Absent Friends Festival

Angus Health and Social Care Partnership collaborated with Angus Creative Minds and Forfar Action of Churches Together to host an Absent Friends Festival Event on Thursday 5th November, 7 – 8pm. To Absent Friends Festival is a national event and gives people an opportunity to remember, to tell stories, to celebrate and reminisce about people we love who have died.

As part of a pilot project, people from Forfar and surrounding areas were invited to share a written or verbal stories about someone who had died. Local artists from Angus Creative Minds used images and pictures to symbolise each story.

Gail Smith Interim Chief Officer, Angus Health and Social Care Partnership said

“Tonight has been an extremely special and valuable evening. I feel very privileged to had had the opportunity to have been part of The Absent Friends Festival. I love the art work and the quote “If you look to the sunshine the shadows will always fall behind.”

Rev Elaine Garman, St John’s Church, Forfar said

” Such a privilege to be part of people sharing their memories of loved ones and how they have been so creatively interpreted by local artists.”

Please click here to view the short film.