A Matter of Life and Death 2019
This 2019 festival has been a special one. We asked our friends, collaborators and local venues what they wanted to do about death and dying. We’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity, creativity and imagination that went into making this festival the gem that it was.
A new partnership with the Birmingham Hippodrome brought a special showing of Orpheus. A fitting myth to explore what lies beyond, and how we live with grief. A multi-sensory Story Tea with Pyn and Camillia sold out, and once more we had popular art events at both Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and the Barber Institute.
As well as expanding the opportunities for people to join death cafes across the city, there were workshops themed around being prepared, an open day at Sandwell Crematorium gave behind the scenes access and included a look at their Digital Autopsy suite.
Throughout the year we still want to tell our community about what is going on so if you are holding an event or notice something you think we should share please email us the details at firstname.lastname@example.org .
BrumYODO is a community collective aiming to encourage and support the people of Birmingham to have open and honest conversations about death and dying and mortality. Through creative and cultural events, festivals, debates, workshops and social media, BrumYODO is opening up discussions and ending the taboos around death and dying.
The more we talk about a subject the less it becomes fearful. Talking to those we love about death and dying also helps us prepare, plan and ensure our friends and families know our choices and preferences.
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