St Denys Church SO17 2ND

                    Sat Nov 10th 11 am - 5.30pm

Talks on Stage 10 min 'Death Bites' 


Rosie Inman Cooke.........................How Green is Your  Death?

Nigel Hartley...........A Hospice at the Heart of Our Community

Frank Green.....................................Archaeological Anecdotes


Mike Grenville................A Death Doulas' Reflections on Dying

Carol Davies & Dan Nother.......................Where there's a Will

Toni Nunn.......................Splendid Songs for a Super Send Off


Sessions in Meeting Room

12pm  Being with Someone who is Dying. Using portraits as visual prompts, we will talk about the Dying Process, and give practical & emotional advice on how you can support someone who is going through this.

With Soul Midwife, Antonia Rolls  and Palliative Care Nurse, Helly Langhorn.


1.30 Funeral Planning Debunking myths around what you can and can't do.

How to plan your or someones  'perfect' funeral

with Rosie Inman-Cooke of the Natural Death Centre

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

with Heather May , Bereavement Support at Highfield Church and CMH

Poetry/Spoken word...reflections, recitals and readings by local Wordsmith Duncan Green


 'A Graceful Death' by Antonia Rolls 

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

'Animal Death' small dead wild creatures sketched at recent workshop

Skull sketching...a selection of skulls to draw and reflect on how animal death affects us as humans

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


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

Gate of the Forgotten and Outcast  inspired by the paupers graves at Crossbones London...come and remember the forgotten.

Fire Fairies - a tissue fairy made to carry thoughts and wishes, to dance over the fire and go up in the flames!

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


Deathwatch - ​ Friendly Staff from Healthwatch & local writer Yarrow Townsend 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 at St Denys Church and at their New shop in Portswood


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!

Cafe - The Table@hampshiretable serving tasty & nutritious snacks and drinks during the day 

Musical Serenades from Paul Thomas and Toni Nunn

Advance Care Planning Drop IInformation 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 Seedbed, Jonathan Terry Funeral Directors

College Chambers, The Conscious Ageing Trust Ltd & The Southampton Collective.