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Death Cafe Birmingham

Hosted by Carrie Weekes and Frances Glover, A Natural Undertaking Limited


Date:

Jan. 20, 2017

Start time:

11:00 a.m. (GMT)

End time:

1:00 p.m. (GMT)

Address:

Soho House

5 Soho Avenue

Handsworth

Birmingham

B18 5LB

United Kingdom

Cost:

Attendance is free, but we do ask that you book a ticket if possible so we can manage the numbers.

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About this Death Cafe

A Death Cafe is an event where people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. At a Death Cafe people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives 

This Death Cafe is being hosted by the wonderful Soho House museum and Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.

Soho House was the elegant home of the industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton from 1766 to 1809. 

The house has been beautifully restored and reflects the fashions and tastes of the late Georgian period.

There’s also the chance to see some of the products of Boulton’s nearby factory – where buttons and buckles, clocks and vases, and silver and Sheffield plate tableware were made – and where he developed the steam engine in partnership with James Watt.

Soho House was also a favourite meeting place of the Lunar Society, a leading Enlightenment group. The Lunar Society would meet every month on the night of the full moon to dine, conduct experiments, and discuss philosophical matters of the day. 

Members of the society included Erasmus Darwin, James Watt and Joseph Priestly who all gathered around the Lunar Room table and engaged in a lively exchange of ideas which inspired many new discoveries and inventions.

 

Tickets are free and tea, coffee and cake will be provided. 

 

 


About Carrie Weekes and Frances Glover, A Natural Undertaking Limited

Carrie and Fran are undertakers based in Birmingham.  "We set up our business because we believe that choice is as important in Death and it is in Life.  We believe that talking about death won't make it happen. But it might mean you get the death you want. We help families create beautiful and personal funerals that reflect the life of the person who has died. We won Green Funeral Director of the year at the good Funeral Awards on 2015, Modern Funeral Director of the Year 2016, are Natural Death Centre recommended funeral directors and members of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors.


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