It’ll soon be December – a time when people traditionally gather around the fire and tell a tale… We’re very excited to have Linda Perttula from the Scottish Storytelling Centre joining us this month. She says:

“For most of my life, I didn’t even know storytelling existed, at least in this ancient, gather-around-the-fire form. I would like to talk to you about stories and storytelling. We are surrounded by both, but why? What makes them so powerful, that some thinkers even say they are what makes us human? Can their power be used not just to foster empathy and communication, but to mislead and harm us? And, most importantly, I will tell a story or two. Once upon a time…”

We will also have poetry from performance poet Suky Goodfellow, some songs for the festive season to sing with the band (before we’ve all got fed up with them!), and we will also be recording our contribution to the international Sunday Assembly Christmas singalong video! And there will be mince pies…

As usual we will be at LifeCare Edinburgh, 2 Cheyne Street, Stockbridge EH4 1JB. The event is family (and dog) friendly and free to attend. Come and celebrate being alive this December with friendly people and thought-provoking ideas in a joyful non-religious setting.  Any questions or queries, please contact SA Edinburgh Chair Mark McKergow at or get in touch through our Facebook page.