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June 2019

Tai Chi for Adults

June 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Discover DeCrypt, Southgate Street
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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Gentle exercise for health and fitness.

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Gravetalk Café

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Schoolroom – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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Free

Talking about death, dying and funerals raises big questions that we need to face at some point, but it’s hard to talk to family and friends. The Church of England has been helping people think about these questions for centuries. GraveTalk is a café space where people can talk about these big questions, helped along by GraveTalk conversation cards – 52 questions covering 5 key areas - with tea and cake. Book a ticket for the whole weekend. Includes all…

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Festival of Death and Life Weekend Ticket

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - June 23 @ 5:00 pm
Discover DeCrypt, Southgate Street
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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£25 198 tickets left

Whether it’s 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. This Weekend Ticket will give you access to all talks, concerts, workshops and activities. Gloucester’s 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 you’ll have’ and listen to reflective music; hear the kind of…

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Reflective Space (Evening Prayer)

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nave – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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Free

Evening Prayer reflecting the theme of the weekend and issues of Death and Life. The service will last about 30mins, followed by refreshments.   Book a ticket for the whole weekend. Includes all access to talks, workshops and concerts.  

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What Song will you have for your funeral?

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Nave – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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£7 200 tickets left

A light-hearted selection of songs and readings for funerals performed by Gloucester Community Choir, Sebastian Field, Vicki Field, poet Johnny Precious and hosted by Richard Atkins of BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

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Pause for Morning Thought

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Nave – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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Free

A chance to pause for some prayer and reflection at the beginning of a day that will be both encouraging and challenging. Book a ticket for the whole weekend. Includes all access to talks, workshops and concerts.  

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Gravetalk with children’s activity

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Schoolroom – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP

Gravetalk Café will be running from 10-17 in the main church space. During this time we will also be providing children's activities throughout that time. Some of this will be self-directed and some will be directed. Some activities may also be relevant to our theme of Death and Life. These activities will be suitable for children under 12 year of age. All children must be accompanied by an adult.   Book a ticket for the whole weekend. Includes all access…

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What is everyone saying about death with Sandra Millar

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cooke Room – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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Free 65 tickets left

New ideas are emerging all the time to mark death and manage bereavement. Sandra Millar brings talk about what is happening not just within the church but the wider scene around death and bereavement. Book a ticket for the whole weekend. Includes all access to talks, workshops and concerts.  

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Toddler Time in the Schoolroom

June 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until 31 August 2019

Schoolroom – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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Come along for some chat, a hot drink and child-friendly snacks while your toddler has fun exploring the toys, games and activities.  We’ll also be running occasional messy play sessions, storytelling, creative fun and group music sessions: watch the website for details. All children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE  Donations invited for snacks and drinks

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Stones in my pocket, the weight of grief with Dulcie James

June 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Nave – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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Free – £5

Dulcie James talks about the way she works with clients to takes away the pain and isolation of loss and grief and ensures an understanding that although through death a relationship may have ended physically the memories are still intact and therefore the relationship itself has not died. Book a ticket for the whole weekend. Includes all access to talks, workshops and concerts.  

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Seriously Messy Workshop with Lucy Moore

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cooke Room – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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Free – £5 58 tickets left

Seriously Messy: Making Space for Families to talk together about Death and Life This book is due to be released on the day of this event. During this session, Lucy will take some of the ideas from the book and run a workshop for Messy Church Leaders. Ideal for anyone involved in or runs a Messy Church group at their local church. Blurb from the Book: When families experience bereavement and loss, it can be hard for the wider church…

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Thinking about death differently with Emma Curtis

June 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cooke Room – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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Free – £5 139 tickets left

  How talking about death may improve your life. No one wants to admit that they are mortal, and many of us find it hard to talk about death. We want to live, be positive, but we are all going to die one day. Some of us were taught that just mentioning something might make it happen. It doesn’t. Having spoken about death makes no difference to the statistics at all. Avoiding it makes it scarier, and it becomes biggest…

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Companion Voices: Singing for the Dying

June 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nave – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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£5

Companion Voices are groups of people located in the UK, who meet to learn songs and prepare together for singing at the bedsides of people who are dying. We sing for people on request and by arrangement. Learning groups typically have up to sixteen participants, with the idea of creating close-knit and trusting relationships, both vocally and emotionally. Our songs are carefully and lovingly chosen, with the aim of bringing a sense of peace, comfort and support to our listeners. Judith…

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Erica Buist and Sandra Millar in conversation

June 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Discover DeCrypt, Southgate Street
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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£5

  Erica is a freelance journalist, mostly for the Guardian. Following the unexpected death of her father-in-law, she is travelling to seven death festivals in order to investigate responses to grief and death anxiety, in and outside the west. She is writing a book about the journey called This Party's Dead, which is available to preorder from Unbound.com. Sandra Millar, Head of Life Events at the Church of England. An informal, light-hearted chat around deep and meaningful issues raised by the…

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Concert : In Paradisum

June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nave – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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Free – £7

Gaudeamus Vocal Consort performs sacred music from the 14th to 16th centuries. Gaudeamus Vocal Consort aka Gaudeamus Igitur Glevum (‘Rejoice we, therefore, Gloucester’) is a Gloucester-based choir, comprising Vicki and Sebastian Field, Deryck Webb & Greg Bannan. Book a ticket for the whole weekend. Includes all access to talks, workshops and concerts.

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Requiem Eucharist

June 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Nave – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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Free

Gaudeamus singing Byrd Mass for four voices. Book a ticket for the whole weekend. Includes all access to talks, workshops and concerts.

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

June 23 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Nave – Discover DeCrypt, Southgate St
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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£5

Details to be announced. Book a ticket for the whole weekend. Includes all access to talks, workshops and concerts.

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July 2019

Upgrading Older Properties for Energy Efficiency

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Discover DeCrypt, Southgate Street
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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A workshop for property owners and anybody interested in the conservation of older buildings.

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Clay and Glass Workshop

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discover DeCrypt, Southgate Street
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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£25 15 tickets left
an image of clay pottery with fused glass

Work with clay and glass to create your own original piece, guided by ceramic sculptor Peter Garrard. A full day workshop at Discover DeCrypt.

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October 2019

Charity Jigsaw Sale

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Discover DeCrypt, Southgate Street
Gloucester, GL1 1TP
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Love jigsaws?  This is for you....hundreds of jigsaws at great prices. All on display made up for you to see. For young, for old - something for everybody. Browse, buy, enjoy! Stop in Discover DeCrypt's Schoolroom for tea/coffee and cake while your jigsaw is boxed up for you. All profits go to charity.

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