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Tea and puppets

4 February 2016

Karin JashaparaKarin Jashapara (pictured) is the founder of the Play of Light theatre company, which uses shadow puppets to prompt discussions about dying and death.

Puppets, tea and mortality

8 May 2015

Karin and one of her puppetsKarin Jashapara (pictured) is the founder of the Play of Light theatre company, which uses shadow puppets to prompt dialogue about dying and death. Ahead of two performances of her play 'Death in a Nut' during Dying Matters Awareness Week (18-24 May 2015), Karin talks about her latest venture: a vintage tea party after the show to encourage conversations about death.

Death Cafes take to the water

6 March 2015

Mystic Moon

Author and psychotherapist Sue Brayne, pictured below, is bringing her expertise to the UK’s waterway network via series of pop-up Death Cafes. She tells Dying Matters why a narrowboat makes the perfect venue for contemplating your mortality. 

The power of poetry in hospice care

7 January 2015

Phil and hospice patientPhil Isherwood, pictured, right, with a patient at Bolton Hospice, where he is a volunteer poet, discusses the potential for poetry to boost patients' psychological wellbeing in hospice settings. Phil is also a research student at the University of Bolton, writing a thesis on ‘Numinous Connections: Poetry in the Hospice’. 

Right person, right time, right place

1 August 2011

I was at a “Meet Macmillan” conference a few days ago. OTony and Dorothy Bonserur family has a lot to thank Macmillan for. It was a Macmillan nurse who made it possible for our son, Neil, to die in his own home, and that is why my wife, Dorothy, and I (right) are fund-raisers for Macmillan.

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