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June 2013

CDAS Annual Conference

June 29, 2013 - June 30, 2013
Centre for Death in Society, University of Bath, University of Bath
Bath, United Kingdom
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Barbara from Final Fling joined a cast of academics, artists, thinkers and wonderers at the 2013 CDAS Conference.

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March 2015

National Conference – Getting Bereavement Right for Every Child

March 4, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Carlton Hotel Edinburgh , EH1 1SD United Kingdom

This innovative, interactive conference will provide information on the findings of Child Bereavement UK's Scotland project and facilitate discussion on the way forward to improve the availability and co-ordination of bereavement support for children and young people across Scotland.

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National Conference “Matters of Life and Death” : Keynote speakers Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP and Michael Rosen author and poet

March 13, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Central Hall, Westminster
London , SW1H 9NH United Kingdom
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The Importance of early intervention for bereaved families in areas of deprivation and beyond. Delegates will gain: - a broader view of bereavement support interventions across England - an understanding of the preventive potential of bereavement awareness and support - evidence of good practice - an appreciation of the added impact of bereavement upon children and families already experiencing poverty, deprivation, social injustice and exclusion - an opportunity to network Who should attend? - Health and Social Care Executives and…

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July 2015

Death and Funerals in Different Cultures

July 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road
Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR. United Kingdom
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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.

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September 2015

Ideal Death Show 2015

September 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - September 6, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
St John’s House, The Broadway
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The Ideal Death Show is a weekend gathering of entrepreneurs, pioneers and progressives from the funeral industry. At the Ideal Death Show you can talk about bereavement, funeral planning and the more unusual ways that people are choosing to mark their own passing. We pick the best lecturers to talk about topics like what it feels like to die, what an embalmer does and how to write an obituary. We invite people who work in ‘funeral world’ to tell us what’s new,…

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November 2015

Doing Death Differently conference – FULLY BOOKED

November 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Conference Room, Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
London, NW1 2BJ United Kingdom
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This is an afternoon event for anyone who is interested in re-visioning the way we do death in our society.  We will be warmly welcoming people from all backgrounds: members of the public, health professionals, counsellors policy makers, academics, end of life doulas, soul midwives, educators, artists, clergy, funeral directors, celebrants and more. Keynote Speaker, Professor Allan Kellehear Allan has conducted major sociological and social psychological research on the human experience of dying. In the UK the Department of Health,…

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June 2016

Mourning Conversation Festival

June 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - June 11, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Lewes Town, Lewes
Nr Brighton, East Sussex Bn7 United Kingdom
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A week long festival of events enabling us all to have the big conversation about End of Life. We'll speak of grief, we'll dance with the spirit of our loved ones who've gone on the big adventure. Grief walking, theatre, making shrines, telling stories, silence, chatty stuff. Meet Death Doulas, holistic funeral arrangers, draw up your own funeral wishes.  Events will take place in lots of different venues all around fascinating, anarchic Lewes deep int eh heart of the chalky…

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September 2016

Funeral Poverty Conference

September 22, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Norton Park Conference Centre Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

Powers to make funeral payments are transferring to Scottish Ministers, so there's an opportunity for doing things differently/better.Scottish Government is hosting a conference to share information and gather views with wide-ranging individuals and groups who have an interest in reducing funeral poverty and want to have a say in shaping Scottish benefits to replace the Department of Work and Pension's Funeral Payment.

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May 2017

Living Well, Leaving a Legacy: Dying Matters Wales 2017

May 11, 2017
SWALEC Stadium Cardiff, United Kingdom + Google Map

Final Fling joins Dying Matters Wales 2017 for the Annual Dying Matters Awareness Week event at SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff, 11 May 2017
Living Well, Leaving a Legacy
What can you do? What can we do together?

Barbara Chalmers will run a workshop: Too Busy to Die?

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Byw Nawr Event: Dying Matters Awareness Week

May 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SWALEC Stadium Cardiff, United Kingdom + Google Map

Cardiff presents a host of exciting topics and speakers for Dying Matters Awareness Week. Professor Hywel Francis, Chair Vaughan Gething, Welsh Government - LAUNCH of Wales Advance Care Planning Website Hywel Francis, Swansea University - Hope for a Compassionate Country Karen Morgan, Welsh Government - Organ Donation Baroness Professor Finlay, Clinical Lead Wales End of Life Care - Mental Capacity and Decision-making Tracy Jones, Ty Hafan and Pat O'Meara, Aneurin Bevan UHB - Early Conversations Phil Steele, broadcaster - Coping with Loss…

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