Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Quakers for equality
This is the Friends' Meeting House, built in the classical Greek style in the 1830s and owned by Quakers. Situated centrally, on Mount Street, it has long been the hub of many community groups with public meetings, musical concerts, political campaigns and many other activities taking place here. The Quaker policy of fair and honest prices for room hire and catering encourages access for all, regardless of income.
In a couple of Sundays, on 20th November at 1 p.m, there is a recital by chamber ensemble Small is Beautiful, which will include pieces by Gluck, Beethoven and Piazzollo's Autumn.
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Cannot argue with the truth on that poster! Nice looking building too.ReplyDelete
That poster speaks volumes!ReplyDelete
Love your shot! Great composition, emphasizing the poster.ReplyDelete
Love the contrast between the colourful, modern poster and the very grand old building!ReplyDelete
I've always admired the Quakers for their simplicity, straight-forwardness, and for their trying to live their faith.ReplyDelete
I don't know if you ever watched the "Frasier" TV show, but it seems that the character, Daphne, came from Manchester.
We would need a lot of Quakers around here...ReplyDelete
Guess it would be only a 'win' if we could exchange a few coloumns for a few Quakers ...ReplyDelete
Please have a good Wednesday.
Sydney - City and Suburbs
Robert, I would happily import some of your Athens classical architecture for some of our peaceful and kind Quakers, if only I could arrange it! And Lowell, yes, Frasier is still probably my fave ever sitcom. Daphne was played with a working class Manchester accent though actor Jane Leeves came from Southampton. An intersting self parody by the show in that Daphne's 3 brothers in Frasier had Scottish, London cockney and English southern middle class accents. Not sure if US audiences spotted that?ReplyDelete