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Charlton Death Cafe South East London

Hosted by Bea Denton and Tamsin Grainger


March 23, 2024

Start time:

3:00 p.m. (GMT)

End time:

4:30 p.m. (GMT)


Charlton House

The Old Library



United Kingdom


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About this Death Cafe

The setting for our Death Café is The Old Library at the historic Jacobean Mansion, Charlton House in South East London, a hub of the community. It will be an opportunity for people to come to talk about death without an agenda.

The Death Café coincides with local artist Bea Denton’s site-specific installation, Songs of Lamentation in the recently renovated Summer House, with the generous support of Arts Council England and Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust.

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. Concerns about bereavement, loss, grief or dying are universal, especially at this turbulent time when we are living with climate change, war, and threats to our well-being and health.


At this Death Café there is an emphasis on listening and sharing, and a focus on life as finite.

About Bea Denton and Tamsin Grainger

Tamsin Grainger is a community artist (No Birds Land and The Wall (sound walks) and Precarious Edge (film) shown in Edinburgh, Scotland), complementary therapy practitioner, Grief Work session leader, and author of Death and Loss in Shiatsu Practice (published by Singing Dragon Press).

Bea is an artist and educator whose practice explores ideas around ritual and remembrance, death and loss. Photography, printmaking, found materials and lost images are intrinsic to her creative process. She and has exhibited widely, including publicly-sited work. She won the 2009 Creekside Open prize selected by Jenni Lomax; the 2007 Deptford X MacDonald Egan Award for Public Art, and the 2002 Ardizzone Prize (Major) for Printmaking. She has taught and managed pre-degree courses at Central Saint Martins, in Brazil and China. She is a Trustee for Lewisham Education Arts Network (LEAN), a mentor for Arts Emergency and a member of the Artist’s Group, Throes of Grief.

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