Quaker Meeting for Worship

Sundays at 11:00 except second Saturday of the month. Details...

Circles of Silence in Congénies

First Friday of each month, 11:30-12:30 in the village square. Details...

Heritage Days Open House

Weekend in mid-September when important historical and cultural buildings are open to the public, including the Centre Quaker.

FOR MUSIC MAKERS 

We invite you to join us for 5-8 days of musical exploration to lift your spirits and make new friends at Maison Quaker.

Language of Programme: English

Mike has created a retreat that is open to anybody with an interest in exploring different musical ideas and trying out a variety of approaches to music-making. Whether you have had lessons, are self taught or have sung with a group or choir, whether you can read notation or play or sing by ear or whether you prefer to play familiar songs or to improvise, you will be welcome. If you love music there is a place for you.

This retreat is inclusive both in terms of who comes along and the range of music we make. Each participants musical experience will contribute and enrich the outcome. Some activities may involve working on your own for short periods, the general ethos of the retreat is collaboration either in small groups or with everyone taking part. Some of the music we play might be conventional, some less so, some tightly structured, some more improvisatory. There will be periods of discussion too, giving you an opportunity to share ideas and reflect on the work we are doing. The facilitated part of the programme is from Monday evening to Saturday morning. The other 3 days are optional and can be used for sightseeing or just relaxing around Maison Quaker. If you have a musical instrument that you would like to bring with you, don't hestitate.

Facilitator

Mike Adcock is our facilitator for the programme.He is a musician, composer, teacher and writer. He lives in the UK and works with people of all ages and levels of musical experience. His main instruments are the piano and the accordian and his musical interests are wide and varied. He loves to encourage collaboration in music making. He has run music workshops in the UK, Germany and Norway. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Cost: 
The programme cost will be 595€ (475€ for shared occupancy) and includes music making with Mike Adcock, 5 nights’ accommodation, meals, (all but one lunch) and some sight-seeing transportation. The optional days are 92€ (68€ shared) per day and includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner. They can be used to attend market day in the medieval town of Sommieres, or to visit sights such as Nimes, Avignons, Arles , Pont du Gard, the camargue, local festivals or the sea. Or just enjoy walking, cycling, birdwatching or even wild swimming in the local area.

To register contact Marie or Nick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

All are welcome, Friends and friends!

 

 

Address

Maison Quaker
11 avenue des Quakers
30111 Congénies
France

 

For bookings:

Please contact the resident Friends at
centre.quaker.congenies@gmail.com
+33 (0)4 66 71 46 41
English spoken

Clerk Languedoc Meeting

Richard Thompson
+33 (0)4 66 83 86 33