Programme

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A full weekend pass includes the welcome barbecue, the awards dinner, lectures, death cafés and the Sunday lunch. It does not included the price of accommodation in the hotel.

A ticket for the awards dinner dance includes a three-course meal and the ceremony.

Twitter hashtag is: #bomo2013

Friday 6 September

4.30pm Death Café for early arrivals

7.00pm Welcome barbecue at the Ocean View Hotel, East Cliff

Saturday 7 September

10.00am Lectures at the Ocean View Hotel

Sessions

So you want to be an undertaker?

So you want to be a funeral celebrant?

Caring for your dead – your final act of love

Practical guidance for DIY funerals

What do funeral directors actually do?

Enriching the British funeral: what can we learn from other funeral customs?

Speakers

Lucy Talbot – Memorial Tattoos: a Visual Language of Loss

Barbara Chalmers – Final Fling, Be Prepared

We know we’re all going to die but most of us think we’ll see it coming. In fact, 1 in 4 of us won’t. If that random No.10 bus got you, are you confident you’ve done all the things you wanted to do, said all the things you wanted to say, left your paperwork in order? Find out what simple steps you can take. (You’ll sleep better.)

Dr Ben Sessa in conversation with Ru Callender discussing ‘Psychedelic Chemicals as Tools to Assist in the Existential Issues of End-stage Cancer and other areas of Personal Growth’

Kristie West – Redefining Grief: finding beauty and meaning in any death

3.00pm Death Café

4.15pm Death Café

6.30pm Awards Dinner & Dance hosted by Pam St Clement (Pat Butcher from Eastenders)

Sunday 8 September

10am Parade of alternative hearses on Bournemouth seafront (tbc)

11.15am Cemetery walk

12.00 Lemon Table Lunch at the Cottonwood Hotel

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Hotels

Our new venue is the Ocean View Hotel and the Cottonwood Hotel, which are next to each other. If you wish to stay at awards venue, you may wish to make a provisional reservation now.

The Ocean View Hotel
Friday 6th September x 2 nights
Double occupancy – £75.00 per person (£150.00 for 2 adults in a room)
Single occupancy – £95.00

Saturday 7th September x 1 night
Double occupancy- £45.00 per person (£90.00 for 2 adults in a room)
Single occupancy – £65.00

The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel:
Friday 6th September x 2 nights
Double occupancy – £95.00 per person (£190.00 for 2 adults in a room)
Single occupancy – £105.00

Saturday 7th September x 1 night
Double occupancy – £55.00 per person (£110.00 for 2 adults in a room)
Single occupancy – £75.00

The above accommodation rates are inclusive of full English breakfast, service, vat, car parking and WIFI.

To make a booking guests simply need to call the hotels directly (Cottonwood 01202 553183 or Ocean View 01202 558057) and quote: ‘Good Funeral Awards’.

Terms and Conditions:

1. There is no reserved seating
2. You may be filmed and photographed during the event. By attending, you are consenting to being in these forms of media.
3. If wheelchair access is required, please inform us prior to the event so we can accommodate your needs.

Comments on our previous conferences

Thank you for such a fantastic weekend! I thought the variety of speakers and subjects was excellent. In particular I really enjoyed the walk and obituary talk on the Sunday. You did a great job organising it – many thanks.

Lucy

I just wanted to say a very big thank you for such a fantastic weekend. All the hard work that you and Charles put in was shown to myself and everyone who attended. It was really lovely to meet you and just such a fantastic weekend with the meeting of friends and the making of new friends. I look forward to next year already.

Mark

It was a brilliant event and hope that you will be repeating it.

Sue