THE THING ABOUT FUNERALS IS… (part II)

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.

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THE THING ABOUT FUNERALS IS… (part I)

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?

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Films on death and grief

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 […]

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Where can you hold a funeral?

  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 […]

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Consumer rights

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 […]

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