Joy of Death Festival 2013

Charles Cowling


Plans for the Joy of Death Festival 2013 are cooking. 

Of course, we want it to be even braver, bigger, brighter and more brilliant than last year’s, where we staged talks by leading lights of Funeralworld, held the funeral industry’s first-ever Oscars, the Good Funeral Awards, hosted a Sky TV documentary film crew dedicated to the event (it’s out in the spring, btw), attracted publicity worldwide, supplied two speakers for BBC Radio 4’s Saturday programme with the Rev Richard Cole — and enjoyed a weekend by the sea in Bournemouth, Britain’s closest rival to Copacabana. 

If you have any brilliant ideas to throw into the ring, now is the time to do it. Please, please do. This event is massively collaborative. 

If you would like to be kept in touch with developments, sign up to Brian Jenner’s e-newsletter. 

Contact Brian:

See you there!!



Leave a Reply

2 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
The Good Funeral Awards | Sheela-na-Gig aka Jeanne RathboneSimon Smith Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

newest oldest most voted

[…] The Good Funeral Awards have been presented for the last three years at this event in Bournemouth in September.  The weekend event is called the  Joy of Death Festival 2013 | The Good Funeral Guide […]

Simon Smith

I think the Joy Of Death is not the right name. Death is not a joy for most families and the name is insensitive.