Come and join us for a Sunday Assembly all about Death!
Claire and Ru Callender are self taught, self proclaimed radical green undertakers, ritualists and sextons (graveyard managers) who run The Green Funeral Company. They have been undertakers for 17 years, and sextons for 3 and are coming to speak at Sunday Assembly about death, bodies, ritual and grief.
Through their work they have seen that what happens in between a death and the funeral is often more important than the funeral itself. Together with the family, they co create, write and hold the ceremony. They don't employ bearers to carry the body, they don't embalm, they don't have a fleet of fancy cars. They do everything through the relationship formed between themselves and the family.
Ru and Claire are campaigning to change crematoriums and are part of a campaign to re legalise outdoor funeral pyres. They cite rave and punk as their influences.
(pretty cool huh?!)
As well as this mind bending talk, we'll sing our hearts out, hear stories from members of the community, drink a vat of tea/cofee and eat a heck of a lot of biscuits afterwards too.
BSL interpretation will be provided.
We can't wait to see you there and have fun celebrating life (and death) with you all!
Sunday Assembly London is free to attend and runs entirely on donations. Please support us if you can to keep it free for those who can't.