Information on the weekend of special events, talks, workshops and performances is here on the Southbank Centre’s website.
Our event is as follows, with entry gained with the Saturday Festival Day Pass.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Funerals (but Were Afraid to Ask)
3 – 4pm, The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
When 22 year old Josh Harris-Edmonds died in 2011, the Harris-Edmonds family lost a beloved brother and son. The first thing they realised was that funerals are for the living. They arranged the funeral themselves and made a beautiful film of the ceremony. This special event is held on the anniversary of Josh’s funeral, with a panel including Josh’s mother Jane and his half-brother Joe who will show ‘Beyond Goodbye’ – a trailer for the film documenting Josh’s funeral. They will be joined by Charles Cowling of the Good Funeral Guide, and funeral directors including Chandu Tailor who specialises in Hindu and Sikh funerals. The panel, chaired by Lucy Neal, will dispel common funeral myths and show the different ways that funerals can help say goodbye.