Zach Moss 6 February 2015
Dying Matters Awareness Week 2015
- Pop-Up Shop. James Norris from DeadSocial explained how last an year unused shop space became a pop-up shop (also known as flash retailing) over for a few days to host Dying Matters events and exhibitions. The shop became a local focal point for the week.
- Death Cafes. Jon Underwood described the Death Café movement and the framework of the events. This isn’t for everyone but those who do attend find it liberating to discuss their views on death without judgement. Jon explained the significance of having cake: we may talk about dying and we feed the body to celebrate living.
- Death Coffee Time in NHS offices across the country where staff discussed what is important to them.
- An Ask-the-Undertaker drop in
- A Graffiti wall: Before I die I would like to … where people can post up the things that are important to them.
- Partner with other like-minded organisations
- Be creative
- Engage with your audience
- Scream and shout about your events before, during and after
- Have fun!