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May 2019

Story Tea: Dying Matters Brew

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artefact, Artefact, 1464 Pershore Road,
Stirchley, B30 2NT
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£5.92

SOLD OUT This is a special edition of Story-Tea for Dying Matters Week Inspired by folk lore, plant lore and story. This is a lively exploration of Death, Dying and most importantly Life through old tales and new tastes. Performed and led by Storyteller Pyn Stockman and Herbal / Tea Expert Queen of Camellias Story-Tea is: Part performance, part tea tasting and part workshop in which you, the audience, are invited to create your own ofrenda. More information about artists: www.pynstockman.com…

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Unforgettable: Stories, songs and comedy about Life. And Death. And Sticky Toffee Pudding

May 15 @ 7:30 pm
Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Rd,
Smethwick, B67 5RJ
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£2

We're please to add Ruth Graham and Cat Weatherill's new show to our programme. Ruth a comedian who is also a professional funeral celebrant and Cat Weatherill is an inspirational storyteller and together they are taking to the stage to share true stories about unforgettable people they have known. Laugh-out-loud funny, heartfelt, informative, candid and joyously alive - this is a show that celebrates the strength and spirit behind most ordinary lives, and their outcomes. You will laugh. You might cry.…

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Archaeology in the graveyard – talk

May 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square
Birmingham, West Midlands B3 3DH United Kingdom
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Free

An illustrated talk into the archaeology of Park Street burial ground, being excavated as part of the preparatory work for HS2 rail line. This investigation of a 19th century graveyard is giving archaeologists the opportunity to learn about life and death in Birmingham as it changed from a market town to industrial city. Archaeologists from MOLA-Headland Infrastructure (MHI) will explore the scientific techniques they’ve used, from geophysical surveys to isotopic testing, and what they’ve learnt from the past. Free entry.…

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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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November 2019

Day of the Dead Celebration @Moseley Park and Pool

November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Moseley Park and Pool, 93b Alcester Road, Moseley
Birmingham,, B13 8DD United Kingdom
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Free

Join them to celebrate the many people (and animals!) who have made Moseley Park their home over the last 300 years! You can build a shrine, make paper bunting and worry dolls, decorate a skeleton gingerbread man (then eat them!) and listen to the stories of our ancestors. Dress code – warm and spooky! Entry and most activities FREE!!! Gates open from 2 til 4 pm The park is right in the heart of Moseley There are three gates with…

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