Dying TO Know Day Events

 

 

 

SA

  • The Mandala Project: - Growth & Capacity for LoveGallery C at the Women's and Children's Hospital North Adelaide | throughout August
  • A morning tea to raise awareness | Shepparton | Aug 6th
  • The Before I Die ... trailer will be located in various public spaces all day
  • The Mandala Project: - Growth & Capacity for Love | North Adelaide
  • “PASSED-PRESENT-FUTURE – The Graveyards of Onkaparinga

QLD

  • Art Exhibition: When Gravity Eludes me | Brisbane Powerhouse | Until Aug 2
  • Staff Morning Tea| Southport | Aug 6
  • D2KDay Information morning | Tewantin
  • An afternoon in the parlour | New Farm
  • A Will for the Woods - Film Screening | Nambour
  • Compassionate Friends | South Brisbane
  •  "when pets die" - talk  | Upper Mt Gravatt | Aug 17
  • "stuck for words" - talk | Wynnum| Aug 28

VIC

  • Dying Matters Forum | Richmond | July 21
  • Information Stall | Shepparton | Aug 5th
  • Morning Tea | Shepparton | Aug 6th
  • The Just in Case Challenge + Info stall | Woodend
  • Information Stall  | Rosebud
  • Death Cafe | Brunswick
  • Information, discussion, meditation | Balnarring
  •  Death Cafe | Footscray
  • DyingTo Know Day | Kalorama
  • Information chat + resources | Emerald
  • A Will for the Woods + Q&A | Springvale  
  • Death Cafe | Ballarat
  • Dying to Know Day High Tea | Reservoir | Aug 11
  • Community Conversations on death and dying | Woodend | Aug 13

  

TAS

  • A Will for the Woods film + Our Final Footprint booklet launch | Hobart | July 23
  • TAHPC will hold the first of their Death@the Pub series 'dying For a Beer' | Aug 7
  • Free Film Screening of 'Love in Our Own Time' and light refreshments | Eaglehawk Neck | Aug 7
  • Scones, Jam and Cream @ Burnie LINC | Burnie
  • Paper Garments for the Grave - the Film + song launch | Ulverstone
  • Dying To know Day informal discussion | Inveresk 
  • A Will for the Woods | Devonport
  • "Such is Life (and Death) | Penguin
  • "Get it done. But make it fun." | Penguin | July 29 + Aug 9
  • Love in Our Own Time | Moonah | Aug 13
  • a Death inspired exhibition | Burnie |  Aug 13
  • Death inspired trivia night | Carlyle Hotel, Hobart | Aug 20
     

 

 

At A Glance ...

All events will occur on August 8 unless otherwise specified.

Online

  • Spirit Letters: A call-out for stories about death | Tina Fiveash
  • What do you want to be remembered for? | Karuna Hospice
  • Tweetchat with @CareSearch for #DyingToKnowDay 
  • A cookery challenge that's raisin the dead: FUNERAL / ANNIVERSARY CAKE CONTEST | Palliative Care South Australia
  • Love in Our Own Time - 25% discount
  • Seasons Funerals Facebook information campaign

NSW and ACT

  • Being with Dying Workshops | Wauchope | July 16/17
  • Information stall | Armidale Farmers Market | Aug 2
  • Dying to Know: A Nowra Conversation in word and SONG | 6th August
  • Multiple information stalls | Parramatta | Aug 7
  • Byron Bay Writers Festival discussion| Aug 7
  • Death Cafe | Redfern
  • Penrith Council Information stall | Council Foyer during Aug
  • Movie night | Bulli
  • Open Day at Joseph Medcalf Funeral Services | Belmore
  • Community Forum Q & A | North Kiama
  • Dying to Know Day at Rookwood Catholic Cemetery
  • Death Cafe | Katoomba
  • Advance Care Planning | Aug 12 | Umina Beach
  • Stuck for worlds - talk | Mayfield | Aug 21
  • Death Cafe / Playback Theatre | Mullumbimby | Aug 29

WA

  • Death Cafe | Fremantle | Aug 1
  • The Game of Life | Fremantle | Aug 7
  • Death Cafe | Kinfolk cafe Mundaring | Aug 7
  • Best Death Possible | Joondalup | Aug 8
  • Multiple Events | Albany Library | Aug 8
  • Exploring the fear of dying through satsang, breath, sound, meditation | Mullaloo | Aug 8
  • Death Cafe | Mandurah | Aug 13
  • DIY and Eco-Friendly Funeral Options | Fremantle | Aug 16
  • Digital Afterlive | Fremantle | Aug 16
  • Let's Talk about the 'D' Word | Joondalup | Aug 20
  • Cherish Process: End of Live Story: A Film About You | Mullaloo | Aug 22
  • Creative Funeral Planning | Fremantle | Aug 23
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INTERNATIONAL

  • Death Cafe | Florida USA
  • Dying to know coffee mourning | Oxfordshire UK | Aug 6
  • Mortality Monologues | Chicago, Illnois USA
  • Death Cafe | San Antonio USA
  • Conversations with Death | São Paulo - Brazil
  • Death Cafe | St Louis MO USA | Aug 10
  • Death Cafe | Atlow, Derbyshire, UK | Aug 10

Online Events

 

A call-out for stories about death (virtual).

Hello, my name is Tina Fiveash and I'm a PhD candidate at the Australian National University. As part of my PhD, I am seeking stories from everyday Australians who have had a near-death experience; out of body experience; or seen, felt, heard, or communicated with a deceased loved-one or ghost. Your stories will become the focus of an educational website and book which I hope may bring comfort to the bereaved and potentially provide insight into what is undoubtably the greatest mystery of the Universe:

What is death? What happens when we die?

If you'd like to contribute your story and/or seek further information please visit my website at: 

tinafiveash.com/spirit-letters/

 

Contact: Tina Fiveash

Phone:  0427 020 770

Email: studio@tinafiveash.com.au

Website: tinafiveash.com/spirit-letters/

 

Karuna Hospice is dying to know  -  what would you like to be remembered for?
Karuna is asking our followers and supporters to support this initiative by sharing with friends, family and loved ones about what they would like to be remembered for in event of their death. Share your messages, photos or even short videos by following us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and posting your input using #karunaremembers #dyingtoknowday.

Or email your photos to josh@karuna.org.au and we will put them up on this page.

 
 

Love in Our Own Time

The GroundSwell Project supporters can take advantage of a great offer on a documentary film that's bound to get those all important end of life conversations started on Dying to Know Day.

The screening license for Love in Our Own Time, described as "a stunning and sensitive exploration of birth, love and death", is being offered at 25% off to Groundswell supporters for Dying to Know Day events.

The film follows palliative care doctor Frank Brennan and several midwives to examine birth, death and familial relations in contemporary Sydney. It offers an accessible way of engaging people in discussion about issues relating to death and dying and has been extensively used at professional and community events. 

Order Love in Our Own Time

Groundswell supporters wishing to screen the film as part of a Dying to Know Day event will receive a 25% discount on the purchase price.

Screening license price for Dying to Know Day supporters: 

  • 0-30 people :                  A$71.25 (was $95)
  • 31-99 people:                A$146.25 (was $195)
  • 100+ people:                  A$221.25 (was $295)

Price includes: 

A screening copy of the film (DVD)

Digital marketing materials including: Poster/Flyer, Postcard, Graphics for designing your own advertising materialOrganisation tip sheets: Publicity tips and examples, Example run sheet.

Plus extra materials as needed:

  • A study guide for secondary school use (Grades 10-12)
  • A discount offer for DVD sales on the night, with a proportion of the sales donated to your charity
  • Support from the Love in Our Own Time team (who are happy to answer any questions and promote your event on social media)

To order: visit loveinourowntime.com and enter ‘d2kday’ in the 'Apply coupon' field. 

Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/loveinourowntime or on Twitter @birthlovedeath using #loveinourowntime

Any Questions? For further information please contact Chloe or find out more about the film at loveinourowntime.com

 

Organisation: Seasons Funerals 

Week prior to Dying to Know Day & Ongoing: We will be posting on our Facebook page each day on a certain topic relating to talking about death - i.e. telling people about the Death Cafes that we hold; publishing links to support organisations for people struggling with losing a loved one; telling people about our life coaching workshops aimed at those who have lost loved ones; holding a movie night for a stafff (Tuesdays with Morrie)

For more information contact: Zoe Buswell

Phone: 1800 732 766

Email: zoe.buswell@seasons.com.au

 

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

 

Being with Dying Workshops - Wauchope July 16/17

The Wauchope District Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit and the Hastings Macleay Palliative Care Teams are presenting two ‘Being with Dying’ workshops. The first for Health Professionals is being held on Friday 17th July 2015 and the second which is open to all, including Volunteers, Carers, Patients and the wider Community is on Saturday 18th July.  Registrations are now open for both events.

We are holding 2 Being with Dying Workshops.  The first workshop is open to health professionals and is now full.  The second workshop is open to Patients, Carers, Volunteers and the wider Community.

The Facilitators for both workshops are Michael Barbato and his wife Ann. Michael is a retired Palliative Care Specialist, and the author of three books on palliative care. Together with Ann, he runs courses for community and professional groups and is also engaged in research into the care of people who are dying. Ann is a Bereavement counsellor. As well as co-facilitating workshops with Michael she teaches yoga and meditation. Other presenters include Dr Brenton Schuetz GP VMO at the Wauchope Hospital Palliative Care Unit and Susan Ashton, Healing Touch Practitioner.

Both workshops will be interactive and user friendly and aim to stimulate important and necessary conversations about palliative care, death, dying and bereavement. The Saturday workshop will also raise practical issues such as Advance Care Directives, Enduring Guardianship and will address frequently asked questions such as:

·         How do I communicate with the dying person and their family?

·         Does the introduction of palliative care mean that death is near?

·         Does morphine shorten life and is it just another form of euthanasia?

·         Do people die of thirst or starvation when they can no longer swallow?

·         What is grief?

The Saturday workshop is an opportunity to ask these and other questions you may have been afraid to ask or have never had the opportunity beforehand.

RSVP required: Yes, by 30 June 2015

When

Being with Dying for Health Professionals        Friday    17th July 2015           0830 - 1630

Being with Dying for the Community               Saturday 18th July 2015          0900 - 1600

Venue Address: Mecure Centro Hotel, 103 William St Port Macquarie 2444

Contact: Val Keating

Phone: 02 6580 8040 (between Mon-Fri 8-2)

 

Dying to Know Day SPECIAL EVENT: Death Cafe at the Mind and Movement Centre

organic coffee, tea & chocolate. Cake and discussion after.

…we will drink tea and coffee and eat cake

…we will share our thoughts, stories and ideas about death

…we are celebrating being educated and empowered about the one thing that happens to all of us.

Where: Sydney, Mind and movement Centre 

When : 8th August

Time: 6.15pm

Contact: Sarah de Graaff

Phone: 0413 470 665

Email: info@herewithsarah.com

Website: www.herewithsarah.com

 

100 actions for Dying To KnowDay + information stall

Where:  Liverpool Hospital Foyer

When: August 3

Time: 10-2 pm

Contact: Chris Shanley / Arlene Roache

Email: Christopher.Shanley@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

 

I will have a stall offering information, conversation, and books to browse and buy, including my own "A Hospital Bed at Home: Family stories of caregiving from diagnosis to death".

Name: Janene Carey

Phone: 0431239861

Email: janene@hutchinsonsoftware.com

Website: janenecarey.com

Where: Armidale Farmers' Market

When: August 2

Time: 8am-1pm

 

Dying to Know: A Nowra Conversation in word and SONG

Join singer and contemporary performance artist Annette Tesoriero in a conversation about music and its integral place in our living and in our dying. 

There will be plenty of conversation, abundant afternoon tea and of course Music and Song including the opportunity to sing together! So bring your voice - no matter how small, rusty or decrepit - together we will sing down death's doors!

When: Thursday 6/8/2015

Where: The Annexe, Nowra School of Arts

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Contact: Annette Tesoriero

Phone: 0416723893

Your Email Address: tesoriero.annette@gmail.com

 

An Information / display stall in the Foyer area of Penrith City Council.

Where: Penrith City Council - Civic Centre - Foyer 601 High Street Penrith

When: 21 July to 11 August 2015

Time: Buiness hours every day

Contact: Rosie Smith

Phone: 4732 8244

 Email: rsmith@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au

 

Multiple NSW government and non-government organisations coming together over afternoon tea to share with you information on planning ahead using Wills, Powers of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship and Advance Care Planning. Information on funeral funds, ancestory services, palliative care and more. Joseph Medcalf funeral services will be displaying their woven burial options and Alzheimers Australia will share information on dealing with dementia. This event is open to both NSW Government staff and the general public.

Where: 160 Marsden Street Parramatta - Foyer of Parramatta Justice Precinct Offices

Date of your event : Friday 7 August

Time: 3-4pm

Contact/organisers: NSW Trustee and Guardian And Public Guardian

Phone: 02 8688 6070

Email: informationsupport@opg.nsw.gov.au

Website: www.planningaheadtools.com.au

 

Panel discussion:A Good Death

Where: Byron Bay Writers Festival, Byron Bay

When: Friday August 7

Time: 1.45

Contact: Zenith Virago

Phone: 0427924310

Email: zenithvirago@gmail.com

Website: naturaldeathcarecentre.org

 

Movie Night - with Ray of Light

Screening of 'Love in Our Own Time'.

Go to the Facebook group for more details.

When: August 8th

Time: 6.30pm

More details to come

 

Dying To Know Open Day at Joseph Medcalf Funeral Services

Joseph Medcalf Funeral Services invites you to join us on Saturday 8th August, 2015 for our Dying to Know Open Day.

The day will consist of:

-Talks on modern day and historical embalming
-Talks on Environmentally friendly burial
-Talks on Changing trends within the Australian Funeral Industry
-Behind the Scenes Tour of the Funeral Home
-Afternoon Tea Provided

When: August 8th

Address: 447 Burwood Road, Belmore NSW

Time: 11:00am

Contact/RSVP: Amy Porter 

Phone: 9740 5642

Email: director@josephmedcalf.com.au

 

Community Forum & Q and A - Kiama

Are there questions you would like answered about death and dying, but have been too afraid to ask or did not know who to ask?

On Saturday 8th August a community meeting will be held at the North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre to stimulate important and necessary conversations about death, dying and bereavement. The meeting will open with brief presentations by local speakers on:           

1.Caring for someone with dementia                 

2. Palliative care                              

3. Advance Care Plans   

4. Wills, Enduring Guardianship and Power of Attorney

Speakers include: Dianne Swinton: Carer

Liz Packer: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Shoalhaven District Hospital

Deborah Langton: Solicitor, Carter & Ferguson, Gerringong.

Dr Michael Barbato: Palliative Care Service Port Kembla Hospital

Everyone is welcome

When: August 8th

Time: 2-4pm

Contact/RSVP: Michael Barbato

Phone: 024233 2643

Email: michael.barbato6@gmail.com

 

Dying To Know day: Bringing Death and Bereavement to Life

Catholic Cemeteries & Crematoria

Behind the scenes tour of the crematorium

Information on burials,cremations & memorials

What to expect when grieving a loved one

Life as a funeral director

Live singing & morning tea

When: Saturday 8th August 2015

Time: 11.00am - 1.00pm

Where: Rookwood Cemetery

Contact: Jo Davenport 028713 5712  marketing@catholiccemeteries.com.au

Website: www.catholiccemeteries.com.au

 

 

Death Cafe - Katoomba

Talk death and eat cake!

Hosted by Hayley West & Gareth Thomas

When: 8th of August

Time: 12-2pm

Where is your event?: Music Hunter the Experience POP UP SHOP, 186 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Contact: Hayley West

Phone: 0400287553

Email: hayley_west@yahoo.com

Website: thecarrotjoke.blogspot.com

 

Advance Care Planning workshop

This workshop will explain more about advance care planning, what's involved, who to talk to, and how to share your wishes. There will be opportunity for questions and to work through examples of Advance Care Directives. 

Peter is a nurse with around 40 years’ experience caring for people in a wide variety of situations in 4 different countries including some trouble spots in the world and some remote parts of Australia. 16 years of that time was as a Paramedic. Much of his career has been working in emergency situations. He now works in aged care to try and resolve medical problems and keep older people out of hospital. 

Peter is a strong advocate for people having a plan for how they wish to live their lives, for them speaking with their families and carers about what is acceptable to them as age takes its toll, and when they may wish to say "enough is enough".

Advance Care Planning need not be a difficult or complicated - it's just about us Thinking about how we can get the best out of living, Talking with our family, doctor, carers, friends, etc., and Sharing our wishes by writing them down so our voice can be heard as loudly as possible at a time we can no longer speak for ourselves. Appointing someone to speak for us can make our voice even louder.

This workshop will explain more about advance care planning, what's involved, who to talk to, and how to share your wishes. There will be opportunity for questions and to work through examples of Advance Care Directives. 

When:  Wednesday 12th August

Time: 6:00 to 8:30 pm

Where: St Andrews Church, 360 Ocean Beach Road, Umina Beach.

Cost: The nominal charge to cover costs will be $10/ unwaged $7. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Contact/RSVP: Clive Salzer, Secretary Central Coast End of Life Collective

Phone: 0410 634 773

Email: clive.anthea@gmail.com

 

Grief educator and author, Doris Zagdanski, is visiting Newcastle to present her popular community seminar, titled ‘Stuck for Words’. This is based on her best selling book and her experiences of working with grieving people for the past 30 years.

Hear her real life stories and learn the skill of speaking with true empathy from her practical examples. 

This program is ideal for anyone who works with grieving people or if you want to say the right thing to someone you know who is grieving.

Where: White Lady Funerals - 80 Maitland Road, Mayfield

When: Friday 21 August 2015

Time: 9:30am

Contact: Zuzanna Napieralski

Phone: 0407107564

Email: znapieralski@invocare.com.au

Website: www.mygriefassist.com

 

 Natural Death Care Centre presents Death Cafe /Playback Theatre Event.

Food available

Where: Drill Hall, Mullumbimby

When: August 29

Time: 6.00pm-8.30pm

Contact: Zenith Virago

Phone: 0427 924 310

Email: zenithvirago@gmail.com

Website: naturaldeathcarecentre.org

 

Western Australia

Death Cafe Fremantle

Death Cafe - Fremantle will be hosting it's normal Death Cafe event one week earlier than D2KDay, on August 1st.
This event is two hours of cake and coffee over conversations about death and dying. Promising to be the most inspiring and life-affirming conversation you'll have all day! Held in a safe supportive environment where you can share your stories, experiences and feelings about death and dying, life and living.

The event is free to participate, you just pay for your treats and drinks!

When: August 1st

Address: The Grumpy Sailor Cafe, Fremantle, WA

Time: 1-3pm

Contact: Ava Reyerson

Phone: 0432 996 435

Email: ava@passionatelifeconsulting.com

Website:  www.passionatelifeconsulting.com

 

 

 

Death Cafe Kinfolk Cafe

At this Death Cafe I aim to encourage those in attendance to talk to their loved ones about end of live wishes. This is a friendly, non-judgemental chat about death and dying over coffee and cake.

Where: Kinfolk Cafe. Mundaring. W.A.

When : 7th August 2015

Time: 9.30-11.30pm

Contact: Glennis Wilson

Phone: 0435327678

Email: glennis.m.wilson@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Death Possible

How will you prepare and plan for the end of your life?

Join us for a community conversation as we explore

the practical, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the Best Death Possible. 

Tickets: HERE

WhenSaturday, August 8, 2015 from

Time: 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Where: Headspace Joondalup
ground floor Sanori House, 126 Grand Boulevard (entrance Reid Promenade) 
Joondalup

Contact: Vicki Barry

Email: vicki.barry21@iinet.net.au

 

 

Multiple Dying To Know Day events at Albany Library!

Advance Care Planning - a practical guide to making and recording informed decisions about future health care in case illness or an accident leaves someone unable to talk or think clearly. Facilitated by RN Fiona Williamson and Dr Craig Sinclair from The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia (Albany) FREE but Register attendance now 0408786280

- Commitment ceremonies- funeral services - information and options; questions answered by Albany and Bethany Funeral Directors and experienced Civil Celebrants

- social history, graves and practical information about interment-from Albany Cemetery Board Members

Death Café - light refreshments and casual, constructive conversation -gold coin donation

Living and Dying- The Buddhist perspective offered by Venerable Lozang Chodzin 

Before I die Wall - An invitation to share your wishes, hopes and dreams in a public space- funny or serious, join this global project started by Candy Chang!

Where : Albany Library, Albany

When: 8 August 2015

Time: Most activities between 9 am and 1pm

Contact: Sheila D'Arcy

Phone: 0408786280

Email: sheila.darcy@westnet.com.au

Website: albanyhospice.or.au

 

The Game of Life

A game that uses dice and cards to invite you, in a gentle and fun way, to explore questions that are too easily put aside as we go about our busy lives. Presented by Gift of Grace in partnership with the City of Fremantle's Over 55's One Stop Shop.

When: Friday 7th August

Address: Meet at the One Stop Shop, Kings Square, Fremantle 6162

Time: 10am til 11.30am

Contact: Kay Raymond 9432 9725

Email: activefreo@fremantle.wa.gov.au 

Website: www.giftofgrace.com.au

 

Death Cafe in Mandurah

Join our cafe style open discussion on death and dying. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session, with no agenda, objectives or themes. 

The goal is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'.

Perhaps this sounds strange. There are over 1,500 similar cafe style groups taking place regularly all over the world!

Where: 49 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah

When: 13/08/2015

Time: 1pm

Contact: Kim Erceg

Phone: 1800732766

Email: kim.erceg@seasons.com.au

Website: www.seasons.com.au

 

DIY and Eco-Friendly Funeral Options.

Were you aware that you can conduct your own funeral without using a funeral director?
Do you know what environmentally friendly choices are available when organising a funeral?
Come along and learn what other funeral options and choices are available and plan a funeral your way.

When: Sunday 16th August

Where: Fremantle area

Time: 10-12 noon

Contact/RSVP: Nicolette Smith 0416344175

Email: nicolettesmith@aapt.net.au 

Websitetheendoflifecare.com.au 

 

Digital Afterlife
Explore what happens to your social media, digital data and information after we die and learn how to safeguard it now.

Afternoon Tea provided ~ Bookings essential

When: Sunday 16th August

Time: 1-3pm

Where: Fremantle Area

Investment: $25

Contact/RSVP: Nicolette Smith

Phone: 0416 344 175

Email: nicolettesmith@aapt.net.au

Websitetheendoflifecare.com.au

 

Lets Talk About The ‘D’ Word.
Did you know that 75% of people have not had end of life discussions, 60% think we don’t talk about death enough and over 70% of us die in Hospital though most of us would prefer to die at home?

Join us to find out how to a conversation about death and dying with your family and friends.
When: Thursday 20 August

Time: 10-11am
Where: Joondalup Library

Cost: $2.00 Morning Tea provided

Contact/RSVP: Margaret Brooker

Phone: 08 9400 4761

Email: margaret.brooker@joondalup.wa.gov.au

Websitewww.giftofgrace.com.au

 

Creative Funeral Planning
What kind of funeral would you like? Are you traditional or quirky? Extravagant or on a budget? Environmentally aware? This is a practical, positive and not so gloomy workshop exploring a whole range of funeral options and choices. You will come away with the makings of a Funeral Directive to place with your Will. 

Afternoon Tea provided.

When: Sunday 23 August

Time: 12-4pm  

Investment: $80
Where: Fremantle. 
Contact (Bookings essential): Nicolette Smith 

Phone:: 0416344175

Email nicolettesmith@aapt.net.au

 

Exploring the fear of dying (abhinivesa) through satsang, breath, sound, meditation with January from January's Light and Mandi Nelson, Cherishu.

For more information go to the Facebook event page

When: August 8th

Time: 3.00 - 5.00pm

Where:: 8-asta Mullaloo, Western Australia

Contact: Mandi Nelson

Phone: 0407995950

Email Address: m@cherishu.net

Website: www.cherishu.net

 

Cherishu Process: End of Life Story: A Film About You

The Cherish Process involves filming of a very open, honest conversation between the facilitator and subject(either terminally ill or elderly) which is then edited back to create a DVD or online production. End product duration is generally somewhere between 10 – 90 minutes with the inclusion of favorite music in the background as well as any old permitted for use video footage and photos(if requested). The questions asked are very similar in nature to those asked in an oral history interview.

I am offering this workshop as an opportunity to share the process with others, to raise awareness around how we can assist those through the dying process as well as how this service can be accessed by those that need or would benefit from it.

If you know or are someone with a terminal illness or are in the glorious golden years, or have an elderly relative, there might be something here for you to hear. If you are simply interested in being involved in some honest, loving conversation surrounding a very private, often confusing, emotional time, attend. The Facebook event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/858766660837189/

When: 22nd August

Time: 3.00 - 5.00pm

Where: Mullaloo

Contact: Mandi Nelson

Phone: 0407 995 950

Email Address: m@cherishu.net

Website: www.cherishu.net


South Australia


A morning tea to raise awareness about Advanced Care Planning for our network of professional colleagues.

Display of information, handouts and a challenge to attendees to start a discussion about death, dying and bereavement with someone else either, at the morning tea or, back at their office.

Where: Shepparton

When: 6th August 

Time: 10am

Name: Carol Reid

Phone: 58145152

Email: community@gvpcp.org.au

Website: www.gvpcp.org.au

 

 

 

The Before I Die ... trailer will be located in a public space all day on 8/8/15.

When: 8 August 2015

Time: all day

Where: Before I Die ... trailer - interactive public art - it will be in various places!

Contact: Abby Davis

Phone: 0409830927

Email: abby@offthecuff.net.au

Website: www.offthecuff.net.au

 

 

A cookery challenge that's raisin the dead... Scone but not forgotten.

FUNERAL / ANNIVERSARY CAKE CONTEST

To celebrate Dying to Know Day in August 2015, Palliative Care SA in conjunction with South Australian Palliative Care Services and The Groundswell Project will hold a cookery challenge that depicts death and dying openly and reminds us that death is a normal part of life. Australians tend to be a little coy about their own mortality and D2K Day provides a great way to respond creatively to a subject that is so often cloaked in euphemisms. 

Funeral or Mourning Cake making is an old tradition. In Yorkshire funeral cakes tied with black crepe were delivered to homes as invitations to funerals, and taking comfort cake to the homes of bereaved families dates back to Anglo Saxon times”. In Northern UK tradition was to bake a cake or biscuit specially to be eaten at funerals. The biscuits were traditionally decorated with a heart symbol to represent the soul of the deceased. 

Purpose: to engage people in a creative project to change community attitudes about death, dying and bereavement.

We invite all cake bakers whether amateur, professional or budding enthusiasts to submit an entry of a cake they have baked and decorated that could be taken along to a funeral tea. The cake can be in any style but all components must be edible. 

All entries will be uploaded onto our Facebook page and website for judging.

Go To Palliative Care South Australia for more details and information

Contact: Tracey Watters

Phone: 08 8271 1643

Email: twatters@pallcare.asn.au

Website: www.pallcare.asn.au

Where:: Online (Facebook and Website)

 

To celebrate Dying to Know Day in August 2015, Healthy Cities Onkaparinga and Fleurieu Cancer Network in conjunction with Palliative Care SA and The Groundswell Project will hold a photo exhibition event that depicts death and dying openly and reminds us that death is a normal part of the life journey. 

We tend to be a little coy about our own mortality and this event will help to respond creatively to a subject that is so often cloaked in euphemisms.

WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO ACHIEVE? 

To create a healthier community by helping people to talk more openly about death and dying as a natural part of life’s journey. 

HOW TO ENTER

We invite all people whether amateur, professional or budding enthusiasts to submit one or more digital photographs featuring a subject from any of the cemeteries within the City of Onkaparinga. You can use any camera (a mobile phone, DSLR or even your favorite digital happy snapper) 

Email to enquiries@healthycitiesonkaparinga.org.au no later than 5pm on 28th August 2015 and include the photographer’s name, address, phone number, email contact, a signed Image Release Form (below). 

All entries must have a subject title with 50 words maximum “why the subject was chosen”

Entries will be uploaded onto our Facebook page entitled

“PASSED-PRESENT-FUTURE – The Graveyards of Onkaparinga

In 2016 photos will be selected to produce an historical and cultural pictorial record of graveyards in the City of Onkaparinga.

Terms and Conditions

  • Open to all residents of South Australia.
  • Photographs must feature a subject from a cemetery situated within the City of Onkaparinga.
  • Decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.All entries will be scrutinized for appropriate content.
  • Entrants must ensure that any photographs submitted that contain images of real people have been taken with the permission of the subject.
  • Entrants must ensure any photographs they submit don’t infringe copyright of any third party or any laws.
  • Entrants must warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work.
  • When submitting your entry an IMAGE RELEASE FORM must be signed and accompany the entry.
  • Submission of an entry means acceptance of these terms and conditions.

RELEASE FORM

 

The Mandala Project: - Growth & Capacity for Love

Presented by the Paediatric Palliative Care Service, over twenty Mandala artworks are on display, created by family members in memory of their precious children and the journey they have travelled.

Creating a mandala is not an exact science. It is a free flowing representation of shapes and colours that are pleasing and resonate with one’s inner world. To create a mandala with intent, around a particular topic, allows a person to dwell with the feelings that are present. This time of contemplation, provides an opportunity to rethink, reorder and reinforce his or her beliefs and thoughts. Mandala can also be beautiful art products that can be powerful reminders of journeys and achievements.

Many Mothers, Fathers, Brothers and Sisters have created a mandala in memory of a precious child. These families were asked to use the mandala to represent the joy, sadness, love and the journey through their child’s illness and death, of bereavement and into the recovery of soul. This final display is a testament to the love, joy and resilience of families, even in the darkest of times. This project is supported by the Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation.

Gallery visits by appointment contact Jill Newman on (08) 84647900

Where: Gallery C at the Women's and Children's Hospital North Adelaide, South Australia

When : During August

Time: 9am - 5pm Mon- Fri

Contact: Jill Newman

Phone: 08 8464 7900

Email: jill.newman@wchfoundation.org.au

Website: teamkids.com.au

 

Queensland

 

WHEN GRAVITY ELUDES ME

Sculptures by Brian Sanstrom

Doctor of Visual Arts candidate, Brian Sanstrom, uses his poignant work to investigate the merging of institution with individual, confronting mortality in pragmatic terms from within an efficient, organised system.

Much has been written about the human condition. From birth to death we all, in a multitude of ways, struggle to assert our independence, our sense of self and to understand our place in the world. When life is coming to an end, either through the natural ageing processes or more particularly when illness besets us, we may choose to contemplate and reflect on our life, and consider its’ significance. Faced with our own mortality, reasoning can often give way to acceptance and finally peace.

It is this zone, somewhere between acknowledging death’s inevitability, remembering and honouring those who have passed, where Brian Sanstrom’s visual arts practice sits. The inanimate objects that inhabit this artist’s practice stand as testament to the physical care of a patient, their bodily communion with medicine and finally their absence from the world as we know it.

PRESENTED BY BRISBANE POWERHOUSE AND GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY

**ends August 2nd**

Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, Visy Foyer, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm

When: TUE 14 JULY–SUN 02 AUGUST, 2015

Time: Mon 9am–5pm, Tue-Sun 9am–9pm

Contact: Cassandra Lehman-Schultz

Phone: 07 3735 6106

Email: c.lehman-schultz@griffith.edu.au

Website: brisbanepowerhouse.org/events/2015/07/14/when-gravity-eludes-me/

 

Staff morning tea. 

Gold Coast Hospital and Health Chaplaincy services are supporting this event

Where: Southport Health Precinct

When: 6th August

Time: 10.30

Name: Helen Clifford

Phone: 07 5687 9028

Email: helen.clifford@health.qld.gov.au

 

Knowing what it means to lose a child and knowing how to support a family whose child has died is difficult.

The Bereavement Support Program based at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and our community partners invite bereaved family members, friends, neighbours and other community supporters to join us to mark ‘Dying to Know Day’ 2015.

Program 
• Arrival and showcase of community partner support 
• Debunking myths around bereavement 
• Parent guest speakers 
• Representatives from our community partners
• Afternoon tea and showcase of community partner support 

What is the purpose of this event? 
To build community capacity around families whose child has died to ensure supporters in their community are also supported in growing their knowledge and understanding of: 
• The experience of loss, grief and bereavement, and 
• ‘How to be a supporter’ for family and friends whose child has died for a lifetime ahead 

Who is invited? 
• Bereaved families whose child has died, their friends, neighbours and community of supporters around them. This may also include school/child care staff, employers and other community members who have been affected by the death of a child. 
• Community service organisations that support families following the death of a child. 

When: Saturday, 8 August,

Time: 2pm - 4pm (1.45pm arrival for 2pm start) 

Where:   Auditorium, Level 7, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital 501 Stanley Street, South Brisbane. 

Access is restricted to staff only after hours. LCCH SW staff will be available on Level 2 to escort attendees to Level 7.

Contact/RSVP Please RSVP by Friday, 31 July to : Leigh Donovan / Alyson Gundry (Bereavement Coordinators) Tel: 1800 080 316 Email: bereavement.ppcs@health.qld.gov.au

Websitehttp://www.compassionatefriendsqld.org.au/dying-to-know.html

 

 

End of life planning information morning with speakers from Spiritual Palliative Care, Drysdale Funerals, Integrated Family Law & Dying With Dignity Queensland.

Join the Facebook page too

When: Friday August 7

Time: 10 am to 12 noon

Where: Drysdale Funerals, 27 Butler Street, Tewantin

Contact: Sharon Tregoning

Phone: 0408340099

Email: peace@SpiritualPalliativeCare.com

Website: spiritualpalliativecare.com/dying-to-know-day-2015/

 

 

 

 

 

An afternoon in the parlour

'DTKD in Brisbane is offering 'An afternoon in the parlour', which will feature three speakers from differing corners of the death, dying and bereavement world. Bruce Wadd, farewell specialist, Natalie Roset, palliative care nurse and Dr. Sarah Winch, ethicist and author of 'Best Death Possible' will be on hand to answer your questions with a Q&A.

Afterwards, the film 'How to die in Oregon', the 2011 Sundance Grand Jury Winner for documentary will be shown, followed up by a 'debrief' death cafe.'

When: August 8th

Where:  New Farm Neighbourhood Centre, New Farm

Time: 1-5pm

Contact: Carly-Jay Metcalfe

Phone: 0400 699 966

email: carlyjay76@gmail.com 

websitewww.carlyjaymetcalfe.com/#!events/curh

 

A Will for the Woods - Film Screening

What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth, musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma. The spirited Clark and his partner Jane, boldly facing his mortality, embrace the planning of a spiritually meaningful funeral and join with a compassionate local cemetarian to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut. 

The film screening will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion and refreshments.

Please join us for this free community event. 

Bookings are essential as places are limited: www.phncountrytocoast.org.au/events

When: Saturday 8th August

Where: Nambour Civic Centre, 52-64 Currie Street, Nambour

Time: 4.00pm - 6.30pm

Contact: Wendy Pearse

Phone: TBA

Email: SC-ServiceGroup-CISAS@health.qld.gov.au

Website: www.phncountrytocoast.org.au/events

 

Well known Author and Grief specialist, Doris Zagdanski, will speak about the many issues surrounding pet loss - a subject which is often not given the significance it deserves. She will share stories and insights from her book, ‘When Pets Die: It’s Alright To Grieve’ and her 30 year career of 

writing and public speaking.

Hear her real life stories, learn from her wisdom, enjoy some delicious 

cupcakes for morning tea and support the RSPCA!

Where: Metropolitan Funerals - 224 newnham Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

When: Monday 17 August 2015

Time: 10:00am

Contact: Zuzanna Napieralski

Phone: 0407107564

Your Email Address: znapieralski@invocare.com.au

Website: www.mygriefassist.com.au

 

Grief educator and author, Doris Zagdanski, is visiting Wynnum to present her popular community seminar, titled ‘Stuck for Words’. This is based on her best selling book and her experiences of working with grieving people for the past 30 years. 

Hear her real life stories and learn the skill of speaking with true empathy from her practical examples. 

This program is ideal for anyone who works with grieving people or if you want to say the right thing to someone you know who is grieving.

Where: George Hartnett Funerals - 39 Bay Terrace, Wynnum

When: Friday 28 August 2015

Time: 10:00am

Contact: Zuzanna Napieralski

Phone: 0407107564

Email: znapieralski@invocare.com.au

Website: www.mygriefassist.com

 

Victoria

 

Dying Matters Forum

A public forum to encourage and support people to explore how they can start thinking and talking about what is a "good" death and reflect on what matters and what they can do to ensure that end of life wishes are respected. The forum includes speaker with a wealth of experience in this field including key note speaker: Molly Carlile AM, FACID, FACN a renowned speaker. Panel members include renowned playwright Alan Hopgood AM, Dr. Pia Inerlandi, Dr. Julie Landvogt and Marion Lau OAM. The event is organised by the Active Ageing Advisory Group with support of the City of Yarra.

www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/Things-to-Do/dying-matters-forum/

When: 21/07/2015

Where: Richmond Town hall Richmond 

Time: 8.45am to 2.30pm

Contact: Rosemarie Speidel 0407537760

Email: speidel@ozemail.com.au 

 

Information/display stand - Advance Care Planning, Death and Dying

Where: Shepparton Marketplace, 110-120 Benalla Road, Shepparton, Vic

Date: Wednesday 5th August, 2015

Time: 10am - 2pm

Contact: Carmel Smith

Phone: (03) 5822 0068

Your Email Address: carmels@hospice.shepparton.net.au

Website: hospice.shepparton.net.au

 

Death Cafe

As part of Dying to Know Day 2015, we will be holding an event that includes a keynote address by Kate Holmes (Palliative Care Nurse Consultant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital), a conversation circle and a Death Cafe where participants can meet and greet and talk freely about all topics related to death and end of life care and choices.
This event is for anyone and everyone with an interest or curiosity around death (and that's all of us really!). There will also be some resources available regarding palliative care in Victoria, home death and natural death care, death doulas, natural/green funeral options and more.

Food and drinks are available from the main bar throughout the even

FACEBOOK event page HERE

When: August 8th

Where Private Dining Room, Edinburgh Castle, 681 Sydney road Brunswick.

Time: 1 - 3.30pm

Contact/RVSP: Kimba Griffith

Phone: 0430 378 388

Email: celebrantkimba@gmail.com

 

Event: Information, discussion, meditation.

When: August 8th

Where: Balnarring

Time: 2-4pm

Contact: Nik Fawcett

Phone: 0421711032

Email: billsa99@yahoo.com.au

 

Death Cafe - Happy River Cafe, Footscray Community Arts Centre

This Death Cafe event is generously supported by the City of Maribyrnong, and Footscray Community Arts Centre. It is held on "Dying to Know Day",  an annual day of action dedicated to bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying & bereavement.     

When: August 8th

Time: 2-4.30pm

Where: Footscray Community Arts Centre

Contact: Peta Murray

RVSP ONLINE HERE

Phone: 0414 534 737

Email: peta@thegroundswellproject.com

 

Death and Dying and You.

Information, resources and people to ask questions of!

Take the "Just In Case" Challenge. Ideas and issues to ponder 'just in case' something dreadful happens. Sadly road accidents, work place accidents, heart attacks, heartbreaking diagnosis and other sudden deaths can happen at any time. End of life planning isn't solely an issue for our elders. Get your plans in order - just in case....

Where: Woodend Pharmacy, High Street, Woodend VIC

When: 8th August 2015

Time: 9am - 1pm

Name: Libby Moloney

Phone: 0354273112

Your Email: libby@naturalgrace.com.au

Website: www.naturalgrace.com.au

 

After a brief introduction on d2kY and what the afternoon may look like. We will be sitting at tables in the beautiful Karwarra gardens and each table will have a topic to discuss eg. ACP, MPOA, Funeral possibilities. Where we would like EOLC and how that may look. Depending on the number of people coming depends on number of topics.

Cafes, sandwiches, tea & coffee will be served by other members of kamdags.

When: 8/8/15

Where: Kalorama

Time: 2pm

Name: Kate O'Dwyer

Phone: 0425 714 594

Email: kodnat@gmail.com

Website: https://kamdags.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/dying-to-know-you-cafe-at-karawarra-gardens/

 

Dying to Know Day Free Information Stall.

A local celebrant and Lawyer have teamed up to provide free information and answer your questions about death, dying and planning ahead. Includes information on wills, power of attorney, advanced care plans, natural death options, funerals, death walkers, green funerals, living wakes, memorials, end of life tributes and ceremonies. 

Sharyn Paul, Celebrant, Peninsula Life Celebrations & Tanya Thistleton, Lawyer, Divorce Logisticks

Where: Rosebud Plaza, 37 McCombe st Rosebud

When: Saturday 8 August

Time of: 12.20pm-2.30pm

Contact: Sharyn Paul

Phone: 0417977072

Email: sharyn@peninsulalifecelebrations.com.au

Website: peninsulalifecelebrations.com.au

 

Hosted by Sharyn Turney. It's an informal event held at the Fernlea Shop of Op, shop 11 Kilvington Drive, Emerald. People can come together, chat about death and dying in a relaxed and safe space, and take home some resources to learn more. Tea,coffee and cake available for purchase on the day.

Where: Shop 11, Kilvington drive, Emerald

When: August 8th

Time: 2pm

Contact: Fernlea House

Phone: (03) 5968 3895

Email: admin@fernlea.com.au

Website: www.fernlea.com.au

 

Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust is providing a free community screening of the international award winning documentary ''A Will for the Woods''.

Following the screening, the Director and Producer, Amy Browne, will provide a Q&A session and the discussion will inform the development of the natural burial area at Bunurong Memorial Park. Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the event.

Where: Springvale Botanical Cemetery Springvale, Victoria

When: 8 August 2015

Time: 1:45pm arrival for 2pm

Contact: Kara Dunn

Phone: 0428 230 533

Email: kara.dunn@smct.org.au

Website: smct.org.au

 

Death Cafe Ballarat inaugural get together is on national ‘’Dying To Know Day’’. 

Death Cafe is a global ‘social franchise’ whose objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’. At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. National "Dying to Know Day" is an open invitation to the community to participate in honest conversations about death, dying and bereavement. 

Our first FREE event will be held at:

The Salon at The Gallery Cafe, Art Gallery of Ballarat

Lydiard Street Ballarat, opposite Regent Cinemas Ballarat

Please message ajantajudd@gmail.com for any queries

Where: Ballarat

When: Saturday 8th August 2015

Time: 10am - 1pm

Contact: Ajanta Judd

Phone: 0430104447

Email: ajantajudd@gmail.com

Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Death-Cafe-Ballarat/1657370357811557

 

Reservoir Neighbourhood House will be hosting an afternoon of activities to commemorate the event. It will be a “High Tea” of activities, presentations, fun & a scrumptious Afternoon Tea

When: Tuesday 11th August

Where: Reservoir Neighbourhood House

Time: 1-3pm

Contact/RSVP: Sonia

Phone: 039462 4611

 

"Community Conversations on Death & Dying" 

This is an informal gathering to discuss death and dying. We are in a beautiful, safe space where we have tea/coffee and cake while we chat freely about a topic, which is often considered taboo. It is facilitated by Virginnia Kingsford of "Into the Heart" with the support of Natural Grace Holistic Funeral Directors and It Takes a Village Inc.

Where: The Sanctuary, Natural Grace, 65 Urquhart Street, Woodend

When: 13th August

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Contact: Virginnia Kingsford

Phone: 0419558658

Email: virginnia@intotheheart.com.au

Website: www.intotheheart.com.au

 

 

Tasmania

 

A Will for the Woods film + 'Our final footprint' Booklet launch

Determined that his last act will be a gift to the planet, a man prepares for his own green burial.
Followed by booklet launch of 'our final footprint- dying simply and sustainably in Tasmania'.

When: Thursday the 23rd of July

Time: 6:30 pm. free community event.
Where: De Chaineaux theatre, school of fine arts, 37 Hunter street Hobart


Contact/bookings: Sarah Dejonge 0409481422

Register via Facebook EVENTS too.

Email: sarah.dejonge@calvarycare.org.au

 

Free Film Screening of 'Love in Our Own Time' and light refreshments

Where: Eaglehawk Neck Tasmania

When : 7th August 2015

Time: 10.30am

Contact: Kate Pendlebury

Phone: 03 6208 0500

Your Email Address: kpendlebury@thedistrictnurses.org.au

Website: www.hospiceathome.org.au

 

 

 

Scones, Jam & Cream @ Burnie LINC

Call in for a cuppa, scones and a chat or simply check out the amazing 'Mourning the Missing' exhibition created to raise awareness for National Missing Persons Week 2nd to 8th August 2015.

Grief and Loss information, a list of community resources and free 'Dying to Know' books will be available. 

This event is funded by the Better Access to Palliative Care Program via TAHPC's Networking End of Life Care Across Tasmania project.

When : Saturday 8th August

Time: 10 am till 11 am

Where: Burnie LINC Alexander Street, Burnie Tas.

Name: Christina Bosly-Pask

Phone: 03 6231 2799

Email: admin@tahpc.org.au

Website: www.tas.palliativecare.org.au

 

You are invited to attend morning tea on Dying To Know Day.

Dying to Know Day is an annual day of action dedicated to bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement. This is an informal gathering to encourage and support people to explore how they can start thinking and talking about death and suicide in our community. As many of you may be aware Tasmania has been experiencing very high suicide rates in recent times. An informal discussion of this issue is the first step in solving it.

Please come along and share your thoughts, concerns and possible solutions.

When: Midday, Saturday 8th of August, 2015

Where: The Studio, Inveresk - the concrete bunker located just outside Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Inveresk

Refreshments provided. If you are able please bring a plate to share. If you would like to talk at this event please just come along and join the discussion or alternatively get in touch to ask how we can help you get your message across. 

For all enquires please contact:

Contact: Joanna Pinkiewicz or Karen Revie

Email: jopinkiewicz@gmail.com + karenrevie@interweaveart 

Phone: 0448 700 820 +  0400020448

Website: Interweavearts.com.au

If you would like to contribute images or quotes on this theme towards a slideshow which will be projected on the day please email JPGs to holographiclounge@gmail.com

Full disability access provided.

 

Paper Garments for the Grave - The Film & The launch of the Ulverstone Neighbourhood House's song adaptation "Let's Talk about Death Baby" will be happening too.

Join some of the artists for a Free community screening of this film (20 minutes), followed by a 'World Cafe' style conversation afternoon - theme, Advanced Care Planning, while enjoying coffee and cake!

RSVP's are essential:  admin@tahpc.org.au

This event is funded by the Australian Government's Better Access to Palliative Care Program via TAHPC's Networking End of Life Care Across Tasmania project.

When : Saturday 8th August

Time: 1.30 - 3.30

Where: Gnomon Pavilion, Wharf Road, Ulverstone Tas

Name: Christina Bosly-Pask

Phone: 03 6231 2799

Email: admin@tahpc.org.au

Website: www.tas.palliativecare.org.au

 

TAHPC will hold the first of their Death@the Pub series 'dying For a Beer'

This By Invitation event will see Journalists and Bloggers, Broadcasters and Writers join Dying to Know Day Ambassador and Nationally renowned ‘Death Talker’ Molly Carlile AM at a Dying to Know Day Exclusive Event.

This is a personal invitation to the story tellers and news gatherers of our town to explore their thoughts, feelings and fears about their death and end of life care.

When: 7 August 2015

Time: 5pm - 8pm

Where: The New Sydney Hotel Bathurst St Hobart & The cock and Bull Launceston

Name: Christina Bosly-Pask

Phone: 03 6231 2799

Email: admin@tahpc.org.au

Website: www.tas.palliativecare.org.au

 

"Get it done. But make it fun." 

Small gathering of acquaintances interested in ensuring our end of life care is as defined as possible. We will be pooling our knowledge about Advanced Care Planning, Advanced Care Directives, Enduring Guardianship and green funerals over lunch, wine and cake. Then we will reconvene in a fortnight for the second session (after people have had a chance to think about the options) to actually put pen to paper.

When: July 29th and August 9th

Time: 1pm (both)

Where: Penguin

Contact: Lyndal Thorne

Phone: 0438 313 045

Email: lyndalthorne@live.com.au 

 

SUCH IS LIFE (AND DEATH)

Such is Life is inviting Island Care residents to share their “life lessons” and what they might express to loved ones before their end of life.

When: August 8th

Where: Island Care - Coroneagh Park, Penguin TAS

Contact: Chris Mead

Phone: 0439 614 186

Email: creature.tales@bigpond.com

Websitecreaturetales.com.au

 

A Will for the Woods - Devonport

With poignancy and unexpected humor, A Will for the Woods portrays the last days of a multifaceted advocate – and one community's role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement. As the film follows Clark's dream of leaving a legacy in harmony with timeless cycles, environmentalism takes on a profound intimacy. 

Were you aware Devonport had land set aside? A panel discussion will be held following the film.

'Our Final Footprint - dying simply and sustainably in Tasmania' will be available on the night.

RSVP Essential: Register on the Facebook page HERE

Where: The Gateway Inn, 16 Fenton St, Devonport, Tas

When: Saturday 8th August

Time: 6.30pm

Contact: Christina Bosly-Pask

Phone: 03 6231 2799

Email: admin@tahpc.org.au

Website: www.tas.palliativecare.org.au

 

Hospice@HOME are holding a film screening as part of the D2K Day events for all The District Nursing staff.

Love in Our Own Time is a documentary on the big things in life: birth, love, and death. Holding a 21st century mirror to who we are, the film follows ordinary Australians, bearing witness to lives beginning and ending, and capturing moments, both simple and sublime, that compose the lives we lead. This is a journey to the heart of what it is to be human, giving us pause to reflect on the lives we lead.

Where: The District Nurses 2 Birdwood Avenue Moonah, Tas

When: 13th August 2015

Time: 3pm

Contact: Kate Pendlebury

Phone: 03 6208 0500

Email: kpendlebury@thedistrictnurses.org.au

Website: www.hospiceathome



 

The District Nurses and hospice@HOME are joining together the Hospice volunteers, Community Health Burnie & Palliative Care Tasmania, to deliver a Death inspired exhibition in Burnie at their local Centro shopping centre.

Displays will encourage and inspire members of the Burnie community to have end of life discussions as part of Dying to Know Day events

Where: Burnie, Tasmania - Centro Shopping Centre

When: 13th August 2015

Time: 10am

Contact: Kate Pendlebury

Phone: 036208 0500

Email: kpendlebury@thedistrictnurses.org.au

Website: www.hospiceathome.org.au

 

The District Nurses hospice@HOME are holding a death inspired trivia night, bringing to life conversations around death, dying and bereavement.

Where: Carlyle Hotel,Hobart, Tasmania

When: 20th August 2015

Time: 6pm-8.30pm

Contact: Kate Pendlebury

Phone: 03 6208 0500

Email: kpendlebury@thedistrictnurses.org.au

Website: www.hospiceathome.org.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International

 

We're hosting the first Death Cafe in Plant City, Florida.

When : August 8, 2015

Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Address: 1914 Plant City High School Community Center

Name: Lisa Riley-Shepherd

Phone: 813-763-5666

Email: larshephard@gmail.com

Website: www.facebook.com/lalunadeathcafeplantcity

 

 

Dying to Know, Oxford, is proud to offer a Coffee Mourning at Barefoot Books 

6th August 2015 at 10.30am 

Come along for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat with the Coffee Mourning team. We provide a relaxed, informal and safe space for you to pose all the questions you have about Funerals, but were afraid to ask. The Coffee Mourning team are experienced Death Care Educators,

Celebrants and Undertakers and have recently launched the Home Funeral Network. Join us to find out how a Home Funeral could help and support you and your family. 

When : Thursday 6th August

Where: Barefoot Books Studio, 294 Banbury Road Summertown, Oxfordshire

Time : 10.30

Contact:

Claire Turnham, Only with Love - 00 447881641583

or

Dee Ryding, Divine Ceremony - 00 447989 402 476

Email: claire@onlywithlove.co.uk

Website: www.facebook.com/homefuneralnetwork.org

 

 

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Mortality Monologues: A Night of Death and Storytelling

Join us for an evening of death stories - fictitious and personal alike. 

This Parlor event is in commemoration of Dying to Know Day. D2K Da  is dedicated to bringing to life conversations and community actions about death, dying and bereavement. In our first-ever installment of Mortality Monologues, we invite you to share your stories with us. 

If you would like to recite a favorite death poem or passage, relay a personal grief anecdote that you have a yearning to get off your chest, or if you'd prefer to facilitate a dialogue about mourning with the audience - we utter a resounding "yes" to all. 

Mortality Monologues will be graciously hosted by Woolly Mammoth Antiques, Oddities & Resale in the heart of Andersonville. Come for the skulls, stay for the stories. 

As always, we here at The Parlor only require that you come with an open mind, an abundance of curiosity, and all of the mortality questions you have been so eager to ask. 

 

Date: 8th August
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Woolly Mammoth Antiques, Oddities & Resale

1513 W Foster Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

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Death Café in San Antonio

Where: La Taza Coffee House

When: August 8th

Time: 4-6 PM

Contact: Ana Bendaña

Phone: (210) 818-2819

Email: anabendana@gmail.com

 

Conversations with death... meeting after death

In 2015 year the beginning, I created a group that met in once a week for 7 weeks was called "conversations with death." Today we will have our "meeting after death" to celebrate life and how much was more beautiful to live after these conversations!

Where: São Paulo - Brazil

When : 08/08/2015

Time: 15:30

Name: Ana Claudia Arantes

Phone: +5511992076600

Email: anacarantes@gmail.com

Website: www.humanavida.com.br

 

Death Cafe St Louis

Community members will have a chance to discuss all topics, ideas and concerns that are death/dying focused. There will be materials and resources available for anyone wanting to know how to create a will, prepare their family for their death, how to designate a power of attorney and much more!

Where: Cafe Ventana, St. Louis, MO

When : 08/10/15

Time: 7 - 9 pm

Name: Tracy Gomillion

Phone: 314-477-7564

Email: tracygomillion@gmail.com

Website: www.facebook.com/thewillowfoundatio

 

Atlow Eco Death Cafe

This outdoor Death Cafe will be held privately at a family camp, nestled in nature within the heart of a thriving organic, ecological community in a very quiet and beautiful part of rural Derbyshire, UK .

Facilitated by Claire Turnham. Claire is the founder of Only With Love. OWL’s mission is to educate and guide individuals and families who wish to care for their own at death, according to their spiritual and/or cultural beliefs, in ways which honour the person who has died and their living loved ones. www.onlywwithlove.co.uk 

Breathe in the earth, the trees, the flowers... Breathe in the plants, the minerals, the animals... Breathe in the ocean, the lakes, the streams... Breathe in the air, the sky, the clouds... Breathe in the sun, the moon, the stars... Remind yourself... "I AM THIS" Tutte Peever

Where: Atlow, Derbyshire, UK

When: Monday 10 August

Time: 2pm to 3.30pm

Name: Claire Turnham

Phone: 00447881641583

Email: claire@onlywithlove.co.uk

Website: www.onlywithlove.co.uk

 

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