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The Pierian Centre closed its doors on December 6th 2011 with an all-day Open House celebration.

Open House Celebration


Thank you to everybody who came to celebrate with us. For a decade the Pierian Centre had attracted business clients, health practitioners, and arts and community groups to Portland Square – and we went out in the same open-hearted spirit. We had a wonderful day with friends old and new, plentiful music, dance and poetry and more than a few magical moments. We had over 800 people pass through the doors throughout the day and about 300 stayed to watch the breathtaking finale out in Portland Square.

As always, we couldn't have done this without a wonderful team of volunteers, performers, workshop facilitators and helpers. Our heartfelt thanks go to all those who helped make this wonderful day possible.

To see the full programme of performers click here.

Click here to for an open letter from June explaining the closure.

Fidelis Mherembi’s Music for All project in Zimbabwe

On December 6th 2011, we raised £1,500 for June Burrough to visit Fidelis Mherembi’s Music for All project in Zimbabwe. This covered her travel expenses and with the remaining £500 we purchased 15 Mbiras for Sabi School. This is the second school working with Music For All, a project which the Pierian Centre has been supporting for some years. This trip was June’s very last "PIERIAN" thing, and what a huge pleasure it was to discharge such a duty as her final activity!

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... And thanks to our photographers

With grateful thanks to the photographers who have recorded events for us over the years: Patrick Callaghan; Katy Chard; Ugyen Choephell; Monica Connell; Liz Crew; Annie Davenport; Ruth Davey; John Dawson; Tim Denning; John Easterby; Heather Fallows; Diana Favell; Annabel Foot; Lyndsey Gethin; Paul Green; Jeremy Haslam; Alv Hirst; Sophie Howard; Simon Howlett; Paul Johnson; Gary Jones; Tom King; Adam Laity; Hussein Malik; Fidelis Mherembi; Chris Porter; Ricky Romain; Janet Roome; Sam Sayer; Mark Simmons; Tom Stoddart; Alice Willatt.

Contact details

June Burrough
Founder Director of the Pierian Centre
Email: june (at) juneburrough (dot) co (dot) uk
Telephone: 0785 537 5350
Website: juneburrough.co.uk