New festival exploring grief to launch in Bristol

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A new festival aiming to help people talk, think and learn about grief will launch in Bristol in May.

Good Grief, Bristol is a week-long festival that will be held as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week (May 11th to 17th), involving dozens of scheduled events across the city including talks, film screenings, exhibitions, workshops, music, spoken word, a pop-up shop and a Memory Kitchen.

Funded by the Wellcome Trust, the festival is a collaboration between the University of Bristol and charities, bereavement services and cultural venues across the city. The project is led by the University of Bristol, with partners including St Peter’s Hospice, Creative Youth Network, and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

“Grief affects everyone, yet people often don’t know how to react when someone is bereaved, and those grieving can feel isolated,” said Festival Founder, Dr Lucy Selman of the University of Bristol’s Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group.

“We’re thrilled to bring Good Grief, Bristol to the city. The festival will provide many opportunities to explore this universal human experience, as well as offering unique ways to share stories and remember those who have died.”

Good Grief is currently welcoming applications from organisations and individuals who would like to host community events as part of the festival until January 31st. Funding is available to support these events, for more information visit Good Grief Bristol.