Sunderland Death Cafe

Hosted by Katy Vigurs and Emma Satchell


Sept. 21, 2023

Start time:

2:00 p.m. (BST)

End time:

4:00 p.m. (BST)


Seventeen Nineteen

Church Street East



United Kingdom


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About this Death Cafe

At our inaugural Death Cafe people will come together to eat cake, drink tea and discuss all things death and dying.

At a Death Cafe the topics to be discussed are determined during the event itself by those taking part. This means there is no pre-set agenda. It can be helpful to think of it as an informal and open discussion group. This means that anything you would like to share or talk about in relation to death can be brought to the table.


It’s also important to remember that a Death Cafe is not a grief support or counselling session.


The Death Cafe is being hosted and facilitated by two local death educators: Katy Vigurs and Emma Satchell.

The Death Cafe is free to attend but booking a place is essential.




About Katy Vigurs and Emma Satchell

Dr. Katy Vigurs is an academic turned humanist funeral celebrant and co-founder of Dead Good CIC. Dead Good is a social enterprise based in Sunderland that offers the planning of alternative funerals & memorial events, imaginative death education & training, and creative legacy projects.

Rev. Emma Satchell is an independent funeral celebrant and runs Dying to Help, a social enterprise based in the North East of England. Emma offers comprehensive end of life planning, death education events and bespoke funeral ceremonies.  Although most of Emma's work is non-religious, she is an ordained minister and chaplain and brings a pastoral heart to all she does.