Do you keep a particular photograph of a loved one who has passed away close to you? What is its story and how do you look after it?

Perhaps a photograph lives in a pocket or wallet and travels around with you, or sits framed on a mantlepiece? Perhaps it is on your phone, or as a tattooed image on your body? Which image did you select for your loved-one’s Order of Service and why?

A project that is exploring how we use photographs to live with grief will be hosting a safe and friendly space for people to share photographs and stories of a loved-one this weekend at The Beany.

The How We Mourn Project is studying the role photographs play for individuals when faced with bereavement. The Workshop next weekend provides a chance for people to share a photograph of a deceased loved-one, and to speak a little about the significance it holds for them. The project team can also help make a copy of the significant photograph.

The workshop will be held at The Learning Hub at The Beany House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury on Saturday, 4 June from 10am-4pm. You can book your slot in advance or drop in on the day.

The How We Mourn Project forms part of a social research initiative co-funded by Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Edinburgh to explore the many and varied ways photographs help us continue our bonds with the deceased.

You can book onto this event at Eventbrite: How We Mourn Project Tickets, Sat 4 Jun 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

To find out more about the project visit the website, or the project's social media pages:

Facebook- (5) How We Mourn Project | Facebook

Instagram: HowWeMournProject (@howwemourn) • Instagram photos and videos


For full information regarding the event:

When: 4th June 10am-4pm

Where: The Learning Hub, The Beany, House of Art and Knowledge

18 High Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2RA

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