'We remember. Ceremony, sound and music to cherish the Dead'
A candelit evening of music
From 8m til late
Nathan Lewis Williams Shannon Smy
Curated by Stevie Pea
Bocabar will be open for food and drink
A conversation about living and dying
Carolyn Tovey reception space 11am-5pm
calling the names of the dead.
Tim Knock Event space 11am-12
Gail Davidson Event space 1-5pm
Talk 1-2pm. Writing circle 2-4pm
Tegwyn Hyndman Morland Room
Celia Libera Morland Room 4-5.30pm
One woman show by Diana Milstein
Event space 6-7pm
Morland Enterprise Park,
Glastonbury BA6 9FT
28 Magdalene St,
Glastonbury BA6 9EJ
44a High St
Death friendly cafe space for open conversation
Touch therapies for the end of life Dorothy House Hospice demonstrates - also information point 10-12pm
Vicki Burke takes us on a musical journey placing death in the cycle of life that our ancestors understood
'How did we become so death phobic?' Talk by death doula and soul midwife Mike Grenville 3..30-4.30pm
Dead good music with death friendly bar for open conversation
end of life doula Mirka Stadtruckerova 10-12pm
What exactly is Dead? When his 21 year old son died David needed to find out. 1-2pm then Q&A
The Opportunists - Novelist Andrew Miller reads from his book the Opportunist 3-4pm
Death friendly space for open conversation
Mexican day of the dead puppet show and workshop to make your own shadow puppet. For families aged over 4yrs
Booking essential as limited spaces
2 showings 12-2pm & 3-5pm
Spoken word and performance from an array of different performers- singing, story telling, puppetry and spoken word.
Death friendly bar for open conversation
DEATH CAFE SPACE 10.30-3.30
Elim hospitality and safe space to talk
DEATH FAIR 10.30-2.30
Juli Moran DIY funerals, do it your way
Amanda Rayner wicker coffins
Angela Ward Green funerals and the greenest way to go
Nicole Stansfield-Calle shroud wrapping demonstrations
Holly Lyon Hawk Care of the body, relearning a natural rite of passage
Sue Brayne The D word - how to talk about death
Matthew Billington More than just a tomb stone
Bee Blake Make your own river of life
Anna Dyson Ashes to Art
A CIRCLE OF QUESTIONS 3-5pm
Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust. Everything you wanted to know about death, dying and beyond and didn't like to ask.
Illumination of names and specially commissioned sound recording of local people reflecting on their experiences of death and dying in the Lady Chapel
How talking prevents suicide by the Founder of Action to Prevent Suicide in the education room in the cloisters (song school)
The traditional service to remember the deceased but for the first time ever 'warmly and explicitly' including those died by suicide and those who work to prevent this most preventable of deaths.
Festival goers will start from Elim Connect Centre pass by St.Cuthbert's and process up the High St meeting up with the crowd from Shepton Mallet and Glastonbury. The Cathedral will open its great west doors at 6.30 in welcome.
An all day drop in space dedicated to young people who want to explore and share experiences and feelings around suicide, death, and mental health.
Cafe space open all day for honest conversation
Doors open 12 noon, close 9pm
Cutting edge barber Tom Chapman started the Lion Barber's Collective to raise awareness of the role barbers play in suicide prevention amongst men
He will cutting hair for young people for free 12-5pm.
Learn how to express your feelings in shape, colour and form. No skill needed just an open mind with Nicola Ley
'When I was 17 my best friend was killed in a motorbike accident. It was the hardest thing ever. This set is dedicated to Mike and all the friends and family we've, all of us, ever lost.' DJ Celine DiJOn
Sounds throughout the day and death set 7-9pm with Jae Willis
All that was never said. SATURDAY 10-5pm
Creative explorations of grief and resilience for
people of all ages affected by suicide.
Building Resilience with Qigong 10-11am
Kate Dorsett 11-1pm
Sing Your Heart Out - songs that tend to grief and joy
(Open to non-singers and singers) Maya Love 11.30-1pm
Let’s talk about Suicide Why talking matters
from Action To Prevent Suicide 12.30-1.30pm
Interactive and creative workshop
Simon Gardiner soul midwife 2-3.30pm
A Dance & Movement workshop
Viv Gordon 2.30-4.00pm
Interactive session lead by Tim Jacques & Karen McAree 4-5pm
DEATH CAFE OPEN for honest conversation all day.
Give the clothes of the dead a life beyond by stitching them into a new altar cloth being made over the two days by embroidery artist Charlotte Macmillan, who makes costumes for Boy George and John Grant.
When someone you loves dies, what do you do their clothes? For some disposing of the dead clothing can be a real source of distress.
"There is an alternative to getting rid of all the clothes or keeping them boxed', says Charlotte, 'Make them into an artwork.'
Charlotte will be a creating an new altar cloth for St.Cuthberts' Church.
'I will be sewing on site, a large altar piece made entirely from these donated items of clothing. It will be a community based artwork that can be thought of as a bereavement process;
'As we stitch and plan the piecing of these clothes, we will remember and memorialise the person who inhabited them.'
There will be the opportunity to work with Charlotte on this piece by hand sewing or embroidering personal messages into the cloth. At the end of Saturday, the Day of the Dead, the piece will be completed and available to view in the Church itself.
Wells BA5 2BE
Wells BA5 2UE
St Cuthbert St,
Wells BA5 2AW
Explore how grief is expressed and released through movement and posture with Kate Bee.
A chance to explore how our posture influences our emotional states, and how we can influence our emotional states using different postures and gestures. This is gentle but powerful work that most people can easily relate to.
Friday 1st 7.30-9.30pm
A "Day of the Dead" or "Dia de los Muertos" style altar is to be constructed at Bridie's Yard Community Room on Thursday 31st ready for Fri 1st. There will be space for folk to put their photos of loved ones and small offerings drink/food/object/flowers/candles/incenses to share with their departed ones. 10-6pm
On Saturday 2nd Nov we will have the afternoon and evening for warm fire, soup, shared foods & drinks, celebrating and being with the altar, and showing the great Dia de los Muertos animated film "Coco" and possibly more in-theme movies. Bring a log and something to share.
Sunset till late
Bridie's Yard, Northover Buildings, Beckery Old Rd
Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9NU
Glastonbury keeps the ancient Celtic traditions of Sawhain alive with Morris Dancers, dressing up and dragons which process up to the Tor.
Entertainment will start in town at approximately midday and continue until our Dragons and Winter King Gwyn Ap Nudd arrive at the Market Cross in the late afternoon.
Saturday 2nd 12pm (ish)
The second time in history that a Cathedral has explicitly named survivors of suicide to be 'openly and warmly' remembered in the traditional evensong service @Wells Cathedral.
Saturday 2nd 5.15-6pm
The sound and light installation will be open from 8.30 am - 7.30pm
What happens when life falls apart?
How can we maintain hope when the worst happens?
And why do bad things happen anyway?
Friday 1st 7.30-9pm
You will need to a buy a ticket to go to this event
Dragonsfly play at the Art Bank with a callling of the ancestors beforehand.
Saturday 2nd 7-12pm
You will need to a buy a ticket to go to this event
Don and Lynne Hart lost their son through suicide and aim to bring comfort and hope in a to anyone who has
struggled with depression or suicidal thoughts or who has lost someone close to
them by suicide
Open Venue. Light a candle 3-5pm
Service of Remembrance 4pm