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Alice Roberts, Chair, Good Grief Bristol

Talks + Lectures

People deal with grief in their own way, every day. Join us at an event to meet artists, authors and academics whose work touches upon grief. Discussions include Grief is my Superpower (with Mark Lemon) and A Conversation on Climate Grief. Lectures include Grief in Popular Culture, Memorialisation Tattoos, and Grief After Substance Misuse. Discover the inspiration for writers such as Nikesh Shukla (The Good Immigrant), Rachel Clarke (Dear Life) and Cathy Rentzenbrink (A Manual for Heartache). Talking about death can be life-affirming, as Anna Lyons and Louise Winter, the duo behind Life.Death.Whatever, will reveal. Come to talk and share or simply to listen.

Venues: University of Bristol and Colston Hall


Talks + Lectures Events

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Conference and Festival Tickets

Reflections on Grief, Language and Speaking to Children with MIchael Rosen

Michael Rosen: Grief, Language and Speaking to Children

Facilitator Rachel Clarke (c) Laura Gallant

A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss

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Doodle-A-Day with Gary Andrews: An Illustrated Talk

Grief is My Superpower

Is Grief My Superpower?

Undying: A Love Story with Michel Faber

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Grieving for our Planet

The Last Act of Love with Cathy Rentzenbrink

Vulnerability and Resilience in Grief and Bereavement

Grief in Afro-Caribbean communities

Grief in Afro-Caribbean Communities

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Don’t Be Afraid, You’re Already Dead: The People’s Pyramid

We're all going to die, and that's OK

We’re All Going to Die and That’s OK!

Public Attitudes to Grief in the UK

Finding a Language for Grief, image of Josh

Grieving the Loss of a Child: Finding a Language for Grief

Grief in Film

Public attitudes to grief in the UK

Grief in Pop Culture: Public Grieving and Celebrity Deaths

Gender and grief

Gender and Grief

Muslim perspectives on grief and bereavement

Muslim Perspectives on Grief and Bereavement

Loved and Lost photography project

The Loved&Lost Photography Project

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Grief after Suicide

Facilitator Julia Samuel

Julia Samuel: When the Worst Happens – Coping with Grief and Crisis

Grief in Literature

Complicated or prolonged grief

Complicated/Prolonged Grief: Oxford Grief Study Results

Good Grief Bristol Opening Ceremony

Free Opening Event: Grief in Sociology and Philosophy

Formation of grief and legacy groups in the UK

The Formation and Legacy of Bereavement Groups in the UK

Faciliator Moth, Design and Death

Designing Death

The Human Memorial: Tattoos and Grief

Virginia Woolf and the Literature of Loss

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Grief after Stillbirth

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Festival Opening Ceremony

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Moving Grief Through the Body

Grief after substance misuse

Grief after Substance Misuse

Heartbreak + Healing

Grief in Shakespeare

Grief in Shakespeare: A Lewis Fry Memorial Lecture

The Dual Process Model of Grief

The Dual Process Model of Grief

Life’s Fragility: Encounters with Loss

Music, grief and healing around the world

Music, Grief and Healing Around the World

Anticipatory grief in dementia

Anticipatory Grief in Dementia