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Fireside Music as Medicine – Concerts & Jam series

Join these special and unique evenings of devotional harmonic & soul-enriching medicine music around the central fire in the Salisbury Centre sanctuary garden….and  come to sing along!

Fireside Music as Medicine details:

When: Fortnightly – Wednesday 18:30 – 21:00

How to attend: booking is recommended as event have often reached capacity. Book on Eventbrite HERE.  Drop-ins are also welcome (depending on space available and if on time) –  Max capacity 25

Suggested donation:  (please find more information on how to donate at the end of this page)

Room:  Firepit in the Garden / Library (sometime when indoor)

  • The event might take place OUTDOOR or INDOOR (around a portable indoor fireplace) depending on weather and room availability

Accessibility: The Firepit  is located in the garden, on the ground floor and it is fully accessible.  The Garden can also be accessed by wheelchairs via a movable ramp via the Art Room Annex.  The Library is on the ground floor and fully accessible 

If you have some access requirement and require the use of the wheelchair ramp, please email the facilitator in advance as to make sure that the Art Room is not in use, as to enable the access.

Important Note about Starting time

We will aim to start promptly at 19:00 and the door will be locked from 19:10.

Doors will be Door open from 18:30 –to arrive, say hi, get a cuppa and get settle

About the Fireside Music as Medicine sessions:

These Fireside Music as Medicine sessions aim to offer a space for all to gather around the Salisbury Centre fire and enjoy exquisite music, songs and hamonies.
These sessions also offer an opportunity to share the power of offering Music as part of a Prayer, Ritual, Ceremony or whatever you might call it to:
  • Nurture our Soul, Mind & Body through sitting in a circle around a central Fire
  • Build & strengthen community in a safe space to simply BE and sing together
  • Share meaningful and inspiring music, songs, poems, quotes, sacred texts, writing, life-stories, dances
  • Witness and be witnessed in our sharing, to build solidarity and heart-connection (and enjoy! )
  • Reignite the ancient ways of sharing a ritual space, as well as share cross-cultural indigenous wisdom
  • Connect to and acknowledge the mystical side of life, THAT which is ungraspable to the mind and which can enable us to re-connect to the flow and Magic of life.
Sacred Fire 
In these sessions the sacred Fire will be a central focus of the gathering and there will be opportunity to learn about Firekeeping as a way to hold powerful intentional spaces around fires
The Fire is a teacher in itself as well as a mysterious ancient portal where, with focussed intention, we can send prayer and receive all the time-less prayers that our ancestors have prayed, sang, danced in that fire before us.

Suggested Donation -Sliding scale

£ 8 low income –  £10 Waged – £15 Pay it forward
There is scope to help on the night for those who would like to contribute that way.
An invitation to practice ‘Dana‘ (generosity) – please pay only what you can afford to attend.

Few words on donations: 

Participation in our community-led events is often on a voluntary ‘by donation’ basis. This means that nobody is expected to make a payment if they cannot afford to do so. However, any donations received will be shared between the Centre and the facilitator, helping to make the events’ programme sustainable as well as to provide some reciprocity towards community facilitators’ time and skills offered.

Where a “suggested donation” is listed, this is just an indication of what the event might cost if it was ticketed – it is fine to donate less (or nothing at all). Donating is one way to show your appreciation for the value of the Salisbury Centre. Please consider ‘paying it forward’ by donating a bit extra if you can afford, helping to keep it possible for everyone to take part, regardless of their circumstances.



Francesco Benvenuti will facilitate these sessions and  share his music and a broad range of songs from various traditions….. More wonderful artists and musicians will also be invited to share their songs at various sessions.

Francesco Benvenuti is a passionate Vocal & Embodiment Coach, Shiatsu Massage Practitioner, Singing voice facilitator, Ceremonial space holder and a Carrier of the Sacred Fire. He has been involved with the Salisbury Centre for many years both as staff, as well as community event facilitators, offering a wide variety of highly appreciated holistic workshops, classes & ceremonies to the community. Francesco also composes his own songs which he loves sharing in a variety of ceremonial settings and festival (see more about Francesco’s work here :


Soundcloud music


Instagram (with his partner Cait)

As an emerging artist in the Medicine Music scene, Francesco, also known by his artist name “Harmonic Mirrors“, has been sharing his  musical talents and gifts at The Salisbury Centre for many year, and has most recently debuted on stages at various UK music festivals.

“Francesco, thanks so much for the songs yesterday! Your devotion shines through beautifully.

And musically it’s so deeply moving & beautiful too, you have so much to offer.

Thanks for bringing your gift to the world with such integrity and passion”

Francesco also brings the wisdom accumulated over his training, travels and adventure across Central & South America, and Australasia, and spending time with Indigenous tribes, numerous teachers and learning how to pray to welcome Magic and flow into our life.  “I have spent much time learning about “Fire-keeping” and ritual spaces and sharing what i have learnt is my duty and honour.”
Francesco is a passionate Shiatsu Massage Practitioner, Movement Instructor, Singing voice facilitator, Ceremonial space holder and a Carrier of the Sacred Fire.He composes his own sos which he loves sharing in a variety of ceremonial settings and festival. (see more about Francesco’s work here : www.resonancetherapies.life )

Disclaimer: Some songs, riffs and/or original mantras might get stuck in your head for a few days . You might even find yourself chanting them for a few days and receive deep benefits from it!

!!! IMPORTANT NOTE (in case of adverse weather Conditions) !!!
On the day in case of uncertain weather, participants who booked on eventbrite will be notified of any cancellation up to 3 hours before the evening.
Participants who have provided contact details will be informed.
May you wish to double-check please call 07900117836