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3 days of events across Glastonbury, Wells and Shepton

Our aim

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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?

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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.


The Programme

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Over 30 wonderful events planned for Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November.



Why?

Because death

and not talking about it causes many problems. It deprives the dying of the best possible death and isolates the bereaved.

is the one thing

And we can all do something about it

we all share

by talking...

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

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Our principles

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 aim to be as diverse and inclusive as possible because there isn't a one size fits all when it comes to death. 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. Let us know if you are holding a death-friendly event we will put your on the What's On page.

What people said

'I feel really heartened by this event. Raises my hopes for a future where we have a better understanding.'


'Coming here meant I don't feel so alone in my grief. It has been a healing experience.'


'Hearing about other's experiences (recordings) made me think differently about it.'


'Really inspiring and necessary'    

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