Do You think about death?


About The Festival

In contemporary Western culture death and dying are generally regarded as something to fight against, deny, hide from public view and above all fear. But what if we were to look at them differently? Despite understandable fear and denial, we may have very good reasons to want to learn more about death and dying. Thinking about and experiencing mortality–our own and that of others–can make us our lives richer, deeper and more valuable to us. Mortality in truth is the intensification of life.

Stretching over two days, from Saturday morning to Sunday at dusk, the Festival of Death and Dying includes over 30 workshops, performances, ceremonies and talks on different aspects of death and dying. In addition to talks and discussions, you will have experiences, which do justice to the full spectrum of what is at stake in mortality. All workshops are learner-centred and for every-body–both young and old, people of varied and all abilities.


Festival Director: Peter Banki, Ph.D

Curatorial Advisor and Festival Dramaturgy: Victoria Spence

Our Workshops and Performances