At the NES Bereavement Workshop, 14 June 2023, we will hold breakout sessions where participants in small groups will look at potential content (poetry/art/writing/film/music) for this site with a broad theme of bereavement. The aim is to find pieces that could be useful to the bereaved, or to staff working with the bereaved. The output from these sessions will appear below later. Shortcut to this page:

Neil Turner and Eleri Williams

Group 1

Stop all the clocks – WH Auden

Group 2

The doctor – Luke Fields

Group 3

This overdose was different – Utsha Khatri

Group 4

Story of a life from ‘Up’

Group 5

How long does a man live? Brian Patten

Group 6

Who stole tomorrow – Karine Polwart


Do not go gentle – Dylan Thomas

Extra (7)

A death near me – Sarah Lippett


Afterwards, we’d love to hear from you if you are interested in seeing and doing more.

  • We may write some up as substantive entries from the workshop or the website.
  • Or new material on a different topic.

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