Upcoming events

Weds Feb 19th Play Dead :

The Art of the final Farewell, part 1,

Play Dead is a quirky exhibition of Dead Barbies, celebrating a wide range of

death practices and methods of body disposal across cultures and time,

and celebrating the multitude of creative and artistic ways people remember and honour their dead

The Arthouse 7.30-9.30   

More info at Face book event HERE Tickets £6-£8 HERE

Thurs March 12th 2020 Vamos Theatre at The Point Eastleigh

We are very happy to share our Dead Good name with

Vamos Theatre's production 'Dead Good'.

For £5 reduction (£10 instead of £15)  log in/register

online at The Point BEFORE buying your tickets,

then enter promo code 'DeadGood10'

or phone 023 8065 2333

Tickets available HERE 


May 2020

Southampton area events coinciding with  Dying Matters Awareness Week.

Sun May 3rd Pet Death 11am - 2pm

with Sarah Filmer at Gods House Tower, Tickets here soon

Join Artist and vet, Sarah Filmer,  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 "




Weds May 6th 2020 7.30pm Rob Gee      

Death - A Romantic Comedy

The Arthouse Southampton    Tickets at Eventbrite

“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.”
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ★★★★

Weds May 13th 2020 12-2pm  Carers Lunch with Carers in Southampton 

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

Thurs May 14th 2020 10.30-5pm

Jonathan Terry Funeral Directors Open Day 

'Behind the Scenes'...a chance to visit  chat and explore the background happenings at Jonathan Terrys Peartree premises

Thurs May 14th 2020,  7.30pm

'Dead Good' the Film at Solent University Sonar Cinema

followed by QnA with Director and 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

(also 3rd weds Feb, Mar, April) at The Arthouse 

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

· Play Dead  with Barbies· - The Gift : the whys, hows and whats

· Poetry when ordinary words just won’t do

· Swansong : songs to depart to· Ambience, environment and greening your funeral

· Eulogies-Looking back to look forward.












Sun May 24th 2020A Dead Good Day Out

11am-5pm  NST Theatre Southampton


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

performances, exhibitions, information  advice

and creative conversations

- all helping to make difficult times less so!




Past Events 2019

Thurs Oct 10th The Wonders of the Wake Kevin Toolis Portsmouth

June   Coffin Club UK 

Thur May 16th Death Chat Cafe at October Books What's On

Sat Mar 23rd Dead Good Days will be at Umbrella Arts Festival  

Weds Apr 3rd Outside the Box - A lively play about Death. Chesil Theatre Winchester

Past Events 2018

Tues Oct 23rd am - Advance Care Plans Workshop, Highfield Church

Tues Oct 23rd eve - SOLD OUT 'Outside The Box' Play CMH 

Thurs Oct 25th eve - Death Chat Cafe The Art House

Friday Oct 26th eve - Dead Good Music Night 1865 Club 
Sunday Oct 28th 1.30pm- FULLY BOOKED Lively walk with Death Old So'ton Cemetery 

Thurs Nov 1st eve - Deathly Storytelling Club The Art House 
Thurs Nov 1st eve -  A Dead Good Watercolour Workshop, Docks Cafe 
Sat Nov 3rd pm - Pet Death and still life drawing The Arches Studio

Weds Nov 7th eve - A Dead Good Drawing Workshop The Art House
Thurs Nov 8th eve - Dead Good Research Cafe, Cafe Thrive

Sat Nov 10th All Day - A Dead Good Day Out St Deny's Church

Wed Nov 14th - Is This The End? - Human Worlds Festival , Sot'on Crematorium

Sat Nov 17th  day time Face Facts Death Poetry Avenue Campus Hands on Humanities

Sat Nov 17th - Eve Dark Tales, Love Death and The Devil's Son by Jason Buck, The Art House

Fri May 22nd 7.30- 9pm. Wonders of The Wake with

Kevin Toolis. Southampton Crematorium SO16 3QB.

Tickets £8 at Eventbrite  Southampton City Council are not making any charges for the event,All ticket money goes to the artist.

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.’

Fri May 29th Moving Voices 8-10pm 

A Dead Good Poetry Night  at The Arthouse 

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

Tuesday Oct 23rd

Outside the Box SOLD OUT! Liz Rothschild's 

'A LIVE show about Death'Countess Mountbatten House

Tues Oct 23rd Advance Care Planning  

Lizzie, Alex and Ali of Living Well Dying Well

10am -1pm   Highfield Church Centre

£25 BOOKING and more details HERE

Thurs Oct 25th Death Chat Cafe 

with Max Mackay-JamesThe Art House 6.30-8.30pm

Friday Oct 26th Sofa City presents 'Dead Good Music Night '1865 Club



Sunday Oct 28th

A Lively Walk with Death

Southampton Old Cemetery  

Free event with FoSOC 

1.30-3.30  NOW FULLY BOOKED!

Thursday Nov 1st , 7-9pm, £10,

A Dead Good Watercolour Workshop

With Daff Workshops, All materials provided, suitable for beginners. Fb event here

The Docks Coffee House, Oxford Street SO14 3DP

Thurs Nov 1st  

Southampton Story Club at The Arthouse 8pm

£5 on the Door

An evening of 'Deathly Delights'

Sat Nov 3rd

'Pet Death' -Very Dead Still Life Drawing

with Artist/Vet Sarah Filmer drawing and chat over a few small dead birds and creatures. 1pm -4.00 The Arches Studio 4

Thurs Nov 8th  

Research Cafe...The University meets the Community ..this time the theme is varied and engaging themes on Death at Cafe Thrive 6.30pm

Wednesday  Nov 7th , 7.30-9pm, £10,

A Dead Good Drawing Workshop

All materials provided, suitable for beginners.

With Daff Workshops

At The Art House, Above Bar Street Fb event Here

Saturday Nov 10th

A Dead Good Day Out

St Denys Church Southampton


Bonus Events!

Weds Nov 14th 

'Is This The End?' join university Archaeologists and Historians at So'ton Crematorium Free. 6-8pm with Drinks reception. Part of Human Worlds Festival

Sat Nov 17th Day time

Death Poetry 'Face Facts' 

as part of  Hands-on Humanities Avenue Campus

Sat Nov 17th 7.30pm

Dark Tales : Love ,Death and The Devil's Son by Jason Buck at The ArtHouse