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The Bundle – a review

Journeymen Theatre crafted a powerful play from the real experiences of a Chechen asylum seeker and her children.  I was impressed at how the two actors, with minimal props and costume changes were able to portray a varied cast of characters, and saddened by the knowledge that this was not fiction. We now live in a…

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Family crafts day – a review

Reading Meeting House was buzzing with the happy voices of the children and their families who attended the Family Crafts Day on 7 October. There was origami, balloon modelling, and………the longest queue of all at the two pottery wheels, under the expert guidance of our resident potter Cáit Gould! Many pots of different shapes and…

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Stories from the West Bank and Israel – a review

EAPPI school run. Photo credit: EAPPI

Quakers in Britain run the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), Reading Quakers were pleased to welcome an Ecumenical Accompanier, Maria, to tell us about her time in the Hebron Hills during 2016. She told us of the harassment of the shepherds who go to their lands with their sheep and goats but get…

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Digging the Dirt – a review

Digging the dirt

This play, written and performed by the Multi Story Theatre Company, cleverly intertwines two real events – the 17th century Digger movement and the 21st century leaking of state secrets, giving us a really thought provoking experience. The acting was flawless and the theme of Digging the Dirt challenged us to consider the compromises people make to protect…

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