A Matter of Life and Death Festival 2019 launched

A Matter of Life and Death Festival 2019 launched

Monty Python’s Life of Brian, a night-time tour of a Victorian coffin-making factory, an open day at a crematorium and an art competition for children are all on offer at this year’s A Matter of Life and Death Festival. The festival, between May 10-18, features events...
Why dying awareness week matters

Why dying awareness week matters

The North American statesman Benjamin Franklin is credited with creating the immortal quote ‘ in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes’. It has become a well-known adage and yet, despite the absolute certainty that we will all die, we...
It’s in the details

It’s in the details

By Pauline Morris The very nice lady at the undertakers handed me a box. I walked out to my car and carefully placed it in the boot. I didn’t open that box because I already knew what it contained – my mum’s ashes. I took them home, put them in the spare room and then...
It’s a Dead Cert

It’s a Dead Cert

Famously Benjamin Disraeli is said to have uttered the lines “there are lies, damn lies and statistics”. Is this true? In the case of death, we can say with 100% certainty that we will all die. The statistic is undisputed. Why then are so many of us reluctant to...
Death over Yoga

Death over Yoga

Yoga philosophy evening Jayne Orton, an advanced yoga teacher (pictured above with B.K.S. Iyengar) and co-director of the Birmingham Iyengar Yoga Institute in Acock’s Green, and BrumYODO member Anna Lock recently co-hosted a yoga philosophy evening for yoga students...
The Death Show is going on tour!

The Death Show is going on tour!

The Death Show is going on tour! The Death Show (created by Antonia Beck and Lucy Nicholls) is going on tour in 2019. Following preview performances at the Birmingham Rep Theatre in January 2018, the show will now be touring to a range of venues across the UK next...