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Events 2024!

Sat May 18th, A Dead Good Day Out, St Denys Church  11am - 5pm 

Free entry for family friendly activities looking at Death, Dying and Loss.

10 min Death Bite Talks

11.45-12.15 & 1.30-2.00

Palliative Care, 'What to Say?', Wills, Family Funeral fights, Death Dummies, Greener & Cheaper.

Workshops, sign up on day.

12.30 How to be with Someone who is Dying with Antonia Rolls & Jo Wilson

2.00 OMG Barbies Dead - Plan Barbies Funeral Helen Corvus

2.15 (if in demand) & 3.45

Planning for End of Life with Advance Care Plans  with Anita Sloane of Dying to Tell You


More details of each workshop HERE

Throughout the day, Advance Care Planning, Coffin painting, Ichabods, local services, Simon Says,Funeral planning, Art exhibition, Book Displays,Felt Shrouds, Willow coffin weaving, Music, La La Club Impro singing.

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Dead Green

Sunday June 2nd 11-3 pm

Gods House Tower

Free Entry but please book ticket here  as it is really helpful to gauge numbers.

If you try to live Green, why not die green? Find out about the ecological cost of funerals and how to avoid paying the environmental price of dying in this entertaining exhibition with activities for all ages. Using Barbie as a creative tool Play Dead will help to facilitate conversations around the practical side of death, dying and loss.

This is a free drop-in event but pPlease note that the Crawford Room venue does not have step free access.


Thurs May 2nd, 7pm

The Nettle Dress

A Film by Allan Brown

at October Books, Portswood.

'A husband’s grief becomes a thing of beauty in lyrical documentary' Guardian review 

Ticket link   Here


Friday May 3rd 7.30 

Death - A Romantic Comedy

Rob Gee  

Gods House Tower

“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.”  

tickets £7 here Gods House Tower


Sat May 4th 11am-1pm
Death Chat Cafe

with Ruth Allen at October Books
Free, with refreshments available
Just drop in or reserve a place.
More details Here

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Sunday May 5th 11am -5pm
Earth Talks -  ReWild Your Heart

A time for guided reflection on our emotional response and grief when considering Biodiversity and Habitat Loss & Climate Change...but leave with some positive hope and action!
The Design Chapel, more details and tickets £15 or by donation 
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Tues May 7th

Suicide Bereavement and Support

Upstairs chapel at Edmund Kell Chapel, Bellevue Rd SO15 2AY

Free , book your place HERE For any further questions please email


Beeb has facilitated SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide) groups for the last 8 years.   She will be talking about what language to use regarding suicide, how to support someone or get support following a bereavement, some myths, facts and complications and the long term effects.   She will be drawing on her own personal living experience as a suicide bereaved mum and training as a grief educator plus having supported many hundreds of people since her daughter Bryony died in 2012.


Weds May 8th 7pm - 8.30pm
'A Dead Good Chat... On the Sofa with Deb & Tone'

Join Ex-Hospice Nurse Deb Wilkes and Soul Midwife/Artist Antonia Rolls for an eyeopening chat between them on their stories, anecdotes and insights.
All on the Sofa at The Design Chapel with time for all to chat and refreshments.
Tickets  £5 Here

Thurs May 9th
This is Not a Film Club

Free/pay what you feel
films presented by GHT and Oxfam Music
with May being films of a 'Deathly' Nature 
Tickets and more at GHT Whats On? 

Thurs May 9th 6.30-9pm
Into The Quiet Arch 4 Captains Place

join artist and vet, sarah filmer, as we draw small dead wild creatures. this is a workshop for anyone who would like to be in the presence of these beautiful bodies, and consider how we can re-engage with our own mortality by taking close notice of a body without its life. no drawing experience or skill is required

basic paper, ink and some drawing boards will be available to use, but feel free to bring your own materials if you wish.

book through Eventbrite Here  

£12.50 per ticket - there are some free places available - let me know if you would like one - contact via eventbrite link

Map Here

Sun May 12th
Human Writes - A Death Row Story
12.30pm - 2pm
Friends Meeting House , Ordnance Road SO15 2AZ

Free tickets Here
Maggie Allder writes to prisoners  on Death Row.

Karl was one of these, to whom she made visits and attended his execution.

In this short film Maggie tells her story. 

This will be followed by a general conversation with Maggie around her experience of befriending someone on Death Row 


Human Writes is an UK based organisation coordinating pen pals fr prisoners on Death Row in the USA


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