Dying Matters members are invited to attend our Day of the Dead event in London on Friday 1st November, 2013. Held at the University of London’s Senate House, the event is inspired by the Mexican Día de Muertos, a national holiday where communities gather together to remember friends and family members who have died.
In the spirit of the day, our event is a positive and relaxed occasion that focuses on community approaches to end of life issues. It’s open to all our members, and we’d especially like to see lots of new faces this year, as this is a great opportunity to meet like-minded supporters, and to be inspired by our speakers to get involved in your own community.
The event starts at 2pm, and the afternoon sessions include some great talks on how to get involved in raising awareness of the issues around dying, death and bereavement at a community level. Dying Matters members from around the country will be sharing their success stories, and tips on overcoming challenges, from their activities during Awareness Week 2013 and beyond. It’s also a highly interactive day, with planning sessions, a panel discussion, and a chance to view art displays and remember loved ones by placing a picture on the altar.
As ever, at the end of the day, we’ll be celebrating the Day of the Dead with Mexican food, drinks and music. We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information go to http://dyingmatters.org/page/day-dead-2013