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Death Festival: Saturday Day Pass

Bookending the lives of every single one of us, birth and death are the core elements of the human condition and something that unites us all. Yet, whilst births are commonly celebrated, we remain reluctant to face up to death and dying.

The brainchild of Jude Kelly, founder of the WOW - Women of the World Festival and the international charity, The WOW Foundation, Death Festival encourages us to consider death and dying through two days of talks, concerts, performances, workshops and installations.

With a Saturday day pass, you’ll have the chance to take part in a whole programme of events that shed some light on a subject too often consigned to the shadows.

On Saturday…

See an installation of portrait photography by world-renowned photographer Rankin.

Join Louise Harman (Louise on Death) and Cara Mair, founder of Arka Funerals to find out what choices we have about the body, burial and memorial of a loved one.

Hear from a panel of researchers, campaigners, artists and grief support workers as they discuss LGBTQ+ experiences of dying, death and bereavement.

Honour and remember your loved ones in a workshop with @thegriefcase founder Poppy Chancellor.

Artist and social innovator Louise Harman (Louise on Death) and Cara Mair, founder of Arka Funerals discuss the choices we have about the body, burial and memorial of a loved one.

Explore the role of cooking and eating in a time of loss.

Play a game of Death Euphemism Bingo and party to a collective Last Dance Disco.

Hear from Death Studies scholar John Troyer as he shares how his own encounters with death and dying have changed the way he thinks about the everydayness of grief.

Join Amber Jeffrey, founder of The Grief Gang podcast, and Anna Burtt, co-host of The Mother Of All Losses podcast as they talk about maternal loss.

See reflections of Pakistani women’s experience of caring for people at the end of life.

Join a workshop to reflect on death in homelessness.

Consider the racial and ethnic disparities in access, quality and outcomes of end of life care with Dr Jamilla Hussain.

Join Isabelle Farah for a comedy show that explores grieving, authenticity, and being funny.

Take part in BRiGHTBLACK’s interactive digital installation to help you consider your relationship with dying.

And much more!

Please note, Death Festival events will cover a variety of topics, some that may address sensitive themes. We ask that parents/guardians use their discretion when attending with children under the age of 14.

Hospice UK is the charity partner of Death Festival, bringing voices, experience and expertise from its Dying Matters campaign to help change the conversation about death and dying. Death Festival is supported by DeadHappy, life insurance to die for.

General Information:

Guests who use a wheelchair or experience mobility impairments are asked to call the box office on 01273 678822 or email so that we can assist you to find the best seat to suit your requirements.

Personal assistance tickets are available for free for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue. Please contact the box office on 01273 678822 or email for further information.

The Box Office (phone line and drop-in service) is open from 10am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. The box office is also open one hour before the advertised show start time.

Dates & Times

  • Saturday 12 November, 2022


  • Adults
  • Concessions
Discount for booking multiple events: Buy tickets to any 2 events in Death Festival - get 10% off. Buy tickets to all 3 events in Death Festival (Mina Smallman in conversation, Saturday Day Pass, Letters to the Lovely Dead) - get 20% off. Discount automatically applied at checkout.
Death Festival: Saturday Day Pass
Saturday 12 November

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