Creative Arts and Spirituality

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    Icon Painting as a Spiritual Practice: from traditional to contemporary icon

    As an icon painter I never stop looking for a language that expresses the experience of the soul. For me, this is the most honest way of communicating my spiritual experience. This time at Woodbrooke I would like to invite participants to explore Icon painting as a form of spiritual journey to enable them to find quietness and stillness, and forget about what they left at home.

    Writing Retreat

    Set in the beautiful and quiet surroundings of Swarthmoor Hall, this retreat is open to anyone looking for space and time for writing, whether starting a new project, or to take forward or finish off a current piece. There will be the opportunity to hear from the tutors about their experience of writing and one to one time with them but the emphasis will be on creating a supportive environment to devote to the craft itself.

    To book Woodbrooke courses at Swarthmoor Hall please email info@swarthmoorhall.co.uk or ring 01229 583204

    Spiritual Roots and Wisdom of the Quaker Way in Plainsong

    Music has a way of opening us up to deeper levels of understanding. This is what people say occurs when they hear Paulette Meier’s Timeless Quaker Wisdom in Plainsong. Each song is a quotation from the writings of George Fox and other early Friends. We will sing the “chant-songs” together, exploring the rich insight into the Quaker way that each offers, becoming enlivened and enlightened to the radical, mystical understanding of Christianity that our 17th century founders discovered.

    To book Woodbrooke courses at Swarthmoor Hall please email info@swarthmoorhall.co.uk or ring 01229 583204