Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies, also a euphemism for being dead, is a lively week-long festival held yearly in the town of Todmorden. Started by three ladies who wanted to encourage their community to be comfortable in having end-of-life conversations, it resulted in an annual event where exhibitions, workshops, performances are held to create opportunities for people to think about, plan and talk about death.

Read more on Pushing Up Daisies here.

Watch the video by the Lien Foundation on Pushing Up Daisies here.


Are you inspired to start our own series of events? Please remember to credit “Pushing Up Daisies” if you used any of their ideas. Don’t forget to add your event to the list for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2017. Email us at aphn@aphn.org to let us know what activities you will be having to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care.

Published on: 26 August, 2017 | Last modified: 26 August, 2017