Outline of Festival of Life and Death events..
This post was edited to show the latest situation on 14 Aug.
Events are generally free to attend.
Donations welcome, towards FoLaD or related local initiatives.
Local donations will go to local causes decided by FoLaD event leaders/organizers.
If you want to organize your own FoLaD event please do, or simply use the FoLaD branding for an existing event to show your support.
Leicester and Leicestershire
Haymarket Theatre – Saturday 8th September about 2-5pm – speakers/acts/bands – including Refuge, Daryl Kirkland, David Parkin, Freddie Ferrier, LALU. https://www.haytheatre.com/
Leicester Soft Touch Arts – arts/music event(s) of some sort or other – http://www.soft-touch.org.uk/
Leicester Soundhouse – live music – http://www.soundhouseleicester.co.uk/
Leicester – The Musician – live music in support of FoLaD, in some way or another.
Leicester – The Shed – live music in support of FoLaD, in some way or another.
Leicester Prison – collaborative project with Soft Touch Arts.
Leicester College – under consideration.
Leicestershire (county) – On/around 8th September – various events in Blaby, Hinckley and elsewhere in Leicestershire county. Details available locally and on social media.
Leicestershire – Equine therapy/assisted learning – FoLaD open days at Horses for Causes, Blaby – http://www.soarvalleywestern.co.uk/ and Spirit at Play, Illston on the Hill – https://www.facebook.com/SpiritAtPlayBirchavenEquineAssistedLearningCentre/ – these are extraordinary facilities with wonderful horses, healing, wellness, and people.
NW Leicestershire – music festival FoLaD/You’ve got a Friend – https://www.ygafleicestershire.co.uk/
Saturday 8th September – Shelley Theatre – The first major satellite event to be established – https://www.facebook.com/FoLaDBournemouth/
A local event that grew from the main Bournemouth Shelley Theatre satellite event build-up.
Various events at Respace venues including the Craftory in London Silvertown Docklands, and Cultural Assembly Southend – http://portal.respaceprojects.org/
Respace is an extraordinary proven concept for the use of empty buildings, sustainability, social enterprise, societal wellbeing, re-imagining rethinking and innovating future cities and the built environment, and lots more..
This was under consideration for w/c 10th Sept 2018 but sadly we’ve been unable to resource/support such a big undertaking.
Hopefully another time we’ll see a Festival of Life and Death/Thrive event – watch this space.. https://thriveldn.co.uk/
FoLaD-affiliated festival of sorts will happen at Turtle Lodge – https://www.ransomwood.co.uk/news-events/turtle-lodge-festival/ and http://www.turtlelodgehealing.co.uk/
Details to be confirmed. In affiliation with World Health Innovation Summit – http://www.worldhealthinnovationsummit.com/
And other locations.. Details to be announced – in association with Sahara Healthcare Services – https://www.facebook.com/saharahealth/ – http://www.shcs.co.in/about-us.aspx – and Red Elephant Foundation – http://www.redelephantfoundation.org/
Details to be announced – in association with CEEOIndia – http://www.ceeoindia.org.in/
Details to be announced – in association with Afghanistan Institute of Peace – http://afgip.org/
Details to be announced – in association with Meditrain networks –
Yoga and music – https://dhammaandco.com.au/
More happening and emerging… New Zealand, Ireland, USA, Southend UK, Lancashire UK, Corby UK, Boston UK.
Individual events will be added to this page and a search tool added too.
Anyone is free to establish a FoLaD event.
For large gatherings please ensure trained listeners such as Samaritans are present if vulnerable/grieving people might need professional support.
Otherwise, FoLaD is based on the long-established fact that communities and friendships are very much able to offer mutual help, comfort and support.
FoLaD seeks to de-stigmatize and break taboos, by encouraging and enabling people to talk about mental health, suicide, death, bereavement, etc.
It is good to talk and listen. As human beings we can all listen and give support.
What’s dangerous is not talking.