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Mo(u)rning journey of remembrance

Published Jun 29, 2022


Durban ‒ In light of the collective trauma experienced in KwaZulu-Natal over the last 2 years, from Covid-19, the devastating floods, to civil unrest, this is an opportunity for people to join together on a mourning journey of remembrance and resurrection.

Artists, the public, people of all faiths and none, are invited to meet outside the Denis Hurley Centre to mourn collective and individual losses. To share space for reflection and allow room for a collective release that will lead to hope and new beginnings.

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Creative producer and writer Niamh Walsh-Vorster says the vigil aims to create a space for individuals to reflect on all the traumas they have experienced in the past two years.

“This vigil will create a space for individuals to have a conversation with themselves, reflect on their past and traumas experienced in the past two years, from the Covid-19 pandemic, the unrest in the city to the recent floods. This is an opportunity for one to let go of all the things that might be emotionally defeating so that one will be able to start on a clean slate,” says Walsh-Vorster.

Attendees can take any form of remembrance to share, from flowers to written memories.

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The vigil will be held at 4pm on Saturday, July 9 at the Denis Hurley Centre, outside Paddy Kearney Way (2 Cathedral Road). R25 parking available at the Cathedral.