Bereavement Matters hosting Art of Grieving event

PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 June 2018

The Albany Centre on Victoria Street. Picture: Google.

The Albany Centre on Victoria Street. Picture: Google.


A St Albans-based bereavement charity is hosting a talk from a woman who used art to help her get over the death of her daughter.

Catherina Petit-van Hoey, a textile and mixed media artist from Hemel Hempstead, lost her 22-year-old daughter to sepsis six years ago.

Since then, she has used art and creativity to help her through the grieving process.

She said: “Art and all forms of creative work can play an important role as a healing therapy.”

The talk, called The Art of Grieving: A Mother’s Story is being held on Wednesday, June 18 between 7.30pm and 9pm at The Albany Centre on Victoria Street in St Albans.

It will be followed by refreshments and the chance to discuss experiences of death.

Tickets are £7 and can be bought either on the door or from

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