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.

A Musical Undertaking

A Musical Undertaking

‘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 […]

The Death Show - from our artists in residence

The Death Show - from our artists in residence

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 […]

Death Cafe 4th Oct 2016

Death Cafe 4th Oct 2016

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 […]

Modern Funeral Director

Modern Funeral Director

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 […]

Nominated! But what is a Modern Funeral Director?

Nominated! But what is a Modern Funeral Director?

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 […]

Death Cafe 23.8.16

Death Cafe 23.8.16

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 […]

Blue Piano Festival

Blue Piano Festival

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 […]

Death Cafe - 23rd March

Death Cafe - 23rd March

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. […]

Dying Matters 2016

Dying Matters 2016

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 […]