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Evaluation of

A Home for Grief


International observatory of end of life care


What is the aim of study?

The aim of the study is to gain an in-depth understanding of people’s experiences of the sound walk, one-to-one performance, or art installation. We are interested in understanding what it was like to take part in these events, the impact of the experience on people, and how the experience of the event relates to wider experiences of loss and grief.


What will it involve?

Taking part in the study will involve taking part in a telephone interview lasting around 45-60 minutes. This conversation will explore the experience of taking part in the sound walk, one-to-one performance, or art installation – including any impacts experienced in the weeks following attendance at the event.



Who is running the research?

The study is being carried out by Dr Sandra Varey at Lancaster University.


How can I volunteer to take part?

To volunteer to take part in the study, please complete an Expression of Interest form and return this to Sandra.

Click here to go to the Expression of Interest form

(NB: once submitted this form will be sent directly to Sandra Varey)


A Home for Grief is a project by artist Fabiola Santana, which focuses on loss and grief. Fabiola is a dance artist whose work explores performance as a way for people to connect and relate to each other in relation to experiences of loss and grief.

A Home for Grief project has 3 key parts, each taking place at different times in 2021:

  • Sound walk: a 40 minute guided walk experience during which participants listen through headphones to interviews with women of diverse backgrounds and ages on the topics of loss and grief (Lancaster, June 2021);

  • Live art installation: a place for participants to contemplate grief with a wider community (Manchester, July 2021);

  • One-to-one performance: a 60 minute ritual of care in which participants are led by Fabiola in quiet interactions to reflect on personal experiences of loss and grief (Liverpool, July 2021).

Who should I contact for more information?

If you would like more information or have any questions about taking part in this study, please contact Sandra by email or telephone.


Telephone 07841 750841

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