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BrumYODO Presents Orit Azaz in conversation with Luke Jerram & Mohammed Ali

Join us in conversation with acclaimed artists Luke Jerram and Mohammed Ali hosted by Orit Azaz. We will consider art and creativity as responses to COVID-19, how we approach acts of communal remembrance and memorial, and how public art can enable us to have better conversations about death and dying. Internationally renowned facilitator & creator Orit Azaz will speak to Luke Jerram about his new public artwork ‘In Memoriam’, created in response to the pandemic, and to Mohammed Ali, Creative Director of Soul City Arts, about his work within diverse communities in Birmingham, and how art can bring people together in a socially distanced society.


BrumYODO is a growing group of artists, undertakers, food artists, hospices, palliative care professionals and generally all-round interesting folk. We believe that there is such a thing as a good death – and we aim to encourage and support the people of Birmingham to have open and honest conversations about death and dying. We open up discussion through creative and cultural events, festivals, debates, workshops and social media. Our annual festival, A Matter of Life and Death, programmes literary events, music, spoken word, theatre and visual art events across Birmingham during the month of May.

Book: BrumYODO

29 Oct 18:30-20:00