Saturday, January 21, 2012

Everything You Wanted to Know; More Reasons to Go

In a previous post I mentioned some of the exciting events on hand at Death: Southbank Centre's Festival for the Living   which runs from January 27th through the 29th at the Southbank Centre in London.  As the festival approaches, I've heard that some of the most important voices involved in the transformation of contemporary funerals will be sharing their thoughts and work at the festival as well.


Charles Cowling, author of The Good Funeral Guide and writer of the Good Funeral Guide Blog  offers regular commentary on funeral issues with wisdom, passion, and humor.  He will speak as part of a panel of funeral professionals on the occasion of the anniversary of the death of Joshua Edmonds.


Jane Harris (center left), mother of Joshua, and her son Joe (far right), will join Charles and show a trailer of Remembering Josh,  a very important film that deals with the loss of  her son, and the moving memorial service the family created mark his passing.  The film is also the subject of a recent Daily Undertaker interview.

This event, 'Everything you wanted to know about funerals (but were afraid to ask)' will be held from 3-4pm at the Front Room of the Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre in London on Saturday, January 28th,

1 comment:

Sister Shirley said...

First Dickens, then David Bowie, and now this. Will my envy of England ever end?

I truly wish I could attend this conference, and hope that similar events begin to flourish in the US.

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