Posted by LewishamDeathCafe

Hosted by Francis


June 3, 2017

Start time:

2:00 p.m. (BST)

End time:

4:00 p.m. (BST)



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Costa Coffee

103-105 Rushey Green




United Kingdom


Lewisham Death Cafe is FREE

About this Death Cafe

Our Twentieth consecutive monthly Death Cafe is on Saturday 3rd June 2017. 

On 5th May we had 10 participants, including two newcomers.

What was remarkable was the age-spread: two of us in our eighties, three in their twenties, and the rest spread between the two.

Everyone who attended (who included two newcomers) made their contribution and we filled up the scheduled time without any difficulty.

One of us had just been the previous Saturday to the Death Cafe in Croydon. From them we were able to gain several interesting insights, whilst at the same time offering them some of ours.

This included oour ever-growing BOOKLIST of books about Death, inclucing novels, philosophy, history, biography and socilology. We sometimes bring a selection of these books for people to browse during the last 15 minutes of our session, as well as a printout of our extensive library with Titles, Authors, Dates of Publication and ISBN numbers, to take away with them.

We passed this on to our hosts in Croydon who all thought it was a good idea to follow-up

We don't lend the books out, but most of them are obtainable at websites for a small sum.

One of us had also been to see the play called THE PLAGUE based on Albert Camus' book La Peste [1947] at the Arcola Theatre. It is, as its title implies, very much to do with Death and was brilliantly acted and produced. Unfortunately it has ended its run, but if it should comes back to London it is well worth seeing. It concerns how otherwise normal people start behaving quite differently when faced with a serious threat.

Where, other than at a Death Cafe, could one have the opportunity to t allk so freely about such things?

About Francis

  • I founded the Cafe in November 2015. 
  • I have worked in Lewisham for 40+ years
  • I am a Street Pastor in Lewisham

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