People just don’t talk about death. If you do you might be considered morbid, or asked to change the subject. As a result many of us are unprepared when the inevitable happens.

We’re keen to help people to feel comfortable about discussing the subject – it’s not going to make it happen any faster, but it will mean we know what people would like, and what we will need to do when the time comes.

Our blogs will cover a wide range of topics, please feel free to comment and if you’d like to write your own blog post we’re happy for people to guest blog on the site – just contact us here if you’d like to do this.

We are recruiting!

We are recruiting! A Natural Undertaking is a modern, independent, award winning funeral directors based in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Since we started five years ago we’ve built a business that truly embraces change- that supports families to do whatever they need to do when someone dies. We are now looking to grow our team, and […]

Aston University TEDx Event

Aston University TEDx Event

In June, Carrie and I took to the stage at mac for the Aston University TEDx event, Beyond The Box. This event celebrated those who often go against the grain to flex their own creativity, even during the darkest of times.  We chose to speak about what made us change careers and become undertakers five […]

A Matter of Life & Death Festival 2019

A Matter of Life & Death Festival 2019

This May, Birmingham hosted the 3rd annual ‘A Matter of Life & Death Festival’ organised by BrumYODO. The nine-day event was jam-packed with various death-themed activities, all with an aim to provide a safe space for open discussion about death, dying and mortality. This year was extra special due to the wealth of creativity and […]

Shortlisted - Birmingham Post Awards

Shortlisted - Birmingham Post Awards

Birmingham Post Business Awards 2018 Last night we met some of the sponsors and other companies that have made the shortlist. We met on the 16th floor of the Park Regis Hotel which has a stunning view across the city (more of that to come in a future post!). Having chatted to a number of people […]

So very literary...

So very literary...

October is the month for Literature Festivals it seems, and this year we’re excited to have been invited to both the Birmingham Literature Festival and the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Including death and dying within these important cultural calendar events is music to our ears, especially when we’re asked to contribute! Please do take a look […]

Highbury Harvest Festival

Highbury Harvest Festival

The Orchard Nestled in a quiet corner of Highbury Park in Moseley / Kings Heath, just behind the Highbury Estate, is a rather surprising space. A community forest garden orchard has grown up with fruit trees, soft fruit and perennial herbs. Straddling the orchard is  a children’s community garden with  family gathering space and trail which leads […]