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Building Bridges – Songs of Healing, Peace & Celebration (With Vera Bohlen & David Harrison – Findhorn Community) – 19:00 -21:00

***Event part of the Salisbury Centre 50th Anniversary Celebration Celebration week June 19-25 (read more below) ***


A special contribution for the Salisbury Centre 50th Anniversary celebration week from Vera Bohlen & David Harrison from the Findhorn Community.

An evening of songs of Healing, Peace & Celebration  taught by ear from a variety of traditions and styles.


Date: Tuesday 20th June

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

About the Event

Having previously considered themselves ‘unmusical’, both Vera and David discovered the joy of being ‘part of the music’ while singing harmonies as part of Taize sessions in the Nature Sanctuary in the  Findhorn Ecovillage Community, where they both live.

Taize singing (sung prayers from the Christian community in France of the same name), was brought to the Findhorn Community by Barbara Swetina, and has helped establish singing as both a spiritual practice and a community building tool within the Community.

They continue to lead a variety of singing in their Community, and with all songs taught by ear, enjoy bringing others who have also maybe previously considered themselves ‘unmusical’, into the music.

On the evening, they will be sharing simple rounds, and beautiful 4-part harmonies from a variety of traditions. No previous experience is required, and all songs will be taught by ear.

About the Facilitators (David & Vera)


As a balance and complement to his Social and Community work, David has loved leading a variety of Community Choirs, singing camps and workshops, as well as sessions of sacred song – recognising first-hand the power of communal singing to bring people together, developing instant intimacy and deep listening, releasing tensions from the day, and offering  connection to Spirit.


Vera has lived in Findhorn since 1995. She works as a ceramicist in her studio Claysongs Ceramics at Findhorn. Singing was a major source of joy (and growth).  Shy to start with  she participated in singing wherever possible and led Taize singing for many years. She developed a particular passion for Georgian singing and is co-leading a Georgian singing group at Findhorn. With David she has been leading singing events for more than 10 years, teaching ‘by ear’ rather than from dots and making sure that the joy of singing is always at the centre. They love sharing songs from different spiritual traditions with the aim to share togetherness and to touch Spirit.

Come celebrate and sing your heart in community.

Places are limited so booking recommended



Book your free place on EventBrite HERE –  Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/songs-of-healing-peace-celebration-with-vera-bohlen-david-harrison-tickets-628564572557


This singing session will happen at the Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road


If you have any accessibility needs please get in touch with events@salisburycentre.org


This event is by suggested donation which will go to support the Salisbury Centre.

You can donate online via www.Salisburycentre.org/donate (using “singing”) as reference, or by cash and card on the day


Salisbury Centre 50th Celebration Week June 19th-25th 

(Read more here : 50th Anniversary Programme & June Celebration!)

This events is part of the the 50th anniversary celebration of the Salisbury Centre!

Standing as one of the oldest holistic centres in Edinburgh, this currently thriving community Centre was founded with a robust spiritual community focus, which over time has expanded to embrace a strong foundation of inclusivity, as well as creative, psychological, and ecological wellbeing, making it a resilient and much loved community space in the heart of Edinburgh!

To celebrate the occasion we have been running a 6 month 50th anniversary theme programme of events which will culminate in this celebration week in June (19th – 25th). 

You can download a brochure which offers some context about the Centre’s history and its founding pillars HERE (https://shorturl.at/bix05 )

Expect gatherings of old friends and new, workshops, movie screenings, discussion panels, shared meals, ceremony, visioning & networking for the future. Come and learn how challenges were transformed to create new foundations to grow from. The programme has draws from the incredible richness of all people who have contributed, over 5 decades, to the evolution and resilience of this special Centre.





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