A free online festival exploring the many faces of grief will take place for the first time this October (30th to November 1st), reaching thousands of people all over the UK. Broadcast from a studio in Bristol, Good Grief will include 70 events exploring the universal human experience of grief through panel discussions, conversations, interactive workshops and webinars.
Living in a world rife with injustice, how can we make space for collective grief? Can grief be a force for positive change?
In this important and timely discussion, our panellists will consider how we can be more sensitive to the grief of those who have been silenced. We’ll consider those who have suffered, and who continue to suffer, due to injustice and inequality.
We welcome the Rt Hon. Stuart Lawrence, who runs the Stephen Lawrence Trust. Stuart is the younger brother of Stephen, the black British teenager murdered in a racially motivated attack in 1993.
Patrick Vernon OBE is social commentator, campaigner and cultural historian with senior experience in mental health, public health, heritage and race equality. In 2018, Patrick kick-started the campaign for an amnesty for the Windrush Generation.
Kathryn de Prudhoe lost her father to Covid-19 in April 2020, an otherwise fit and healthy 60-year-old. Kathryn now lobbies Government on investment in bereavement counselling to help those bereaved by the pandemic.