Art For All! is the theme for November’s Sunday Assembly on Sunday 5th November at 11.30am. Our special guest speaker is Elisa Guietti of Social Art Edinburgh (pictured right). Our poet is Bashabi Fraser, winner of a 2015 Saltire award for being an Outstanding Woman of Scotland.

Elisa Guietti is an artist who aims to improve communities and society as a whole through social art events. Elisa writes:

“I’m a visual artist and energy healer based in Edinburgh. In the past few years, through my personal experiences, I discovered how powerful and transformative the creative process can be. I believe that creativity is directly connected to our internal source of energy and can help us to explore our identity, our emotions and the world that surrounds us. Becoming aware of our whole self is a precious gift that we all have the right as well as the need to experience.

I studied Fine Arts in a proper academic setting and that experience made me aware of the pressure that sometimes can surround the word “art”. I think that it is time to release any old misconception about art and creativity and embrace the truth: art is for everyone, it is not a privilege for few selected people, we are all creative. My work aims to generate opportunities where people can reconnect with their creative side and can fully experience the creative process without being intimidated.”

We will excited to feature poetry from Bashabi Fraser, professor at Napier University and a 2015 ‘Saltire Woman’ award winner. Bashabi is an Indian-born Scottish poet, children’s writer, editor, translator and academic. There will be songs to sing with our house band, time to reflect, great people to meet and tea, cofee and cake to enjoy.

As ever we are inclusive, child- and dog-friendly, welcoming, fun and free. Come along and celebrate life with us as we all strive to Live Better, Help Often and Wonder More. Join us at LifeCare Edinburgh, 2 Cheyne Street, EH4 1JB.

More details on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1651480251577104/.