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.

October 02, 2016 at 11am–12:15pm at Conway Hall

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Jenni Halton Emily Brittain Dominic Falcão Grace Gelder James Moulding Hannah Gardiner Fior Enza Harri Gurney Hill Daniel Gothard Dubravka Pezic Kairon Edwards Michael Piggott Sajjad Haider Océane Vidcoq Nia McClure An Ar River Tam Sumayah Khan Maria Fernanda Porto Alves Rosemary Antrobus Steven McGoldrick Sue Wheat Hannah Kikomeko Sue Atkins Carla Miller Casey Smythe max max Eamonn O'Dwyer Sally Elisabeth Eira Bevan zoe carletide jess Hall Sarah Preece Rosy Pendlebury Sarah Waite Jim Holt Ariel Perkins Claire Walkley Steven Jones Gill Thompson Ben Tappin Joel Durston Emily Yau Emma Guilfoyle Philippa Dunjay Ash Brown Alice Vickers Nikki Brain