Seize the Day
Friday 2 November 2012, 19.00-23.00
Video of Seize the Day event by Contemporary Vintage.
Experience a brush with death at our special Friday night
late, and explore what death has to tell us about life. If you knew
you were going to die tomorrow, what would you choose to do today?
How would you like to be remembered after you die? And what would
you like to achieve before you go? Ponder these questions while
enjoying stimulating talks, enchanting stories from around the
world and activities throughout the galleries. Enjoy a drink while
listening to a Dixieland jazz band. Decorate a coffin, pick up some
dance steps in our special ‘Last Dance’ class and design your ideal
fantasy funeral. Join us to embrace the inevitability of death and
celebrate while we still can!
• Activities in the
galleries from The
Natural Death Centre
• New Orleans jazz
funeral tunes from the Silk Street Jazz band
• Stories of God,
the Devil and Death from the Crick Crack Club
• Tea dance
classes from former ballet dancer and teacher Glen Snowden
• ‘Immortal Dream’ from
Listen to edited
recordings of talks from Joanna Ebenstein, founder of
the Morbid Anatomy blog and library; David Spiegelhalter,
Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk, University
of Cambridge; and Frank Swain, author of 'How to Make a
This event is free, so drop in
any time. Talks are ticketed and tickets will be available on the
night from 19.00.