A walking group run by Living Grief, the bereavement service at St Elizabeth Hospice.

Talking with people who are going through similar experiences of bereavement can be enormously beneficial. In this event, enjoy the company of others and the sense of wellbeing that walking outside can bring.

Please wear appropriate clothing and suitable footwear, and bring a bottle of water. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

Join us at 10am outside the Dovecote Studio. The walk starts 15 minutes after the meeting time.

There is also a longer 2-hour walk on 21 April.

Compassionate Communities Programme
In 2024, Britten Pears Arts is exploring the theme of Compassionate Communities in relation to end of life, grief and loss across all strands of our activity. Loss touches us all at some point in our lives.

Working closely with St Elizabeth Hospice, we are planning a series of activities and music programming to help build compassionate communities. The aim of this movement is to acknowledge the major but under-recognised, the least spoken about, and the often-overlooked human experiences in all communities of serious illness, ageing, dying, caregiving and loss. We are exploring this through music programming, community work, heritage and archive, volunteering, training, environment, and visual arts.

We recognise that music plays a vital role in processing grief and loss, and a medium through which we can give voice to expressions of loss. Our wider activity and unique environment can also lend itself to creative and healing experiences.

General booking opens Saturday 25 November at 10am.

Advance booking for members begins on Tuesday 7 November. Find out how becoming a member both supports our work and enables you to enjoy priority booking.