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Good Death Week Events

These are the events that took place for Good Death Week 2018, 14 - 20 May. If you're hoping to plan an event for this year's Good Death Week you can also take a look at our resources page.

Interrobang: Live & Let Die?!

14 May 2018, 7pm
Summerhall, Edinburgh
£5 / £4

Edinburgh based storytelling, poetry and live music night Interrobang?! marks Good Death Week with some of the hottest spoken word artists on the circuit.

Host Ricky Monahan Brown is joined by Stuart Kenny, and Rachel Rankin the brilliant Clare Whittaker (aka Jay Whitaker), who brings brilliant awareness of the issues surrounding Good Death Week to her poetry.

Visit their Facebook page for more


It Takes A Village Exhibition

14 - 18 May 2018
Around Scotland


An exhibition by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care and Colin Gray.
There is an old African proverb – ‘It takes a village to raise a child – meaning, children need the input and support of their whole community to grow into well-rounded adults. But doesn’t it also ‘take a village’ to support someone who is dying?

The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care has worked with award-winning Glasgow based artist photographer, Colin Gray, to produce this powerful and challenging series of portraits and personal stories. It Takes a Village explores the idea that as people’s health deteriorates, care and support comes in many guises.

The exhibition can be seen at the following venues:

Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert
Margaret Kerr Unit, Borders General Hospital, Melrose

It can also be viewed online here.

Glentanar Court Social Group

15 May
Glentanar Court, Paisley
Private Event

Residents at Glentanar Court retirement complex will be having a "Let’s Talk About Death" lunch, which tenants, family and friends are invited to attend, along with the local carers team and a local funeral director. There will be poetry readings, a conversation menu to get the chat started and a "Bucket List" board for people to record their wishes.

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