Posted by ellymccabe
Hosted by Elly McCabe
Aug. 4, 2022
1:30 p.m. (GMT+1)
2:30 p.m. (GMT+1)
TogetherWORKS @ Caldicot Community Hub
South East Wales
This Death Cafe has taken place
About this Death Cafe
Our wonderful facilitators, TogetherWORKS, have kindly offered us their space at the community hub to host our sessions.
Our death café will run into the TogetherWORKS coffee meeting, so please do feel free to stick around and join in for more coffee and chat after our session has ended!
We will be running our cafe on the first Thursday of every month, starting Thursday 4th August 2022.
Entry is of course free but any donations to the TogetherWORKS space would be greatly appreciated if you'd like to share your gratitude towards our wonderful venue.
We will be providing cake and cake...y things! please let us know if you have any dietary requirements we need to be aware of at email@example.com
About Elly McCabe
Hi! I'm Elly. I'm a harpist and singer-songwriter turned funeral arranger living in Monmouthshire. I'm also a trained bereavement support volunteer and I'm currently studying towards my BA Hons Health and Social Care degree with the Open University.
I have always been drawn to death and dying, from an obsession with Anne Boleyn and the 1912 Titanic disaster age 5, to Victorian mourning culture and ephemera in my teens. Despite this, I've also spent much of my life living alongside crippling death anxiety - often partaking in compulsive behaviours and rituals and spending many night awake in existential panic. It got to the point, after one particularly frightening car journey (ironically on the way to the funerals of my Stepgrandma and Uncle), that I couldn't even sit in a car without dissociating to cope.
I'm starting a death cafe because the thing that helped me overcome my anxieties and improved my mental health was ACTUALLY talking about death, in all its guises. I have so much reverence and admiration for the incredible work of Jon Underwood in founding the Death Café movement, and I hope that the comfort Death Cafés have brought to thousands will bring some solace to my own community, in Caldicot.
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Please also see: http://instagram.com/caldicotdeathcaff