Eastbourne Death Cafe

Hosted by Claire and Gazala


April 6, 2020

Start time:

6:30 p.m. (Greenwich meantime)

End time:

8:15 p.m. (Greenwich meantime)


Roots Cafe

8 Grove Road


East Sussex


BN21 4TJ

United Kingdom


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About this Death Cafe

Death is inevitable, and yet it is often a taboo subject.  It is not an everyday topic of conversation and it is sometimes hard to know with whom, and where, we can discuss what’s on our minds freely.  We are both hugely passionate about giving airtime to these challenging conversations and increasing awareness.  We believe that in doing so our brains, bodies and the communities we live in become more familiar and confident with what is happening, what can be expected and what choices we have when we come to experience our own death or the death of others.


Our Eastbourne Death Café provides a space for people to get together and discuss death, dying and end of life, honestly and freely.   A Death Café is not a grief support group or counselling session, what we offer is an inviting, relaxed and respectful space for open discussion, without agenda, alongside nourishing food and drinks.


Everyone is welcome and can just turn up on the evening.


Attendees are invited to purchase their food/drink and settle in a seat at small tables with three-five other people.   We will start the Eastbourne Death Café with introductions from the hosts and then its over to attendees to introduce themselves on their tables and say what brings them to the Death Cafe.  We hope this will be followed by lots of discussion and reflections as we share conversations together and see where they take us…


At the end everyone is invited to share anything they want others to know, and after a few closing words, the Death Café will end. 



Further Eastbourne Death Cafes will be held on the first Monday of every month so if you have anything further to bring or would simply just like to share space and explore with likeminded people again, you are always welcome!



Claire and Gazala are grateful to Roots Café for providing us with a venue, along with good food and drink, to host this year’s Eastbourne Death Cafes.

About Claire and Gazala

Claire and Gazala are passionate about familiarising death, dying and end of life matters.


Among a personal life and other work, they both volunteer for local organisations that support people who are dying.


Claire and Gazala are also both training with Living Well Dying Well as End of Life Doulas and are members of End of Life Doula UK.


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