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TAPESTRIES OF GRIEF
4 - 25 September 2021
What is Tapestries of Grief ?
Each of us will experience the loss of a loved one in our lives, yet every one of us experiences grief differently.
Grief is unique yet universal.
"Where there's life,
death is inevitable"
In Tapestries of Grief, we invite everyone who has lost a loved one to explore and express their grief.
We give the bereaved a voice in teaching us the best ways we can support them.
We learn how to weave a supportive tapestry together.
Bereaved persons’ experiences are shaped not only by themselves. They are impacted by everyone who comes into contact with them – family members, friends, faith communities, neighbours, colleagues, even coffeeshop stall owners who know them by face.
Everyone helps to weave the unique tapestry of a person’s grief experience.
By giving the bereaved a voice in sharing and expressing their grief journey, we learn how to be a compassionate community in supporting the bereaved.
For more information about Singapore Hospice Council’s GBC2021, please visit https://gbc.singaporehospice.org.sg/
Tapestries of Grief is held in conjunction with the 2021 Grief and Bereavement Conference (GBC).
For the first time in Singapore, we highlight the bereaved’s voice and listen to their experiences in a nationwide event.
Tapestries of Grief reflects the uniqueness and universality of the grief experience.
Each piece of tapestry is uniquely woven by different-coloured threads. Each grief experience is uniquely affected by the different encounters we have with others.
Tapestries of Grief is a month-long festival that aims to let us explore and experience our emotions surrounding the loss of our loved ones and learn how to support persons in grief.