Join the BrumYODO Team

Join the BrumYODO Team

Our board is a hands-on group of local people who plan, organise, support and run cultural events and discussions – working together with communities, organisations and individuals to have better conversations about death and dying. Founded in 2015 and now a community...
Community, conversations & legacy

Community, conversations & legacy

A young woman held her decorated flag to her chest and told me: ‘Thank you, this has really made me think about a friend who died last year. We couldn’t go to the funeral but making this flag feels like a way of paying tribute to her.’ It was a sunny Sunday afternoon...
The Bereavement Diaries

The Bereavement Diaries

Schoolchildren and elderly residents came together in a unique craft and writing project which helped the youngsters gain insight into the lives of older people.  The project was inspired by the artwork In Memoriam by Luke Jerram, an outdoors installation comprising...
Luke Jerram on bringing In Memoriam to Birmingham

Luke Jerram on bringing In Memoriam to Birmingham

By Diane Parkes Artist Luke Jerram’s work In Memoriam, which comes to Birmingham in May, is his response to the thousands of deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic and a tribute to the many health workers caring for them. Based in the UK but working internationally,...