Festival of Death and Life: Let’s Talk

Festival of Death and Life: Let’s Talk

Whether its celebrating the life you are living, remembering someone you see no longer or
thinking about the big questions,
everyone is talking about matters of life and death.

Gloucesters first ever Festival of Death and Life brings together speakers, music, poetry, crafts and coffee to help all ages talk more and think more. Explore what song youll have’ and listen to reflective music; hear the kind of poems that will make you smile or cry, and listen to international experts.  

Join us for this unique weekend!

Speakers include

Music from

Gaudeamus
Gloucester Community Choir
Companion Voices
plus local poet Johnny Precious.

There will be activities for families,
space to talk with Gravetalk, and an exhibition. 

Weekend tickets: £25
Talks: £5
Concerts: £7
Carers and under 12s free

Programme

Date and Time

Event Description

Price

Detail / Book

Friday 21 June

17:30

Registration

Free

17:30

Gravetalk Café

Free

Details

18:00

Reflective Space

Free

Details

19:30 – 20:45

Concert – What song will you have then?

£7

Book

Saturday 22 June

09:00 – 09:30

Pause for Morning Thought

Free

Details

09:30 – 10:00

Coffee and Registration

09:30 – 17:00

Gravetalk with Children’s activity

Free

Details

10:00 – 11:00

What is Everyone Saying About Death with Sandra Millar

£5

Book

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee

11:30 – 12:30

Stones in My Pocket, the Weight of Grief with Dulcie James

£5

Book

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:00

Seriously Messy Workshop with Lucy Moore

£5

Book

15:00 – 15:30

Tea

15:30 – 16:30

Companion Voices: Singing for the Dying with Judith Silver

 

£5

Book

15:30 – 16:30

Thinking About Death Differently with Emma Curtis

£5

Book

16:30 – 17:30

Erica Buist and Sandra Millar in conversation

£5

Book

19:15

Pre-concert Drinks

20:00 – 21:00

Concert – Gaudeamus : In Paradisum

£7

Book

Sunday 23 June

10:30 – 11:45

Requiem Eucharist

Free

Details

12:15 – 13:00

Dead Good Adventure? A Conversation about Death and Dying with Sandra Millar 

£5

Book

12:00 – 17:00

Gravetalk Café and informal conversations

Free

Book a full weekend ticket for £25 : includes access to all the events above.

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