Please note that due to a large event there will be limited parking at Arnos Vale on Sunday 3rd March. The site and cafe will be open to pedestrians and cyclists, and there will be access to the top of the site for cars and visitors visiting gravesides. There will be two spaces for Blue Badge holders outside the Spielman Centre and all other visitors are welcome to use the car park at HERE Bristol, just a short walk away on the Bath Road.
If you would like to join us on Sunday there’s plenty to do: come to one of our Life, Death (and the Rest) events or visit Cleverchefs cafe for a hot chocolate or pan roasted seasonal mushrooms & sourdough on the patio.
At 11.30am join us in the Spielman Centre to see Holding Space; an intimate, observational documentary about preparing for death, told through the connection between a dying person and their end of life ‘doula’. Structured around a series of conversations, the film finds both poetry and unexpected humour in this most universal of experiences. By witnessing people on the threshold between life and death, the film asks: if you knew that you were dying, how would you prepare to die? The short film has been selected for several film festivals. Followed by a discussion hosted by DEATH.io. who’s aim is to reduce the fear around having that conversation about what you want to happen when you go. After all, death’s the one thing we all have in common. This event is free, but we ask you to register here
At 2pm we are hosting a Death Cafe; a place where people come together to chat about death in a relaxed, safe, social cafe environment. Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. Just come along, grab a drink from the cafe and join the group in the Spielman Centre. You can find out more about Death Cafes, and how they were developed here.