STOP PRESS: 'Seven Songs' can be booked for FREE community screenings throughout all of Dying Matters Awareness Week. Visit www.sevensongsfilm.com/dyingmattersweek for details.
Over the last four years, filmmaker Amy Hardie has been visiting Strathcarron Hospice in Scotland. The
Dr Philippa Bayley is manager of Bristol University's Cabot Institute, which develops multidisciplinary research programmes to tackle the challenges of environmental change. In a break from her University role she is organising 'When Death Comes: Creative conversations about dying and
Emily McLaren runs her own travel and fitness blog, www.bordersandburpees.co.uk. While carrying out research into how businesses use crowdfunding recently, she became aware of a growing trend in people using crowdfunding to help finance their loved ones' funerals. Emily blogs for us
We may give generously to charity as a nation, but when it comes to our Wills very few of us make provision for our favourite causes. With legacies a vital source of income for voluntary organisations, Remember a Charity Campaigns Officer Louise Pavoni urges us to consider including a charity
Heather Kennedy works for anti-poverty charity Quaker Social Action (QSA) on their Fair Funerals campaign. She believes that bereaved people on low incomes have been forgotten for too long, saying: "If the government and the funeral industry are going to tackle funeral poverty, it will be
Mayfest is Bristol's unique annual festival of contemporary theatre. As part of the fourth Public Health & Palliative Care International Conference, which takes place in Bristol from 13-15 May, and to coincide with Dying Matters Awareness Week (18 - 24 May), Mayfest this
Karin 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
Louise Ryder is a partner in Love in Print, which has been creating bespoke stationery for funerals for more than 20 years. A designer by background, Louise began working on funeral stationery designs after her mother, a funeral director, complained about the lack of choice available. Louise seeks
Professor Keri Thomas, National Clinical Director of the Gold Standards Framework Centre, the UK’s leading provider of training for generalist health and social care professionals working in end of life care, writes about how embracing mortality as a society can transform the care people
Soul midwife and artist Antonia Rolls is one of the organisers of Dying to Know, an ambitious one-day event in Bournemouth later this month which takes dying and death as its focus. She tells us what attendees can expect.
Dying to Know will be a wonderful, informative, moving, straight-