Featured Events

Singing into the Darkness



A candelit evening of music 

From 8m til late


Theo Simon Dora Darling Nathan Lewis Williams Shannon Smy Tina Bridgman Rohan White Stevie P

Curated by Stevie Pea

Red Brick Buildings

Friday 1st 

Calling of the names



Experience a magical sound and light installation to remember the dead.

Please submit the name of someone you would like to be remembered here or at Cathedral reception

Wells Cathedral

Saturday 2nd all day

Death Cafe



Death Cafe       

End of life doula Mirka Stadtruckerova will host this facillitated session in the friendly #ArtBankCafe.

Saturday 2nd  10-12pm

Elim Connect Centre Saturday 2nd


'Ashes to Ashes, dust to dust, bodies, graves and beyond, everything you need to know'

DEATH CAFE SPACE  10.30-3.30

Elim hospitality and safe space to talk

DEATH FAIR                 10.30-2.30

Juli Moran DIY funerals

Amanda Rayner wicker coffins

Nicole Stansfield-Calle shroud wrapping

Holly Lyon Hawk  Care of the body

Sue Brayne The D word

Matthew Billington Memorial stones

Bee Blake  River of Life activity

Mel Scott   Baby Loss

Anna Dyson Ashes to Art


Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust. Everything you wanted to know about death, dying and beyond and didn't like to ask.

St.Cuthbert's Church Friday 1st for Young People

Help me get through this


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

Embroider the names of the dead


Everybody has a body, even when they're dead - 19 year old Olive Milne explores cultural norms and beliefs around dead bodies.

Sew, remember, reflect

Bring the clothing of someone you loved and died or embroider their name in an artwork being made on the day - all day

Explore your feelings through art


Make a book of hope with Don and Lynne Hart and hear how they found hope after losing a son to suicide 12-1.30pm You will need to bring stuff with you to do this see FB page

Learn how to express your feelings in shape, colour and form. No skill needed just an open mind with Nicola Ley 1.30-3pm

How nature helps


Deb Millar is a forest school  leader. In this workshops she will talk about simple ways being outside in nature can help us.

Way of Council

At the end of the day, thoughts and ideas for an emotionally resilient future for young people will be share 8-9 pm

DJ death set


'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

Soundcloud link

Drumming to remember


Drum for your life while you remember the dead with Peta Yap 5-7pm


St. Cuthbert's Church Saturday 2nd All Ages

Dedicated space for creative approaches to suicide survival and prevention and peer to peer support


All that was never said.                        SATURDAY 10-5pm

Creative explorations of grief and resilience for 

people of all ages affected by suicide.  

The Healing power of writing. Emma Craigie       10-12am

Building Resilience with Qigong   10-11am

Mark Pogson                  

Make a memory box with meaning                  

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   

Chukumeka (Chukes) Maxwell         12.13-1.30pm

Action To Prevent Suicide

The Sacred Journey to the Last Breath

Interactive and creative workshop

Simon Gardiner soul midwife  2-3.30pm 

What Words Can't Say

A Dance & Movement workshop 

Viv Gordon          2.30-4.00pm

Way of Council, moving forward to build supportive communities interactive session  

lead by   Tim Jacques & Karen McAree    4-5pm     

DEATH CAFE OPEN for honest conversation all day.

Please join Charlotte MacMillan in making a memorial altar cloth, using clothing of the deceased and materials of personal significance. Dealing with clothing after the death of a loved one can be one of the most difficult concerns for those left bereaved. There can be an alternative to getting rid of all the clothes or keeping them boxed, and the opportunity to repurpose them.

I will be sewing on site, a large altar piece for St Cuthberts Church, Wells 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 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 the two days, the piece will be completed and available to view in the Church itself.

Elim Connect Centre


Wells  BA5 2BE

01749 677097

Wells Cathedral

Cathedral Green, 

Wells  BA5 2UE

01749 674483

St Cuthbert's Church

St Cuthbert St, 

Wells  BA5 2AW

01749 676906

Goddess House


Friday 1st

The death conversation, with kids

Sacha Langton-Gilks shares her experience    


Make your end of life plan

Jane Diamond        10.30-5.30

Return of the Death Priestess

Bee Helygen             5.45-7.15

Saturday 2nd

Coffee & Coffins 

Wallace and Stuart          10.30-12.30

Reclaiming Halloween

Eshter Loehnis                     1.30-4.30

Red Brick Buildings

Friday 1st


'We remember. Ceremony, sound and music to cherish the Dead'

Singing into the Darkness

A candelit evening of music 

 From 8m til late


Theo Simon
Dora Darling
Nathan Lewis Williams Shannon Smy
Tina Bridgman
Rohan White
Stevie P

Curated by Stevie Pea

Bocabar will be open for food and drink 

Sunday 3rd



What we never talk about

A conversation about living and dying

Carolyn Tovey        reception space  11am-5pm

Crystal bowl  and  candle lighting ceremony 

calling the names of the dead. 

Tim Knock        Event space     11am-12

Community Grief Tending Ritual

Gail Davidson     Event space          1-4pm

Grief and Gratitude: finding life 

after death

Talk 1-2pm. Writing circle 2-4pm

Tegwyn Hyndman   Morland Room     

Companion Voices

Celia Libera  Morland Room       4-5.30pm

Stairway to the Stars

One woman show by Diana Milstein

Event space 6-7pm

Red Brick Building

Morland Enterprise Park, 

Morland Road, 

Glastonbury  BA6 9FT

01458 899564

Goddess House

28 Magdalene St, 

Glastonbury  BA6 9EJ

01458 899043

The Art Bank

Friday 1st


Death friendly cafe space for open conversation


Touch therapies for the end of life  - Dorothy House Hospice demonstrates  - also information point        10-12pm

 '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


Saturday 2nd


Death Cafe        10-12pm

End of life doula Mirka Stadtruckerova will host this facillitated session in the friendly #ArtBankCafe.

The English Book of the Dead

David Marteau   

Dead is Dead, but what exactly is Dead? When his 21 year old son died crossing the road in Italy he felt he needed to find out about our nemesis 'Death'  1-2pm then Q&A

The Opportunists  - Novelist Andrew Miller reads from his book the Opportunist 3-4pm

Death friendly space for open conversation

 Cafe 10am-4pm

Sunday 3rd


Tallulah Swirls Puppet Theatre - 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

Art Bank Voices

Spoken word and performance from an array of different performers- singing, story telling, puppetry and spoken word. 


Death friendly bar for open conversation


Art Bank

13 High St, 

Shepton Mallet  BA4 5AD


07814 678356

and also...

All Souls service including those affected by suicide

Wells Cathedral. 

Saturday 2nd 5.15-6pm.

The Book of Jo - a new play by Viv Gordon

 Art bank Shepton Mallet 

Friday 1st 7.30-9pm

This is a ticketed event

The Vineyard

Open Venue. Light a candle 3-5pm

Service of Remembrance 4pm

 VIneyard Church 

Saturday 2nd  



1st November 2019


2nd November 2019


3rd November 2019


Call out to contributors

If you are planning an event, religious or secular or multi-faith , big or small and would like to be listed on the programme please get in touch with us we'd love to have you....