Nuffield NST City
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
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 ..support 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.