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Kevin Toolis

Swindon Festival of Literature

Swindon Arts Centre

Tue 15 May

Kevin Toolis
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KEVIN TOOLIS – on how the oldest rite of humanity can still teach us how to live, love, and learn more.

Presented in association with the Prospect Hospice, and as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week

Why do we generally speak nervously, quietly, solemnly, or little about death? What is there to fear about death? How can the living and the dead be more bound together? How can we really celebrate life, in death?

Writer and BAFTA-winning filmmaker, Kevin Toolis had sought meaning in death across the world but found the most significant answers on the island of his forebears off the coast of Mayo, where they had lived for the last 200 years.

In talking about the wonders of the Irish wake, with readings from his ground-breaking memoir My Father’s Wake, which has an uplifting and positive message at its heart, Kevin Toolis reveals how the oldest rite of humanity can still teach us to live and love in our mortality.


Tickets: £9.00
Concessions: £8.00
Double ticket for Harriet Harman & Kevin Toolis: £17.00 If you would also like to book for the performance from Harriet Harman this evening, call Ticket Office on 01793 524481 and ask about the Book Both offer.

There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply.

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