‘Dying to Know Day’ is a national day, occurring annually on the 8th August, designed to bring to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement and help build compassionate communities that are ready and able to respond to death and loss when it occurs.
Remembrance Parks Central Victoria are hosting a free information expo this Dying to Know Day, at the Eaglehawk Cemetery Chapel from 9:30 – 2:30pm which will include guest speakers, valuable information stalls, crematorium and memorialisation tours and insightful activities to help generate discussion around these topics.
A range of different guest speakers and stall holders are set to attend the event, including death doulas, DonateLife Victoria, local funeral directors, health care organisations such as St John of God Hospital and the Bendigo Health Library; as well as those who can offer financial advice for end of life planning such as the Australian Friendly Society and State Trustees.
The event will also involve Eliza Jane Gilchrist, co-director of the visual theatre/art company Such As They Are. The company will be hosting the ‘Once And For All’ exhibition later this year in the Bendigo Chapel.
The project will combine sculpture, visuals and puppetry to tell the stories of some of the people interred at the site and by so doing address our own mortality. The performance will bring the inevitability of death into focus and yet ultimately be uplifting.
We encourage all community members of the City of Greater Bendigo Region to attend this free event and learn more about a topic seldom discussed in our everyday lives.
Event time: Wednesday 8th August 9:30am – 12:30pm
Event Location: Elaine McNamara Chapel, 5 Victoria Street, Eaglehawk VIC 3556
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