Search

Waterstones in Islington hosts death themed poetry day

17:19 21 May 2014

Martha Kapos, left, and Ruth Valentine following their readings

Martha Kapos, left, and Ruth Valentine following their readings

Archant

A recently widowed poet was among those who gave readings about death for Dying Matters Week.

The event, which took place at Waterstones in Islington, saw wordsmiths and brave audience members read poems covering topics from “How Close Death is to us in Life” and “Life After Death.”

Opened by Ruth Valentine and Martha Kapos, whose husband died just 18 months ago, the evening was part of Islington Word Festival, which has been running throughout May.

The event, which was run by Age UK project Future Matters, was one of thousands taking place across the country from May 12 to 18 – as part of a national initiative to encourage people to live well and die well.

Debbie Young, Future Matters programme manager, said: “Death is the second most common theme in poetry, after love, and so it seemed fitting to use poetry as a way of raising awareness of this subject, and starting the conversation.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Islington Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Islington Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Islington Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Tech City effect leaves borough second to only Westminster in number of new companies

Yesterday, 15:50
Winners of the Angel Wing competition

Popular shopping mall rebrands with huge community event including children’s choir

Yesterday, 13:12
Jacky has been reunited with her beloved Frankie

Good Samaritan spots hound and hands the chihuahua into police

Yesterday, 12:00
Caitlin Moran

Hundreds flocked to the launch of a unique tool to marry technology and creativity this month.

Most read news

The lights went off and the cameras came out.

Call it the X Factor, star quality, even ‘something’ but whatever ‘it’ is Ed’s not got it, says the PM.

The Ukip leader doesn’t want to be too scripted for the seven-way televised encounter.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the $m.global.archantvariables.NewspaperTitle e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder