Grief Gatherings

  • Discussion
A group of seven people sitting around a table talking to each other.
Wellcome Collection event, Thomas S.G. Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

What you’ll do

Share experiences of grief from many different areas of life, whether related to death or not. Often people find it hard to talk frankly about grief. This is a space where everyone is invited to speak or listen, whatever their experience. 

Facilitators Sam Butler and David Harradine from This Grief Thing will open up the conversation to think, talk and learn about grief. There are limited spaces to allow for every participant to share if they wish to. Booking early is advisable.

About your facilitators

Photograph of David Harradine

David Harradine

This Grief Thing's website

David Harradine is co-founder and joint Artistic Director of Fevered Sleep. As well as making work with Fevered Sleep, he works independently through collaboration with artists, designers and performance makers. David is a winner of the Jerwood Young Directors Award, and has a doctorate in Performance Studies from the University of London.

Photograph of Sam Butler

Sam Butler

Sam Butler graduated from Middlesex University in 1995 and is the co-founder and joint Artistic Director of Fevered Sleep. As well as performing in much of the company’s early work, she co-devises, designs and directs most of the work, both for adults and for children. Sam also works as a freelance lecturer, workshop leader, mentor and artist.



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Need to know


We’ll be in the Forum. To get there, take the lift or stairs up to level 1 and then follow the signs through the ‘Being Human’ gallery.

First come, first served

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee a place on the day. Doors usually open 15 minutes before an event starts and we advise arriving before the scheduled start time to claim a place. We hold some spaces for people with access requirements. If you have any access requests or requirements, email us at or call 020 7611 2222.

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