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‘How Do We Live with Death?’ Festival asks the big questions

On 4 and 5 March speakers will be tackling the big issues surrounding death and mortality at the Southbank Centre, London. The programme is part of a year long festival titled, Belief and Beyond Belief,

The first weekend of March will feature speakers including; Sarah Bakewell, author of How to Live: A Life of Montaigne, Revd Richard Coles, Sofie Hagen, Prof Josh Cohen, Lelung Rinpoche, Jenn Ashworth, Dr Devorah Baum, Canon Rosie Harper and many more.

Talks, panels and debates will cover topics such as whether we have the right to die, burial rites, apocalyptic religions and the way to immortality.

As part of the festival, The London Philharmonic Orchestra showcases works including Berg’s Violin Concerto, dedicated to ‘the memory of an angel’, which conveys a bottomless depth of personal loss.

They also perform the monumental centrepiece to their year of Belief and Beyond Belief concerts, with Penderecki’s St Luke Passion, a work which struggles and laments towards redemption.

For more information go to www.southbankcentre.co.uk.

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