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Outside The Box

with Liz Rothschild

Tuesday, May 24, 2022  

6:00 PM -   9:00 PM

The Bookshop Alehouse

21 Portswood Road Southampton

Tickets £5.50 HERE

In our society death has become taboo – the territory of professionals. In this performance Liz Rothschild confronts the ‘Elephant in the room’ with grace and humour, asking its audience to embrace mortality and look on the bright side of life. Combining the everyday with the profound, this one-woman show will convince you how much richer and less lonely life can become if we dare to look death in the eye.

Liz Rothschild is a writer, actor, playwright, celebrant and the founding director of award winning burial ground Westmill Woodland Burial Ground.  Liz has toured the UK and US with ‘Outside the Box’ and many of the stories come from her audiences.


past  events 2021

Thurs May 13th 7pm

Liz and 'Dead Good Days' have teamed up with October Books to put on this live Zoom event for Dying Matters Awareness Week.


It is a free event, but please go to the link to get tickets for it.  LINK HERE


The book is also available now in the bookshop....


Past Events 2020

some happened, some were cancelled but a flavour of what we had planned pre Covid!

Death In Turbulent Times.  Thurs May 14th 7pm -8.15 on Zoom. Free. Facebook event HERE

or please email  to book


It's Dying Matters Awareness Week May 11-17, & we wanted to bring you something topical.
Rosie Inman-Cook will be introducing the role of The Natural Death Centre and then talk more specifically about their reponse in these Covid times. There are a lot of myths out there and she will give you the chance to find out what is actually happening - how have the rules changed and what we can do differently.
You will have the chance to post questions that she will answer during the session. Rosie has many years experience in the Natural Death Movement. She values liasing with the public to inform them of all options available, including pragmatic advice on DIY funerals. She has a passion for making sure that choices are available for all families.

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Thurs March 12th 7.30

Vamos Theatre at The Point Eastleigh

We are very happy to share our Dead Good name with

Vamos Theatre's production 'Dead Good'.


Sun May 3rd  11am - 2pm

Pet Death and Drawing with  Sarah Filmer

Gods House Tower

Join Artist and vet, Sarah, for an afternoon of chatting about and drawing death.
Sharing some of her thoughts and experiences as an 'agent of death'.As a veterinary surgeon, she has the extreme privilege of being able to help alleviate suffering of our pets and wildlife through the act of euthanasia. There will be the opportunity to draw a selection of little dead wildlife bodies.

"Let us gaze upon death together and see what emerges

by way of imagery and conversation" 

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Weds May 6th  7.30pm

Death - A Romantic Comedy Rob Gee 

The Arthouse  

“A powerhouse of a storyteller. He’s smart, wicked funny, and makes it all look effortless... Gee weaves together seemingly unrelated tales of loss, love and drinking into one amazing narrative.”  


Sat May 9th  2-4pm

Staring at the Sun, Life in Death and Death in Life

with Hugh Knopf. 

October Books 189 Portswood Road

​A Buddhist and Existential perspective with  reflections , meditation and conversation



Weds May 13th  12-2pm

Carers Lunch with Carers in Southampton 

Victory Gospel Centre Portswood

Regular free monthly session. This month's theme - Palliative and Hospice care

Thurs May 14th 10.30-5pm

'Behind the Scenes' Funeral Directors' Open Day 

Jonathan Terry's Peartree premises

...a chance to visit, chat and explore the background happenings with staff and one of the dead good team. Drop in.

Thurs May 14th  7.30pm

'Dead Good' the Film

at Solent University Sonar Cinema

followed by QnA with Director Rehana and Cara from Arka Funerals

“Beautifully crafted, so comforting as well as moving and gives the wisdom forth so simply and compellingly. Everyone should see this.” Dame Emma Thompson

Weds May 20th 7.30 - 9.30pm

The Art of the Final Farewell with Helen Corvus

The Arthouse 

Entertaining, challenging and creative workshops of pre-planning your own funeral 


Fri May 22nd 7.30 - 9pm

Wonders of The Wake, KevinToolis

Southampton Crematorium SO16 3QB.

At an unusual yet relevant venue,  writer, producer and director and playwright,  Kevin Toolis presents ' Wonders of the Wake. A unique celebration of one of the oldest rites of Humanity, the Irish Wake

'We’ve lost our way with death', says Kevin Toolis – 'but the Irish wake, where the living, the bereaved and the dead remain bound together, shows us the way things could be done. My father’s dying, his wake, his willing sharing of his own death, would too be his last parental lesson to his children and his community. A gift.’

Southampton City Council are not making any charges for the event, 


Sun May 24th 11am - 5pm

A Dead Good Day Out

NST Theatre Southampton, 

A free, jam packed, family friendly day of workshops, talks,

performances, exhibitions, information  advice and creative conversations - all helping to make difficult times less so!


Fri May 29th 8-10pm

Moving Voices  A Dead Good Poetry Night 

The Arthouse 

​Come join local poets with a chance to perform your own words too!

By Donation

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