In 2017, Advantages of Age – an online magazine, a FB Group and a pro-ageing movement – made a film called Death Dinner with the support of an ACE award. The aim was to open up conversation around death and dying. Ten people from who were connected to death in their work or art – from Charlie Phillips who has been documenting Afro-Caribbean funerals at Kensal Green Cemetery for years to Liz Rothschild who runs a woodland burial ground, is a celebrant and a performer, from the mortician and author Carla Valentine to psychotherapist, Caroline Bobby – were invited to come and talk personally about death and what they do. They were invited to come dressed as they would like to be buried or burnt, as well as bring objects that they would like alongside them. We had a very lively debate sometimes poignant, often humorous and courageous. It took place at the Disssenter’s Chapel in Kensal Green Cemetery. A screening at Barts Pathology Museum was a sell out, as was a talk on Death, the Last Taboo at Stoke Newington Literary Festival.
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Earlier Event: August 25Life inside a refugee camp: Stories from the ground
Later Event: August 26Copwatch