Dying Matters Awareness Week 2019

Dying Matters Awareness Week

What’s Happening

From pop-up death cafes to panel discussions about funeral choices to our first ever Poppy’s open day, we’ll be out and about in Tooting and beyond in May for Dying Matters Awareness Week. Come and say hello to the team and join the conversation. We can’t wait to meet you.

Friday 10 May 7.30pm Deathbed Skiing
A life changing, death-changing experience. Spoken word, choreography and wrap around video.
Tara Theatre, 356 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, London SW18 4ES

Saturday 11 May 10.15am-12pm Doing Death Differently: Are We Ready?
Panel discussion with Poppy Mardall hosted by Colliers Wood Death Cafe. Free. All Welcome.
Tooting Bec Lido Pavilion, Tooting Bec Road London SW16 1RU

Sunday 12 May 12.00-5.00pm Death Awareness Event – Ask the Experts
The Hall, St John the Evangelist, 2 Sylvan Road, London SE19 2RX

Monday 13 May 2.00-4.00pm Busting the Myths About Funerals
Talk by funeral director, Victoria Mellor. All welcome.
Princess Alice Hospice, Esher KT10 8NA

Tuesday 14 May 12.30-1.30pm Putting the Humanity Back into Death
Lancaster Health Festival talk by Kate Brewer of Poppy’s Funerals.
St Thomas Church, Marton Street, Lancaster, LA1 1XX

Tuesday 14 May 2.00-4.00pm Poppy’s Pop-up Death Cafe 
Drink tea, eat cake and begin conversations about death and dying in a friendly, informal space. All welcome.

Home Community Cafe, St Andrew’s Church, Garratt Lane, London SW18 4SR

Tuesday 14 May 6.30-8.00pm Living every moment: what death can teach us about living fully
Panel discussion. Admission free, but booking essential. Last remaining tickets.
Trinity Hospice, 30 Clapham Common North Side, London SW4 0RN

Wednesday 15 May 10.30am-12.00pm Ask the Funeral Director Q&A
Admission free, but booking required. Please email info@neighbourhoodnetworksw17.org.uk to reserve your place.
Richard’s Kitchen, 16A Tooting Bec Road SW17 8BD.

Wednesday 15 May 11.00am-1.00pm  Helping Carers to Talk about Death
Myth-busting talk and workshop for carers and their families.
Wandsworth Carers’ Centre, 46 Balham High Road, Balham, SW12 9AQ

Wednesday 15 May 10.30am-1.00pm  Dying Matters Week: Are We Ready? Information stall
Your questions about funerals answered.
St George’s Hospital, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London SW17 0QT

Wednesday 15 May 11.00am-2.00pm Dying Matters: Are We Ready? Information stall
Your questions about funerals answered.
Kingston Hospital, Galsworthy Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7QB

Thursday 16 May 10.00am-12.00pm Poppy’s Open Morning
Meet the team and visit our mortuary. All welcome.
Poppy’s, The Gate House, Lambeth Cemetery, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 OBY

Friday 17 May 11.00am-2.00pm Dying Matters: Are We Ready? Information stall
Your questions about funerals answered.
Kingston Hospital, Galsworthy Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7QB

Saturday 18 May 10.00am-1.00pm Poppy’s at Tooting Market
Your questions about funerals answered at our information stall.
Tooting Market, 21-23 Tooting High St, Tooting, London SW17 0SN

Sunday 19 May 1.00-4.00pm Hazelfest 2019
Decorate a coffin and make your funeral wish list at Tooting’s community-based green festival. Part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe.
Hazelhurst Estate,13 Blackshaw Road, Tooting SW17 0DA