Celebrate the Day of the Dead

Categories: Community Engagement.

In the spirit of the holiday, the event is a positive and relaxed occasion. Dying Matters members from around the country will be sharing their success stories, and tips on overcoming challenges, from their activities during Awareness Week 2013 and beyond. It’s also a highly interactive day, with team planning sessions and a chance to view and contribute to art displays. 

The event will also feature a “memento mori” display, where attendees are invited to bring a photo of a dead loved one to place on the altar, or an object that has some special significance.

Speakers include James Norris of DeadSocial who organised an innovative pop-up shop in Camden during Dying Matters Awareness Week; representatives from Trinity Hospice and Sussex Community NHS Trust; Colin Nolan, an independent celebrant; and Steve Evans, speaking about his own diagnosis with cancer which forced him to confront his own mortality. 

There will also be a panel discussion on overcoming obstacles in improving end of life care at a community level.

To finish the day, there’s a chance to network, chat and even have a dance, with Mexican food, drinks and music.

If you are interested in attending, visit the Dying Matters website.

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