Religieus Genootschap der Vrienden

Congénies art retreat

Dear Friends,

We are looking forward to welcoming F/friends back to Congenies this Autumn. After what can only be described as a very difficult year, the thought of gathering in the garden in Congenies, creating art and making music, is delightful – and needed. Many of us have become aware this year just how important our gatherings are, and we are looking forward to resuming. And we still have places for both our Artist Retreat and our Music programmes!

Also, we wanted to update you on the facilitators for the events. Mike Adcock will be leading the Music Programme, and Erik Dries will be the facilitator for the Artist Retreat.

Our programs are open to all: You needn’t be a Quaker, and your non-artist/musician partner or friends are welcome!

The facilitated portion of our programmes include accommodation, most meals, and guidance and direction.

All of our programmes include the chance to come a day early and stay a few days longer in order to complete projects, continue making music, and/or sightsee our lovely region. The cost for these days includes breakfast, dinner and transportation to such local sights as market day in the medieval village of Sommieres. Or take off on your own and visit the Pont du Gard, the walled city of Aigues-Mortes, or Provencal attractions. Enjoy walking, cycling on the greenway, or just relax in the Maison Quaker garden.


Art Retreat

Facilitated Program: 18 – 24 September: 6 nights: Cost: 695€ (575€ for shared occupancy) Optional Nights: 17, 24, 25, 26 September: Cost per day: 68€ shared, (92€ private)

Music Week

Facilitated Program: 10 – 15 October: 5 nights. 475€ for shared occupancy (595€ private room) Optional Nights:9, 15, 16, 17 October: Cost per day: 68€ shared, (92€ private)

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions! And, please share this information with your meeting community, F/friends who may be interested, or places that may want to publicize the events.

Thank you, and we hope to see you in the Maison Quaker garden!

Amy & Chamba

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