Edinburgh Death Cafe

Hosted by Tamsin Grainger


July 26, 2023

Start time:

6:30 p.m. (BST)

End time:

7:00 p.m. (BST)


Stockbridge Library

11 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh





United Kingdom


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About this Death Cafe

Talking about death is not something that we can all do with our families and friends, and yet it is something which is so often on our minds. At the Death Café, there is an emphasis on listening and sharing, and the focus is that life is finite and we want to talk about that. We all have interests and concerns about bereavement, loss, grief or dying, especially at this time when we are still dealing with the Coronavirus, climate change and war. Our aim is for this Death Café to be accessible, respectful and confidential. There is no set agenda, no objective or theme, and it is neither a grief support group nor a counselling session. There is no intention by the organiser to lead participants to any conclusions, buy any products or take any course of action. Death Cafes are not religious, and are always ‘not for profit’ events. There will be a donations box for St Columba's Hospice.

About Tamsin Grainger

I am a Shiatsu practitioner, teacher, writer and Death Cafe host. My first book, ‘Death and Loss in Shiatsu Practice – a guide to holistic bodywork in palliative care’ was published by Singing Dragon (Hachette) in 2020. I travel a lot: teaching, giving Shiatsu, walking and meeting people. I have worked as part of the Complementary Therapy team at my local Hospice in Edinburgh;, and in London, I am a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council Profession Specific Board for Shiatsu.

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