York's Dead Good Festival

Event Details

14 May 2018 to 20 May 2018
Event Region:
Yorkshire & The Humber
Contact Name: Sarah Gilbank, Communications Officer
Phone number:
St Leonard's Hospice
YO24 1GL

We want the people of York and surrounding areas to buck the trend and their own end of lives and the end of the lives of loved ones into their own hands. It can be uncomfortable, painful and even scary, but it's also important - and can be invigorating doing it together in the open. 


Monday 14th May 4pm

York Crematorium Tour

A guided tour for members of the public to visit the crematorium facilities and the memorial gardens.


Tuesday 15th May 7:30pm
Ghost Walk

York is renowned for its ghosts… come and learn about some well-known, and other more obscure, ghosts! 


Thursday 17th May 10am - 4pm

Make a Will Week Info Hub

Come meet the Hospice Team and solicitors from across the region who are providing Will writing services for free in return for a donation to the Hospice.


Thursday 17th May 10am - 4pm
Festival Hub

Come and meet the Festival Team to discuss a range of topics from advanced care planning, writing your Will, bereavement advice and how would you like to be remembered, to what music you would like at your funeral.


Thursday 17th May 6:30 - 7:30pm

Dealing with Death in Prison

More prisoners than ever are dying of natural causes in prison. Is a good death possible behind bars?


Thursday 17th May 7:30 - 8:30pm
The Secrets of a Successful Posthumous Celebrity Career

This talk will explore the growing number of dead celebrity posthumous careers through the Forbes Dead Rich List and will consider how gender inequality extends even into death.


Friday 18th May 6:30 - 8pm

Playback Theatre

Next Door But One, in association with Playback Theatre York, bring an evening of performance and stories of life, death and everything in between.


Saturday 19th May 10-11am

Good Grief Cafe

Come together with professional artists and storytellers over cake and a cuppa to tell stories, share memories and find creative ways of expressing what has happened and who you are, through the arts. 


Find out more here: http://www.stleonardshospice.org.uk/Help/Events/Dead-Good-Festival


Share your event

Are you organising an event linked to death, dying or bereavement? Tell us what you're doing and we'll share it with our supporters. Add it to our Events Calendar now.

Share your event