Screen of the Dead

Date published: October 25, 2017

Remember those you’ve lost at Day of the Dead event

Birth and death are the two most important events in our live. Paradoxical opposites yet equally important. Join us on Wednesday 01 November in Atomsphere to explore a theme inspired by the traditional Mexican festival the Day of the Dead, when people remember and celebrate their loved ones.

Organised by the Nursing and Counselling & Psychotherapy departments from the School of Health and Society, the event, which runs from 2pm-9pm, aims to raise awareness of the issues surrounding the end of life and debunk any myths around talking on death/dying.

In the afternoon there will be a variety of stalls and short talks from a number of experts, including green funeral directors, representatives from different cultural groups, humanist funeral celebrants and specialist health and social care staff.

The event will also provide a space for creative activities such as letter writing, face painting, ofrenda making (for this you’re encouraged to bring any object or picture which reminds you of somebody you have lost), poetry, music and performance.

If you’d like to get involved by reading a poem, singing, or doing any other type of performance that fits with the theme of the event please get in touch using the contact details below. If not, simply turn up (themed outfits welcome) and join any activity you wish. How about sharing your chosen songs that remind you of people you have lost with us so we can play them on the day? Email your choices and why to the contacts below.

Book your place here, or for more information contact:

*   David Garbutt<>; 0161 2952713.

*   Maria Kefalogianni<>; 0161 2957173

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