Our information market will host a wide range of professionals who can give free help and advice about all aspects of death, dying and bereavement from wills and probate to funeral choices. There will be memorial jewellery and beautiful artefacts to commemorate your loved one and you can have a go at weaving a willow coffin. Bereavement charities will provide support and there are a host of interesting talks and death cafes throughout the day. Frome Fm will be making live podcasts, interviewing local people about their experiences and co-ordinating a Top Ten Funeral playlist.
9.30AM OPENING WITH THE FROME MAYOR AND CLAIRE TURNHAM MBE
10.00am Claire Turnham MBE - Home Funerals/ DIY funerals
Help on how to create your own funerals without a Funeral Director
11.00am The team from the RUH mortuary and bereavement support
To answer all your questions about end of life and bereavement care
12.00am West Wilts Crematorium
What really goes on behind the scenes and do you really get the ashes?
1.00pm Rosie Inman Cooke
The Natural Death Centre on sharing knowledge and dispelling myths
Advice on Wills, Probate and other legal matters at death
3.00pm goSimply Funerals and J.C Atkins
Green and sustainable funerals - what are your options?
There will be death cafes and Gravetalk sessions held at 10.15am, 11.45am, 1.15pm and 2.45pm
10.15am - Dorothy House
Palliative care, hospice support and the community
11.15am - Mendip Health Connections
Building Community in health and wellness for our community
12.15pm - Dr Kate Woodthorpe from Bath University
Funerals as a Distress purchase - what you need to know
1.15pm - Dignity in Dying
Opening the debate on Assisted Dying and your questions answered
2.15pm - Heart and Soul Funerals
Looking at the role of ritual and ceremony in a secular society
3.00pm Extinction Rebellion
Our planet, our Future.
THE MARKET WILL CLOSE AT 4.00PM
SUNDAY 18th OCTOBER AT THE BENNETT CENTRE
Outside the Box is a new ground-breaking one woman show about death and dying. The thought-provoking, funny and moving performance answers questions you never knew you had. It takes you closer to death through a handful of real life stories and some pithy commentary on the funeral industry. It’s performed by Liz Rothschild, performer, celebrant and manager of a green burial ground.
Outside the Box is a gently challenging investigation of the end of life, our societal reluctance to look it in the eye, the consequences of not doing so, and what’s possible if we do.
The piece is beautifully performed by Liz Rothschild