THIS GRIEF THING
FEVERED SLEEP (UK)
WED 18 SEPT – SAT 21 SEPT
WED 25 SEPT – SAT 28 SEPT
WED 02 SEPT – SAT 05 OCT
LOCATION: 58 KING STREET, MANCHESTER, M2 4LY
This Grief Thing invited people to think, talk and learn about grief. It takes place in a shop where people can have conversations, and buy clothing or objects.
It’s for people who have experienced grief, and those who haven’t. We’re living at a time when many people find death and grief – our own grief or other people’s – almost impossible to talk about. We don’t know what to say, what to do or how to act. So we stay silent, we pretend that grief doesn’t exist, or we hide it. This Grief Thing pushes against this, by opening up conversations about grief and making it visible.
Fevered Sleep opened a shop hosted by artistic directors Sam Butler and David Harradine. Visitors could drop in to browse and chat at any time during the shop’s opening hours. They also hosted a series of Grief Gatherings, small group conversations about grief, either in the shop or in community spaces. The project also included a billboard and poster campaign, which asks ‘Can we talk about grief?’
For more information visit thisgriefthing.com