Posted by CardiffDC
Hosted by Sue Lawford and Rosemary McClements-Hall
Jan. 25, 2015
2:00 p.m. (BST)
4:00 p.m. (BST)
Mackintosh Community Centre
off City Road
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 hold a Death Cafe in Cardiff.
The first one was at the Chapter Arts Centre in October, and the feedback was excellent. We've changed the venue for the next one, and the management at the Mackintosh Centre have been so supportive.
It's true to say that when the idea of a Death Cafe is first mentioned to friends and colleagues, they usually say ... "A what???!" But honestly, Death Cafes are far from morbid, there's certainly laughter, and they're as far from doom and gloom as you could imagine. The atmosphere of warmth and friendship is amazing. Even if there are some emotional moments, it's very supportive and everyone is made to feel welcome. So, nothing to fear! Come along and join us.
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 (or there is a bar). We can arrange sandwiches if you let us know what you'd like.
Arrive by 1.45 to purchase refreshments in time for a prompt start at 2.00. 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 70th funeral, and also loves doing weddings and namings. She thrives on meeting people from all walks of life, and has found this latest phase of her career to have been truly life-affirming, uplifting and rewarding in ways she never imagined.
Rose works within the NHS as a counsellor, and her practice includes 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 to face the future.
Contact the organiser of this Death Cafe