Projecting grief. A photography and storytelling exhibition exploring how creativity can help healing after loss. Pop up exhibition. Trafford Centre, Manchester. 6-12th May 2024. PG X NHS Greater Manchester.

The 6th-12th May is Dying Matters Awareness Week, encouraging all communities to get talking. Learn about workshops in Greater Manchester to help deal with grief.

Every year, people around the country use Dying Matters Awareness Week as a moment to encourage all communities to get talking in whatever way, shape or form works for them. In 2024, Dying Matters Awareness Week takes place from 6th-12th May.

This year’s theme ‘The way we talk about Dying Matters’, focuses on the language that we use, and conversations we have around death and dying – specifically between healthcare professionals and patients, their carers and their families.

In light of Dying Matters Week, NHS Greater Manchester’s Suicide Prevention Programme have worked alongside Projecting Grief to arrange an exhibition exploring the relationship between loss, creativity and healing. The exhibition will take place at the Trafford Centre between 6th-12th May 2024.

From comedy to collaging, Projecting Grief tells the stories of people finding comfort, distraction or hope in a creative pursuit after losing someone they love. The exhibition will display an array of personal stories and two workshops will also be taking place.

In anticipation of the exhibition, Projecting Grief have released a new feature involving three members of the Greater Manchester Sing Their Name Choir. Each shares their story of suicide, loss and how important being a member of the choir is to them.

Pre-booking for the workshops is essential. You can find more information about the workshops below:

Join writer Freya Bromley, author of The Tidal Year, in a creative writing workshop for grief. Explore love, loss and grief in writing in this 2-hour creative writing masterclass.

Time and date: Thursday 9 May, 2-4pm

Location: The Trafford Centre, M17 8EH

Book your free tickets.

Preserve a special memory in this paper collaging workshop with artist Jo-Anne Burgess, otherwise known as Green Magpie.

Time and date: Sunday 12 May, 2-4pm

Location: The Trafford Centre, M17 8EH

Book your free tickets.

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