Welcome to the Landscape of Grief - 2 Hours at Crossbones Graveyard

  • Sat 24th Sep 2022, 2:30pm – 4:30pm UK time (UTC +01:00)
  • London, UK
creativity death embodiment healing and wellbeing grief love self-connection loss dealing with grief bereavement outdoors garden remembrance honouring the outcast belonging welcoming
Hosted by The Psychedelic Society
Activity Embracing Grief
Local group London
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Enquiries to welcome@loveandloss.co.uk
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Location

Crossbones Graveyard and Garden of Remembrance
Redcross Way, London SE1 1TA

For more information about this special space and its history, follow this link: https://www.bost.org.uk/crossbones-graveyard
and here: https://crossbones.org.uk/ .

Welcoming the Outcast

We see the landscape of grief as much broader than bereavement. People often feel that grief itself is not welcome. It includes a huge range of feelings that may show up in response to any loss, change, or challenge. Crossbones Graveyard has a long history of providing space to welcome that which has been excluded in other places. We will come together in this unique space to explore and welcome the outcast – in ourselves, in our experience, in the wider world. How that shows up in each person will be different.

Workshop Outline

We will offer a brief introduction to the landscape of grief, and offer a series of exercises to inspire thoughtful reflection, personal creative responses, symbolic ritual and group solidarity. Everything we offer is optional, and we welcome people taking care of their needs in the space. No skill or previous experience is necessary.

Is This For Me?

Would you like to spend time in Crossbones’ Garden of Remembrance engaging in creative reflection? Have you ever experienced not belonging, or the grief that comes with loss or change? Perhaps you wish to honour someone or something, past, present or future. Or just spend time with others in this special place. If any or all of these ring true, we’d love to welcome you.

Cost

We will invite people to make a cash donation on the day to support Crossbones Graveyard and Garden of Remembrance.

Bio

Sarah and Tony Pletts work with creativity and ceremony to hold grief and celebrate connection. They live unconventional lives in Hackney with partner and chosen family.  Their formal Apprenticeship to Grief began in 2019, since when they have held many Grief Tending events. For more information see their website: https://www.loveandloss.co.uk/ .

Information for participants:

We will be working outdoors, so please bring appropriate clothing. There are some chairs, but we recommend bringing something for comfort if you choose to sit on the ground. We will suggest moving around the garden, but this could be minimal. Please note there are uneven surfaces. Art materials will be included. You are welcome to bring drinks and snacks.

Crossbones itself is wheelchair accessible but unfortunately there are certain areas of the site that are not. Please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements that we can help you with. 

ENQUIRIES: Sarah: welcome@loveandloss.co.uk

This workshop is inclusive to everyone regardless of age (18+), ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs and otherwise.
 

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