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 email@example.com 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.
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"
Weds May 6th 7.30pm
Death - A Romantic Comedy Rob Gee
“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
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
Come join local poets with a chance to perform your own words too!