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April 2019

Before I Die Board at Medicine Bakery Birmingham

April 10 - June 2
Medicine Bakery and Kitchen, 69a New Street
Birmingham, B2 4DU
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Free

In our fast paced digital age it is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters. Before I Die is a global participatory public art project that invites people to reflect on their lives, contemplate death and share their personal aspirations in public. Originally created by artist Candy Chang on an abandoned house in New Orleans after she lost someone she loved; Chang created a shareable interactive artwork that creates conversation and reflects a sense…

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May 2019

Moments that Matter Children’s Art Exhibition

May 3 - May 31
Oikos Cafe, 58 High Street
Erdington, Birmingham B23 6RS
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Free
Moments that matter art exhibition 1

Birmingham's John Taylor Hospice asked local children to draw, paint or make a collage of their favourite moments - and the results are amazing! The pictures by around 30 finalists are now included in the Moments that Matter exhibition at Oikos Cafe on Erdington's High Street. On display throughout May, the exhibition features pictures of holidays, friends, family, pets - whoever or whatever the children deemed to be their special moment. John Taylor Hospice's Head of Community Engagement Mark Jones…

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Unforgettable: The Shape of a Life Workshop

May 29 @ 7:30 pm
Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Rd,
Smethwick, B67 5RJ
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Free

This workshop is facilitated by Ruth Graham one of the performers in Unforgettable This workshop can be done as a pair with Gold Rolls Royce Workshop or as a stand alone event.  Ruth writes: “On my family visits, one of the things I hear most is ‘I wish I’d asked more.’  I find it so sad that people are saying goodbye to a loved one, with no real idea of their history, the battles they fought, or even the reasons…

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June 2019

Open Day at John Taylor Hospice

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
John Taylor Hospice front exterior

Would you like to know more about hospice care? Join John Taylor Hospice's Open Day where you'll have the chance to chat with staff and visitors and find the answers to your questions.

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Dead Good + Q&A

June 19 @ 8:00 pm
MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Queen's Ride,
Birmingham, West Midlands B12 9QH United Kingdom
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£10.25 – £12.25

If it’s possible to have a good death, then it should be possible to have good after-death care. Rehana Rose’s life-affirming documentary follows a group of women in Brighton who have been ‘giving death back to people’ over the past twenty years. Opposed to the secrecy and expense of the traditional funeral industry, they help the bereaved to be involved with the preparation of their loved one’s body and create bespoke funeral arrangements that are meaningful and personal to the…

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