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.
People across the world appear to be surrounded by a pervasive sense of loss. Are we entering the Age of Grief?
Grief is a natural, essential and ubiquitous part of the human experience that manifests in different ways. Some grieve the loss of language or culture while others feel the collective grief of Covid-19. Many grieve for the huge injustices that occur around the world, while others grieve for the planet itself.
For these reasons, grief is increasingly in the spotlight. It’s emerging from behind doors to become something people are talking about for the first time in years… or in lifetimes. It is a fundamental and important part of the human experience.
Open conversations about grief are more important than ever as we move together, as a global society, through a time of unprecedented crisis.
We are honoured to welcome Julia Samuel MBE to this event, along with Andy Langford, Chief Operating Officer of Cruse Bereavement Care, the festival’s key charity partner. Dr Patrick Vernon and Alex Evans will also join the conversation.