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Creating narriatives around "Dying Matters" in a multi-cultural Croydon.
Fri 12 May 2017, 10:00 – 17:30 BST
Dying Well takes planning. A great line up of speakers and creative artists who will help attendees ....... think, plan and communicate their end of life wishes.
A Festival of events not to be missed, suitable for all age groups of adults who wish to give this difficult subject some creative thinking in order to make plans that are unique to them.
For information on other events as part of Dying Matters Festival in Croydon
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"Creating Conversations... Creating Narratives about Dying Matters - culturally, artistically, digitally"
A day dedicated to exploring the creation of narratives related to dying, death and bereavement through conversations, music, drama, dance and photography - ALL events to be booked separately
Venue: Braithwaite Hall,
A Public Conversation (10am - 1.15pm)
As part of Croydon's "Creating Conversations" Dying Matters Week Festival, we will host 2 panels of invited guests to explore and encourage the creation of narratives related to dying, death and bereavement.
Chaired by Stacey Pitsillides, both panels will aim to stimulate discussion about differing approaches to dying matters and how we use creativity to tell our diverse narratives about death and experiences of end of life issues.
What shared stories can we tell in today's multicultural society?
What narratives do the dying wish to tell?
How do different cultures and communities deal with preparing for the end of life and talking about dying matters? How do spiritual and religious beliefs affect our funeral wishes?
Can particular burial rites and ceremonies influence our experience of grief and bereavement?
What role does a ‘soul midwife’ play as a companion to the dying?
What do we mean by "digital death" and "digital legacies"? How does technology affect our ability to grieve? What impact does social media have on traditional memorialisation practices?
How can we plan for "a good death"?
12th May 13.30 - 14.15
Venue: Braithwaite Hall, Katherine Street Croydon CR0 1NX
"Creating Narratives through Music"
Lunchtime Piano recital by Fred Scott plus 3 solos from Lily Evangeline Scott.
A concert not to be missed!
12th May 14.30 - 16.45
Venue: Braithwaite Hall, Katherine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX
Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor will be in attendance and will present a cheque from Croydon Crematorium to St Christopher's Hospice.
"Creating Narratives through Drama"
"Don't Leave Me Now" a play by Brian Daniels presented by five professional actors as a 'script in hand' play reading. Followed by a short Q & A discussion
12th May 16.45 - 17.30
Venue: Braithwaite Hall, Croydon
"Creating Narratives through Movement & Dance with Fabiola Santana"
An exploration of the transformative use of grief, loss and bereavement as physical inspiration and healing process.