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Music and the Arts

Historically Friends worried that music and the arts could serve as spiritual distractions but today many are involved in the arts. Share you work, along with your views of the role of the arts in contemporary Quaker culture. Tag: arts.

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Latest Activity: 12th month 10, 2016

Friends and the Arts:

The Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts sponsors art shows and discussions about the role of the arts.

Quakers and Music is one of the most comprehensive lists of Quaker musicians, maintained by Peter Blood. Peter and his wife Annie Patterson are authors of the wildly-popular Rise Up Singing songbook.

Music and Quakerism is a fabulous overview of Quaker attitudes toward music put together by the Haverford College Libraries.

Discussion Forum

Further Discussion On Quakers And The Creation Of Art

Started by Jacob Graham. Last reply by Shane Moad 11th month 26, 2014. 9 Replies

To Bring Forth What Is Within You

Started by Forrest Curo 12th month 28, 2013. 0 Replies

Out of the Music Closet

Started by Forrest Curo 12th month 28, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by clarissa ann wade on 4th mo. 23, 2012 at 9:10pm

why are those who create art such as drawings considered bad or no longer chrristians by the bible ? can any one help me answer this?

 

Comment by Virginia J on 9th mo. 15, 2011 at 7:14pm

Good morning from Western Australia.

The notion of poetry being 'a form of Quaker plain speaking' speaks strongly to me.  Re the recent review here of BBC radio doco  'Listen to them breathing' - I just missed the online deadline to listen again - if anyone saved/recorded it and could share it I'd be grateful.

Along the same lines - having read the review I now can't wait for a collected UA Fanthorpe to arrive by mail and would like to read again her poem 'Friends Meeting House, Frenchay'. At once, or sooner! Can't find online - does anyone have a link or a copy they could share?

Best, Virginia

Comment by QuakerQuaker on 8th mo. 4, 2010 at 9:13am
Of interest: Earlham School of Religion is having a "Ministry of Writing" colloqium on 10/15/2010. Details at http://www.quakerquaker.org/events/esr-ministry-of-writing
 

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