Death Cafe profile for welshsh


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Dunedin

Posted by welshsh on Nov. 3, 2019, 3:53 p.m.


We met at a new venue this time. As summer approaches, the gorgeous beach front cafe we used to meet at could no longer assure us of a table so we opted for one at the racecourse that could. Perhaps because of the change of venue, or the glorious weather, only four people came. However, having just a few of us meant that each person had lots of time to talk which was wonderful. We spoke about so many things including whether its "normal" to think about death every day; the treasured objects that remind us of dead loved ones; how one can continues to live a full ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Dunedin

Posted by welshsh on Oct. 30, 2019, 3:34 p.m.


Ten of us met at a Café and spoke about death generally as individuals. However, interestingly, at this Death Cafe, we also spoke about the death of humankind. Perhaps this was because almost half of the group were young – in their late teens or early twenties, and in the context of Youth’s vocal concern globally about climate change, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse. Several of the young people who came had no interest in matters relating to death; they were simply accompanying their friend who had. However, over the course of the evening, all of them had experiences to share and views ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Dunedin

Posted by welshsh on Oct. 30, 2019, 3:20 p.m.



With Shirley Welsh

Nov. 3, 2019, 3.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (GMT+12)

Free


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Dunedin

Posted by welshsh on July 29, 2019, 7:28 p.m.



With Shirley Welsh

Aug. 27, 2019, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (GMT+12)

Free


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Dunedin

Posted by welshsh on July 28, 2019, 6:32 p.m.


We met for the first time at a cafe that overlooks the sea. Sixteen people came and the room was packed to capacity. Several people said that they had eagerly waited for a Death Cafe to be established in Dunedin. Some people were involved in caring for the dead and dying and people close to them: an embalmer, a funeral director, a funeral celebrant, an elder lawyer, a rest home carer and a pharmacist. But others were just people interested in death and dying. Everyone could swap stories and share insights because death affects us all. 



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Dunedin

Posted by welshsh on July 3, 2019, 10:17 p.m.



With Shirley Welsh

July 28, 2019, 3.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. (GMT+12)

Free