a growing group of artists, undertakers, hospices, solicitors, palliative care professionals, arts and heritage organisations, community ambassadors and generally all round interesting folk. We believe there is such a thing as a good death – but it will only happen if we, the people demand it. We will only demand it if we understand what we need to demand, and we will only understand it if we talk about it. In 2020 we turned four and in that time we have organised, generated and worked with the following…

Our funders and supporters

Arts Council England Solicitors For the Elderly STEP
SILKS Solicitors

Ort Gallery NHS

A Natural Undertaking Acorns Children’s Hospice Conjurer’s Kitchen Birmingham Hippodrome Birmingham LGBT Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham Progressive Synagogue
Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice Change Kitchen CIC

Dr Sabena Jameel
Dr Vidhu Mayor Dying Matters
Dying Matters Dudley Edward’s Trust Erdington Library Hospice UK

Inspiring Lives
Jessica May Ceremonies John Lewis Birmingham Community Hub
John Taylor Hospice
Just Beginnings
Kings Heath Library
Kings Heath Central England

Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer Library of Birmingham
Living Well Dying Well
Loaf Bakery and Cookery School
Midlands Arts Centre
Nigel Evans Civil Celebrant Oldbury Library
Professor Hilary Grainger Purple Rainbow
Redditch Crematorium Sandwell Council
Sandwell Valley Crematorium School of Nursing, University of Birmingham
Shaykh Arif Adbdul Hussain Solihull Hospital
Solihull Library
St Giles Hospice
T.E.W. Hickton Family Funeral Directors & Stonemasons
The Barber Institute of Fine Art
The Coffin Works
The Edge – Friction Arts
The Good Funeral Guide Thimblemill Library
Tommy Whitelaw BCAh Tuckshop Flowers
Westall Park Natural Burial Ground

Organisations we have worked with

Afterlife Memory
All Saints Community Development Company Artefact Cafe
Blue Ginger Restaurant
British Oak
Compton Verney
Death Café
Digital autopsy
Fletcher’s Bar and Eatery
The Good Funeral Guide
Good Hope Hospital
Hare and Hounds Kings Heath Heartlands Hospital
Home Funeral Network Hospice UK
Impact Hub
Inspiring Lives
Jigsaw Films
Kings Heath Farmers Market
Lily Willow Coffins
Living Well, Dying Well Medicine Bakery and Kitchen Oikos Cafe
Only With Love

SILKS Solicitors
Solihull Hospital
Solihull Library
Soul Midwives
Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice Stirchley Baths

The Electric Cinema
The Victoria Birmingham Thimblemill Library
UK Society of Celebrants
Urban Coffee Company
Westall Park Natural BurialGround Writing West Midlands
YOU+ shop Chelmsley Wood

Artists we have worked with

Abigail King
Antonia Beck
Art Macabre
Ben Waddington / Still Walking Festival Blake Woodham

Bootworks Theatre Company Briony Campbell
Cassie Humphries-Massey Charlotte Clark

Charlotte Jarvis
Chris Cuthbert
Conjurer’s Kitchen
Don’t Go Into The Cellar French and Mottershead Hijinx Theatre

Jane Harris
Jo Burgess
Joanne Tremarco
Juliet Clare Bell
Laura Joyce
Lucy Coleman
Lucy Nicholls
Michelle Aaron
Pyn Stockman
Rehanna Rose
Simi Gonsai
Sonia Sabri Company Steven Eastwood
The Flanagan Collective and Gobbledigook Theatre
The Play House Birmingham Tim Thompson

BrumYODO awards


The Good Funeral Awards 2017 – ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ was awarded a 2017 Good Funeral Award for the ‘Best Public Engagement’ event




NCPC BrumYODO Award 2017


The National Council for Palliative Care Awards 2017 – Joint winner in February 2017 in the Dying Matters Awareness Initiative of the Year Category at the NCPC 25th Anniversary Awards


The Good Funeral Awards 2016 – Runner up as Most Innovative Death Public Engagement Event 2016 at the Good Funeral Awards