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Dying for Life organises events that offer information, art, ideas and conversation about dying and death which may well have an impact on the way we choose to live our lives.

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Things to do

when you're dead


Activities, art, games, interaction

Handle human bones

Play a giant game of "Operation"

Try a cardboard coffin out for size

Try observational drawing of a skull with artist Lisa Temple-Cox

Learn about body and brain donation for teaching and research

Talk to archaeologists about what they have dug up about previous Cambridge residents

Share your own stories for posterity with the Tracing Traditions Museum project

Timed activities:

Behind the scenes tour of the crematorium      12pm, 2pm, 4pm  (booking opens April 2019 online) 

Video “Funeral stories of Cambridgeshire”                                                   12:30pm, 3:30pm

Join in “Gravestones and dry bones” board game from Cally Trench         1pm, 2pm

Workshop "From Selfies to Runes, how will we be remembered?"              3pm

DeathProv - Comedy Improvisation on death from Stealing the Show         4pm

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18th May 2019

Noon til 5pm


Cambridge City Crematorium

West Chapel
Huntingdon Road access or A14 Dry Drayton junction

then follow signposts.

Cambridge, CB3 0JJ

Getting here:

Follow postcode CB3 0JJ to the City Crematorium, access via Huntingdon Road and new access road from Cambridge, or take the A14 junction towards Dry Drayton, and turn left on the roundabout signposted for the Crematorium. Ample free parking.

Cycle 20 minutes / 5 miles out of Cambridge on Cycle Route 51 up Huntingdon Road

Catch Citi 5 Bus from Christ's College to Cambridge Crematorium, every 20 minutes

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