Death Cafe Links and News Page
This documentry film by Jane and Jimmy Edmonds will be screened all over the UK. On Thursday 7 June 2018 it will be shown at the Phoenix Cinema in Finchley followed by a Q&A session which they invited me to facilitate. If you live in London, do come!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING…
“Beautifully made, poetic in its grace, deeply moving and inspiring”
Roger Graef, Documentary film maker
“A very personal labour of love that never feels indulgent. Good stuff”
Charlie Phillips, Head of Documentaries (multi media) Guardian News and Media
“At the heart of this film, lies a profound question about how our society deals with grief …. how can our society support and welcome the bereaved rather than reject them?”
Alice Jolly (author)
“Powerful and important stories”
Dr Katherine Shear, Centre for Complicated Grief
“Masterful …Essential viewing for anyone trying to rebuild their lives after tragedy”
Prof Robert Neimeyer, Dept Psychology University of Memphis
Posted by pollylabyrinth on May 31, 2018, 5:05 a.m.
I warmly welcome you to Explore The Labyrinth ~ immerseive art installation located beneath beautiful Butser Hill, Near Petersfield, Hampshire ~ 96 pieces of creative work in an enclosed labyrinth setting depicting a journey from isolation to intimacy, including a central chamber reflecting on death.
Open Saturdays/Sundays/Mondays 3-7pm ending 30th June 2018 ~
This is my uplifting article on living with terminal illness, published last month in the Huffington Post. They gave it this tilte: "I Am Dying From Terminal Cancer. Here's What It's Taught Me About Living."
(The picture is me on a recent vacation, recuperating from palliative chemo!)
This is my blog about living while dying! I started it a year ago when I was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Check out the essays On Dying and Living.
Death is an inevitable part of life but for most of us it’s a taboo subject. The documentary Dying to Talk hears from the people who are talking about it in 'Death Cafes' around the world. Presenter, Julian Keane and producer, Chelsea Dickinson answer listeners’ questions on the documentary and talk about their own experiences of making it.
Also, a recent Heart and Soul episode Off The Derech features Hassidic Jews who have left their Orthodox communities in search for a mainstream life. Listeners from Jamaica, Spain and the UK have been sharing their views on the programme.
If you needed an organ transplant would you have one?
If so please help those in need of a transplant by opting to donate your organs and tissue after your death.
My name is Rebecca and i am a 3rd year sociology student at Goldsmiths University, i am currently writing my dissertation which is interested in people's attitudes towards death, i have attended a few death cafes and been able to gain a great insight about what it is all about!
Attatched is a quick survey which i would really appreciate if anyone had the time to fill out, shouldnt take long! Just asking a few questions about your thoughts on death cafes and how they may or may not have helped you when thinking about death.
Thanks so much!!
Posted by msgarrity on Feb. 11, 2018, 12:07 a.m.
I'm a senior in college studying graphic design. I've decided that my senior thesis project is going to be surrounding death in cultures around the world, the different ways we approach it, and what we can do to make this topic of conversation an easier one to start. I think that this is really important, and this survey is the first of many points of research I'm gathering. Thank you in advance for helping me out!
Posted by carmengoman on Feb. 8, 2018, 8:32 a.m.
Participants are needed for a research study on forgiveness and end-of-life communication.
This research project hopes to learn about such conversations and issues, and how they have affected people and their relationships.
This study will recruit 15 participants. If you would like to tell me your story of forgiveness, and are at least 18 years old, I invite you to take part in an interview. The interview can be conducted in person at a location of your choosing, over the phone or via video call. Participation will take between 1-2.5 hours of your time.
Participation in this study may benefit you personally. Having the opportunity to talk about your forgiveness issues and conversations with loved ones can help you process that experience. It can also provide you with a deeper understanding of how the experience has affected you and your relationship with your family member or loved one. Overall, we hope to gain information about how people communicate about forgiveness in the end-of-life context. Such information will benefit science and society in general, as research on this topic is currently limited and we don’t understand much about how people communicate in this context and about this topic.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Carmen Goman at email@example.com.
Posted by dmn_DeathCafe on Jan. 14, 2018, 8:22 p.m.
This is an excerpt from a fascinating new book on death images in the news. It overturns many widely held assumptions. By NYU Press, it's entitled, Death Makes the News: How the Media Censor and Display the Dead. Turns out the tabloids don't show more death, plus other new insights related to class bias and nationalism. It also reveals how dedicated editors are to censoring death.
Posted by MovingPieces on Jan. 4, 2018, 6:17 a.m.
An upcoming weekend workshop that looks at how creative techniques from physical theatre and the performing arts can help protect emotional wellbeing during grief and initate open conversations about dying.
A great big congratulations to HUCI who have co-ordinated the 2nd Death Cafe Massive taking place on 13th December across four countries and 23 cities:
Tucumán (Argentina), Toledo , Lima (Peru), Madrid and Madrid 2 , Collado Villalba , Seville , Pamplona , Hospitalet , Granada , Talavera , Alicante , Vigo , Malaga , Zarautz , Algorta , Burgos , Donostia , Murcia , Tarragona , Albacete , Cartagena and Cúcuta (Colombia).
We'd love to read a write-up from you if you attend one of these Death Cafes!
My article in the "Art Of Dying" Magazine. The same issue also contains an interview with Jon Underwood and me.
Greetings, my name is Cici Earl and I am a senior undergraduate student at Hollins University. I am working on my senior thesis, investigating the purpose of Death Cafes. I am posting this survey in hopes to gain responses from previous participants and facilitators on your experience with Death Cafes. If you have a moment, please click on the link below to fill out the survey. I would love to hear about you experiences! Thank you.
Most Canadians will know Gord Downie. He was one of the most succesful musicians in the country, and lead singer of The Tragically Hip. 11.7 million people wactched the band's final concert. There's a lot we can learn from Gord and his death, and there are things that we can do.