Across Glastonbury, Wells and Shepton Mallet

Our aim


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 free  community led annual celebration of death and dying here in Somerset we hope the idea will spread across the country.

Who are we?


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.

Plans for 2019


These are underway!  We began in Glastonbury last year and this year have spread to neighbouring towns. We have over 30 wonderful events planned for Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November.

Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd November 2019


Our principles

We aim to be as diverse and inclusive as possible. We are using a model of distributed organising -that means anyone can hold an event as part of the Festival as long as they subscribe to the Festival's aims and principles. Get in touch if you'd like to know more...