Please see below for my upcoming talks, events and appearances.
If you would like me to give a talk or workshop at your group, in your town, or in your company, please get in touch.
Grind Clerkenwell in London in Collaboration with Trekstock and Saima Thompson
Join us on Tuesday 26th Feb for a book reading from me, author Fi Munro, about living well with stage 4 cancer and a talk from Saima Thompson, aka ‘curry and cancer’, the award winning owner of Masala Wala Cafe on how culture can impact on a cancer diagnosis.
Where: Grind Clerkenwell, 2-4 Old St, London, EC1V 9AA
Tickets: This is a free event. Please book your place here.
MAKE TIME FOR TEA
House of Commons in London in Collaboration with The Eve Appeal
On the afternoon of Wednesday 27 February, politicians, clinicians, celebrities and activists will come together at the House of Commons for gynaecological cancer charity The Eve Appeal’s annual tea party to launch Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month which runs throughout March and I will be giving a presentation about my story to them all!
Throughout Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, The Eve Appeal is encouraging people across the UK to hold tea parties with family, friends and work colleagues to raise funds to support research into early detection and prevention of ovarian cancer. People can register for a free Make Time for Tea fundraising pack by visiting www.eveappeal.org.uk/tea or calling 020 7605 0100
This is a private event.
Book Tour across the UK
Join me on my UK book tour!
In my new book I share my inspiring story. Honest, open and often tear-jerking this is everything you wanted to know – and some stuff you’ll want to forget – about living with cancer and an important reminder that we are all terminal. Reading this will change your life forever.
Suitcases filled with medication. Life and death situations. Multiple organ removal.
Risking everything to stay alive just one more day.
And people still moan to you when they have a cold.
Welcome to the life of a ‘terminal’ cancer patient.
In January 2016 thirty-year-old Fi Munro was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer. Told from day one that her cancer was incurable and ‘terminal’, Fi faced unimaginable pain, heartache and suffering as the life she’d dreamed of was suddenly pulled away from her. Yet in the wake of this news she did not wallow. Instead she discovered a remarkable inner strength, resilience and, above all, a very dark sense of humour.
Years later and she is still here, having outlived, in her opinion, two ‘very unreasonable’ prognoses.
This is a one of a kind talk not to be missed!
Where and When:
- Newcastle – 2nd March 2pm
- Kinross – 20th March 7pm
- Glasgow – 22nd March 6pm
- Northern Ireland – 30th March 2pm
Two Moons Festival
On 27th March I will be speaking to 160 11-15 year olds about the lessons I’ve learnt since having cancer. During this talk I will be exploring the importance of happiness, kindness and, above all, accepting yourself as you are…not how social media and society tells you to be.
This is a closed event, however you can download my presentation below – there are important messages in it for us all.
In Collaboration with Trekstock
Further information to be announced.
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When:13th April 2019
Trew Fields Festival, Surrey
This summer myself and many other AMAZING speakers will come together for the third annual ‘Trew Fields Festival’ in Surrey.
Trew Fields is a groundbreaking cancer awareness & holistic health event. A weekend of talks, workshops, music and play which brings together world-renowned health professionals, researchers, wellbeing experts and those living well with & beyond cancer. All set on a beautiful farm in the countryside.
Their aim is to create a more progressive & hope-filled, fun-packed event around disease, prevention & integrative medicine. It’s all about health and wellbeing – with a special zone for cancer awareness. Trew Fields helps to re-frame the aggressive mainstream narrative surrounding illness into one of proactivity.
The weekend is curated to engage, empower and uplift people. Sharing knowledge & connection. They aim to inspire greater health, hosting educational conversations, open debates & first-hand experiences.
Where: Surrey, England
When: 5th-7th July 2019
Tickets: Please book your tickets here. Day and weekend tickets are available. This is an amazing event and I am so excited to be speaking at it again.
SOME OTHER STUFF I AM INVOLVED IN
I am doing A LOT of stuff for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month this March. Here is a list of just some things you can expect to see from me over the coming weeks…
- Blog posts for the main charities Target Ovarian Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Action about immunotherapy, person-centred care and being an advocate for your own healthcare plan.
- I am being filmed for a mini documentary for the BBC. I am SO EXCITED about this but I am not allowed to give you any more information yet. I promise to keep you updated across social media @fkmunro.
- I am creating a series of yoga and meditation videos specifically for women with ovarian cancer, in collaboration with Ovarian Cancer Action – how amazing is that?!
- On 8th May – for International Ovarian Cancer Day – I am planning an underwear photo shoot in a Scottish city centre alongside 15 other women. This is being supported by The eve Appeal, Ovarian Cancer Action and Target Ovarian Cancer. Myself and the other women will be in our teal underwear for two hours talking to people about ovarian cancer, the symptoms, treatment and, of course, the importance of loving your body. If you want to be involved please drop me a message.
- And, so much more!!!
IF YOU CAN’T MAKE MY TALKS
I understand that sometimes health constraints get in the way of people coming to my talks – I’ve been there and I totally get how rubbish that is. So, please use the following links to see one of my talks, here me chat about living with cancer in a podcast and watch one of my videos. I hope these help in some way. Please also be sure to follow me on social media for regular updates about what I am doing @fkmunro.
Petcha Kucha talk at Dundee Rep November 2018. Visit here for the video.
‘Self Care is Not Selfish’ Video for BBC Social. Visit here for the video.
EGG Talks to Fi Munro Podcast. Visit here for the episode.
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