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Festival of Colours Celebration

Festival of Colours Celebration


Sunday 21st April 16:30-19:30


Garden (Art Room in case of bad weather)

How to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festival-of-colours-celebration-tickets-873635446137?aff=oddtdtcreator


Art Room is fully accessible. The Salisbury Centre’s kitchen door and toilet are now wheelchair accessible. The Garden can also be accessed by wheelchairs via a movable ramp via the Art Room Annex.


Join the Salisbury Centre once again in welcoming summer and colour to our lives with the Festival of Colours!

Last year, this celebration was primarily created to celebrate Holi; a celebration originating as a Hindu tradition to welcome the arrival of spring and the blossoming of love. This time, our celebration falls much later than Holi’s original date (25th March 2024). However the event will still bring the spirit of Holi, with coloured powder, dancing and games!

On the day, there will be creative and communal activites to take part in, and the event will close with a closing ritual around the garden fire.

This event is free, with an optional donation. Donations for this event will contribute to the cost of the coloured powder, and the maintenance of the centre’s garden space.

Tickets for this event are limited, and they are first come first served. If there are remaining spaces on the day of the event, we will allow walk-ins. This event is open for everyone to participate.

Expect powder throwing, circle dancing and many more fun games in the Garden! It is recommended that visitors wear white/light coloured clothing that they don’t mind getting coloured up.

We will close the event by the firepit at 19:30.



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.

To donate:

  • bring cash or
  • donate online on  www.salisburycentre.org/donate  (Please use reference “EVENT NAME” when submitting).
  • Card payment option available at the entrance hall next to the notice board (Please enter the event’s

This is an invitation to practice ‘Dana’ (generosity) – please pay only what you can afford to attend.