Basic early outline of Festival of Life and Death events..
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 afternoon/tea-time through to about 10pm – speakers/acts/bands – including Refuge, Heartland Roots Band, Daryl Kirkland, David Parkin, Freddie Ferrier, and Yazar Ahmadzai (founder of Afghanistan Institute of Peace). https://www.haytheatre.com/
University of Leicester (George Davies Centre) – Saturday 8th September (ideally a few days pre/post 8th) for exhibited artworks – art and healing/therapeutic concepts and speakers, workshops, etc. https://www2.le.ac.uk/colleges/medbiopsych/research/public-engagement-1/health-matters/wellbeing-matters/mental-health-and-wellbeing
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 Prison – under consideration.
Leicester College – under consideration.
Leicestershire (county) – On/around 8th September – various events in Blaby, Enderby, Hinckley and elsewhere in Leicestershire county. Details will appear in this events section.
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 – 8th September – a free joint-event 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/
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..
Under consideration – Festival of Life and Death young people’s film festival and related FoLaD activities – 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. Likely 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.