“To Absent Friends has really captured people’s imaginations since we started it in 2014,” says Robert Peacock of Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief, the alliance of organisations behind the festival. “There have been some very poignant and moving events, as well as many lighter moments shared. Just because someone has died doesn’t mean they are not a part of our lives any more. They are there in our stories and memories. The festival gives people time and space to remember those people – whether it’s just raising a glass, or something more formal. In this day and age, we don’t often stop and do that.”
To Absent Friends will take place across Scotland from 1 – 7 November 2018. For further information contact Robert Peacock on or 0131 272 2735.
Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief
Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care
24 Canning Street
Tel: 0131 272 2735
Fax 0131 272 2800