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Join writer and speaker Nick Page for this fun and informative look at myths and traditions of the festive season
Why is Christmas the way it is? How did we get from the birth of Jesus to everyone pushing their credit card and their belts to their maximum extent?
Starting with the events surrounding Jesus' birth, this book takes us through centuries of commemoration, celebration and over-consumption. Along the way we'll find out why we eat turkey, how an obscure Turkish saint turned into a man flying a sleigh, and why that tree in your house should really contain an apple and a snake.
Combining in-depth historical research, cheerfully irreverent humour and cutting-edge guesswork, Nick Page explores what this festival really means, and how we can get back to something real and true beneath all that wrapping.
Nick Page is a writer, information designer, and creative consultant. He has written a number of books, including street life, The Tabloid Bible, Lord Minimus, BLUE, and The Church Invisible. He also writes regular articles for Youthwalk, Christianity & Renewal, and works for a number of charities and NGOs.
This talk will be in-person only and won't be streamed or recorded.
Doors will open at 6.15pm and copies of Nick's publication will be on sale on the evening in our Christmas shop.