Take part in a Death Cafe this autumn

Want to talk about death in a relaxed and informal setting? Death cafes offer a supportive group environment to explore feelings and ideas around death and dying. People come together in a relaxed and safe place to discuss death, drink tea and eat delicious cake.

The objective of Death Cafe is “To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives”.

Two separate Death Cafe evenings are planned for London this autumn – Monday 22 October 2012 and Monday 26 November 2012 from 7 pm to 9 pm. Both evenings will take place in the Wild Food Cafe, 14 Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DP. Feel free to come along and take part – there is no need to book.

The cafes will be hosted by Kate Hambleton, nurse in a London hospice and Anja Saunders, Interfaith minister and group facilitator.

There is no charge for the evening itself and the Wild Food Cafe will be opening especially for us so we can enjoy their wonderful drinks and snacks. Have a look at www.wildfoodcafe.com to see what a special place this is.

Death Cafe FAQ

1. What is a death cafe?

At Death Cafes people come together in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea and eat delicious cake.

The objective of Death Cafe is “To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives”.

For more information about the history of Death Cafes and how they have come to the UK see: http://www.deathcafe.com/p/what-is-death-cafe.html

2. Do I have to know someone who has died/ have experience of death?

No previous experience of death required. These 2 sessions are intended as a space to listen to ourselves and each other and formulate questions about death.

3. Do I have to book?

No need to book for the sessions in the Wild Food Cafe. Just turn up.

4. What does it cost?

The Death Cafe is offered free of charge with a tea provided. As our London cafes are being held in the amazing Wild Food Cafe in Covent Garden it will be possible for participants to buy delicious and nourishing raw cake, sweet snacks as well as freshly prepared juice and smoothies.

5. Do I have to speak?

Participants are asked to share what brings them to the death cafe and what they hope to get out of the evening, however, there is no obligation to speak during the discussion unless you feel moved to. The cafe is offered as an open, respectful and confidential space free of discrimination where people can express their views safely with no intention of leading participants to any particular conclusion, product or course of action.

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One response to “Take part in a Death Cafe this autumn

  1. What a great post, thanks for sharing.

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