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A Visit to Kew Gardens – Review

Ten minutes’ walk from London’s Kew Gardens Station are the botanical gardens themselves. Founded in the late 19th century, Kew is London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage Site, which holds the world’s largest collection of living plants and consists of various well-known glasshouses that are surrounded by expansive green areas where such things as a Bamboo Garden and large Rock Garden can be found.

A Visit to Kew Gardens – Review2024-06-20T10:12:03+00:00

Film – Wilding – Review

This is a wonderful film about the Knepp Estate, which is a farm that has been rewilded – mostly by letting Nature do its thing but also with the introduction of some animals such as pigs.

Film – Wilding – Review2024-06-16T12:04:39+00:00

Virtual Reality – Life Chronicles – Review

This is a Virtual Reality experience taking you from the formation of the Earth 4.5 billion years ago through to today. In the experience, after seeing planet Earth formed, the story moves on to early life. Later there are primordial forests, dinosaurs and an early form of humans – a different branch than the one that led to homo sapiens.

Virtual Reality – Life Chronicles – Review2024-05-29T18:50:06+00:00

Documentary – Teilhard: Visionary Scientist – Review

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881 – 1955) was born in the Auvergne region in France and became a Jesuit Priest. He was deeply committed to his spiritual journey and, throughout his life, he did not waver from his vision of a loving divine presence embedded in the world. However, his scientific work, particularly in palaeontology where he became an advocate for evolution, put him at odds with the dogma of the Catholic Church.

Documentary – Teilhard: Visionary Scientist – Review2024-05-29T18:50:25+00:00

Art Exhibition – Artists and Disability – Review

GreenSpirit member Lesley Illingworth gave a speech in the House of Commons building to support her art exhibition: "Artists and Disability – Oppression: Up Close and Intensive".

Art Exhibition – Artists and Disability – Review2024-05-17T07:39:05+00:00

Book – Anthology of Poems for GreenSpirits complied by Joan Angus – Review

The Anthology of Poems for GreenSpirits is the eleventh title in the low-cost GreenSpirit Book Series, compiled by GreenSpirit’s very own Joan Angus, which comes across as a 188-page labour of love, consisting of nine essential sections covering topics such as Seasons, Lifestyles, Relationships, Meeting Nature’s Communities, and Healing.

Book – Anthology of Poems for GreenSpirits complied by Joan Angus – Review2024-05-03T10:02:29+00:00

Music – Mass for the Endangered by Sarah Kirkland Snider – Review

Available for streaming, as an MP3 download, and CD, Snider’s Mass for the Endangered is described in the sleave notes as “a hymn for the voiceless, a requiem for the not-yet-gone.” It was first performed in 2018 at St Paul’s Chapel in New York.

Music – Mass for the Endangered by Sarah Kirkland Snider – Review2024-05-01T21:10:27+00:00

Play – The Life of Pi – Review

This play is an adaptation of the wonderful novel 'Life of Pi' by Yann Martel. This stage production is amazing, with stunning visual effects and life-sized puppets of animals such as a tiger, orangutan, hyena and zebra. These are animated by puppeteers, and it’s done so well that I was captivated by their life-like portrayal.  

Play – The Life of Pi – Review2023-12-04T09:28:34+00:00

The Quiet Garden Trust by Chris Holmes

The Quiet Garden movement has been in existence for over thirty years, making it more or less contemporaneous with GreenSpirit. The movement arose from the vision of an Anglican priest, Philip Roderick, who saw a need for making the retreat experience available as part of everyday life. Retreat houses are great, but are beyond the means of many and require a time commitment which is not always possible.

The Quiet Garden Trust by Chris Holmes2023-10-23T10:35:11+00:00
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