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July 2018

Knitting, Crochet & Felting Retreat

July 18 @ 4:00 pm - July 20 @ 3:00 pm

  Leader:  Revd Elizabeth Brown   Come along for chat and crafting, times of quiet and worship. There will be a swap-shop, rummage bin and informal skills-sharing. You are asked to bring along a work in progress to complete during your stay. Revd Elizabeth Brown…

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August 2018

Art Appreciation II – The Pre-Raphaelites: Myth & Medievalism

August 7 @ 4:00 pm - August 9 @ 3:00 pm

  Tutor:  Tim Stimson Later Pre-Raphaelite pictures proved to be the perfect vehicle for the dreams and aspirations of Victorian society.  This course will investigate the attitudes to women, men, and relationships through key preoccupations which emerged at the end of the 19th century. For…

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‘Amazing Grace’: Literature & Faith

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Please join us for a Study Day with Joyce Simpson at Parcevall Hall to explore themes of renewal, spiritual friendship and mission in the life journeys of John Newton, William Cowper, and William Wilberforce. A central focus will be the Olney Hymns (1779), the fruit…

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Recorder Players’ Workshop III

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - August 19 @ 3:00 pm

Tutor:  Mary Tyers   Ensemble playing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, this workshop is aimed at moderate to good adult players who ideally offer two instruments and are able to swap between them.  You should have the ability to hold your own part in…

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Open Quiet Day III

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  Our Open Quiet Days this year are being led by Cathy Davie.  Cathy is a spiritual director, following roles as a town planner, teacher, mother, and clergy spouse. Her facilitation skills include writing materials and teaching spirituality in schools and for lay readers. Through…

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C S Lewis – Narnia and the Seven Heavens

August 21 @ 4:00 pm - August 23 @ 3:00 pm

  Tutor:  Dr Michael Ward C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia are among his most popular works, but they have often been dismissed as carelessly written, having little imaginative logic and with Biblical themes that blow hot and cold.  Michael Ward shows that Lewis secretly structured…

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September 2018

Heart & Soul Singing Retreat II

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - September 16 @ 3:00 pm

Tutor:  Keely Hodgson   Combine singing in harmony with rest, nurture and inspiration.  No previous singing experience, or the ability to read music, is required. A varied repertoire of songs and rounds are sensitively taught using call and response. Keely Hodgson has worked as a…

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Literature Appreciation II – Shakespeare’s Sonnets

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - September 26 @ 3:00 pm

Tutor:  Hugh Parry   The Shakespeare Sonnets remain one of the peaks of poetic achievement.  Within their apparently identical and restrictive packaging, they are elegant, witty, raw, ruminative, rousing – sometimes all at once.  What do they have to say, and how do they get…

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Sir William Milner’s Music Collection with Hugh Parry

September 27 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

  This year we are celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the birth of Sir William Milner. Enjoy the pick of Sir William’s 78s introduced and described by Hugh Parry, aka the Sheik of Shellac.  We will hear music from the 1920s to the 1940s played…

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October 2018

Autumn Rambling in Wharfedale

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - October 4 @ 3:00 pm

  Join us for the last of our three walking breaks in the 2018 programme.  There is a choice each day of either short or longer, more demanding walks with one of our two guides, returning to the welcome and warmth of Parcevall Hall.  We…

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