We had so much going on during Dying Matters Week we knew we’d need to capture all the activities and comments during the week. What followed was this amazing short video courtesy of Sarah Chaundler of Jigsaw Pictures.
If you want to know why it’s important to talk about Death and Dying we hope this video helps. Please share with anyone you think might find it useful.
And here’s a quick summary of the activities that took place during May.
Saturday 7th May 9am-2pm Kings Heath Farmers Market: People were able to come and chat with us to find out what it was all about and learn about the events that were coming up.
During the week BrumYODO held:
Monday: Loaf in Stirchley, 7pm-9pm
Tuesday: Urban Coffee Company, Jewellery Quarter, 3.30pm-5.00pm
Wednesday: Impact Hub, Digbeth – 6.30pm-8.30pm
Thursday: John Taylor Hospice Moments Cafe, city centre – 10am-midday
Friday: Walk in Death Cafe at Fletchers, York Road, Kings Heath 2pm-4pm
Before I Die Walls
Kings Heath library – all week
Heartlands Hospital – all week
Erdington Library – Monday 9.30pm – 4.30pm
You+ Shop Chelmsley Wood – Tuesday 10th May, 9.30-4.30pm
Erdington High Street – Wednesday 11th May 10am – midday
Urban Coffee Company, Jewellery Quarter – all week
Solihull Library – all week
Events and Exhibits – all week at Fletchers Bar, York Rd, Kings Heath.
People were able to join us for creative sessions, coffin decorating, meet hospice teams, Macmillan nurses, will writers, solicitors, shroud demonstrations, ask an undertaker and much more! Or simply to stop by for coffee / tea and cake. Here’s what was on each day:
Additional Events that were held
Information day at St Giles Hospice: Thursday 12th May 9.30am-3.30pm
Free bus trip to Westall Park Natural Burial Ground: Thursday 12th May, 10am-1.30pm
Tales of The Grimm Reaper – storytelling night at The British Oak in Stirchley: Friday 13th May from 7pm
Death Disco at the Hare and Hounds: Saturday 14th May from 8pm