FIRST TRANSITUS FESTIVAL Safe Journey - Festival Programme
The Exchange , Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Saturday 20th June 2009, 10.30 - 6.30
Carmella BHahn 10.30 Exhibitions open

11.00 Festival Opening Carmella B'Hahn by Carmella B'Hahn, author of Benjaya's Gifts and Mourning has Broken

11.30 Keynote
Lecture by internationally renowned neuropsychiatrist, Dr Peter Fenwick: The Art of Dying - based on his recent book bearing the same title. Dr Fenwick is Britain's leading clinical authority on near-death experiences and holds appointments at the Maudsley Hospital, the John Radcliffe Hospital, and the Broadmoor Special Hospital for Violent Offenders.

12.30-3.30 Workshops & Recitals (click for details)
A choice of ten short talks and workshops on caring for the dying, soul midwifery, green funerals, imaginative celebrations and afterlife research. Music and poetry recitals in Stour Hall.

4.00 PLAY: Colder than Here.
In a review of the London West End production, John Peter wrote in The Sunday Times: 'Laura Wade's play is a 90-minute masterpiece, a jewel, dark but translucent. It is a play of love, death and grief that is hardest to bear, because it begins before the loved one dies...'
Taboo Amateur Theatre Company, director Craig White. For full details please click here

5.30 After-Play Discussion (20 minutes)

6.00 Meditation for friends and loved ones in the afterlife

6.30 Close (exhibitions close at 4.30)

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The Martinsey Isle Trust
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Swans on the Somerset Levels
Sunset off Kalymnos, Greece
Telendos, Greece
Burrowbridge Mump, Somerset
Mysterious tunnel in Kalymnos, Greece
Chalice Well, Glastonbury
The Martinsey Isle Trust and the Glaston Rose Humane Company Creating an idyll of Martinsey and Lidney Islands Natural Burial honouring life's sacred thresholds
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