I’m currently nearing the end of what has been a wonderful project –
UNFORGETTABLE: Stories, comedy and songs about Life, Death and Sticky Toffee Pudding.
I’m working with Ruth Graham, who is a comedian and musician but also a funeral celebrant. She has conducted more than five hundred funerals to date! Together we created a show and two workshops, and we’ve been touring them around various venues in the West Midlands.
The project is essentially about remembering unforgettable people. We’ve been teaching people how to shape and share a story that celebrates a life, and explore how meeting someone unforgettable can shape our own life. And it’s all been great fun!! Lots of laughter. The project was timed to tie-in with Death Awareness Week, and the mention of that on the publicity clearly put many people off coming, which was a great shame. But keeping that connection quiet would have gone against the whole point of Death Awareness Week, which is to bring it out into the open and encourage people to talk 🙂
We have loved doing it, that’s for sure. If you’d like to hear more about it, here’s a link to the Unforgettable site: http://www.unforgettablestories.co.uk