Festival Events 2019

Glasgow Royal Infirmary’s Festival of Memories

Glasgow Royal Infirmary will be hosting a 'festival of memories'. Staff, patients and visitors are encouraged to come along and share stories of people who have died, but live on in our memories. Whether it is from a holiday shared, their favourite song or a famous cake recipe. There will be tea, coffee and cake and the opportunity to chat.

Friday 1 November 2019, 12pm - 4pm
Centre Block Foyer (Ground Floor), Castle Street

Memories with Music in Oban

Oban Hospice Dove Centre and North Argyll Carer’s Centre are holding an afternoon tea, of music, storytelling and remembrance for To Absent Friends

The sharing of thoughts and stories about people we have loved and inspired us will be accompanied by live music from Oban High School Traditional Band, tea and light buffet.

The afternoon is by invite to members of the Men’s Group run by the Dove Centre and to members of the Carer’s Centre to reflect and remember people from our community.

If you’d like more information about the Dove Centre, please contact Lucy Hunt on 01631 561315.

Or Mairi Fleck at North Argyll Carer’s Centre 01631 564422

Friday 1 November, 1pm - 3pm
Dove Centre, 24 Stevenson Street, Oban, PA34 5NA

To Absent Friends Tapas Evening

“Tapas - a wide variety of small portions to share”

“Dead ordinary people live on in the memories and stories we share”

Dumfries Get Together ladies' social group invite guests to a To Absent Friends Tapas Evening to share small portions of your memories and stories with others.

All of us have been touched by death and grief. In our culture it can be difficult to talk about it. This evening is an opportunity to talk or just listen about your memories and feelings and share your stories.

The aim is to keep this evening as an upbeat event and guests are invited to share a funny story, a photograph, a song etc

Friday 1 November, 7pm
Burns Cafe, Bank Street, Dumfries, DG1 2NX

Tell It To The Bees

It has long been a tradition to 'tell the bees' when someone has died. In this event we imagine that the bees will take your message and fly it up to the heavens.

Come to the Beedookit in the Childrens Wood and Meadow, bring the qualities, jokes, images or antics that you remember about someone you loved. You can describe a human, a pet, or way of being that has died. Write, draw, bring a photo, design a message or describe your loved one on a flag for our bunting, then plant a crocus bulb in the labyrinth near the Beedookit, in their memory.

In February, when the crocus are flowering and provide the first pollens for the honeybees in the Beedookit, we will hang the bunting up. People can then walk the crocus filled labyrinth and read about, or remember the loved ones.

Decoration materials will be provided. Adults and children welcome. If you want a photo included, please make a copy.

Saturday 2 November 2019, 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
The Beedookit, The Childrens Wood/North Kelvin Meadow, Kelbourne/Sanda/Clouston Street, Glasgow G20 8QW

The Memory Tree

An event to remember & celebrate the lives of those close to us, who have passed on.

Gathering at the ancient oak tree in Scott Park, Galashiels, we will hear a story on the theme of death, re-birth and remembrance. We will then walk to a sheltered spot in Galashiels Policies, have a hot drink around the fire, with opportunities to reflect on our loved ones, and share remembrance in a beautiful woodland setting.

This event is free of charge and is suitable for adults, and children over 12, who have experienced bereavement. Numbers are limited so booking is essential. You must to be able to walk for 10 - 15 minutes in and out of the woods. We will meet at the entrance to Scott Park on Livingston Place, Galashiels, just before 2pm, where you will be directed to the oak tree for the start of the session. Free on street parking is available close by on all neighbouring streets.

Bookings and further information at http://bookwhen.com/natureunlimited

Saturday 2 November 2019, 2pm – 4pm
Scott Park, Galashiels

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