Living with grief through photographs: a drop-in workshop for sharing stories and experiences.

When: 4th June 10am-4pm

Where: The Learning Hub @The Beany, House of Art and Knowledge
18 High Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2RA

Do you keep a particular photograph of a loved one who has passed away close to you? What is its story and how do you look after it?

Perhaps a photograph lives in a pocket or wallet and travels around with you, or sits framed on a mantlepiece? Perhaps it is on your phone, or as a tattooed image on your body? Which image did you select for your loved-one’s Order of Service and why?

The How We Mourn Project invites you to share a photograph of a deceased loved-one, and to tell us a little about the significance it holds for you. The project’s aim is to collect stories about the role photographs play for individuals when faced with bereavement.

The workshop provides a safe and friendly space in which to share a photograph of a loved one. We can help make a copy of your significant photograph if you wish. The How We Mourn Project warmly invites you to book a slot or simply drop in to share your stories over a cup of tea and biscuit!

You can book onto this event at Eventbrite:

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The How We Mourn Project forms part of a social research initiative co-funded by the Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Edinburgh to explore the many and varied ways photographs help us continue our bonds with the dead.

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