17OPEN | Ellie Harrison: The Etiquette of Grief

17OPEN | Ellie Harrison: The Etiquette of Grief


Etiquette of Grief is a step-by-step guide for how to cope with bereavement. Thousands of people have struggled to cope with the deaths of Princess Diana, Jade Goody, Michael Jackson and even occasionally their own loved ones. Ellie knows it can be difficult to express feelings of anger, sadness and loss. She would like to provide some moral support, some Dutch courage and perhaps even a little musical accompaniment to help you at this testing time.

With inspiring messages from her digital alter-ego, Ellie’s distinctive brand of solo performance compares our personal and public responses to grief through song, filmic re-enactments and a little help from the audience.

Etiquette of Grief is supported by Arts Council England, University of Leeds through Incubator, Theatre in the Mill and Leeds Met Gallery & Studio Theatre.

This performance is followed by a post-show discussion. 

To join the online OPEN discussion please use the twitter tag: #17OPEN

The Grief Series 

Etiquette of Grief is part of the The Grief Series - a sequence of seven projects by Leeds-based artist and performance maker, Ellie Harrison. Using a seven stage Grief Model from psychology as a starting point, each installment is a collaboration with another artist.

More information about Ellie and the Grief Series can be found here: www.ellieharrison.org or by following @griefseries on Twitter.

Please note: we are unable to offer free under 26 Supporter tickets to this event