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May 2019

Be prepared….choosing who celebrates your life

May 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
John Lewis Community Hub, Level Four, John Lewis, Grand Central
Birmingham, West Midlands B2 4AU United Kingdom
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Free

Whether or not you are devoutly spiritual or consider yourself an atheist or something in between you may not have thought about who you want to take you or your loved one's funeral. Join a celebrant to have a conversation about how you can get the funeral service which commemorates your individuality. Book your place here 

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Be prepared… drafting the will you need

May 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
John Lewis Community Hub, Level Four, John Lewis, Grand Central
Birmingham, West Midlands B2 4AU United Kingdom
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Free
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What could possibly go wrong? Do I even need to make a will? A practical workshop looking at the importance of having a professionally drafted will to ensure your wishes are carried out after your death. Members of Solicitors for the Elderly and STEP solicitors Lis Whybrow and Joyce Bennell will be encouraging you to “have a go” at drafting a will for yourself and exploring how effective it will be in meeting your wishes on death. They will highlight…

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Death and Literature Reading Group at the Coffin Works: Sarah Hall “Sudden Traveller”

May 19 @ 2:30 pm
Free

Sunday 19th May at 2.30pm To round out A Matter of Life and Death at Coffin Works this Dying Matters Week, the Coffin Works are launching a new death and literature reading group. We will come together to discuss topics of death and dying in literature, starting with the reading of Sarah Hall’s short story “Sudden Traveller” shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2018. The event will be facilitated by Laura Joyce the Coffin Work's writer in residence.…

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Unforgettable: The Gold Rolls Royce Workshop

May 22 @ 7:30 pm
Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Rd,
Smethwick, B67 5RJ
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This free workshop is delivered by Cat Weatherill one of the performers in Unforgettable  . Please note there is no need to have seen the show to enjoy the workshop.  On our journey through life, we all meet ‘unforgettable’ characters who stay in our memories, even when they are no longer in our daily lives. Why? It can be something they said, something they did, or simply the kind of person they were. Family, work colleagues, teachers, friends, lovers, fleeting encounters (a…

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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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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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