Karin Jashapara (pictured left with one of her creations) is the founder of the Play of Light theatre company, which presents two shadow puppet plays aimed at encouraging dialogue about death at the Kicking the Bucket festival in Oxfordshire this October. She tells Dying Matters how losing
The Conversations Project, run by Antonia Rolls and Gail Willington
“Conversations about the End of Life, Finding Time to Think in our Busy World.” Blog by Antonia Rolls, pictured.
Many of us find thinking about death too uncomfortable to do. But what if you’re
Dying Matters champions Tony and Dorothy Bonser, together with film-maker and healthcare chaplain Kathleen LaCamera, travelled to New Hampshire this summer to lead workshops on dying, death and bereavement at Camp Winni, a retreat on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee which
Dr Hywel Francis MP, pictured below, is to Chair Byw Nawr (Live Now) – Dying Matters in Wales. Here, he shares his reasons for getting involved, reminds us why this work is so important, and invites you to join him in helping people in Wales have their end of life wishes met.
People are the
The Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire, has developed a high profile for its award-winning Partnership in Excellence Palliative Support (PEPS) service, which has most recently been nominated for an NHS Patient Safety Award. Jo Burnham (pictured below, far right, with St
When their dad, Les, died suddenly in July 2013, just five weeks after being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, the lives of his five children were turned upside down. Les was the keystone of the family: kind, gentle, fun-loving and adored. In the midst of their devastation, three of his children
Fergus Wessel, one of Britain's finest letter cutters, talks about the recent revival of hand-carved headstones, and the difference between hand-carved and machine cut memorials.
Before the 19th Century, headstones were often carved by the village mason who had little skill or training in
Following retirement from Humberside police, where he led a team investigating suspicious deaths, Philip Spicksley retrained as an independent funeral celebrant. Now President of the Association of Independent Celebrants, Phil discusses how his experience of investigating suspicious deaths
Dying Matters champion Tony Bonser shares his very personal diary from Dying Matters Awareness Week 2014
The week started far too early, with a taxi outside our house at 5.30am on Monday to take us to the BBC studios at Media City, Salford. Although actually it had really started the
As readers of this blog will know, Dying Matters Awareness Week has just ended, and at the Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) we were particularly interested in Dying Matters research findings that showed, among other things, that the vast majority (83%) of the public believe that people in