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Afterlife - with French & Mottershead

Experience the moving audio art work ‘Woodland’ by French & Mottershead whilst lying in 'Top Hat Wood' beside the Sutton Hoo burial mounds. Then join Somewhere for a hosted discussion with artists and archaeologists about this moving audio work and the ‘invisible’ bodies which lay in the Sutton Hoo burial ground.

‘Woodland’ is a poetic, visceral work that describes your body’s slow fade into the leaf litter of the forest floor. This work connects you deeply to your body, and considers the biological and chemical processes that continue long after you are conscious, as you are gently subsumed by the earth over thousands of years.

For the Afterlife discussion, we will be joined by French & Mottershead (Artists), Dr Carolyn Rando (Bioarchaeologist and Forensic Anthropologist) and Angus Wainwright (Archaeologist for Sutton Hoo).

Date: Sunday 19th March 2017
Price: £3.00 Includes refreshments
Booking: Please call Sutton Hoo to book 01394 389714
Contact Info: This event has been programmed by Somewhere on behalf of Sutton Hoo you can contact us here.
Location: Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DJ

2.00 – 2.30 Woodland audio work (1st group)
2.30 – 3.00 Woodland audio work (2nd group)
3.15 – 4.15 Afterlife panel discussion

You listen to ‘Woodland’ via an audio player with headphones (all supplied). Whilst listening you will be lying on the ground within a designated woodland area.

Death Cafe Logo by Phil Cooper of Petit Mal

Death Cafe ...

At a Death Café people meet in a safe, welcoming space to drink tea and coffee and eat cake - whilst talking about death and dying so that they can get on with the business of living.

This will be the first Death Cafe to take place at Sutton Hoo but one of over 4000 to have now taken place in 42 countries worldwide. This cafe will be hosted in Tranmer House from where Edith Pretty looked out and contemplated what we now know to be the mounds of an Anglo Saxon burial ground in her garden. Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a support or counselling session.

The event is FREE but please call Sutton Hoo to book: 01394 389714
Donations appreciated for refreshments

This Death Cafe has been organised by Somewhere on behalf of Sutton Hoo you can contact us here

For more information on the amazing Death Cafe movement visit

Date: Saturday March 4th 2017
Time: 5.30 – 7.30
Location: Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DJ

At Sutton Hoo - Death & Cake

We've been quietly working away at the National Trust's wonderful Sutton Hoo site in Suffolk for a while and now we've programmed an upcoming series of events. First up - come and hear founder Jon Underwood talk about the inspirational and amazing Death Cafe movement:

"Death and Cake”
Can talking about death make life a better place to be?

Archaeologists and visitors alike speculate on the history of Sutton Hoo. What kinds of ritual might have ended with an enormous ship being dragged up to the burial mounds we see today? However we interpret these intriguing remnants from deaths in the distant past, there seems no doubt that the end of life was significant and visible in Anglo Saxon society.

Which ceremonies, spaces or rituals remain to help us think about, understand or even ‘manage’ death today?

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death, with the objective of ‘increasing our awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.

Started in Jon Underwood’s London kitchen in 2011, over 4000 Death Cafes have since been hosted in 42 different countries using the simple guidelines provided on the website.

Clearly we do want to talk about death nowadays!

Come along to hear more about the interesting Death Cafe model and why Jon thinks it has been such a success.

You can find out more about the Death Cafe and Jon here:

This first event is on Saturday 25 Feb 2017 from 17:30 - 19:00 with tickets a steal at £3 (refreshments are provided, places are limited so do book ahead on 01394 389714)

See more about Sutton Hoo & booking info here

We will be hosting our own 'actual' Death Cafe at Sutton Hoo the weekend following Jon’s talk and then there's and an event with friends and fellow artists French & Mottershead to follow!