Talking about death over tea and cake – an online Death Café on Monday 23 November 2020 at 6.30 – 8pm (GMT)
This Death Café is a group meeting on Zoom where people can come to talk about death.
Talking about death is not something that we can all do with our families and friends, and yet it is something which is so often on our minds.
There is an emphasis on listening and sharing, and the focus is that life is finite and we want to talk about that. We all have interests and concerns about bereavement, loss, grief or dying, especially at this time when we are dealing with the Coronavirus.
Pre-booking is essential. There are 15 spaces. A zoom invitation will be sent out on the day.
For more information about the Death Cafe movement, see this website https://deathcafe.com/what/
“The goal of the movement is to enable people to share their fears and hopes in a fashion which does not have to treat death as a taboo – that is, as something that needs to be addressed through euphemisms or abandoned in silence.”Maddie Denton, Reflections of the Self: Death Cafe and the Search for Personal Meaning (An exploration of death in modern society).
Please note that this Death Cafe will be accessible, respectful and confidential. There is no set agenda, no objective or theme. It is not a grief support group nor a counselling session. There is no intention by the organisers to lead participants to any conclusions, buy any products or take any course of action. Death Cafes are not religious, and are always ‘not for profit’ events.
“Saturday’s death cafe was a real success and I hope you do more of the same. Very revealing and thought provoking.“MY who attended a previous Death Cafe organised by Tamsin
Tamsin Grainger is a complementary therapy practitioner, session leader, and the author of Death and Loss in Shiatsu Practice (pub Singing Dragon Press).
Bea Denton is an artist and educator whose practice explores ideas around death and loss, faith and ritual.