Talks


  • February 22, 2018 - February 25, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Life, Death (and the Rest) is our annual 4 day event of talks, walks, theatre and film that supports a growing social movement talking about death, and how we remember our loved ones. There will be the opportunity to come to a Death Cafe where people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Join in with one (more…)


  • February 22, 2018
    6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

We’re overjoyed to welcome Carla Valentine back to Arnos Vale as part of our Life, Death (& the Rest) festival. Join us in the Anglican Chapel for a special presentation, taking you through the procedure of an autopsy in the same way as the chapters are laid out in her book, Past Mortems. To include (more…)


  • February 22, 2018
    8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Dr Phil reflects on life, the death of two dads and his mum still gate-vaulting at eighty. And he considers his own death. Is it possible not to kill yourself before your time, yet die gently when your time comes? Can we live and die with pleasure, purpose, compassion and modest medical interference.? Laugh and (more…)


  • February 23, 2018
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us on Friday morning in the Anglican Chapel for  ‘Remains to be Seen’ – a talk about our relationship with human remains and why Carla Valentine advocates public display, interaction with the deceased and activities in graveyards to try and remove the stigma. This event is part of our Arts Council funded,  Life, Death (& (more…)


  • February 24, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

We are excited to welcome the fantastic Dr John Troyer to talk about memorial tattoos as part of our Life, Death (& the Rest) festival. In this age where most of us will not be remembered on tombstones we may find we live on in the form of a memorial tattoo on the arm or (more…)


  • February 25, 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 (more…)


  • February 25, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm

What is Natural Burial? Interested in Natural Burial and  want to know more? Thinking of planning ahead for the future? Join Vanessa our Cemetery Services Coordinator for a walk and talk up to Arnos Vale’s beautiful and tranquil Natural Burial Woodland. Meet at the Spielman Centre at 11am, next to the cafe. Visiting: Arnos Vale (more…)


  • April 17, 2018
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

A two hour seminar to look at some of the differences in communication styles between men and women in the workplace and how women can use language more effectively and make their voices heard. It is not about teaching women to be like men, more about how to be successful without compromising your essential self. (more…)


  • Victorian Arcadia
    May 5, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Victorian mourning practices are famous for their dark beauty: elaborate mourning costumes, plumed horses drawing lacquered funerary carriages, and countless mourning ephemera housed in museums and private collections. However, one of the most enduring and culturally important aspects of Victorian mourning ritual was the creation of the garden cemetery. These cemeteries were inspired by visions (more…)