Across Europe, spontaneous floral shrines have been one of the urban phenomena of the last decade and are increasingly common sights in parks, on streets and alongside country roads. They have become sites of private pilgrimage and public symbols of grief and memory. This is the first event to discuss why.
This topic will be introduced by writer and environmentalist Ken Worpole and psychologist Gerda Speller, and will be followed by an open discussion, where members of the audience are strongly encouraged to contribute their own thoughts, observations and experiences of the subject.
The museum is planning an exhibition on floral memorial shrines in 2009. This event provides an important opportunity to explore and develop the exhibition themes with the widest range of people.