To Absent Friends 2017

To Absent Friends 2017 took place across Scotland from 1-7 November - in public spaces, over social media, among friends, families and communities, and in people's minds and hearts.

festival events

A fantastic array of public and community events took place as part of To Absent Friends 2017 - you can find out more here: Festival 2017 Programme

photo gallery

You can view photos of some of the festival here: Festival 2017 Photo Gallery


Several of our exhibitions toured Scotland as part of the festival, including the winners of our Essence of a Memory photo competition which challenged people take a photo and write up to 50 words which together evoke a story or memory of a dead loved one. Find out more about our exhibitions here.

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