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Death Cafe on the Water

Hosted by Emma Rault & the residents of Belmont Wharf


Dec. 17, 2014

Start time:

7:30 p.m. (GMT)

End time:

9:30 p.m. (GMT)


Belmont Wharf

Waterloo Gardens


E2 9HP

United Kingdom


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About this Death Cafe

A nighttime garden strung with lights, a beehive-shaped Dome with a view of the stars, and tea and cake on a cosy boat with a roaring fire. On December 17th, we will be continuing the tradition of Death Cafe on a boat!

We will start in the Dome in the Belmont Wharf garden; do wrap up as this is an unheated space. However, we will then travel by dinghy to the other side (of the canal) to resume the conversation inside a warm & cosy boat. Please bring a coin (any value/currency) for safe passage.

Bring your thoughts, experiences, and creations on the subject of death and mortality and look forward to sharing stories with strangers.

About Emma Rault & the residents of Belmont Wharf

Emma Rault is a writer and translator living variously in and around London on a bluegreen narrowboat. Mastering "the art of losing" (to quote the Elizabeth Bishop poem) has been an important theme in her personal and creative life. After first becoming acquainted with the Death Cafe format during London Month of the Dead, she was immediately keen to combine the magic of life on the water with discussion of the mystery, terror and wonder surrounding the subject of death.

Sally Hone and Dominique Cournault are artists who have been living on the French and English waterways for over 20 years. They are the creators of Belmont Wharf and its beautiful canalside gardens, and graciously made this magical space available for this event. To find out more about Sally's work, be sure to visit the House of Fairies at Victoria Park Winterville.