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.
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.
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.
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
cttend an end of life planning workshop
find out how to shroud a body
music, poetry, art and standup will make you cry with sadness and with joy in the fascinating world where life meets death
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...