After 10 years developing Final Fling as a platform for end of life planning, I’m onto a new project… Only Human… human-centred service design consulting and Humanist celebrancy. I want to spend less time in the virtual space of online, digital and advance planning and more time in the real space of making the world […]
Final Fling is delighted to have been accepted to take part in the phenomenon that is Marlie Mul’s ‘This Exhibition Has Been Cancelled’. We’ll be exploring funerals, why we have them, what’s changing and find out whether they deliver what we need.
Why do we do funerals the way we do? How else might we say our goodbyes? If you were planning your own funeral, might it differ from the one you’d get if family organised it? Does that matter? What have you learned about funerals from experience?
The Child Funeral Charity is organising a seminar Death and Funerals in Different Cultures in the UK to look at how our multicultural society needs a wide understanding of the expectations of death and funerals.
This week we hook up with Hyper Island student, Natalia, to share her end of life planning survey. She wants to know if you’d put in time and effort to pass on your life story. Or do you expect Facebook to do that?
Final Fling has made the Good Funeral Award Nominations 2014 – for the third year running. See who else is in the running.
Films on death and grief We have started a list of recommended films. Please do contact us if you have suggestions to add. Beyond Goodbye Remembering Josh: a 45 minute film that records Josh’s life as it was remembered at his funeral, with many wonderful musical contributions, stories and anecdotes. Beyond Goodbye: a shorter version of […]
Anywhere is the short answer. Mostly we tend to hold funerals as a two stage process. 1) First, there’s the part where we say goodbye: usually at ‘the place of rest’… the burial ground or crematorium. Burial grounds are sometimes attached to churches so the ceremony may be in the church, the churchyard or if the […]
Funeral consumer rights Everyone is entitled to their rights as a consumer, especially at a potentially vulnerable time. If you are purchasing funeral services or products, take a little time to shop around. The directories above offer more than one option so you can call or email a couple to find the best option for […]