Posted by Dotalina

Totnes Death Cafe

Hosted by Elle and Dot


May 20, 2018

Start time:

2:00 p.m. (GMT)

End time:

4:00 p.m. (GMT)


Daisy Family Centre

St John's Primary School, Bridgetown




United Kingdom

Suggested donation:

£2 suggested donation to cover refreshments

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About this Death Cafe

We have both experienced the death of loved ones and acknowledge the importance and value of telling, sharing and listening to our stories. Being group-led allows the group 'permission’ to speak their truth without a pre-ordained agenda and is very empowering.

About Elle and Dot

Dot:  I moved to Totnes in 1983 to attend Dartington College of Arts to study a BA in Theatre.  I decided to stay in Devon after the birth of my son in 1984 and involved myself in theatre work with college students and other theatre practitioners in and around South Devon.


In 1991 I attended South Devon College attending the Diploma course in Dramatherapy, from this I worked briefly at Channings Wood prison before co-founding a Playback Theatre group in Totnes. When this folded I set up Moving Stories Playback Theatre and having been successful in a National Lottery bid performed in and around South Devon. Client groups included schools, residential homes and the general public.


 I also have experience working in the youth sector as a youth worker, in education as a Family support worker and Parent Support Adviser working in local primary schools.


 My voluntary work includes Barn Cinema Dartington, Food In Community, Integr8e, Share Shed and Proud2be based in Totnes.


 I enjoy film, theatre, music, dance, writing, walking, TV, gardening, reading, recycling, debates/discussions and laughing.



Elle:   I qualified as a teacher in 2004 and taught English and Drama in secondary schools for 10 years. I then re-trained to teach adults and to teach English to speakers of other languages. Since then I've worked as an English tutor and EFL teacher.

I'm also involved with local projects including the Elders Project, Food in Community, and Threshold singing.

I met Dot at a Death Cafe event and we found we both had an interest in setting up a Totnes Death Cafe. The Daisy Family Centre is an ideal venue and I'm so pleased  we can hold our Death Cafes there.



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