Festival Events 2019

Remembering Absent Friends and Family

Edinburgh Humanist Group invite people to come together to take a little time to remember and reflect on family and friends who have died:

  • music, readings, poetry
  • time for silent reflecting and sharing thoughts if moved to do so
  • light refreshments

For more information please contact Cathy Crawford on crawfordcathy@hotmail.com

Saturday 2 November 2019, 2.30pm - 4pm
Southside Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9ER

Community Ceilidh and Remembrance Tree

Willowbrae Free The Change invite you to join them for a family friendly afternoon of music, dancing, reflection, tea, coffee, cake and chat to celebrate and reminisce about the people we have loved who have died.

Come along and take your pick from dancing in the main hall, sitting in the cafe and sharing a story or memory of a loved one, or adding a memory or tribute to the 'remembrance tree'.

If you'd like to bring cake, fruit or biscuits to share that would be lovely, but not essential. Tea, coffee and juice will be provided.

Saturday 2 November 2019, 3.15pm - 4.30pm
Willowbrae Parish Church Centre, 1a Willowbrae Rd, Edinburgh, EH8 7EJ

Concert To Absent Friends

Edinburgh Brass Band have performed a free concert as part of the To Absent Friends festival every year since it launched in 2014. This is now firmly established as the band's favourite concert of the year and it is always popular with audiences.

Taking inspiration from and honouring absent friends, Edinburgh Brass Band will a perform a selection of reflective and inspiring music. For this year's concert, they are returning to St John's Episcopal Church at the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road.

Saturday 2 November, 2019
St John's Episcopal Church, Princes Street

Breaking Bread, Sharing Stories

Leadhills Family Action Group are hosting a workshop for adults exploring memory, remembrance and loss through discussion, storytelling, writing and art.

You are invited to join them for a simple lunch and an afternoon of shared experience using creativity to explore personal themes.

Contact jeanstoryteller@btinternet.com for more details.

Free, but book tickets here

Sunday 3 November 2019, 12pm - 4pm
Wanlockhead Community Centre, Wanlockhead, ML12 6UT

Lest we forget... of hymns and memories

This event, a collaborative effort between Unyimeobong & Mboho Ndito Akwa Ibom Scotland, seeks to explore the role of music in a time of grief, especially for those who could not attend the funeral of their loved ones due to one circumstance or the other. They will use this project opportunity to remember those loved ones who passed away but also find solace in remembering their contributions to impact their lives positively. The event will be a time where people will share memories of their loved ones and will also be a cheerful evening of hymns where a family with a passion for singing will perform with musical accompaniment. The event will be open to families to attend.

For more information and to register to attend, please contact 07456344660 or e-mail aniyimcy@gmail.com

Sunday 3 November 2019, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
5 King Street, Paisley, PA1 2PP

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