Book now for Dying Matters Day of the Dead 2014

Categories: Community Engagement.

The annual event is a festival of remembrance inspired by the Mexican Día de Muertos.

This year, Dying Matters will be taking a close look at how traditions of mourning, remembrance and celebration of those who have died differ between cultures around the world.

Speakers will include Prof Douglas Davies of Durham University, Debbie Kerslake, Chief Executive of Cruse Bereavement Care, and Dying Matters members who will be sharing the work they’ve done on bereavement.

Mark Hazelwood, Chief Executive of the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care, will be introducing To Absent Friends, a people’s festival of storytelling and remembrance.

The event will also see the launch of a new campaign on how to support people who have been bereaved, providing resources and advice on what to say and what not to say.

Details of the full programme, and how to book, can be found on the Dying Matters website.

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