For the last two years DeadSocal have ran run a popup shop in Camden for a week in order to help support 'Dying Matters Awareness Week'. We then encouraged local businesses, the NHS and charities to use the space in order to highlight the work that they carry out and campaign in Camden along one of the UK's most iconic high streets.
The video below amalgamates photos and videos from our event in 2013.
Our Dying Matters Awareness Week Pop-Up Shop 2013
Introduction by Save the Male, 2014
Save the Male 'tookover' the Pop-Up shop in 2014 for an evening of Poetry and Spoken Word. Save the Male are based at the Camden Roundhouse and support the Charity CALM (the campaign against living miserably). This is a short snippet from their event in the pop-up shop.
Selection of tweets from the Pop-Up Shop in 2014
"I've really enjoyed looking around the very creative & enterprising @DeadSocial @DyingMatters Pop Up Shop Party #YODO pic.twitter.com/gyWz3RsVUg"
— Kate McNaboe (@KateMcNaboe) May 9, 2014
"The @DeadSocial event was bursting at the seams! Well done @JamesNorris, great to see such a huge turnout for a very ambitious startup! #yodo"
— Ben Cole (@benmarkcole) May 9, 2014
"Next week in #Camden #London: Dying Matters Awareness Week Pop-Up shop organised by the fantastic @JamesNorris http://t.co/8ByAxW9qeO"
— Death Cafe (@DeathCafe) April 29, 2014
"Exhibiting @DyingMatters at #dyingawarenessweek 12-18 May @SequinKay #skullart #embellished #enchantedafterlife pic.twitter.com/cL6kzkJPsO"
— Lauren Baker (@LaurenBakerArt) April 25, 2014
"The #YODO Popup welcomes #NHS Central & NW London, Camden Carers Service, Camden Carers Cntr http://t.co/lIO50GKBdK pic.twitter.com/C2GgKYqUPT"
— DeadSocial (@DeadSocial) May 7, 2014
@Ecocoffin doing a great job of handing out @DyingMatters Awareness Week material to the good folk of #Camden, London pic.twitter.com/HpCzCiMATU
— DeadSocial (@DeadSocial) May 10, 2014
#YODO popup shop rammed to the rafters for #SaveTheMale. pic.twitter.com/Nkz5XsOc7v
— DeadSocial (@DeadSocial) May 9, 2014
Partners and contributing organisations for the 2014 pop-up shop ranged from The NHS and The Natural Death Centre to Leverton & Sons. The full list of partners for 2014 can be found here.
About Dying Matters Awareness Week
Each year organisations, charities, hospices and those who work within the end of life sector run their own events across the UK during Dying Matters Awareness Week. DeadSocial's founder (James Norris) put together a handy guide as to things to consider and things to do when running an event in 2015 and beyond. This can be read here