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.
‘Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand’ Don’t be distracted by lists of popular “funeral songs”. The best use of music at funerals is personal. Pete Williams– songwriter, vocalist, hoofer, raconteur and founder member of Dexy’s Midnight Runners tells us why it’s important to choose carefully, and how he may be […]
Artists in Residence There are not many funeral directors that can claim to have an artistic arm to their business. At A Natural Undertaking however we like to approach life differently, and we’re very excited to announce that for this year we will have two brilliant creative minds, Lucy and Antonia, working with us as our ‘Artists […]
Join us for another relaxed and informal Death Cafe Birmingham at The Quaker Centre in Kings Heath on Tuesday 4th October from 7pm-9pm. The Quaker Centre provided a brilliant, cosy atmosphere for the Death Cafe in August and we’re so pleased to be able to return to this venue. Tickets are free but you do need to […]
We can hardly believe that a year has passed since being awarded Green Funeral Director of the Year in 2015, and now we have been awarded Modern Funeral Director of the year at the national Good Funeral Awards 2016. We know that a large number of families and people we work with nominated us for […]
Good Funeral Awards 2016 We’re really proud to have been nominated at the Good Funeral Awards for the second year running, but with the nomination being for Modern Funeral Director of the year, and no specific criteria outlined it really got us thinking about what people might consider a ‘Modern Funeral Director’ to be. Having […]
Join us for a relaxed and informal Death Cafe Birmingham at The Quaker Centre in Kings Heath on Tuesday 23rd August from 7pm-9pm. Tickets are free but you do need to reserve your place. You can do this via the eventbrite website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk At Death Cafes people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our aim is […]
Garden Party in aid of St Mary’s Hospice Join us on Saturday 10th September from 3pm at Blue Piano restaurant in Birmingham for an afternoon of activities and music. The funds raised will go to St Mary’s Hospice in Selly Oak. Tickets are £25 per adult which includes barbecue food and welcome drink. (Children under […]
Join us for a relaxed and informal Death Cafe Birmingham at the very organic Kitchen Garden Cafe at 11am until 1pm on Wednesday 23rd March. Tickets are free but you do need to reserve your place. You can do this via the eventbrite website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk At Death Cafes people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. […]
It might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of a funeral, but funeral food has it roots in every culture. Whether it’s to commemorate the dead or console mourners, focusing on food around the time someone dies is as firmly embedded a tradition as any other you might think of. […]
Every year in May, the Dying Matters coalition host an awareness week across the UK. The aim is to encourage people to have the #BigConversation- talk about their wishes for the end of their life. The approach is to provide stimulating, friendly and practical support to those having what are often seen as difficult conversations […]