Like to sing? Want to bring more peace to your life and our world? Interested in working with folks from diverse communities? Then PeaceSong: Building Bridges is for you!

Join local singer-songwriter Wendy Luella Perkins in this eight-week community arts program in the North End.

Thursdays, 11:00-1:30pm

April 26-June 28, 2018*

Kingston Community Health Centres
263 Weller Ave., Kingston, Ontario

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    Phone: 613.549.3102

Pre-registration is required. Light lunch included. Childcare and transportation available upon request. PeaceSong is an arts collaboration between Kingston Community Health Centres, PeaceQuest and Wendy Luella Perkins.

*We won’t be meeting on May 17 or May 24.

PeaceSong: Building Bridges is Phase 2 of the PeaceSong project. Our very successful research and development phase took place in the Spring of 2016.

Great Reasons to be a part of PeaceSong...because it:

About the Artistic Director, Wendy Luella Perkins

Wendy Luella Perkins Wendy is a chant writer, singer-songwriter, recording artist, community facilitator, Unitarian Universalist minister, and peace advocate. For over fifteen years she has led inclusive community singing groups called Soulful Singing, which invite participants to sink into a song, harmonize, improvise and be present with themselves and one another. Soulful Singing celebrates everyone’s unique voice, welcomes novice “shower” singers and experienced choristers alike, and fosters creativity, connection and joy. Her moving public arts project, What am I Rushing to?, has been shared around Kingston over the last couple of years. Wendy is also an active volunteer in the local peace movement. She is committed to building compassion, peace, justice and joy through singing, ritual and participation. Wendy brings a fun-loving spirit and a big heart to her work and life, and is thrilled to be collaborating with the Kingston Community Health Centres and PeaceQuest as the artistic director of PeaceSong: Building Bridges.

Ideas that inspire and inform PeaceSong

If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities.

If there is to be peace in the cities, there must be peace between neighbours.

If there is to be peace between neighbours, there must be peace in the home.

If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart.

— Lao Tzu (6th century BCE)

What can a song do?

Some songs mainly help people forget their troubles.

Other songs help people to understand their troubles.

A few songs inspire people to do things about their troubles.

Occasionally these different roles are present in one song.

— Pete Seeger (1919-2014)

The highest prize we can receive for creative work is the joy of being creative. Creative effort spent for any other reason than the joy of being in that light filled space, love, god, whatever we want to call it, is lacking in integrity.

— Marianne Williamson

Participation, that is what is going to save the human race.

— Pete Seeger (1919-2014)

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

— Maya Angelou