Posted by CardiffDC
Hosted by Sue Lawford and Rosemary McClements-Hall
Oct. 12, 2014
2:00 p.m. (BST)
4:00 p.m. (BST)
Chapter Arts Centre
Because we have to pay for room hire, a small donation is requested if you can.
This Death Cafe has taken place
About this Death Cafe
Sue and Rose met at a Death Cafe in Bristol in June 2014. Each had heard about Death Cafes, and found the idea really exciting. Their first-hand experience underlined how helpful it can be to share experiences and views in an informal, inclusive and relaxed environment, and they decided that it would be a great idea to offer a Death Cafe in Cardiff.
It's true to say that when the idea is first mentioned to friends and colleagues, they usually say ... "A what???!" But honestly, the Death Cafe in Bristol was really buzzing, and the conversations were as far from doom and gloom as could be possible. The atmosphere of warmth and friendship was amazing, and that's just what we hope to generate in Cardiff.
There will be no fixed agenda, just an opportunity to share ideas, maybe to air concerns, and to start to think about what really matters to you when considering your own inevitable fate. All this and more, over a refreshing cuppa and some lovely food, via Chapter's extensive cafe menu.
Arrive 1.45 to purchase refreshments in time for a prompt start at 2.00. Numbers limited to 50, so please use the 'Contact the Organiser' tab to register. Thank you.
About Sue Lawford and Rosemary McClements-Hall
Sue has recently retired from a forty year career in the public services - Local Government, the NHS, teaching, training and lecturing. A gradual process led to her becoming a humanist celebrant, and she has recently officiated at her 50th funeral. She loves meeting people from all walks of life, and has found this latest phase to have been truly life-affirming, uplifting and rewarding in ways she never imagined.
Rose works within the NHS as a counsellor, and meets clients who have experienced, or are about to experience, the loss of a loved one. They often feel overwhelmed, wondering how to say what they want to say - and how to cope with all that has to be done at such a stressful time. She passionately believes that, by shining sunlight on and through a subject which is rarely discussed except in hushed tones, people can find the peace and help that they need.
Contact the organiser of this Death Cafe