The past twelve months have left us with a lot to digest and, for many, plenty of unexpected grief.
It’s this topic that forms the backbone of a conversation between two authors whose work delves deep into the unpredictable rollercoaster of sudden loss. Reverend Richard Coles’ The Madness of Grief: A Memoir of Love and Loss takes an unflinching look at the emotional chaos left behind in the wake of his partner’s death. Meanwhile, Arifa Akbar’s Consumed: A Sister’s Story presents a touching portrait of the journey of discovery triggered by the unexpected loss of her sibling.
Neither hold back when venturing into grief’s darkest corners, yet each emerges from the depths with a renewed sense of understanding and hope. Join Coles and Akbar as they unpack this personal, universal and pertinent issue in what’s sure to be a stand-out festival moment.