Posted by anniec

Death Cafe Crowthorne UK

Hosted by Annie C and Two Sisters


July 13, 2022

Start time:

4:30 p.m. (uk)

End time:

6:00 p.m. (uk)


Two Sisters Cafe

165 High Street


RG45 7AF

RG45 7AF

United Kingdom



This Death Cafe has taken place

Submit a write up for this Death Cafe

About this Death Cafe

1st response to Death Cafe Crowthorne

"Death Cafe? Well, why not?" I thought when my friend Sally texted me an invite to attend a Death cafe.... in CROWTHORNE of all places. Crowthorne is not known for its avant garde culture and alternative night cafe scene...   Don't get me wrong, I am fascinated by death and dying. I work in the 'death business' and have done for twelve years, listening to people talk about death is what I do, but deliberately attending a Death Cafe with mostly strangers was a bit more intimidating.... for about 30 seconds, the time it took for me to walk from the door to a chair men and women of all ages, all sizes and all deadly serious about why we were there, yet not quite sure where to begin. It took another 30 seconds to warm to the chilling topic of death and then there was no stopping us.....

How should I begin a conversation with my elderly parents about death and what they might want at their funerals? Do I even need to do that? What music might you like at your funeral? I'm going to a funeral tomorrow. What makes a good funeral? I never thought I'd have to plan my own daughter's funeral. I changed career from archeology to counselling. What do think about assisted dying? Should children go to funerals? What's a good death? What would you like your very last words to be? To whom? Where? 

 Suddenly the time was up and we weren't finished yet - we'd spoken about deep things, we'd laughed and we'd cried together - this bunch of strangers united by life's great certainty - death. It's like the best book club ever,  but without the homework - you just come as yourself, with your stories, your hopes and your fears and chat and share or just be quiet and listen... it's up to you after all YOLO(You Only Live Once) and YODO (You Only Die Once). We all want to meet again to carry on these conversations, to start new ones, to tell our stories, to listen to yours. 

Huge thanks to Annie for arranging  - it was an amazingly vibrant evening.

About Annie C and Two Sisters

Image result for snoopy you only die once

Contact the organiser of this Death Cafe