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Persian Arts and Letters Conference 2009 (UK)

The Bahá’i Society for Persian Arts and Letters presents

Abdu’l-Bahá, the Centre of the Covenant of Bahá’u’lláh

27-29 December 2009, Watford Hilton
London, United Kingdom

We are delighted to announce the introduction of an English programme at our annual conference. This is at the request of many friends who have expressed a wish to benefit from our lectures. This programme will run parallel to the Persian conference which has been held for the last 12 years consecutively. There will be ample opportunity for questions and discussion. The evening programme will consist of music and films.
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Summer Festival 2009 (Germany)

14th Summer Festival at the European House of Worship

Dates: 28 June 2009

Info: nsagermany@bahai.de

Dear Baha’i Friends,

The German Bahá’í Summer Festival Committee would like to invite you all to the 14th ‘Sommerfest’ at the European House of Worship in Langenhain, Germany.

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Bahá’í Academy for the Arts 2009 (United Kingdom)

Bahá’í Academy for the Arts 2009

Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire, UK

1-8 August 2009

The Bahá’í Academy for the Arts is a week long residential open to all event that attracts participants from around the world. It offers courses in the arts for students of all ages from three years old and upwards, and all abilities – from the nervous beginner to the competent professional, and space as well for a few independent artists to work.
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Art Week 2009, organized by the Tahirih Institute (The Netherlands)

Dates: 19 – 24 July 2009

Venue:

Conferentieoord de Poort
Afdeling: Evenementen
Biesseltsebaan 34
6561KC Groesbeek
tel: 024-3971204
Email: evenementen@depoort.org

Arts in Action 2009 (Bulgaria)

Arts in Action Works

Type of Event: Arts/Summer School
Location: Southern Europe, Summer palace of Queen Marie in Balchik, Bulgaria
Dates: June 13 – 20, 2009

Last year’s Arts in Action Works was “viewed with pleasure” by the Universal House of Justice. The 2009 theme is “Integrating the Arts in a Renewed Commitment to the Five Year Plan”

‘Arts, crafts and sciences uplift the world of being and are conducive to its exaltation.’ Bahá’u’lláh

Anyone attending this year can expect to be encouraged and empowered. After last year, the Universal House of Justice shared with the Bulgarian National Spiritual Assembly: “That members of your community are devoting their time and talents to inspire and collaborate with each other to integrate the arts into their teaching efforts and the core activities is viewed with pleasure, and it is hoped that an outcome of this workshop has been the fostering of a renewed commitment by the believers to their wholehearted engagement in the provisions of the Five Year Plan.”

The 2009 Arts in Action Works offers Music with Alex Zografov, the Art and Science of Healing with Dr. Brenda Maxwell, Wood Sculpture and Calligraphy with Professor Peter Dichev, and opportunities based on the initiatives of those attending.
The 41 Regional Conferences around the world have infused a new spirit of excitement in teaching the Cause and participating in the core activities. The Arts in Action Works offers practical steps for augmenting our expression and passion for beauty, and explores our talents in the development and use of artistic tools for the promotion and implementation of the Core Activities.

Music is “a ladder for your souls, a means whereby they may be lifted up unto the realm on high”. Music is an excellent tool for the proliferation of the Word of God. The Word of God is the most effective means for empowerment.

The Art of Healing reinforces that “All true healing comes from God” and empowers us to use our health in service to the Kingdom. It accompanies and encourages us as we learn to avoid the pitfalls of a ‘lamentably defective’ system, becoming more compassionate with ourselves, and better able to focus our energies on God’s Plan.

Wood Sculpture and Calligraphy are offered as crafts, to enable us to create beautiful expressions of the Holy Writings. “Exert your utmost endeavour that ye may develop such crafts … that everyone … may benefit”.

Arts in Action Works welcomes all.

Email: artsinactionworks@gmail.com
Website: http://www.artsinactionworks.com

Baha’i Academy for the Arts 2009 (United Kingdom)

The Bahai Academy for the Arts 2009 – now in its 15th year – will offer an
exciting range of courses in the arts for all abilities from the age of 3
years and upwards.

The executive team have a renewed vision and purpose for this year and beyond:

To enable its participants to both mine their artistic gems and to raise
their capacity to utilise those gems in the service of others.

Venue: Wellington College, Berkshire
Date: 1- 8 August 2009
Courses: will be advertised on the website soon, and announced via NEWS service

Booking date: March – definitive dates on the website and via NEWS service.

Website: www.bahaiartsacademy.com
Info: Enquiries@bahaiartsacademy.com

Baha’i Academy for the Arts 2008 (UK)

The Baha’i Academy for the Arts is delighted to announce that it is returning this summer, at a new venue. The Academy will take place from Saturday 2 August – Saturday 9 August at Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire.

Our new motto is Transformation – Creativity – Service. Our aim is to not only learn new skills and discover our hidden gems, but to put them to service in the process of community building.

The Academy will as ever feature its highly successful mixture of courses, evening performances, film screenings and other creative activities for all ages. It is the ideal event for your family, friends, community of interest members and contacts.

This year’s courses include:
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