Welcome to the Festival Website

***It will come as no surprise that due to the COVID 19 situation our planning for the festival is very difficult, but we are hoping that the festival will continue and will update you when we know more. Until then we hope you stay safe and well***

Kicking the Bucket is back! The main festival runs October 29th – November 1st 2020

The full program will be announced in April – see our events page for an outline.
Book Launch – Thursday 29th October 2020: Drawing on the 350 stories Liz has gathered through four years of touring with her show Outside the Box – A Live show about Death (www.fullcircleproductions.org.uk) and also using additional material, PCCS will be publishing her book Outside the Box – Everyday Stories of Death and Life this autumn. It will be launched on Thursday 29th October at Blackwells Bookshop, Oxford at the start of the fourth Kicking the Bucket festival. Alongside the stories it contains expert commentary and advice on the themes arising by a wide range of experts from palliative care doctors and nurses, grief counsellors, funeral directors, Child Bereavement UK and Winston’s Wish, Blue Cross Bereavement line, SANDS, a midwife, end of life planners, hospice chaplains, The Natural Death Centre and Good Funeral guide and celebrants. It will also provide a wide range of further resources and advice points in different fields.
We look forward to seeing you here in Oxford in 2020!
Liz Rothschild
Festival Director