I found healing on many levels. I felt profoundly connected to all these people I'd never met before.' Alice aged 30
‘The puppet show proved that death isn’t a bad thing, it’s just another step in life’, said Jameela Love, aged 8 ½
'Unbelievably powerful. So beautiful. So important.' Derek aged 70
A chance to see this again...
We have a vision of a death-friendly society in which death is shared and understood and the lives of those who have died are celebrated. By building a model of a truly inclusive, affordable, community led annual we hope to sow seeds that will grow into a death friendly society.
We are a group of people from the area with a passion to create a death friendly society. We are not 'experts' just individuals who have come together to make this happen. Approximately 60 people from all walks of life, of all faiths and none are involved in delivering the festival.
47 wonderful events planned for Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November.
No tickets, pay what you can afford.
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make a memory box for your loved one
try a grief tending ceremony
celebrate the life of the dead in song
combat fear by exploring the realities and opportunities of death in creative ways
attend an end of life planning workshop or
find out how to shroud a body
music, poetry, art and performance
will make you cry with sadness and with joy in the fascinating world where life meets death
and not talking about it causes many problems. It deprives the dying of the best possible death and isolates the bereaved.
And we can all do something about it
We have a vision of a death-friendly society in which death is shared and understood and the lives of those who have died are celebrated. By building a model of an affordable community led annual celebration of death and dying here in Somerset we hope the idea will spread across the country. We aim to be as diverse and inclusive as possible because there isn't a one size fits all when it comes to death. Our contributors are of many faiths and none. We are using a model of distributed organising, which allows anyone to put on a death friendly event and list it here as long as the aims and principles are adhered to. We don't charge ticket prices so that cost is never a barrier to entry.