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.

Photo of Kirroughtree Country House

The Easter 2020 Event was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. It was due to take place at Kirroughtree House, which is a new venue for Sempervivum. It is a beautiful venue nestled in the Galloway hills close to Newton Stewart. Due to the continued lockdown, the event is unlikely to take place in 2021.

Virtual Sempervivum 2020
Embracing Uncertainty Anthology

This year, Sempervivum took place virtually, and participants produced work on the theme of ‘Embracing Uncertainty‘. The work has been collected together by Ed Tyler and can be viewed here.

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.