York’s
Dead Good
Festival

 

10th – 16th May 2021

 

A Festival for the Living

In celebration of Dying Matters Awareness Week

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About the Festival

When it comes to conversations about death, it always seems too early until it’s too late. As a society, we’re not particularly good at talking about these things. York’s Dead Good Festival takes place each year in May, to coincide with Dying Matters Awareness Week, with the aim of encouraging people to be more open about dying, death and bereavement. The festival will encourage people to express themselves in different ways, whilst giving advice and support on a number of practical matters. Join us for events throughout York including performances, informative talks, crafts, discussions, and more, many of which are free.

We want the people of York and surrounding areas to buck the trend and take their own lives, their own end of lives, and the end of the lives of loved ones into their own hands. It can be uncomfortable, painful, and even scary, but it’s also important – and it can be invigorating doing it together in the open.

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