Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TH
Lucy & Tora will be discussing the funeral industry throughout the ages, from the lavish ceremonies of the Victorian era to the creative memorials of the present day. They'll also be discussing mortality and exploring "doing death right". PRE-BOOKING RECOMMENDED
Tora Colwill established The Modern Funeral (a funeral service operating in Brighton) to offer people more control of their funeral experience - guiding them to choose the options that are right for them and supporting them to be more involved in the process - to make the funeral experience as positive and cost-effective as it can be. Simplifying things can leave more room for emotions and lead to a more personal, meaningful funeral and healthy bereavement.
Lucy Coleman Talbot is co-founder of Death and the Maiden, a feminist website that examines the relationship between women and death. She is author of Little Book of Maudism, and a volunteer warden at the Crossbones Graveyard in Southwark, London. She is currently on an MPhil/PhD studentship examining the Crossbones at the University of Winchester. Lucy is interested in myth, ritual, community heritage and social justice.
● Saturday 15 September: 1330-1430
Whilst booking it not essential, it is highly recommended. Priority will be given to those who have pre-booked.
Max 80 people per tour/session. 45 minute talk with opportunity for audience Q&A.