Seventy-Eight Thank Yous

Spoken Word (storytelling, true-life)

  • Arthur Conan Doyle Centre - The Helen Duncan Room
  • 15:30
  • Aug 16-20
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: James Pretlove
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, including the theme of suicide throughout.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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Astonished when my cheerful and dynamic mother committed suicide in 2018, I felt a numbed anguish. When the thank yous started dropping in, everything began to change. In time I came to respect her decision, realising the many gifts there were not only in Mum’s life but in her death too. With both depth and lightness, this piece joins new conversations arising about suicide and has been appreciated all over the UK from St Stephen Walbrook in the City of London, birthplace of the Samaritans, via the Oxford Storytelling Festival, to the Universal Hall in Findhorn.

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  • Accessible entry: Space is located on the first floor. There are 3 steps in the main foyer then 20+ up a wide l shaped staircase to get to into the space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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