Award-winning Leeds-based artist Ellie Harrison will be bringing not one, not two, but three elements of her decade long project “The Grief Series” to Todmorden’s Pushing Up Daisies Festival in May.
“Etiquette of Grief” is a one woman show where port is drunk and audience members are most definitely part of the process, “What is Left” is a stunning interactive exhibition involving life-size portraits and mp3 players, and the latest addition is a game, a playful journey through funeral planning exploring the art of the possible and the practical in life’s final party.
One of the organising team, Hannah Merriman, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to benefit from an exceptional artist’s in-depth exploration into all elements of death and dying.”
Other confirmed events for the festival, which creates conversations around death and dying, are 3 Valleys Gospel Choir, Playback Theatre, library film showings, information talks, workshops, grief groups and more. The next open meeting is on February 27, 11am-1pm at Todmorden Library (all welcome), info: www.facebook.com/pushingupdasies/