-2018/
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