A Home for Grief

A Home for Grief is an experience for one person at a time that begins with a sound walk through the streets of Lancaster. On your journey you will listen on headphones to the voices of local people from different backgrounds, sharing how they take care of their dead and themselves. The trail will lead you to a home. In this private space you will be guided through an intimate experience exploring care, memory, ritual and grief.  Entering alone, your presence will contribute to a tender conversation on how we say goodbye.

This performance is the first step to creating a communal action that serves people of different backgrounds, searching for ways to share grief across boundaries and histories. We welcome anyone who wishes to attend with compassion and a loving heart. A Home for Grief is a subtle rebellion, with the hope of affecting change in the ways we relate to each other and giving weight to the knowledge that we all share an ultimate journey… from birth to death.

By Fabiola Santana
Collaborators: Will Dickie and Lisa Lapidge

For more information on Fabiola’s commission with Lancaster Arts visit:

Read about Fabiola's Lancaster residency in her blog

A Home for Grief is produced and supported by Lancaster Arts through the Diverse Actions Commission 2018.  We would like to acknowledge the kind support of Lancaster City Council, without which the use of the Cottage Museum would not have been possible.

Event Details

Approx 90 mins

Fabiola Santana

Ticket Information 

Thursday 16 May
& Friday 17 May

90 minutes. 
Lancaster City Centre

A performance for one person at a time. 

You will be given the exact location of the performance start point one week before (it will be in the centre of Lancaster). 

We regret that the cottage museum is a listed building and is not wheelchair accessible.  If you have other access requirements we will do our best to accommodate you.  Please contact the box office. 

Image: Dimitri Djuric