This year, we spark a new collaboration with the 4th International Conference on Public Health and Palliative Care in partnership with live artist Jo Bannon. Together we have curated a series of projects that approach death and dying in fascinating and tender ways. Over the first weekend of the festival, and dotted throughout are a number of shows and artworks that offer their own perspective on what death means, how communities can work together to help the dying, and how art can help tackle an inevitability that is often difficult to discuss.
Please visit mayfestbristol.co.uk to see the full Mayfest 2015 programme and book tickets.
The Mayfest PHPC15 Cultural Programme also includes:
- Dead Line - an interactive live encounter giving participants the opportunity to explore their feelings around death. Find out more.
- How to Disappear Completely - a personal yet universal story of life, death and the special tie between mothers and sons. Find out more.
- Resilient Communities Breakfast talk - join live artist Jo Bannon, creator of Dead Line, to discuss whether the arts help make conversations about death easier. Find out more.
- Birthday - an opportunity to collaborate with and draw circles alongside artist Sam Winston to remember people you knew and know. Find out more.
- Salt in the Sugar Jar - an intimate, storytelling performance that combines the preparing, cooking and sharing of food with a funny and bitter-sweet reflection on memory, family and grief. Find out more.
- Afterlife (Woodland) - a contemporary meditation on our relationship with death, the body, place, nature and time. Find out more.
- Mayfest 2015 and Not Being Morbid: Death Cafe - Join Emma Edwards, originator of notbeingmorbid.com, to discuss dying and death over tea and cake. Find out more.