The Whitworth, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER
To mark Dying Matters Awareness Week 2017 which runs from 8 – 14 May, we have organised an Art Exhibition and Celebration Event to take place on Thursday 11 May 2017 at The Whitworth, The University of Manchester.
This will be a day full of activity and opportunity, with the aim of raising awareness on how important it is to think ahead and have “Big Conversations” in relation to palliative and end of life care.
There will be live performances of nationally recognised productions – Homeward Bound and Bounce Back Boy by Brian Daniels. Find out more about the productions here.
A market place will run alongside the exhibition which will hold various workshops to get people interacting which will include the following ¦ create memory boxes ¦ walk and talk ¦ artist audience ¦ hand massage ¦ interactive blackboard to record people’s one wish to fulfil before they die ¦ Dying Matters film showings.
All art work displayed will come from our work with local communities across Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire, from organisations such as hospices, schools, colleges, care homes, community groups, hospitals and local partners.
There will also be the opportunity to find out about the benefits of complementary therapies and sign up for taster sessions (hand and feet massages). These will last approximately 10–15mins each, and booked on a first come first served basis on the day.
The Whitworth is currently exhibiting Grey Granular Fist, an audio piece from the series Afterlife by artist French and Mottershead in Gallery 3 – an immersive digital artwork that transports the listener via intimate stories to the body’s decomposition after death. Experience throughout the day in listening chairs; imagine the body as an object – visceral and invasive – as it dries out in the gallery’s carefully controlled environment.
|08:30 – 10:00am||Arrival and set up (stall holders and organising committee only)|
|10:15 – 10:30am||Welcome and Official Opening – Claire Henry, Chief Executive, The National Council for Palliative Care|
|10:30am||Market Place now open|
|11:00am||Art Garden and Park Tour|
|11:00 – 11:45am||Bounce Back Boy by Brian Daniels|
|12:00 – 12:30pm||Mexican Day of the Dead Cookie Workshop|
|12:30 – 1:00pm||Creating a Memory Box
|1:00 – 2:00pm||Homeward Bound by Brian Daniels|
|1:00pm||Art Garden and Park Tour|
|1:00 – 2:00pm||Here and Now: Art and Mindfulness|
|2:00 – 3:00pm||Dying to Live Again in Ancient Egypt|
|2:30 – 3:30pm||Homeward Bound by Brian Daniels|
|3:30 – 4:00pm||Mexican Day of the Dead Cookie Workshop|
|4:00 – 4:30pm||Creating a Memory Box
|4:00 – 5:00pm||Cloth as a Materialisation of Loss and Grief|
|4:30 – 5:15pm||Bounce Back Boy by Brian Daniels|
|6:00 – 8:30pm||Strange Ways to Meet Death – Printmaking Workshop|
|6:30 – 6:45pm||Choir|
|6:45 – 7:00pm||Chairs Comments – Tony Bonser, Trustee, The National Council for Palliative Care|
|7:00 – 7:15pm||Acoustic Session – John Herring, Singer/Songwriter|
|7:15 – 7:30pm||Choir|
Michelle Davies ¦ Events Manager ¦ GMEC SCNs ¦ GMHSCP firstname.lastname@example.org