The Death Forum is a new group that aims to be a platform for artists and academics to explore the artistic and historical aspects of human mortality. The group’s debut event, taking place later this month at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, is a look at the subject of grief. Ellie Harrison, an artist and performance maker, will be describing the seven stages of mourning via a talk on her project ‘The Grief Series’. This collaborative work ranges from an intimate one-to-one theatre work performed in hotel rooms, to ‘The Unfair’ – a fully working Victorian fairground centred on the theme of anger. Also appearing is Natalie Kane, a writer and curator with an interest in how the supernatural affects our relationship with technology. She will be describing how digital culture has changed traditional grief rituals, and how technology may shape the future of how we mourn. The evening will conclude with a Q&A, with the café bar open for drinks.

Fri 27 May, The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, M1 5BY, Tel: 0161 235 0776, 7pm – 9pm (bar open from 6pm), £3.50,

Fri 27 May
A. James Simpkin
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Fri 27 May 2016