Dying and death is something we will all experience in our lifetime: the loss of a loved one, fear of dying or perhaps trying to extend our lives. Malika Booker, Rachel Clarke and Tony Walter explore different perspectives on dying.
Malika Booker is a British Caribbean writer, Her collection Pepper Seed was published by Peepal Tree Press in 2013 and The Penguin Modern Poets Series 3 in 2017. She is currently a LHRI Fellow at Leeds University where she is conducting a creative research project gathering memories and anecdotes about Caribbean funerals, wakes and nine nights.
Rachel Clarke is a current NHS doctor, former television journalist and author of Your Life in My Hands. She works in palliative medicine, believing that helping patients at the end of life experience the best quality life possible, is priceless.
Professor Tony Walter is a sociologist who works with the University of Bath's Centre for Death & Society. He has written and lectured on diverse aspects of death in the modern world. His latest book is What Death Means Now (Policy Press).
There are three talks happening on Thu 6 Sep:
3 – 4pm, Actors Rhys Ifans and Indira Varma
4.30 – 5.30pm, Three Perspectives on Dying
6 – 6.45pm, Director and Adapter Patrick Marber on Exit the King
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Tickets for individual talks £7 (£5 concessions).
There will be a free archive handling session in the Olivier foyer for 30 minutes before and after this talk, with the chance to get hands-on with original designs and materials from the world premiere of Exit the King in the 1960s as well as Ionesco’s original sketches for Rhinoceros.
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