Regular Events at Bowden House:
Community Action Days - every second and fourth Saturday of the month
Bowden Choir - every Thursday 7.30-9.30pm
Taize Singing - on the last Sunday of the month, 7.30-9.30pm
Thursday evenings, 7.30-9.30pm
Come and enjoy singing in our beautiful Angel Hall with its amazing acoustics. This is an informal group of people with no ambitions (as yet) to perform. All songs are taught by ear by our expert resident teacher Ian Hague.
Suggested donation: £5
Community Action Days
Our Community Action Days continue to happen twice a month from 10am-4pm. These are for anyone interested in working with us for the day to find out more about the community.
The next Community Action Days will be on Saturdays, March 8 and 22. Please note that the rhythm of the Action Days has changed to the second and fourth Saturday of each month.
Sunday, February 23, 7.30-9.30pm
Taize led by Ian Hague
An evening of inspirational singing, drawing from the rich chants from Taize, the Iona Community, Harmonic Temple and other sacred traditions. All songs are taught by ear and no previous experience is needed.
Suggested donation: £5
Sunday, March 2, 11am-12.45pm/1.30pm (with lunch)
CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS!!!
InSpire! A Celebration of the Mystery
This month's theme Exploring Mystery
InSpire! is an on-going experiment in creating a hub of sacred space at Bowden; a celebratory field of inspiration that will feed our inner selves. We will play with ways of inviting in experiences of the ‘mystery’ (that which lies beyond understanding) using silence, sound, wisdom teachings, personal stories and various ways of connecting together. The celebration will be continued with lunch and drinks afterwards to chill out, connect further and nourish our bodies.
Those who can focus and keep to the silence when necessary are welcome: wriggly, noisy, people of all ages will be encouraged into other rooms. Contact us to clarify anything and, if you can, send an email saying “coming to InSpire!” if you know you are coming.
Please gather in the Oak Room from 10.45am for prompt start. 11am-12.45pm: Main event in the Angel Hall with roaring fire, 12.45-1.30: Simple scrumptious lunch in the Tudor Hall
InSpire! is facilitated by Carmella B’Hahn and Rhiannon Hague and we will be inviting your donations.
Next dates: April 6, June 1 and July 6
Saturday, March 15, 7pm
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!
Mukashi Mukashi means 'Long ago', and that's how stories start in Japan… A spellbinding journey into far-away lands. A haunting blend of experimental sounds with traditional Japanese songs and music.
With Kyoko Tadaoka (voice/sanshin), Noriko Takahashi (voice/gongs), Adrian Freedman (shakuhachi/koto), Asha McCarthy (cello/harmonium), Iwan Kushka (storyteller)
Japanese cafe with sushi, green tea and snacks.
Proceeds go to the Japan Tsunami Relief Fund
info: 07947 319921