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Croydon Friends Calendar

August 2018

Ongoing till December 2018: 100 Years.. Peace, Protest, Conflict
100 years… Peace, Protest, Conflict – Exhibition at Museum of Croydon, Croydon Clocktower, Katherine St, Croydon CR9 1ET, www.museumofcroydon.com Entrance free. This exhibition looks back at the Museum of Croydon’s commemoration of the First World War and features untold stories for its citizens and their experience of peace, protest and conflict. It will also reflect on the changing role of women and Croydon’s involvement in the suffrage movement. Within the Town Hall where the declaration of war was communicated to Croydon, Conscientious Objectors appealed against Military service at the Tribunals, Mayoress Houlder handed over the Women’s Citizen’s Address following the Representation of the People Act. The Town Hall complex where the Museum of Croydon is located was also where the Roll of Honour was compiled, war committee meetings were held, and the Mayor’s speech was given after the armistice was signed. If walls could talk, these are the stories they might tell
Ongoing till December 2018: Art of Peace exhibition
This exhibition is a an artistic response to the themes of peace, protest and conflict which complements the exhibition in the Croydon Now gallery. These exhibitions form part of the Museum of Croydon’s Centenary commemorations. The key sites of peace and protest in central Croydon will be explored through the art on display. We will also look at a collection of First World War campaign posters and key public figures who supported and objected to the war. For the first time we also display work by Mireille Fauchon who has artistically responded to Croydon Suffragette Katie Gliddon’s diary, detailing her prison experience in Holloway. A recent addition to the Croydon Art Collection of the Croydon Clocktower by the late John Chisnall is also exhibited. The Exhibition gallery stands within the Town Hall building which endured the conflict of both the First and Second World Wars and has been the site of much political and social change in Croydon. You can find out more about this history in the Research Room.
Saturday 18 - 25 August: FSSE Junior Gathering and Senior Conference
11-18 aged? Join us for a fun, inspiring, exciting, relaxing and enriching residential week on the 18-25th August. Quaker Junior Gathering and Senior Conference 2018. See website http://fsse.org.uk/ for more details.
Saturday 8 September: Increasing Diversity:
How understanding our Unconscious Biases can help/make a difference. 2 - 4.30pm at Friends House. London Quakers offers a participative and practical workshop on Unconscious Bias. "We have heard the call to examine our own diversity”. YMG 2017 affirmed our commitment to a more diverse Society of Friends, but what can we do? Our Facilitator will be Carey Haslam who is an experienced trainer and facilitator with a background in inclusion & diversity, mediation & conflict resolution. Free. Register at Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/increasing-diversity-how-understanding-our-unconscious-biases-can-helpmake-a-difference-tickets-48238445489).
Sunday 9 September: Local business meeting
Croydon Friends meeting for worship for business from 12.15. All welcome.
Sunday 16 September: Area meeting
Meeting of Friends within South London Area Meeting (Epsom, Croydon, Purley, Streatham & Brixton, Sutton) at Croydon mh from 12.30pm. Details to follow.