By Katie Hetherington
Death, dying, the great unknown is a topic often avoided. We shy away from it and we sweep it under the carpet. But the secret to facing death is in the art of living.
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just
The Salford art work created for the Dying Matters campaign is collaborative work and the sessions become a form of healing and commemoration. The art work is a memorial tapestry where we celebrate the people we love and lost.
Each person is asked to think of a
Hasina Zaman of Compassionate Funerals shares one of her stories of caring for the dead
There are many facets to being a funeral director. Much of our work seems to stay behind closed doors. Are we actively shielding the public from the dead or is society choosing not to embrace
Funerals are supposed to be one of the most solemn occasions in offering sympathy to a bereaved family. Though funerals can come as a whirlwind, juggling mourning and organizing an event at the same time while finding time to sleep in between—someone has to do it. If you’re new to
Below are a selection of photographs taken by our staff and supporters:
The sun setting behind the old lighthouse at Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire brings back childhood memories of happy care free holidays there. It was one of my father's favourite places too when he was alive -
THE GOOD GRIEF PROJECT
Since Josh died I have been trying to find ways of expressing what this has meant for me – and since words often fail my response has often been more visual. And for me photography is such an excellent medium in which to do this. Why?
Well firstly photography
With World Aids Day coming up next week, it's worth looking at a powerful, upsetting photo.
Photo: Therese Frare
Therese Frare's photo of David Kirby on his death bed has been widely described as changing the way people viewed HIV/AIDS. It's a
Digwyddiad Addewidion Byw Nawr
Tachwedd 29th, 12yp – 2yp
Y Oriel, Senedd, Bae Caerdydd
Bydd y sesiwn yma yn rhoi cyfle i chi ganfod rhagor am waith Byw Nawr, sydd yn cynnig cymorth i bobl yng Nghymru baratoi ar gyfer Diwedd Oes a sicrhau eich cymynrodd boed hynny yn
Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian
Photographs have a great power because of the detail they catch
These things started, as they often do, with my older sister Sophie. In late summer 2014, she sent me a photo she’d spotted in the Saturday Guardian, of some older gentlemen in the
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of NCPC, a few of our staff and supporters participated in the Lyke Wake Walk, a 40 mile trek across the Yorkshire Moors.
"It was such a pleasure doing this challenge with 11 others. Starting at midnight wearing our head torches and climbing higher