Welcome to Death Cafe
At Death Cafes people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our aim is
A Death Cafe is a special occasion - a discussion group where the only topic is death. And it makes for a fantastic conversation! To date we've held 1617 Death Cafes.See listings
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Death Cafe write up: Invito a partecipare al Death Cafe, conversazione aperta sulla morte e sul morire
Posted by Elisabetta Lucchi on Feb. 27, 2015, 2:55 p.m.
The seventeenth Death Cafe, which was held in Verona on the 26th January, was a “mini” event with two participants. In any case, the conversation was, as always, very lively and stimulating!
What comes to mind when we hear the word “death”?
“I think about how I’m here now and afterwards I won’t be here anymore”;
“I question myself about the meaning of life;”
“I realize that I don’t spend enough time on the things that are meaningful for me”;
“the skull and crossbones comes to mind as it’s a symbol of death and danger (and pirates!)”;
“I think about funerals and how people ...
With Carrie Weekes, Fran Glover
March 29, 2015, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (GMT)
Tickets are free, but spaces are limited. If you cannot attend please let us know so we can offer your ticket to someone else.
For this Death Café we have a particularly special venue. We are being hosted by The Coffin Works, Birmingham’s newest heritage attraction. Opened in October 2014, the restored Newman ...
With Julienne McLean
May 11, 2015, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (GMT)
£5 suggested donation to cover costs of tea and cake
This is the first of two pop-up death cafes on Mystic Moon, co-run with Julienne McLean.
The second one is on 20th May, at Paddington Basin, to celebrate and support ...
With Sue Brayne and Julienne McLean
May 20, 2015, 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (GMT)
£5 suggested donation to cover costs of tea and cake
To celebrate and support Dying Matters week, Sue is offering two pop-up death cafes on Mystic Moon at Paddington Basin.
The first is this one with Julienne, the second is ...
With El Hacedor de Charlas
Feb. 27, 2015, 9.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m. (GMT+1)
With Johanna Babbs, John Birrell, Rachel Weiss
April 27, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (GMT)
Donations accepted for publicity costs
This is the first Death Café in Perth. Join us for a thought-provoking conversation about death and dying in a welcoming environment. Meet interesting people with a similar interest, but ...
With Kit Racette
March 2, 2015, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (EDT)
Death Cafe events are free. Donations to cover costs are appreciated.
Why go to a Death Cafe event?
Kit creates safe comfortable venues where people can talk at ease about death and dying - about their own deaths, the deaths of loved ...
With Ann Bolyard
March 28, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (Mountain)
Donations are welcome for death cafe advertisement and refreshments costs
I feel it is important to start the conversation, and starting the conversation has become a national movement. I would like for our small rural community to have this opportunity.
With Geeveston Community Centre/Cath Schlyder
March 11, 2015, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Australia)
This event has been funded by the Australian Government's Better Access to Palliative Care in Tasmania Program, through the Tasmanian Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Networking End of ...
With Robin Taft and Nancy Scarcello
March 24, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (Eastern Standard)
donations accepted towards gas, cake and tea
In November we were honoured to have a film team join us in a Death Cafe evening to film the discussions. The programme "Second Regard" is well known and admired for producing excellent reports and they certainly lived up to their reputation.
The film is in French but I think even if you do not understand the words you will appreciate the quality of the piece.
‘Food for thought’, ‘Enlightening’, ‘Great to be part of the discussion’ were just some of the comments from over 50 people who attended a recent Death Café at St Joseph’s Hospice, on Thursday 5th February 2015.
Nurses, artists, writers, psychotherapists and funeral directors as well as hospice patients and staff were amongst the crowd who attended the event, held as part of a day dedicated to encouraging openness and dialogue about death and dying ...
With Seasons Funerals
March 12, 2015, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (UTC/GMT + 8)
This Death Cafe is the first of its kind in Mandurah.
Curious? Come along! Please contact the organiser for more information or to make a booking.
With NikNaz K and Cheryl Cheeks
March 25, 2015, 6.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (PDT)
Suggested donation $5.00 to cover costs
This Death Cafe is sponsored by Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House - http://www.mpnh.org/
With Karen Williamson
March 29, 2015, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (NZ Standard Time)
Welcome to an opportunity to meet with others, to eat cake and icecream, drink coffee and breathe life into a casual discussion about death within a safe space. This is ...