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Dying Matters Festival. Creating Conversations in Croydon.
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.
Click on dates to the left to book on individual events.
A short precise of each event included below.
Further information can be found under each date and/or time.
9th May 10am - 4pm
Venue: Scratchley Hall,
81, Brigstock Road,
(020) 8683 7100
A day of interactive information-sharing and discussions to help with planning for end of life care and death focussing on 5 Things You can Do to Die Well.
The day also features an exhibition by AgeUK Creative Arts Group, Croydon's Top 10 Funeral Music Choices and a Death Cafe with light refreshments provided.
Venue: Braithwaite Hall,
Croydon CR9 1ET
"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
12th May 10-13.15
A Public Conversation
12th May 13.30 - 14.15
Venue: Braithwaite Hall, Katherine Street Croydon CR9 1ET
"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 CR9 1ET
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.
12th May 18.00 - 17.30
Venue: David Lean Cinema, Croydon
"Creating Visual Narratives of Dying Matters Through Photography and Moving Images"
featured guests include Charlie Phillips ("How Great Thou Art") and Crispin Hughes.
How do we create visual narratives about dying matters through use of the camera?
A chance to view powerful, poignant funeral photographs and footage from acclaimed professional photographers whose work has been exhibited in art galleries, reproduced in magazines and newspapers as well as displayed in family homes and personal albums.
Focussing on the documentation of funerals through photographic and video practices, join us for a discussion around the role of photography and moving images in contemporary British funerals.
13th May 10am - 13.00
Venue: Emmanuel Church, Normanton Road South Croydon CR2
Dying Matters interactive workshop
Including Why planning is so important - a life story.
All events FREE but booking essential