Death Cafe with Final Fling and Mischief La Bas

Join us for a chat about death, dying, bereavement and anything in-between for this informal, death cafe style event. The event is part of Mischief la-bas’ Good Grief – celebrating life and death series. Co-hosted by Barbara Chalmers of Final Fling and Angie Dight of Mischief La-bas. Soup, bread, tea and coffee will be provided. […]

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Death Cafe @ Summerhall DeathFest

Final Fling and Friend of Fling, Andrew Tibbles (in red scarf!), have been invited by arts curators Mischief La Bas to host a Death Cafe on Sunday 30 October as part of their death festival from 28-30 October (to chime with that special time that is Hallowe’en, All Saints Day, Day of the Dead at Summerhall (popular Fringe/Festival venue) […]

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Tribute to Ian Smith

This week, we share a tribute to Ian Smith, the focus of this month’s Festival of Ian Smith at Summerhall artspace in Edinburgh. Ian co-founded Mischief La Bas.

6 years ago, Friend of Fling Barbara Millar, now an award-winning funeral celebrant, wrote a review of the work of Ian Smith at the launch of The Briggait, the stunning artspace at the heart of Glasgow’s city centre, where Mischief is still based.

Barbara kindly shares her article as a tribute to Ian Smith.

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Using Final Fling – a user’s tale

This week, Sue Friston, Final Flinger, shares her experience of using Final Fling, one year on.

I thought it would be useful to share with others to make 3 key points:

– you don’t have to do everything at once
– one action is better than none
– keep it up… one step leads to another.

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Jimmy’s good death

Friend of Final Fling, Jimmy Stewart, is interested in achieving a good death. He became interested in knowing more about the rules and options around end of life after watching his mum die. He’s one of a growing band of us actively interested in managing our options.

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Death Cafe of Remembrance

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…

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Kicking the Bucket Festival

THE Kicking the Bucket Festival takes place in Oxford for three weeks between October 22-November 13 and aims to puts the subjects of death and life in the spotlight.

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Home funerals

Home funerals are making a comeback as the best way of saying goodbye. A home funeral is at the opposite end of the spectrum to the pomp and circumstance of Victorian funerals.

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Assumptions about death

We can all make assumptions about death – even professionals who are working with death day in, day out. I came across a blog by Lizzy Miles, a hospice social worker in Ohio and thought it worth sharing 7 key points to help us improve our understanding of death.

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