Taking the fear out funerals, Leverton & Sons Open Day.
Sun May 18th, noon to 5pm
Leverton & Sons will be opening their doors for the first time in 225 years with a full day of fascinating talks, art and activities. At 1:00pm the topic is ‘Documenting Death’: three photographers, Briony Campbell, Priscilla Etienne and Miranda Hutton will show us how photography enters the intimate world of death. At 3:00 we’ll be asking the question; “What on earth are we doing with death?’: philosopher academics David Waters (‘The School of Life’) and Mark Cousins (Columbia University and The Architectural Association) will be discussing how in a secular age we can manage death and loss.
Additionally you can meet a funeral director, explore a photography exhibition, watch documentary films, see Jake the Poet perform, delve into the ledgers of noteable funerals (George Orwell, Sylvia Plath and Anna Freud among others), take a limousine ride, enjoy the BBQ food, and learn how to carry a coffin properly!
All welcome. This is a free event (including free BBQ) at Leverton & Sons - 212 Eversholt Street NW1 1BD, near Mornington Crescent tube. Part of Dying Matters Awareness Week.
For more information contact Leverton & Son: Lori MacKellar 0207 387 6075 or Mark Wilcox on 07808580668