About Sempervivum

Sempervivum is an informal network of like-minded people who meet up to explore and celebrate being together and being alive. It’s open to anyone. The main event each year is a week at Easter. The 2019 Easter Event was held at Pitcalzean House near Nigg, on the Moray Firth, and was a great success. Details of the 2020 Easter Event will be available in the autumn.

During our gatherings, a wide range of activities and workshops are on offer, generated by participants themselves and by members of the communities where our events are held. In past years we have enjoyed: 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, equinox bonfire celebrations, labyrinths in the landscape. You may be inspired to try something new and discover the shoots of a hidden talent, or you may just want to relax in good company.

Sempervivum means “always alive”, expressing a wish to celebrate those impulses which regenerate and enliven us all. Our focus is on community building through creative collaboration and gentle self-enquiry, providing a safe, open environment in which to connect with the self and others in a real way.

This autumn there was a maritime walk led by Tim Bell, round part of the ancient port of Leith, rich in history and character. The walk set off from Malmaison Hotel in the heart of the dockland and took in the harbour, quay and dockside buildings, meandering along the Water of Leith where it meets the sea. There was a lot of heartwarming and informative chat with Tim and each other. A  couple of hours  later, the group ended up at a healthy eatery on the waterfront and had a jolly time.