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Dying Matters Week 2017

May 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - May 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Join us this May for Dying Matters awareness week. During the week commencing Monday 8 May we will be hosting a series of free community talks and events about the BIG conversation throughout the local area.

The weeks programme is made up with a whole host of different informative talks, workshops and performances, from different professionals, from many different walks of life. From Retired Consultant to Actors, from legal professionals to a Coroner, the aim of the week is to open the mind of the general public, and fellow professionals with regards to talking about dying. How to cope, managing your families affairs, and rights; and so much more.

The events take place over the course of 5 days – the schedule is outlined below, for any further information about each event/speaker – Click on the title of the talk/workshop and this will link to the specific event page. All events are free of charge, however you do need to book, as spaces are limited. For more information and to book contact Kath or Jayne on 01745 585221

Monday 8 May | 6.30pm  | John Gittins | Coroner | Life (& Death) in the Coroners Office | OpTic Centre, St Asaph

Tuesday 9 May | 10am | Siân Thompson | Swayne Johnson Solicitors | The Right to a good death’ | The Oriel Hotel, St Asaph

Wednesday 10 May | 5 –7pm | Hospice Open Evening | St Kentigern Hospice, Upper Denbigh Rd, St Asaph

Thursday 11 May | Rhyl Town Hall :

12.30 | Siân Thompson | Swayne Johnson Solicitors | ‘What goes where’ A guide to estate planning

2pm | Fiona Singleton | Quaker Social Action | Practical advice on reducing funeral related debt

4pm | Abi Roberts | NHS |Specialist Nurse in Organ & Tissue Donation | Real life stories about organ and tissue donation

Thursday 11 May | Denbighshire Memorial Park & Crematorium, St Asaph

6pm | Professor Howard Williams | University of Chester | ‘Cremation and the Archaeology of Death’

Friday 12 May | Theatr Twm o’r Nant , Denbigh

10am | Fiona Collins | Storyteller | Death in a Nut

10.30am | Ann Atkin | Hospice Family Support Worker | ‘Plan If’ Simple & practical ways to plan for your family’s future

11am | Dr Andy Fowell | Retired Consultant in Palliative Care Medicine | We need to talk about dying, why do we find it so difficult?’

12noon | Hazel Osborne | End of life Doula & Celebrant | Is there such a thing as a good death?’

1pm | Rev. Alexandra Wilson | Interfaith Minister, Spiritual Counsellor & End of life Doula | ”The Sound, Song and Silence of Death and Dying

2pm | Eirwen Malin | Performer | Sorting the Sock Drawer’ | Thoughtful & Humorous show about taking control & living life the best way we can, whilst we can

3pm | Death Café | Gather , eat cake, discuss death – make the most out of life | Facilitated by Hazel Osborne


May 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
May 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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St Kentigern Hospice
01745 585221