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The Sempervivum experience (Honouring our Roots) – (10:00 – 13:00)

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

BOOK a Free Place HERE


Come and join some experiential activities and taster sessions by some of the Elders and members of the original  Salisbury Centre community who have been carrying the flame and  working with the original spiritual and psychological aims of the Salisbury Centre original founders!

‘Sempervivum was developed by Winifred Rushforth more than 50 years ago to further spiritual and psychological growth through a series of ‘schools’.

They have been meeting ever since. The Salisbury Centre grew out of the energy generated by this group amongst other influences.

Do come and join us in a mini version of the Sempervivum experience. We shall offer a set of activities covering the range that has evolved over the years – all with that initial aim of Winifred’s – spiritual and psychological growth.’

These activities are exploratory and responsive. As such they are structured to adapt to the situation rather than being prescribed. They are an adventure!

Time:  10:00 – 13:00 

(To be joined as a whole 3 hours experience)

  • 10:00 – 11:00  Gathering & Warm-ups exercises/activities
  • 1100-1200      Coffee break, discussion spaces & Activities:

  Choice of activities in  Studio, Library, Wellspring Room 

  OR Fire space around the Salisbury Centre Fire-pit (with Gary Smith)

  • 12:00 – 13:00     Sempervivum – Moth Radio (with Marion)   OR    Meditation 

This experience will be followed by an extraordinary version of the weekly Salisbury Centre community Friday launch :

See:  Community Lunch & Reconnection Time -Honouring our past! (12:00 – 16:00)

BOOK a Free Place HERE


If you have any accessibility needs please get in touch with events@salisburycentre.org . Studio is not wheelchair accessible. The Art room and Garden are fully accessible


This event is by suggested donation (£5-£15) which will go to support the Salisbury Centre.

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

Examples of what Sempervivum have been offering over the years :

    • singing and song writing
    • art events in the woods
    • making fire sculptures along the river
    • spoken word and music performance
    • open-air poetry
    • stand-up comedy and cabaret,
    • peace dances
    • yoga and circle dance
    • Meditations
    • equinox bonfire celebrations
    • labyrinths in the landscape.

Sempervivum is a community of people interested in spiritual and psychological growth.

The program and many activities are self-led.


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.


Art Room




Wellspring Room