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May 2019

Death Cafe at the Coffin works

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Coffin Works, 13 - 15 Fleet Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1JP United Kingdom
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Free

This year Museums at Night falls during Dying Matters Week, so the Coffin Works have taken the opportunity to open late and talk death! They are kicking off with a FREE Death Café at 6.30pm, facilitated by Laura Joyce their writer in residence. In the Death Cafe there are no hierarchies. We all meet simply as people who are going to die. This an agenda free discussion, with the topics determined by attendees. There will be tea and cake and an optional tombstone biscuit decorating activity. Booking…

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Night time tour of the Coffin Works

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Coffin Works, 13 - 15 Fleet Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1JP United Kingdom
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£15

This year Museums at Night falls during Dying Matters Week and A Matter of Life and Death Festival, so the Coffin Works have taken the opportunity to open late and talk death! They are offering the chance to experience an atmospheric evening guided tour of the Victorian factory with one of their award-winning tour guides. Tickets for the evening tour are £15, booking is essential as places are limited. Book your ticket here. This is following on from a FREE Death Café at 6.30pm, facilitated…

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Open Day at Sandwell Valley Crematorium

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sandwell Valley Crematorium, Newton Road
West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 3SX United Kingdom
Free

Behind the scenes at Sandwell Valley Crematorium, a chance to see what goes on, what your choices are and how you can plan in advance.

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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

Join us during Birmingham’s Dying Matters Festival for 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…

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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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