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May 2019

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

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Birmingham Whisky Club, 75-80 Vyse Street
Birmingham, B18 6HA
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£4.00

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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Unforgettable: The Gold Rolls Royce Workshop

May 22 @ 7:30 pm
Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Rd,
Smethwick, B67 5RJ
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Free

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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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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