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May 2018

Memento Mori: Exploring Death and Dying through Art

18/05/2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Barber Institute of Fine Art, University of Birmingham
Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TS United Kingdom
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Free (Booking Required)

Artists have always explored death and dying through their art, producing both literal and metaphorical depictions of this universal human theme. Through guided looking, response and group discussion this workshop will use selected works from the Barber’s art collection to encourage reflection, questioning and conversation around death and dying. Includes tea, coffee and biscuits. Led by Jane Nicol, School of Nursing, University of Birmingham and Jen Ridding, Learning and Engagement Manager, The Barber Institute. Book your tickets here.

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The Birth of Death by Joanne Tremarco

19/05/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Edge / Friction Arts, 79-81 Cheapside
Birmigham, West Midlands B12 0QH United Kingdom
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Ever thought about death…? Let Joanne Tremarco - a spiritual fool - laugh and cry you over to the other side. This solo piece (performed by Joanne Tremarco with direction from Yael Karavan) addresses ‘death’, the elephant in the ‘living’ room. Drawing on end of life conversations with her mother, training as a death doula and adventures as a Lucid Dreamer, Joanne invents a comic-tragic odyssey of the soul. A show for the dead and dying** and those who care…

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February 2019

Café Scientifique

05/02/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Purecraft bar, 30 Waterloo street
Birmingham, West Midlands B2 5TJ United Kingdom
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Café Scientifique is a programme of informal science talks with time for Q & A and debate built in. With no prior knowledge needed, the events are a chance to socialise, relax and enjoy learning about contemporary research. Cafe Scientifique 2019 kicks off by delving into the archaeology of Park Street graveyard, a cemetery in the heart of Birmingham. We will be joined by Andy and Claire from MOLA Headland Infrastructure. The archaeological excavation at Park Street for the HS2 rail line is…

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March 2019

This Grief Thing

07/03/2019 - 24/03/2019
To be announced Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom + Google Map
This Grief Thing

This Grief Thing is a project that invites people to think, talk and learn about grief. It takes place in a series of pop-up shops where people can have conversations, and buy clothing and objects. It's for people who have experienced grief, and for people who haven’t. We’re living at a time when many people find death and grief - our own grief or other people’s - almost impossible to talk about. We don’t know what to say, what to…

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May 2019

A Matter of Life and Death: a Pint of Science Festival

21/05/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Birmingham Whisky Club, 75-80 Vyse Street
Birmingham, B18 6HA
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Rather brilliantly there is another event this May which shares our Festival's title. This time brought to Birmingham by the PINT OF SCIENCE FESTIVAL. During the mixture of talks they explore how recent advances in artificial intelligence are bringing technology to life, enabling computers to make complex decisions in a number of exciting situations. But whilst we focus on injecting life into our tech, we must consider how death plays a part too. What actually happens to our data after…

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