Posted by Dotalina
Hosted by Elle and Dot
Jan. 26, 2020
2:00 p.m. (Greenwich)
4:00 p.m. (Greenwich)
Daisy Family Centre
St John's Primary School, Pathfields
This Death Cafe has taken place
About this Death Cafe
We run this Death Cafe because we feel it is so important to be able to talk about any aspect of this topic, without feeling any constraints or obligations. We have both experienced the deaths of loved ones in the past, but Death Cafe welcomes everyone, bereaved or not. The format, which is entirely group-led, helps everyone to feel welcome and their views listened to and valued. We look forward to seeing you there.
About Elle and Dot
Hello, I'm Elle. I feel lucky to have been able to do lots of things in my life - travelled, lived abroad, moved around, and met many wonderful people. I qualified as a teacher in 2004 and taught English and Drama in secondary schools for 10 years. After my husband died, I re-trained to teach adults and to teach English to speakers of other languages. Since then I've worked as an English 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, because it seems such an important topic to talk about. I've also been involved with local projects including the Elders Project, Food in Community, and Threshold singing.
Dot: 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 a 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, Integr8e, Share Shed and Proud2be based in Totnes.
I enjoy film, theatre, music, dance, writing, walking, TV, gardening, reading, recycling, debates/discussions and laughing.
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