Death Cafe Press Clippings

The arriving guests who examined the floral china found skulls in the patterns. Books about death stood on tables at the corners of the room. Coffee, tea and cake were on the house.

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Talking about dying over cake at Death Café

Posted by Jools Barsky on March 9, 2018, 7:06 a.m.

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Death Café @ Sewing Souls Studios

Posted by LoveIsLiberation on March 2, 2018, 12:32 p.m.

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Death Cafe: Talking openly about death

Posted by LoveIsLiberation on March 2, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

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Death Cafe a first for High River community

Posted by Jo Gordon on Feb. 10, 2018, 10:13 a.m.

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Cafe Mortal/Dying to talk

Posted by Josefine Speyer on Jan. 20, 2018, 11:54 p.m.

Sophie Marsden wrote these two articles published online here about her experience of a Death Cafe hosted by Josefine Speyer at her house in London, specifically for it to be filmed for Sophie's student project.

The event took place in March 2013.

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All life at the Death Cafe

Posted by Sue Holden on Jan. 19, 2018, 9:50 a.m.

Avery well written piece about our January Death Cafe meeting in Swindon.

Sarah Singleton the features writer joined the meeting and afterwards wrote in a style that was interesting and engaging - not just a report. She wrote about her impression of events and this was refreshing and positive.

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This document is held under copyright by Hayward Group Ltd, publisher of the European Journal of Palliative Care. It may be downloaded for single academic use only. Reproduction for any other purpose is not allowed. For further information, please contact the journal by emailing

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Mit dem Tod bei Kaffee und Kuchen

Posted by Aileen on Oct. 30, 2017, 3:24 p.m.

Lovely article (in German) in our local newspaper, Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, in Upper Austria last weekend. The journalist Roswitha Fitzinger initially just wanted to observe, but ended up becoming an enthusiastic participant. Unlike other, very superficial articles in small local papers, this one goes into detail about the background of the Death Cafe model, crediting Jon Underwood appropriately, and vividly describes the atmosphere.

Many thanks to Roswitha Fitzinger for this article, and also to Norbert Trawöger from Kepler Salon for his support for the Linz Death Cafe - Mit dem Tod bei Kaffee und Kuchen.

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In early July, seven men and women gathered over coffee and snacks at a Buddhist temple in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward to discuss death.

Over two hours, the talk ranged from how to reduce fear of death and cope with a loved one's passing to living out one's days fruitfully.

The event was a "Death Cafe,"...

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Grim Reaper comes with tea and cakes

Posted by Sneha rooh on Aug. 4, 2017, 2:37 a.m.

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Lets talk about Death Shall we?

Posted by Sneha rooh on Aug. 4, 2017, 2:36 a.m.

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Dying to Talk

Posted by Jon Underwood on April 27, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

Dying to Talk

This is a BBC 1 World Service radio documentary on Death Cafe.

Many thanks for all involved in the making of this, with special thanks to Chelsea Dickinson.


"Dying to Talk

The Documentary


There's only one thing in life that's certain: death.


Many people believe that talking about death helps us make more out of life.


Thousands of Death Cafés have popped up in countries across the globe, challenging people to open up about the deceased and their own thoughts and fears about dying. Cafes are often over subscribed with organisers having to turn away individuals from sell out events.


Julian Keane visits some of ...

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The calls, emails and texts barraged us after Erin Negley's article about our first Death Cafe in January. We quickly realized the number of people who wanted to attend exceeded our venue and table facilitators - so we immediately rescueduled a second one the week following.

Erin's piece was a section lead article. Subsequently, several television stations contacted us for interviews.

And LNP - Always Lancster's editorial two day's later ("We shouldn't wait until death is near to talk about it) build huge numbers of callers for the second one. Here's the link to the editorial:

Death Cafes are a wonderful and necessary concept.

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