We all face loss at some point in our lives. Places and pets, family, and friends. And then there is “the one”.
Getting through it all is complicated. Where do we go to make sense of loss, grief, and bereavement? How can we talk when we can’t find the words? Who listens? How can we help challenge the stigma around the word ‘grief’?
As part of our continuing Compassionate Culture Network (CCN) project, we have partnered with Axis Ballymun in North Dublin to facilitate a safe space for brave and creative weekly conversations about grief and loss.
Aptly titled ‘Deadly Conversation’ this CCN opened in November 2022 and continued until the end of February 2023. Due to public demand, it starts again on Wednesday March 29th 2023 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm and continues on the last Wednesday of every month.
It’s free to take part in. Call (01) 883 2100 to book, or just pop in!
But what exactly is a ‘Deadly Conversation’ CCN? Well, it’s a bit like a grief café where we try to remove any fear and anxiety around words such as ‘grief’ and ‘loss’.
Each session is facilitated by two Dublin-based artists who use creativity to try and break through the block some people have when it comes to talking about their grief.
This project was initially supported by The National Lottery, and continues thanks to support from Dublin City Council.
When: The last Wednesday of every month from 1.30pm
Where: Axis, 9 Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9
Contact: (01) 883 2100 or just turn up
Read Patrick Freyne’s The Irish Times piece about Deadly Conversations published on Saturday March 18 2023
Read Emily Hourican’s piece in The Irish Independent published on March 27 2023