Liz Rothschild, founder of the Kicking the Bucket festival, explains how it came about
The first big death festival I was aware of in the UK was organised by Jude Kelly at the South Bank in 2011 and came at the time when I was already planning the first festival in Oxford. Kicking
It is Organ Donation week and we want to share this incredible story with you from Justine, who received a double lung transplant 10 years ago and recently celebrated this with a cake in the shape of double lungs!
"I have been ill most of my life living with a very rare circulatory
When it comes to funeral directors, Poppy Mardall is a breath of fresh air. The former Sotheby's deputy director set up her award-winning business Poppy's Funerals three years ago to offer the public more creative and personal choice at the end of life. Forget clichéd notions of
Seb Royce and John Gilbey are the co-founders of Kindeo, a service that lets users record their memories in one place to create a permanent digital record of their life which can be shared with loved ones for years to come.
John (pictured, far right, with Seb) had the idea for Kindeo
I am Luca Rutherford. This is me and my big forehead:
I am a writer and performer, based in Newcastle, and am currently touring my solo theatre show, Learning How To Die.
This blog is made up of:
1. An invite to come and see Learning How To Die.
2. My ponderings on death,
Judith Silver, left, is a self-employed musician and the founder of Companion Voices: choirs who offer spiritual support and comfort to dying people through singing at their bedsides. Judith set up the first of these groups in Brighton in February 2014, and has since set up further choirs in
Dr Rammya Mathew is an Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice. She balances her clinical work as a GP registrar with her interests in research, medical education and scientific writing. Rammya is currently undertaking a Research MSc in Public Health and Primary Care. In an exclusive
Before I Die is a project started by artist Candy Chang on an abandoned house in New Orleans following her own experience of bereavement, writes Maggie Fay, Practice Educator at LOROS Hospice in Leicester. The eye-catching boards are ideal for engaging the public during Dying Matters
As professionals we always think of advance care planning as providing choice and control to patients while enabling us to deliver the best care at the end of life. The reality of working with someone on their advance care plan shows that the impact is even greater, writes Mireille Hayden,