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Dead Meet: Online Networking & Dating for the Death Industry

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Ever found it difficult to talk to non-industry friends about your job? Dead Meet aims to change that.

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You Only Die Once

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It’s May and that means Dying Matters Awareness Week is fast approaching.

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For the fifth year running, the Dying Matters Coalition, set up to promote the public’s awareness of dying, death and bereavement, will be running events across the UK from May 12th to the 18th.

This year’s theme is ‘You Only Die Once’. Its aim is to get people to take control over their end of life arrangements by encouraging people to start talking about and planning for death.  Events will help participants make an action plan by promoting will writing, planning for both funerals and end of life care as well as how to inform loved ones of your final wishes.

There are lots of events to get you talking about death in the Capital and you don’t have to wait for the 12th to get started.

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Live Blog: Imagining the Future of Medicine

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Dara Ó Briain, with special guest Jay Walker of TEDMED, will host the Imagining the Future of Medicine Conference at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The conference will feature speakers at the forefront of medicine who will explore how we can make the future of medicine brighter. The list of speakers is awe inspiring, including our most anticipated speaker, Katherine Sleeman, who will talk about how to have a good death. Watch a livestream of the event here and check out the highlights in our live blog. All the action begins at 14:00 BST, join us for what promises to be an enlightening afternoon.

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Review: The Nine O’Clock Slot

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“’This slot’s the early slot, the no budget, no frills slot. Low grade and high shame, the slot that no one wants. Welcome, to the ‘The Nine O’Clock Slot’”

Ice&fire’s production, The Nine O’Clock Slot, explores the taboo and often ignored subject of death through the little spoken of practice of ‘paupers’ funerals’ or common graves.

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The Nine O’Clock Slot Preview

The Nine O'Clock Slot

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Unfortunately, the post-show discussion has been cancelled. The organisers assure us it will be rescheduled, when it is PreparedLondon will be there to bring it to you live! Watch this space for details.

Join us on Thursday the 17th of April as we live blog a post-show conversation with the Writers, Annecy Lax and Hannah Davies, and Director, Lisa Spirling, of The Nine O’Clock Slot.

The Nine O’Clock Slot explores the rise of modern ‘paupers’ funerals’ in the UK. Based on real events, the production uses imaginative and immersive theatre to confront life in the face of death. The show runs until Saturday April 19th at the Red Gallery in Shoreditch.

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‘Death Cafés’: an alternative way of confronting mortality

It’s just gone 6pm, it is March, and it is dark. People are trickling into a small room off Russell Square. They have their names checked against a guest list and are swiftly ushered over to the other end of the room, where a small table stands covered with refreshments and bright-coloured snacks. Continue reading

10 inspiring funeral venues for 10 of London’s religious denominations

For the bereaved, funerals are upsetting and emotional events at the best of times. Having just lost a loved one, the stress of planning and organising their funeral often seems like an unsurmountable task. Continue reading

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