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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
Winchester,
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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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The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson

September 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, MILL ROAD
DUMFRIES, Dumfriesshire DG2 7BE United Kingdom
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£6.90

A meditation on mortality by legendary axe man Wilko Johnson. Served a death sentence by terminal pancreatic cancer, Johnson vows to live in the moment. Director Julien Temple’s overflowing visual cocktail serves up Bunuel, Tarkovsky, Cocteau and Michael Powell as fellow travellers on this death trip, with literary contributions from Shakespeare and Thomas Traherne. This event is hosted by the Robert Burns Centre in partnership with the University of Glasgow. Join Professor David Clark, Wellcome Trust Investigator, and members of…

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The Outside World and Wellbeing

September 29, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Scottish Storytelling Centre, High Street
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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£25

Professor Mary Marshall and Jane Gilliard on Creating Culturally Appropriate Outside Spaces and Experiences for People with Dementia. Key insights into the greater spiritual aspects of our relationship with nature and what gives meaning and purpose to our lives, challenging assumptions and offering fresh perspectives. Ticket price includes a Scottish cream tea!

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February 2016

Exploring the Soul’s Journey – a retreat

February 27, 2016 @ 10:30 am - February 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay
Sutton Courtenay, South Central OX14 4AF United Kingdom
£15 – £195

A retreat at The Abbey, near Oxford: Feb 27-28 with Alan Heeks and Cordelia Prescott See our introductory video or search for Soul’s Journey Alan Heeks. This retreat offers a safe, supportive space to explore how can we enrich and guide our life by a deeper understanding and dialogue with our soul.  If our soul is on a longer journey, before and after this current lifetime, what does it want now?  What are we here for? The Abbey is a…

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April 2016

5 Things to Do Right Now To Save Your Family Headache and Heartache After You Die

April 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
In your home Select a Country:
Free

Save your family and loved ones heartache after you die? Well, you can’t really, can you? They’re just going to be grieving over the fact that you have gone. But you CAN actually lessen that heartache - and certainly lessen the headache that is likely if they discover that you haven’t sorted out any of your affairs. Or that what you have done is minimal. Listening into this call from the comfort of your home, you'll discover: The 3 most important…

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Reflections on Death and Dying

April 23, 2016
Baptist Church Hall, High Street
Tenterden, Kent TN30 6BB United Kingdom
Free

A one day event raising awareness of end of life choices. There are talks from inspiring people, an exhibition showing the many natural options for funerals, poetry, a Death Café, decorating a coffin and so much more.

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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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December 2016

Funerals and Stuff – Final Fling at Vegfest Scotland

December 3, 2016 - December 4, 2016
Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Exhibition Way
Glasgow, Lanarkshire G3 8YW United Kingdom
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Free

If you have values that guide your life, you will probably want those values to be reflected in your end of life. Find out more about life and death decisions at our light chat about living, dying, funerals and getting your wishes met. Last year's visitors found it inspiring, entertaining and not even weird talking about death at a Vegfest! See the programme.

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April 2017

Brighton Death Forum presents Moribund by Gimcrack Productions

April 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bosco Tent, ghton Spiegeltent, Old Stene Pleasure Garden
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1GY Select a Country:
£10

Brighton Death Forum presents MORIBUND and the Meaning of Death a show by Gimcrack Productions at The Bosco Tent Brighton Fringe Festival. This neo-vaudevillian spectacular is appearing at The Bosco Tent for one night only at this year’s Brighton Fringe. Performance on 9th of May at 7.15pm. Tickets now on sale. Young Eleanor Hush awakes to find herself at her own funeral with no memory of how she got there. Presiding over the service is Driscoll Bleak, funeral director and…

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June 2017

THE THING ABOUT FUNERALS IS… (part I)

June 24, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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