Facilitator

Ed Gillespie, Good Grief Speaker

If you enjoyed our events, a year-long subscription to The Grief Channel will get you on-demand access to 60+ hours of content from Good Grief Festival 2020 and soon 40+ hours of content from Good Grief Festival 2021 for just £20. You’ll also get access to The Grief School featuring regular monthly events with Julia Samuel and others, and a huge catalogue of talks, workshops and webinars which you can filter to provide you with relevant content specific to your experience of grief or bereavement. And, most importantly, you’ll be funding future Good Grief events! All events from Good Grief (March 27th and 28th) will be available with captions from Friday, April 2nd.

Ed Gillespie is a writer, communications specialist, serial entrepreneur and futurist. He is the author of Only Planet, a book about his circumnavigation of the globe without getting on a plane, which the Independent described as allowing ‘the world’s flaws and beauty to seep into your soul’.

Ed co-presents two leading podcasts, The Great Humbling with Dougald Hine, and Jon Richardson and the Futurenauts – How to survive the Apocalypse with comedian Jon Richardson and fellow reluctant futurist Mark Stevenson.

Ed lost both his father and brother in the last four years, and has been confronting the unfolding climate emergency for the last twenty. He is fascinated by the role of grief and loss in radical hope and transformation, and recently wrote the foreword to a new book A Guide to Eco-Anxiety on the topic.

Climate Grief image of dead coral

Grieving for our Planet