Good Grief Journal

Good Grief, Bristol

05.12.2019


A new festival to help people talk, think and learn about grief will launch in Bristol next May. Good Grief, Bristol is a week-long festival (May 11th to 17th) bringing together speakers, film screenings, exhibitions, workshops, music, spoken word, a pop-up shop and a Memory Kitchen.

Funded by the Wellcome Trust, Good Grief is a collaboration between the University of Bristol and charities, bereavement services and cultural venues across the city including St Peter’s Hospice, Creative Youth Network, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Arnos Vale cemetery, Off The Record and Winston’s Wish.

The festival will involve dozens of events across the city – including a full weekend of events at Colston Hall, a conference at the University of Bristol and film screenings at Watershed. The initial programme will be announced in late January.

We are now welcoming applications from organisations and individuals who would like to host community events as part of the Good Grief. Funding is available to support community events and interested organisations can find out more here. The closing date for applications is January 31st.

“Grief affects everyone, yet people often don’t know how to react when someone is bereaved, and those grieving can feel isolated,” said festival founder, Dr Lucy Selman of the University of Bristol’s Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group.

“We’re thrilled to bring Good Grief, Bristol to the city. The festival will provide many opportunities to explore this universal human experience, as well as offering unique ways to share stories and remember those who have died.”

Good Grief, Bristol (May 11th to 17th 2020) is a new festival to help people talk, think and learn about grief. With dozens of events taking place all over Bristol, Good Grief will bring together speakers, film screenings, exhibitions, workshops, music, spoken word, a pop-up shop and a Memory Kitchen. To find out more, visit our homepage

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