Posted by Hayley West
Hosted by David Rigby & Hayley West
Oct. 23, 2016
1:00 p.m. (Melbourne EST)
3:00 p.m. (Melbourne EST)
The Mess Hall at The Governor's Cafe
Old Castlemaine Gaol
36-48 Bowden St
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
This Death Cafe has taken place
About this Death Cafe
This is the third Death Cafe in Castlemaine. The Mess Room at the Governor's Cafe in the Old Castlemaine Gaol is a comfortable space, accommodating our Death Cafes free of charge.
We look forward to hearing your stories, thanks for sharing!
About David Rigby & Hayley West
David Rigby is a Castlemaine immigrant of six years standing. His one and only serious health scare twelve years ago persuaded him that death is at least a theoretical possibility and that it is unlikely that an exception will be made in his case (with acknowledgements to Woody Allen). As part of the process of confronting his mortality, he spent two years as a volunteer for an in-the-home palliative care service in Melbourne. He co-hosted the first Death Cafe in Castlemaine in 2015, and is looking forward to sharing again with the Mount Alexander Shire community in which he feels so much at home.
Hayley West has recently returned to Victoria after a hiatus of 13 years. She had co-hosted Death Cafes in the Blue Mountains, Canberra and Senegal, and is a death literacy and natural burial movement advocate. Her visual arts practice relates to a lived awareness of death and memorial, focusing on the realities of grief and how remaining objects and memories are interconnected.