In collaboration with the National Trust’s Sutton House funeral professional Louise Winter and end-of-life doula Anna Lyons present Life. Death. Whatever.

We’ve been working to redesign the dialogue about death and dying, to open it up and to find new approaches to this fundamental subject.

Throughout the month of October, Sutton House will host an eclectic lineup of events, installations and workshops, encouraging creative reflection on life, death and everything in-between.

Sutton House, the oldest residence in east London, features medieval foundations, a Tudor kitchen, Jacobean and Georgian interiors, an Edwardian chapel, 1980s graffiti under the roof and an urban oasis with an edible garden.

The house and garden will play host to an exhibition and a playful and lively lineup including an exciting series from The Good Funeral Guide. Think chemists, cemetery angels, poets, perfumers, puppeteers and DJs meeting to celebrate the inevitable - wherever it is we’re all going to end up and our journey to getting there.

There’ll be cocktails, cake, tea, tears and much more.

Expect the unexpected.

Life.  Death.  Whatever. is brought to you by:

Louise Winter

Louise Winter @poetic_endings

Louise Winter is a writer and the founder of Poetic Endings – a modern funeral service creating funerals of style and substance, relevance and meaning. She’s also the editor of the Good Funeral Guide.

Anna Lyons

Anna Lyons @anna_eol_doula

Anna Lyons is an end of life doula, helping those who are living with dying. Her experiences have shown her that people want and need to talk about dying, but they just don't know how.  She's also a teacher and fine arts lecturer.


3rd October - 30th October 2016

Sutton House & Breaker's Yard
2 & 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, London, E9 6JQ
+ 44 (0)20 8986 2264

Sutton House is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 12 - 5pm.
Standard National Trust admission fees apply.  National Trust members are free.
For more information on opening times and access, please see the National Trust's website.