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 Nuffield NST City

                          Guildhall Square                          

Sunday May 24th

Talks, 10 min 'Death Bites' 


Satvir Kaur.................Our Diverse Communities

Nigel Hartley......................The Role of Hospices

Carol Davies.........................Where there's a Will



Helen Bennet................Death , not just for Adults

Debbie Retlavy....................Grief and Bereavement

Will Rosie................................Conflicts in Families


12pm  Soul Midwife Sofa

Antonia Rolls is a soul midwife, a holistic end of life companion.  For the past ten years, she has been assisting, supporting and sitting with people facing death.  Now, from the comfort of her Soul Midwife Sofa, she describes how she found herself compelled to work in this way, the people she met on the journey, and the dyings that have saddened, amused and moved her beyond imagining. Before the end (ha ha) members of the audience will be invited to come and speak from the sofa too


1.30 Funeral Poverty

with Rosie Inman-Cooke of the Natural Death Centre

 Debunking myths around what you can and can't do.

How to plan your or someones  'perfect' funeral

3.00 Making Sense of Grief Debbie Retlavy and Liz Hanvey. Looking at Grief reactions, our own observations and how we can better understand ways to support others


A Graceful Death - by Antonia Rolls 

At A Loss by local Artists originating at The Arches Studios.

Barbies and Death an amusing informative overview of the worlds Death Rituals'

Animal Death small dead wild creatures sketched at recent workshop

Departure Lounge, an interactive contemplation of the end of life

Other Happenings

Family Led Home Funerals  & a chance to be involved in a 'shrouding' - a different & gentle way, with Claire Turnham of Only With Love 

Making Wills / Power of Attorney...get yourself 'sorted' - sooner, rather than later! With the team from College Chambers

Poetry/Spoken word...reflections,collections, recitals and readings by local Wordsmiths Anita Foxall, Damian Head and Syd Meats


Including children in Conversations / Bereavement with Mary & Emma from local Charity 'Simon Says'

Coffin Painting - an activity to encourage people to talk about what they would want for their funeral or funerals they have been to. With Jonathan Terry Funeral Directors and The Natural Death Centre.

Decorating Sugar Skulls - remembering people Mexican style

Southampton Ukulele Jam...a delightful dead good selection of songs

Red Lipstick for those affected by suicide


Health Watch,Deathwatch - ​ Friendly Staff from Healthwatch will be listening to your stories, and using them to help shape local services in Southampton

October Books, Portswood Indie Bookshop will have a selection of books on display


Willow Weaving with Malcolm Fay....maybe another Barbie coffin?

Earth to Heaven Coffins....with a fine funereal selection 

Angel Wing photography - set up for people to take selfies 'with wings'

Life Mask making - an activity in talking about death, we must think about life - what is important to us now? with local Artist Caroline Misselbrook

Do B4 I Die Board - write it down, then go do it!

Musical Serenades with Toni Nunn

Film Loop..short films on a range of Death related themes

Advance Care Planning Drop In Information to enable people to make informed choices about their future & have discussions with family / health professionals.

With trainee Doula, Alex Frosch from Living Well Dying Well

We have been kindly supported by Jonathan Terry Funeral Directors

College Chambers, and The Southampton Collective.

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