Lifting the Lid International Festival of Death & Dying 2023

Categories: Community Engagement and Education.

An annual, online fesval that lis the lid on everything death & dying, through conversaons, interacve events, workshops, art and cra sessions, live music, poetry and performance from around the world.

Featuring an international line-up of end of life and palliative carers, funeral directors, grief supporters, artists, musicians, writers, doctors, filmmakers, pet bereavement counsellors, coffin weavers, and everyone in between. Lifting The Lid is informative, creative, fun, joyful and life affirming, catering for people of all levels of interest.

Weekend tickets (and full list of events and speakers) available now from £0 – £15 at

Watch our short promo video Lifting the Lid

Mulyi-media artist Jo Dagless and Funeral Director Victoria Keen will once again be co-hosting Lifting The Lid from 07:00 GMT Friday 17th until 08:00 GMT Monday 20th November, 2023.

Three days of ideas, information, arts, crafts and ground-breaking insights.

We’re really proud of the speakers, collaborators, panels and activities we’ve curated and everyone involved is volunteering their time.

There will be opportunities throughout the weekend to support individuals and organisations if you choose to. We have hand-picked speakers and collaborators carefully to bring you a diverse, varied and engaging, international programme of events.

Join us for all or any part of our weekend long programme of events. You can pick and choose the sessions you want to join and create your own schedule.

Meet other like-minded people, exchange ideas, share experiences and contact details if you choose to and lay the foundations for new, fruitful relationships in the death positive community.

Death is of course something that will affect every one of us but can still be extremely challenging to discuss. Lifting The Lid offers audiences the opportunity to find out as much or as little as they like, allowing people to dip in and out as they feel comfortable.

We hope this annual event continues to encourage an acceptance of the inevitability of loss and impermanence, and removes some of the fear of talking about death and dying so people can ask questions and talk openly and honestly about their experiences.

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