We are a group of people interested in Art, Music, Drama, Literature & Poetry, and their connection with the spiritual life of human beings.
An author, artist or musician is in search; to create, transmit ideas, affect atmosphere and mood, through a cultural medium. Does that search correspond at times to an inner search?
How are inner and outer experiences, whether personal or global, translated into form?
What relevance and empathy can we find in contemporary times with cultural artefacts from the past?
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Spirituality in Traditional & Contemporary Culture
March 7 · 7:00 PM
Moments Captured in Verse
Please join us for an evening of poetry in the charming setting of the atmospheric Club Room at the October Gallery.
We will be sharing poetry that we feel... Learn more
February 4 · 4:30 PM
Sound Study: Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares
At this meeting we will learn about, listen to and experiment with singing in the traditional style of Bulgarian Folk Music, largely unknown outside of the Balkans until... Learn more
January 28 · 4:30 PM
Sound Study: Listening
At this event we will watch a short film about listening and continue with our study of modes.
‘We hear so little of what goes on around us. In a practical exercise I... Learn more
Nov 26, 2016 · 4:30 PM
Sound Study: The Lingua Franca of Music
At out last event we listened to some Gaelic Psalm Singing, a traditional form of worship still kept alive on the Isle of Lewis. Many of our participants commented that... Learn more
Nov 12, 2016 · 4:30 PM
Sound Study: Exploring Modes
At this event we will begin to explore the different modes, focusing on the Dorian and the Phrygian. This will be experiential rather than theoretical. Instruments and... Learn more