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Remember the departed at our Day of the Dead event

Oct 12, 2018

The event takes place on All Souls' Day 1 November from 1pm
The event takes place on All Souls' Day 1 November from 1pm

Talking, connecting, remembering

Join us on the 1st November to explore the themes of the traditional Mexican festival, the Day of the Dead, when people remember and celebrate their loved ones.

Organised by the School of Health and Society, the event is funded by the Salford Advantage Fund, thanks to generous donations made by University of Salford alumni and supporters. It aims to demystify the taboos that still exist around death and dying and raise awareness of the issues surrounding the end of life, grief and loss.

The event will provide a space for creative activities such as letter writing, poetry, music and performance as we look to honour and celebrate those we have lost.

There will also be a variety of talks from a number of experts including:

  • Tony Bonser - Campaigner, Writer and Speaker on End of Life Care
  • Dr Phil Isherwood - Hospice Poet - Poetry at the End of Life
  • Dr Stacey Pitsillides - Exploring the nature of Digital Death through social media, digital platforms and online games
  • Mark Hemans, Remember My Baby - professional photographers volunteering their photography services for parents losing their baby before, during or shortly after birth.
  • Sarah Fitchett – Sarah will talk of her personal experiences of loss through suicide and her role within the prevention of young suicide charity - Papyrus
  • Mary Clear - Death Doula - an emerging non-medical role: End of Life Doulas help those who are dying, and their families, to feel safe and supported.

We  are excited to announce there will also be live performance from Playback Theatre Company exploring the themes of the day.

The event takes place on 1 November 2018 from 12.30 pm to 8pm in University House on Peel Park Campus. There will be music, live theatre performance, entertainment and food and refreshments will be provided.

Book your place here, or for more information contact: