Food for Thought – A Special Day of the Dead Celebration

You’re invited to Food for Thought – A Special Day of the Dead Celebration with an exclusively cooked dinner followed by cake and drinks.

Take a guided tour of our Stamp Room, discover how the Mexicans honour their ancestors, taste traditional festival foods, enjoy a film exploring the customs behind the annual ceremonies and join in a discussion on how we can honour our loved ones who have died.

Birmingham-based chef and visual artist Alfredo Hau of Itzatna Arts Collective will share the customs of his home village in the Mayan Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and serve freshly made fare including tamales and corn cake.

A tradition which originated in Mexico but is now celebrated worldwide, Day of the Dead sees families joining together for a joyful celebration in which they remember friends and family who have died.

The evening will begin with a short guided tour of our Stamp Room. Discover the history of the Newman Brothers Coffin Works, a Jewellery Quarter firm which produced some of the world’s finest coffin furniture, including the fittings for the funerals of Joseph Chamberlain, Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother.

Following dinner you’re invited to join an informal discussion over cakes and drinks facilitated by BrumYODO, a community interest company founded to promote open and honest conversation around death and dying. We’ll look at what we can learn from the Day of the Dead and how we can celebrate people we have loved who have died.

Taking place in our newly opened café space here at Coffin Works, Food for Thought – A Special Day of the Dead Celebration takes place on Thursday 3 November between 6.30-8.30pm.

Tickets cost £25 including a two-course meal, including vegan and vegetarian options, with a choice of wine, beer, tea or coffee.






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