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In Conversation with Robin Ince and Carrie Weekes

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dpm is a Birmingham-based freelancer with experience of arts and lifestyle features.
Can comedy help us come to terms with death and grief?
Comedian Robin Ince will be headlining an online event investigating the role of humour in dealing with grief.

The In Conversation event is organised by Birmingham-based BrumYODO and sees Robin join a panel alongside BBC Radio presenter Nikki Tapper and undertaker Carrie Weekes on Wednesday 16 December.

Taking place online between 7-8.30pm, Nikki will be talking to Robin and Carrie about the importance of laughter and humour as a way of encouraging acceptance of death, grieving and remembrance.

Robin Ince, BrumYODO, Birmingham
In Conversation online

Robin is best known for the Sony Gold Award-winning BBC Radio 4 series The Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox. He also co-hosts the podcast Robin and Josie's Book Shambles, with more than 100,000 listeners a month, and is part of The Cosmic Shambles Network, which he also co-created.

Carrie is co-founder of Birmingham-based funeral directors A Natural Undertaking and a board member of BrumYODO.

The In Conversation event is free but places need to be booked here:

The discussion follows the hugely successful online event In Conversation with artists Luke Jerram and Mohammed Ali, organised by BrumYODO in October. Both form part of a series of online conversation events which are attracting audiences from across the UK.

BrumYODO is a group of artists, undertakers, celebrants, hospices and palliative care professionals who host and organise arts events to encourage open and honest conversation about death and dying. The group organises an annual festival, A Matter of Life and Death, in May which features literary events, music, spoken word, theatre and visual art events across Birmingham. For more information see
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Why? Join a debate blending comedy and grief
When: Wednesday 16 December
Where: online
Cost: free
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