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60th Birthday Celebration

Start Date: 12/11/2022
End Date: 19/11/2022

Join us for a full, joyful week of shows, events, talks, memories and sharings to celebrate the community’s 60th Birthday. Come and reconnect.

Findhorn Foundation Community 60th Birthday Logo

It’s 60 years since the community’s founders parked their caravan in the Original Garden, planting the seed for what has become an international centre of light for so many people around the world.

So it’s time to celebrate! We’ll sing, dance and reconnect with each other over a week of large events and intimate gatherings, in a variety of places around The Park and at Cluny.

After six decades, this is a time to honour the Past, meet in the Present, and step into the Future together. Please join us, either here at Findhorn, or online.

For more information, please visit Celebrating One Incredible Family, full of stories and news celebrating the people and spirit of our beautiful community.
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The Birthday Week Schedule

The programme of events is unfolding, so please keep checking here for updates. Events marked as livestreamed can be joined on Zoom for those who can’t attend in person. All replays will be freely available after the week. More information will be added as it is confirmed.

Meditations, singing and other surprises will happen throughout the week. Times may vary.

Saturday 12 November

LIVESTREAMED 8-9:30 pm: Opening Ceremony and Welcome in the Universal Hall

Sunday 13 November

LIVESTREAMED 9-10:30 am: Many Voices, One Song – honouring our rich singing tradition, with Barbara Swetina in the Universal Hall

10:30 am: Meditation in Cluny Sanctuary

11am: Sunday brunch at Cluny

11 am-4 pm: Highland Games – children and family event outside in The Park

LIVESTREAMED 2-3 pm: Celebrating One Incredible Family – website demo in the Universal Hall

LIVESTREAMED 7:30-9:30 pm: Celebrating the Founders – An evening of readings, storytelling, meditation and music with Robert Holden & friends in the Universal Hall

Monday 14 November

LIVESTREAMED 9 am-12:30 pm: Pioneers or laggards: What role for the Community in the Carbon Neutral 21st century? In the Universal Hall

11 am-12 pm: Finding Petunia Little Tree
Physical theatre and dance with Sharon Took-Zozoya in the Universal Hall.

2 pm: Gather for our Community Group Photo in the Community Centre Garden

LIVESTREAMED 3-4 pm: Slideshow and early Findhorn music – A dip in the past with photos and music in the Universal Hall

LIVESTREAMED 4:15-5:15 pm: In Memoriam – Celebrating Community members who have passed away in the Universal Hall

7:30-9:30 pm: Sacred Dance in the Universal Hall

Tuesday 15 November

Cluny Day

9:30-12:30: Cluny Day Morning Session – Guided tour to reconnect with the land and a garden group project.

2-5 pm: Cluny Day Afternoon Session – Walk the Garden Spiral, then the path up to reactivate the Power Point with the Cluny Family

At The Park

LIVESTREAMED 11 am-12 pm: Celebrating One Incredible Family — Website demo in the Universal Hall

2-3 pm: Climate Hunt – Hunt around The Park finding the Climate Champions in The Park outdoors

3:30-5 pm: Co-creation with Nature through Dance – Celebrating the principle of co-creation with Nature in the Sunshine Room, with Brant Bambery and Mumta Ito

LIVESTREAMED 5-6:30 pm: Findhorn Stories – Telling our stories of Findhorn with Daniel Greenberg in Legacy

7-9:30 pm: Transformation Game begins in the Universal Hall

Wednesday 16 November

9-6 pm: Transformation Game in the Universal Hall

1:30-3:30 pm: Wee Ceilidh in the Sunshine Room

LIVESTREAMED 4-5:30 pm: Dorothy Maclean’s Doorway Meditation in the Sunshine Room

Thursday 17 November – Happy Birthday!

7:45 am: Harmonic Temple Singing in the Universal Hall

8:35 am: Meditation in the Universal Hall

9 am: Music at the Community Centre Marquee

9:45 am: Painting Blessings on Stones (live on Facebook)

11:30 am: Blessing the Sanctuary Site (live on Facebook)

LIVESTREAMED 2-3 pm: Birthday Meditation with David Spangler, in the Universal Hall

3.30-5 pm: Procession on the land, honouring our six decades and the future, outside in The Park

LIVESTREAMED 5-6 pm: Cake and bubbly in the foyer of the Universal Hall

LIVESTREAMED 7:30 pm: Grand finale – a sharing, with the results of the 60th Birthday Quiz, with a disco in the Universal Hall afterwards

Friday 18 November

9:30-12:30 pm: Story Circles in the Sunshine Room

LIVESTREAMED 3-5 pm: Completion including Playback Theatre – your stories and memories, with Annie Crawford in the Universal Hall

5 pm: Cullerne house tour

6 pm: Celebration dinner at Cluny

8-10 pm: Ceilidh Finale and night disco, with Jonathan Caddy and Peter Vallance

Event tickets

All proceeds will go towards the building of the Community’s new Sanctuary.

To attend online you can buy an online weekly pass for £70.

This gives access to the whole week of events that will be live streamed, including all replays sent the week after.

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Start Date: 12/11/2022
End Date: 19/11/2022
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