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A Matter of Life and Death Festival

Birmingham Venues, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1JP
A Matter of Life and Death Festival

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Monty Python's Life of Brian, a night-time tour of a Victorian coffin-making factory, an open day at a crematorium and an art competition for children are all on offer at this year's A Matter of Life and Death Festival.

The festival, between May 10-18, features events for people of all ages across Birmingham and the Black Country. Many of the activities are free and all aim to use the arts to encourage open and honest conversation about death and dying.

Organised by the community interest company BrumYODO, this is the fifth year the group has held events in the city and the third year since it launched its large-scale A Matter of Life and Death festival.

"Every year more and more people are coming to A Matter of Life and Death," says BrumYODO chair Anna Lock. "And every year we are able to offer a range of fun, fascinating and fabulous events for both adults and children.

"We are delighted that so many venues and organisations across Birmingham and the Black Country are joining us for this year's festival and holding so many different events and activities. We know from our previous festivals that using arts and culture can open up conversations about death and dying and we look forward to many rich discussions this year.

"It is interesting how these events can foster these discussions – even Monty Python because Life of Brian's signature tune Always Look on the Bright Side of Life is one of the most requested songs for funerals!"

Venues holding events this year include Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham Hippodrome, the Barber Institute, Oikos Café in Erdington, Coffin Works, the Electric Cinema, John Lewis Community Hub, Midlands Arts Centre and John Taylor Hospice.

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Opening Times

10 May 2019 - 19 May 2019
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