Armchair Chats – an online event series

by the Compassionate Community North Berwick Project Group

As a lead up to a creative and new North Berwick Fringe by the Sea, to be held in the Lodge Grounds, in August 2021, we are going to host online ‘Armchair Chats’.

The online chats will be a series of relevant topics, linked to the North Berwick Compassionate Community initiative, from February to June 2021. The events will be available to be booked via Eventbrite and will be shown on Zoom. We will send you a reminder for each event nearer the time if you book to attend the following events.  You can book now for the first event on 23 February by clicking here.

Online Armchair Chats:

Tuesday February 23rd at 7pm

This evening will begin with an update from the Compassionate Community Team.

Music, from a local singer, Harley Loudon and poetry, from Hannah Laverty, will flow through the event, with presentations from:

St Columbas Hospice on the ‘Compassionate Neighbours Project’ which North Berwick Compassionate Community Team will pilot.

An update on the Truacanta Project, who support our team in community action to support people managing death, dying, loss and care.

Tuesday March 30th at 7pm

A presentation from Dorothy Kellas, a local solicitor, on the legal aspects of dying and death.

Tuesday April 27th at 7pm on zoom (or, face to face)

Soul Midwives Scotland -Jude Meryl on their ‘Tender Loving Care,’ programme, for workers and volunteers who support people who are dying.

With extracts from her book, by local author, Lucy Aykroyd, ‘Leaves of Love,’ with stories for ageing and dying well.

Tuesday May 25/5 at 7pm or dying matters week on zoom (or, face to face)

Kathryn Mannix, a palliative care doctor, with a passion for public health and the author of the excellent book, ‘With the End in Mind.’

Tuesday June 22nd at 7pm on zoom (or, face to face)

CRUSE bereavement Scotland on managing grief.

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