Stir the Pot - Morsels for living, dying and social change
A night of presentations, provocations & discussion about innovative end of life & after death care practices. Invited presenters will speak to their area of practice, art form or idea for social change and innovation. This event is designed to open up new possibilities and new discourse around death, dying and bereavement practices.
It is for practitioners as well as for interested citizens, keen to have more open conversations about end of life issues and how this aspect of our lives can be better for all involved.
Come 'stir the pot' and experience new possibilities and new discourses.
Kerrie Noonan – Director of Groundswell, will speak to dying and death by engaging the audience in a game of 'Go wish' an innovative card game that helps open up these conversations we are out of practice in having,
Victoria Spence - Director ofLife, speaking to her practice of ‘Integrating end of life and after death care’ and introducing ‘cooling tables’ I have imported from the Netherlands that allow for innovation in after death care allowing families and
communities to take advantage of the 5 day vigil afforded them in the NSW
Health Department Regulations before they need to call a Funeral Director thus affording people some much needed time to lay down social and community practices.
Steve Lawerence - ASIX CEO and Festival Director will speak to living with dying from the inside of our healthcare and palliative care services.
Trish O’Hara – is a ‘certified’ foodie with a love of stirring the pot with family, friends and colleagues. Her offering will be small delicious morsels of shared connections between food, death, dying and bereavement practices with a dash of empathy, a pinch of common sense and a liberal splash of heart.
Colleen Kennedy - Co-founder and Director of The Threshold Choir that sing for people who are dying, people who are recovering, people in comas, and for newborn babies in hospital intensive care units will speak to this and perform some songs from their repertoire.
Places are strictly limited.
Weave Arts Centre - CarriageWorks precinct 231 Wilson St, North Eveleigh NSW 2015