Tag Archives: London

Memento Mori: Memorializing Loved Ones with Photographs

Pictures help people cope with bereavement

“Memento Mori,” which translates to “remember that you must die,” was a Victorian tradition of photographing loved ones who had died. The custom was practiced more in England than in the United States. In England, however, it was more common to … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Story Lately Told by Anjelica Huston

Part one of Huston's autobiography reveals a fascinating childhood, difficult father-daughter relationship and the death of Huston's mother

It’s easy to understand why actress, model and 70s “It Girl” Anjelica Huston has divided her memoir in two. The first half, A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in London, Ireland and New York (Scribner, 2013) primarily chronicles her … Continue reading

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In the Eyes of Others: Jodie Carey

A look at Carey’s awe-inspiring art installation confronts the way we consider death and mortality in regards to ourselves and to others

Born in 1981, Jodie Carey is a London-based artist whose work is well-known for its focus on mortality and the way we perceive and experience life and death (specifically in contemporary Western society). One installation in particular – “In the … Continue reading

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How Does Hospice Improve Quality of Life? An Interview with Sheena Boyd

Sheena Boyd illuminates how hospice services can improve the quality of life for clients with terminal diagnoses

Today SevenPonds speaks with Sheena Boyd, a former UK hospice worker at St. John’s Hospice in central London. Boyd has had 10 years of hospice experience as a day services manager, where she would help clients maintain a quality of … Continue reading

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What is the ‘Simple’ Approach to Funeral Planning? An Interview with Poppy Mardall of Poppy’s Funerals

Poppy Mardall founded Poppy's Funerals with a clear mission: to make funeral planning simple, personal and affordable

Today, SevenPonds speaks with funeral director Poppy Mardall of Poppy’s Funerals, which serves the Greater London area and beyond. Poppy’s company provides funeral services that are all rooted in one concept: simplicity. This virtue can be seen in every aspect … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Actor Peter O’Toole

The "Lawrence of Arabia" actor passes away in London at the age of 81

It’s with a heavy heart that we say farewell to actor Peter O’Toole, who passed away yesterday at the age of 81. The beloved Irish/English actor was famous for his roles in films that have become indispensable to the world … Continue reading

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