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May 2018

Memento Mori: Exploring Death and Dying through Art

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Barber Institute of Fine Art, University of Birmingham
Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TS United Kingdom
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Free (Booking Required)

Artists have always explored death and dying through their art, producing both literal and metaphorical depictions of this universal human theme. Through guided looking, response and group discussion this workshop will use selected works from the Barber’s art collection to encourage reflection, questioning and conversation around death and dying. Includes tea, coffee and biscuits. Led by Jane Nicol, School of Nursing, University of Birmingham and Jen Ridding, Learning and Engagement Manager, The Barber Institute. Book tickets here.

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Call the *Soul* Midwife

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Queen's Ride,
Birmingham, West Midlands B12 9QH United Kingdom
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This is your chance to meet a Soul Midwife and find out what we do – and what we can do for you and your loved ones approaching the end of life – in a relaxed and informal setting. Midlands Soul Midwives will be on call on Thursday 17th May at mac (Midlands Arts Centre) in the Saintbury Room and the Arena Bar and Café. There will be complimentary light refreshments available through the day and welcoming Soul Midwives to chat to, so why not come and join…

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Memento Mori: Exploring Death and Dying through Art

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Barber Institute of Fine Art, University of Birmingham
Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TS United Kingdom
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Free (Booking Required)

Artists have always explored death and dying through their art, producing both literal and metaphorical depictions of this universal human theme. Through guided looking, response and group discussion this workshop will use selected works from the Barber’s art collection to encourage reflection, questioning and conversation around death and dying. Includes tea, coffee and biscuits. Led by Jane Nicol, School of Nursing, University of Birmingham and Jen Ridding, Learning and Engagement Manager, The Barber Institute. Book your tickets here.

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St Mary’s Hospice Open Day

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Mary’s Hospice, 176 Raddlebarn Road, Selly Park
Birmingham, West Midlands B29 7DA
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Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice will be opening its doors on Friday 18th May. Ever wondered what happens behind the doors of a hospice? What are all those questions you have always want to ask about death and dying but were afraid to ask? Join us for tea, cake, art, exercise, myth busting and more from 12pm– 5pm. No booking or tickets are required for this event , so please just drop in!

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The Birth of Death by Joanne Tremarco

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Edge / Friction Arts, 79-81 Cheapside
Birmigham, West Midlands B12 0QH United Kingdom
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£8.50

Ever thought about death…? Let Joanne Tremarco - a spiritual fool - laugh and cry you over to the other side. This solo piece (performed by Joanne Tremarco with direction from Yael Karavan) addresses ‘death’, the elephant in the ‘living’ room. Drawing on end of life conversations with her mother, training as a death doula and adventures as a Lucid Dreamer, Joanne invents a comic-tragic odyssey of the soul. A show for the dead and dying** and those who care…

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