Posted by EmmaCurtis

Hosted by Emma Curtis


Nov. 3, 2017

Start time:

8:00 p.m. (GMT)

End time:

10:00 p.m. (GMT)


Dulwich Picture Gallery

Gallery Road



SE21 7AD

United Kingdom



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About this Death Cafe

Dulwich Picture Gallery is opening for a Late, and they have invited us to have a Death Cafe in their beautiful space. The Death Cafe is FREE, a part of this Late event, an opportunity to drink tea, eat cake and discuss death in the beauty of this safe space for sharing our understandings, ideas and experiences. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.

You do not need a ticket to 'Death: A Portrait' to join us for the Death Cafe. To come to the Death Cafe you just need to get a free 'Death Cafe' ticket from our eventbrite link on the Museum's website. Select 'tickets' and then scroll down and select your ticket to guarantee your place. 

You are welcome to stay for the whole two hours, or you can drop for an hour at 8 or 9pm, if you also have a ticket to Death: A Portrait, at the Gallery. 

We look forward to seeing you on 3rd November.

About Emma Curtis

Emma Curtis is a non-religious minister and the founder of Extraordinary Ceremonies, creating highly personalised funerals and memorial ceremonies based on the personalities and beliefs of those she serves, however individual, supported by professional, non-denominational pastoral care. As a certified celebrant and grief specialist, she fully supports the bereaved through and beyond the funeral ceremony 

Emma is runner up for the Good Funeral Awards 2017 Minister of the Year, the first non-religious minister to be recognised in this category. She has been a finalist for the Good Funeral Guide’s ‘Celebrant of the Year’ Award in both 2015 and 2016. 

Emma is also an international opera singer and considers herself to be a responsible rebel.

She is the creator and facilitator of Time to Altar Grief, an ongoing secular altar for the community created from memorial art. She runs death and grief positivity workshops for both adults and children and has presented at many festivals and events including for the Life. Death. Whatever.Belief and Beyond Belief at the SouthBank Centre, the British Museum, National Maritime Museum, Sir John Soane’s Museum, National Trust and the Open University. 


Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world’s first purpose-built public art gallery; established more than 200 years ago because its founders believed as many people as possible should see great paintings. We house a world-class collection of Old Master paintings in Sir John Soane’s unique building allowing visitors to experience exceptional art in an intimate, welcoming setting. We remain relevant by uniting our history with our present using innovative exhibitions, scholarship and pioneering education to change lives 

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