During our free Talks and Demo’s day you can have those conversations about death in a safe space with people that will listen and understand. The Good Grief Project will be there showing a short film and talking about how they are dedicated to understanding grief as a creative and active process. Also, meet Huunuu and discuss how you can commemorate your life in a way that truly reflects your individuality and how you want to be remembered.
Talks and Demo’s schedule:
10.30am: The Harbour
11 – 12.15pm: The Natural Burial Woodland Tour. Meet at the Spielman Centre.
11.30: Marko Dutka’s
1.30pm: The Good Grief Project
The Harbour– a Bristol based charity offering free counselling and psychotherapy to people affected by life-threatening illness. They work with those who are contemplating their own mortality, with carers who are supporting someone at the end of their life, and with loved ones who are facing loss and bereavement. Their counsellors can help people to deal with the very deep feelings associated with death and loss. They don’t claim to achieve any happy endings in our work, but we believe we can help people to achieve better endings.
Our Cemetery Services Coordinator will be there.
View images from “At the Going Down of the Sun” by Marko Dutka – photographs that show a rich and respectful repository of war graves, seen within a contemporary, night-time setting. His images show the glow of Bristol’s street lighting, light trails from airplanes, and the movement of stars to create a rich and respectful repository about those who lost their lives and who still lose their lives in conflict, along with those they left/leave behind.
Watch Yuli from Bellacouche decorate a hand-made natural wool eco-coffins. See her embellish a Leafcocoon shroud – a decorated cover for the burial of a loved one and it also gently connects us to the theme of the Cycle of Life without the challenge of staring down at a hard-edged, stark coffin. Even have a go yourself!
Come meet Christina Thatcher and find out how she creates a safe space for people to discuss death and write about their experiences of fear, grief, mortality, and loss.
Meet Mr King – find out about 19th century surgery which was a messy and dangerous undertaking. Hear about the changes that made surgery safer, cleaner and a lot less painful.