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Event Series Event Series: Personal Resolve : Your life as a spoken story

Personal Resolve : Your life as a spoken story

Personal Resolve details:

When:  Weekly on Sunday, 17.30 -19.30

  • 6 Week Series
  • First session – 18th Feb 2024
  • Last session- 24th Mar 2024

How to attend: Booking is recommended but Drop-ins also welcome (depending on space available). To book email Alexander  Alexander.george.mackenzie@gmail.com  or call 07076221179

Suggested donation: £0-15 per session/ or £44-66 for 6 weeks (please find more information about donations at the end of this page)

Room: Library

Accessibility: the Library is located on the ground floor and it is fully accessible. Studio is not accessible yet. 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 (if Art Room is not in use)


About: Personal Resolve : Your life as a spoken story

It is of the moment to consider your life as a story full of events, challenges and miracles.

You might never before have seen this as a chance to speak out with vivacity.


This is your chance.

In these 6 weeks we will cover the most salient moments of your life so far and share with the curiosity off what happens next.


Each  week you will have the chance to look back, to be present and to contemplate next steps and to ponder in the company of your community. What it is to have friendship, how the most difficult challenges can be bring us to wonder and to speak out with love your voice to others in your rapture. You will know what is it to discover Personal Resolve.


Week One (18th Feb)  : Early years; you will have the chance to share with others your earliest memories.

Week Two (25h Feb) : Thresholds ; What were those portals of experience and people that formed your younger perspectives?

Week Three (3rd Mar): Wonders : do you remember finding life wonderful? What were the events that made you ask questions?

Week Four (10th Mar) : Surprises: what continues to surprise you about your choices in your ways forward?

Week Five (17th Mar): Important Next Steps. Who and what do you want to tell about your future?

Week Six  (24th Mar) : Storytelling event ; Can you encapsulate your story to share with the public?


Alexander MacKenzie is a storyteller and an artist. He has worked all of his life on these two pursuits. He is abundantly interested in what you have to say, how you own your story and the miracle of being you.

A few words about 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.

To donate:

  • bring cash on the evening, or
  • donate online on  www.salisburycentre.org/donate  (using “Personal Resolve” as REFERENCE).
  • pay with card at the front door, please add a reference (eg.P.R.) using the pen icon top right on the pay-point screen

This is an invitation to practice ‘Dana’ (generosity) – please pay only what you can afford to attend. If you cannot afford the event, please get in touch with the facilitator to request a free/discounted place.