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Summer Solstice Celebration & Full Moon Circle

Come celebrate this summer solstice at the Salisbury Centre

When: 21st June

Where: Salisbury Centre

The celebration will consist of two parts!

  •  15:00-18:00 (Drop-in) Open Community celebration “Sewing together the Salisbury Centre” in the garden with Fire. This will build on an event that happen earlier this month (See short video HERE)
  • 19:00- 20:00 (Booking recommended) –   Salisbury Centre Full Moon Circle (See below for more details)  –  Book your place  HERE

See further details  about both part of the day here below:

Sewing Together The Salisbury Centre (15:00 – 18:00)

On the 18th of May some of our community members gathered to sew together different areas of the Centre. This included creating little fabric hexagons that represented each person’s relationship with The Centre, at the same time making links between people who haven’t met before.

  • You can watch the snapshot of the day captured on video here – you’ll see how much fun we had!

During our Summer Solstice celebration on 21st June, from 15:00-18:00 we are putting on Sewing Together: Part 2!  .

We want to invite you to come, create your symbolic hexagon, and add it to the tapestry of The Salisbury Centre community.

Come get involved in this exciting time!

Everyone welcome, this will be a free drop-in event



Full Moon Circle  (19:00- 21:00)  – Information & booking link

This is a new series of community events at the Salisbury Centre.

Our Full Moon Circles will provide an opportunity to come together to connect with and celebrate nature’s cycles and the seasons, as well as a chance to reflect on our own lives.

With each moon we will consider different energies and themes.

This June, we are celebrating the Strawberry Moon, named after the small wild strawberries that ripen at this time of the year, according to Almanac.

The strawberry moon is also known as the “hot moon,” “green corn moon” and “berries ripen moon” to Native American tribes; the “horse moon,” “rose moon” and “dyan moon” in Celtic culture; and the “mead moon” to Anglo-Saxons, a nod to the moon occurring during a time of year meant for mowing the meads, or meadows

What we will do:

Each session is unique, organized by community members for the community.
Usually we will begin our sessions by getting grounded with some gentle movement and a short guided meditation or breathing exercise.

We will then share some tea , often made with freshly picked herbs, while we introduce the themes for this particular moon. We will share any poems, songs or reflections that people have brought with them. This is optional, you do not have to share anything!

After this, we will move on to reflecting on our own lives with a small intention setting ceremony.

Songs, music, readings, poetry , tarot, games might all be included as part of the evening.

Often we will close the moon circle with a group song and meditation.

Book your place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/june-21st-full-moon-circle-tickets-919381995297


On the 21st June (19:00-21:00) dependent on weather we will be either in the upstairs Studio (as the Art room was already booked) or in the Garden around the firepit. Please note that the Studio is upstairs and not accessible to all. The Garden is wheelchair accessible via the Art Room. If you have any accessibility requirement please get in touch with Gray@salisburycentre.org

What to bring:

If you would like, we always invite everyone to bring something to share with the group, such as a short poem, song or other reflection that aligns with the themes of this month’s moon circle. This could be something by an artist you admire or something you created yourself.

  • If the weather allows, we may do some of the ceremony outside, possibly around the Fire, so please bring warm clothing.



Please book a ticket in advance as there is limited capacity. Suggested donation: £5-10

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 “Moon Circle” as REFERENCE).

pay with card at the front door, please add a reference (eg. Moon Circle) using the pen icon top right on the pay-point screen