Take part online

If you can't get to a face-to-face event, there are ways you can participate in the To Absent Friends festival online.

Online tributes

This online remembrance wall is a place to leave a tribute to someone who has died: online remembrance wall.

There is space to share longer tributes with photos and stories here: sharing stories

Significant songs

Is there a song that reminds you of someone? We're creating a playlist of songs that have special memories for people - you can add your own piece of music and story here: remembrance playlist


Social media

During To Absent Friends week, people often take part over social media by sharing their own stories or memories of people who have died. Sometimes, people change their profile picture to someone who has died. The hashtags for this year are #ToAbsentFriends and #TAF2023. Social media resources can be accessed here: Social Media guide.

Photo credit: Chris Montgomery

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