The Art of Dying Well is a two-day event at Mountbatten Hampshire, featuring talks, activities and workshops aimed at promoting healthy conversations about death.

For many of us, death and dying are taboo subjects that we feel uncomfortable talking about, often due to fear.

During the Art of Dying Well, we will explore how other cultures celebrate death through a range of activities, including coffin decorating, triptych art and music.


Date: Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 November

Time: Tuesday - 10am - / Wednesday 10am - 4.30pm

Location: Mountbatten Hampshire (Hazel Centre and Education Centre)

Cost: Free


Sessions do not need to be booked in advance, just turn up.

Traditionally, an Ofrenda is the offering placed in a home altar used during the traditional Mexican Día de los Muertos celebration.

An Ofrenda may be quite large and elaborate and is usually created by the family members of a person who has died.

We will have one available during the Art of Dying Well for anyone to place objects, food or written messages to remind them of a person who has died and to celebrate their life.

Triptych art is created from collage and mixed media to represent things that have been important to us through our life span - birth, life, death. We will look at the things that are important to us as we reach the end of our lives. No art experience is needed to attend these sessions.