Posted by Dotalina
Hosted by Dot Spink and Elle Shaw Ainsley
Jan. 28, 2018
2:00 p.m. (Greenwich)
4:00 p.m. (Greenwich)
Daisy Family Centre
£2 to cover refreshments
This Death Cafe has taken place
About this Death Cafe
We have both experienced the death of loved ones and from this have realised the positivity of sharing and talking about death and dying. To facilitate a Death Cafe in our community feels so right for both of us. Bringing people together in a safe friendly space, to express, to listen and be listened to. Talking about death has brought such a gift of learning and insight to us both, ever present, a friend not a foe.
About Dot Spink and Elle Shaw Ainsley
Hello, I'm Elle. I've done many things in my life - travelled, lived abroad, moved around, and met lots of wonderful people. I qualified as a teacher in 2004 and taught English and Drama in secondary schools for 10 years. After the death of my husband I re-trained to teach adults and to teach English to speakers of other languages. Since then I've been able to work part time as a teacher and tutor. I moved to Totnes in 2016 and met Dot at a Death Cafe event. We found we both had an interest in setting up a Totnes Death Cafe, and I'm so pleased we can hold our inaugural event in January 2018. What an important topic for us to be able to talk about!
I moved to Totnes in 1983 to attend Dartington College of Arts to study a BA in Theatre.
I decided to stay in Devon after the birth of my son in 1984 and involved myself in theatre work with college students and other theatre practitioners in and around South Devon.
In 1991 I attended South Devon College attending the Diploma course in Dramatherapy, from this I worked briefly at Channings Wood prison before co-founding Playback Theatre group in Totnes. When this folded I set up Moving Stories Playback Theatre and having been successful in a National Lottery bid performed in and around South Devon. Client groups included schools, residential homes and the general public
I also have experience working in the youth sector as a youth worker, in education as a Family support worker and Parent Support Adviser working in local primary schools.
My voluntary work includes Barn Cinema Dartington, Food In Community, Interg8e and Proud2be based in Totnes.
I enjoy film, theatre, music, dance, writing, walking, TV, gardening, reading,recycling, debates/discussions and laughing