Death Cafe profile for CateQ
The second Harrogate and Knaresborough Death Café was, once again, well attended and we had a free-flowing and light-hearted conversation – after all, comedy is a means of helping us deal with difficult subject matter. The conversation focussed on three main themes: our familiarity with death; helping someone to have a good death (including choosing the time and time and means of one’s own death); and balancing the wishes of the deceased and those left behind at a funeral.
We reflected on the changes in demography and society, which mean that few people experience someone dying until they are relatively mature or are in a caring profession. This ...
With Cate Quinn, Andy Ison and Frank Ward
April 12, 2018, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)
Any donations can be made to the Knaresborough Friendship Centre, which provides a meeting place for older people in the community.
Following the high level of interest in our first death cafe, we are holding a follow up event to continue the conversations.
This event is open to all previous participants ...
We were delighted to see 20 people turn out for the death café. We talked about a range of subjects relating to two broad topics: ways in which one can commemorate a life, and taboos around talking about death.
There were discussions around different types of funeral service, including ‘do it yourself’ versions and green burials, and we were grateful to those participants from the funeral directors present who helped to dispel some common myths. One participant had a creative idea about how the dead can give advice to the living, and another suggested watching the comedy film ‘What we did on our holiday’ for alternative ideas. We ...
With Cate Quinn, Frank Ward and Andy Ison
Oct. 18, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. (GMT)
This event is free, but please support the venue by buying refreshments from the cafe
Ever pondered your own death, or that of someone close to you, but not sure what it means or how to acknowledge it?
Then join us at our first Knaresborough ...