Bereavement Matters hosting Art of Grieving event

The Albany Centre on Victoria Street. Picture: Google.

The Albany Centre on Victoria Street. Picture: Google. - Credit: Archant

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.

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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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