11 May 2014 14:00 - 15:30
This May walk is on York Cemetery history and includes information about people buried in the cemetery for those interested in the history of the site.
The walk will start at 2pm and lasts for about 75 minutes. The walk finishes with tea/coffee in the chapel so you can relax and ask questions of the tour leader and enjoy the chapel. The walk will start from the cemetery gatehouse so please arrive here for the start time.
Venue: York Cemetery on Cemetery Road. Near the city centre of York, Cemetery Road is off the A19. There is ample parking on the Cemetery drive.
This is an externally organized event.
No Booking Needed.
Price: Adults £2.50, children and Friends of York Cemetery £1
13 May 2014 11:00 - 13:00
This death café is an opportunity to discuss thoughts, attitudes and questions about death and dying in a welcoming and open environment with free cakes and drinks provided.
As an affiliate of the global Death Cafe movement that encourages society to talk about death over tea and cake: www.deathcafe.com
It is not a support group, therapy or counselling. There is no agenda, and we are not here to promote any particular view. We are just happy to discuss all aspects of death.
Facilitators: Penny Worth is a clinical ethicist, a Methodist minister, and a former GP who will be joined by David Worth who is a recently retired hospital doctor.
Friargate Quaker Meeting House in the Library
14 May 2014 19:30 - 22:00
A play which combines beautiful puppetry, new writing and documentary material to tell a moving and darkly comic tale which explores whether the way we kill animals teaches us anything about our own demise.
To be followed by a discussion for those who want to stay afterwards. Discussants will include Tom Cornford (Theatre, Film and Television Department, University of York); Stephen Holland, Philosophy Department, University of York), Jake Oldershaw (Co-Artistic Director of Untied Artists) , Steve Johnstone (Director of the show) and Ben Gaskell (Minster Vets).
Friargate Theatre, Riding Lights, Lower Friargate, York YO1 9SL
Box Office: 01904 613000
Price: Tickets: Admission £10 Concessions £8
16 May 2014 14:00 - 16:00
In this session Celia and Jenny highlight their collaborations with artists, including three sonnets by one of the North’s foremost poets, James Nash. A highlight of the afternoon will be two short (10 min) performances from Eliza Gregory of her newly composed ‘coma music’ – based in part on listening to clips from Celia’s and Jenny’s interviews with families.
What is it is like to be in a long-term ’coma’ - a vegetative or minimally conscious state? Or to have a family member who is? Come and meet Celia and Jenny Kitzinger whose sister, Polly, was in a coma after being very severely injured in a car crash five years ago. Polly was not fully conscious again for two years. Celia and Jenny set up a research project with colleagues at York and Cardiff Universities to try to understand how decisions are made about severely brain injured patients in the context of modern medicine, how families cope with the situation, and what the implications are for all of us. They have interviewed more than 60 people with experience of having a loved one in a long-term coma, and have collaborated with their interviewees to produce a Postcard Exhibition, which will be on display this afternoon. In this session Celia and Jenny highlight their collaborations with artists, including three sonnets by one of the North’s foremost poets, James Nash. A highlight of the afternoon will be two short (10 min) performances from Eliza Gregory of her newly composed ‘coma music’ – based in part on listening to clips from Celia’s and Jenny’s interviews with families.