Death Cafe write-ups

Death Cafe Coromandel Write up

Posted by on Sept. 13, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

The first Death Cafe in Waihi saw a group of daring conversationlists show up on a beautiful sunny day, to sit indoors and talk about dying, death and life! As this was one of the nicest spring days we have had after a rainy winter, as the hosts we were delighted at the attendance.  Everyone who attended, including ourselves are looking forward to the next one all ready.

Swindon Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Sue Holden on Sept. 13, 2018, 3:58 a.m.

A lively gathering of people met on Tuesday including one new person. We talked about leaving your body to science and how it is not as easy as one may think and about organ donation. The subject of dying in hopital v dying at home was also discussed and we looked at how death has been taken out of the home environment and led to people perhaps being where they are today and that is, not being comfortable around the subject of death.

Death Cafe Bitterroot Write up

Posted by nancyreecejones on Sept. 12, 2018, 2:22 p.m.

This was our second meeting: I've facilitated 4 years of Death Cafes in Whitefish, MT, but am now living in Stevensville so have started one here in the Bitterroot. Our public library provides a wonderful, accessible venue! We had a small group--just 5 of us--but our conversation was lively, insightful, and everyone contributed.

Death Cafe North Vancouver Write up

Posted by Death Cafe at Mt. Seymour United Church on Sept. 7, 2018, 1:58 p.m.

Death is such a taboo subject in the North American culture.
And yet there is one certainty in life: we are all going to die.

A Death Café ® is a get together and a confidential conversation
about life and death. It is not a lecture nor a grief support group,
though grief may be expressed and shared.

Anne Ellis, our Mental Health Ministry Coordinator, hosts this popular gathering that meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, in the Church Café.

All mortals are welcome at this drop-in, free event.

Session dates:

September 18

October 16

November 20

January 15

February 19

March 19

April 16

May 21 ...

Death Cafe Patzcuaro Write up

Posted by Luisa Ruiz on Sept. 6, 2018, 11:37 a.m.

It was a great moment to share some thoughts about death.

We were 15 people in total, 13 women and 2 men.

We talked about death of a son/daughter, suicide, terminal illness, social death.

Even when most of people didn´t know each other, it´s great to see how they open and talk about a topic it´s usually hard to talk about.

Totnes Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Dotalina on Sept. 1, 2018, 4:50 a.m.

We had lots of new people at our most recent Death Cafe, which was a useful reminder that there are still lots of people who don't know anything about Death Cafes (yet) and are curious.  We talked about clearing clutter from our lives, getting rid of 'things', and also from the other angle of inheriting items from others who have died, and what to do with them. We also talked about illness, pain, and suicide, which we agreed is still a taboo subject - although not at a Death Cafe. The discussion also included the idea of living mindfully, which sprang from the idea of wanting to make ...

Death Cafe On Basmannaya Write up

Posted by Galina on Aug. 30, 2018, 1:47 a.m.

Dear friends, yesterday we had our #DeathCafe meeting in the Central Universal Science Nekrasov Library.
We had 50 (50!!!) guests. Death is a really important subject that deserves attention. You can tell your story, and listen to the others, some people disagree, while other are open to discussion.
And we had a pleasant surprise. Some of our guests were simply looking for a café – some place where they could relax after work and have some tea . The guys were active participants, and told us what affected them or what they felt unsettled by.
I hope to see everyone next month.
Thank you to everyone who came!

Дорогие друзья ...

Death Cafe Columbia SC Write up

Posted by Heather Leigh on Aug. 24, 2018, 2:33 p.m.

Our first of many Death Cafe's for Columbia, SC. Thank you for supporting such an important topic. Great conversation, Great Women. Watch this site for the next date.

Upminster Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Gemma Norburn on Aug. 24, 2018, 7:37 a.m.

The summer Death Cafe had a slightly less busier turnout than others due to regular attendees being on holiday or unwell. However we still had a great turnout of 9 people, and I was very pleased with the conversation that flowed naturally. Whereas previous events have been very cheery and funny in places, this event was more serious but still light hearted. We largely discussed supporting people through their own death, or bereavement and also long term illnesses alongside euthanasia. This came from the experiences of the group in knowing people who had been through such things. I was pleased that we had mostly newcomers with some returning ...

Chambana Death Cafe July 27, 2018 Write up

Posted by Sherry Gilles on Aug. 22, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

There were five of us at this death cafe held at the Urbana Free Library in Urbana, IL.

Two local archaelolgists from the U of I came as well as a woman who was attending her third cafe in a few days. She had gone to one in Indy and another location in Indiana and then came to this one on her way to Wisconsin. 

She shared her story about cremation remains after hearing one of the participants shared his own similar story. We talked about cancer and loss. 

Everyone contributed to the conversation and we had a good time. 

Wellingborough Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Ali on Aug. 20, 2018, 5:37 a.m.

Our third death cafe was well attended with lots of new people along with a few returnees. We had lots of interesting conversations. 

Death Cafe Whangarei no#5 Write up

Posted by Jo Moselen on Aug. 20, 2018, 1:59 a.m.

We held this death cafe at a cafe that had a separate room, which was great except the arrival of cafe staff with orders was a continous interruption. 13 people came along which is the most we have had at a cafe. The larger number created an energy where the conversations were deep, connected honest and emotional. The feed back reflected that apart from the interruptions from cafe staff most people got alot value from attending and want them to be held more frequently.  To leave a death cafe with a feeling of connection was lovely.


Death Cafe Carlisle Write up

Posted by TracyWardCelebrant on Aug. 20, 2018, 1:28 a.m.

This was the first Death Cafe in Carlisle  a beautiful, bustling cathedral and university city   I did a lot of cake and coffee research

Kingston Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Charlotte Haigh on Aug. 16, 2018, 7:32 a.m.

A lovely Death Cafe with nine people attending, we had an upbeat conversation about how medics approach the dying and their relatives, and talked about funerals in different cultures.

Death Cafe Wien Write up

Posted by Alexandra Kleinheinz on Aug. 14, 2018, 10:19 a.m.


Vor einem Jahr – am selben Tisch – im Cafe Prückel fand das erste Death Café Vienna statt. Es war eine echte Jubiläumsveranstaltung, dieses Death Café ein Jahr später, am 27.7.2018: der Raum ist mittlerweile klimatisiert!, die jüngste Teilnehmerin war 18 Jahre alt, ein Teilnehmer wusste gar nicht so genau, dass er ein Death Café besuchte und war dann als „Überraschungsgast“ voll bei der Sache. Die 6 TeilnehmerInnen erzählten sehr persönliche Erfahrungen und konnten sich gegenseitig bereichern – am Ende war die Stimmung wie immer gut und aufgelockert. Wir freuten uns alle sehr, dass wir am Leben sind und gingen motiviert ins Wochenende!


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