What’s the connection between Day of the Dead, Hallowe’en and death?
Day of the Dead is a Mexican festival to remember and celebrate our loved and lost. Making offerings at shrines, grave tending, sharing food and storytelling are all part of the ritual, designed to help heal and remember. Hallowe’en is
Friend of Final Fling, artist Gina Czarnecki, is chuffed that her plan to commission 25 coffins to inspire thinking about death has been funded, thanks to Arts Council England & Lottery Ticket-buyers.
In another attempt to tackle death as a taboo, Final Fling is hosting a Death Café of Remembrance on Saturday 1 November at Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art from 2.30-4.30pm. It’s one of many events marking To Absent Friends week – a people’s festival of storytelling and remembrance coordinated by Good Life Good Death Good Grief. Limited places…
Throughout October 2014 and concluding on All Souls Day, The London Month of the Dead will host a whole series of talks and events that investigate the capital’s relationship with its deceased residents. Events will include a tour of Hyde Park’s pet cemetery, a private view of the Museum of London’s bone archive, taxidermy workshops […]
This year in Scotland there’s a new Festival of Remembrance: To Absent Friends. Final Fling is hosting a Death Cafe of Remembrance as part of the Festival on Saturday 1 November. Be part of the celebrations.
To Absent Friends: a festival of remembrance launches 1-7 November 2014 across Scotland. Coordinated by Good Life Good Death Good Grief it’s been conceived as a way of remembering our loved and lost. See the film about the idea behind To Absent Friends. To Absent Friends, a People’s Festival of Storytelling and Remembrance is an opportunity to revive lost traditions and create […]
Page Hodel tells us about a bright idea for burial plot housewarming, dreamt up over tequila on Dia de los Muertos.
Notices and tributes is part of the Life Planning Tools on Final Fling. It acknowledges that in this age of social media, people sometimes want to express grief and celebrate a life together in an online community.
Adrian Howells was a UK-based performance-maker who created intimate and deeply nurturing theatrical experiences.
Adrian was one of the artists involved in Final Fling’s Day of the Dead Festival in 2013. Deeply saddened by his untimely loss, we have kept his entry on Final Fling as it was, in tribute to the work he offered.
Around the world, there’s a rich tapestry of traditions and practices connected with death.
For many of us, today’s 20 minute crematorium funeral feels like a conveyor belt
Final Fling promotes rich rituals and simple statements of love; doing something that has meaning.
Final Fling’s first Day of the Dead festival. A small but perfectly formed celebration of life and death it included art, chat and a bit of pop-up drumming