Death Cafe write-ups

King George Hospital Death Cafe Ilford Write up

Posted by Gemma Norburn on Aug. 14, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

What a great event we had! I had hoped for a great turnout and there really was. We discussed a huge range of topics but i felt it largely focused on the purpose and ideaology behind death cafe and the death positivity movement which I think really helped me feel these events are worthwhile. 

For anyone who struggles to locate the event, I will be better with signposting in the future. 

Death Cafe' of Central Arkansas Write up

Posted by Jamie Boshears & Simone Brock on Aug. 8, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

We had a great night Tuesday with a room full of lovely people! If you missed us, be sure to watch our page for the next date and location.
It seems literature in death was a big topic of the evening. One absolutely gorgeous book in the works, waiting to be published, was lovingly shared, and tears were shed. We can't wait to promote it when it comes out, so BOLO! Other books mentioned were "The Empty Room" on sibling loss, "Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other", "The Next Place", "The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog" about childhood trauma, and "The Wounded Healer ...

Death Cafe Wien Write up

Posted by Alexandra Kleinheinz on Aug. 7, 2019, 4:02 a.m.


Drei Teilnehmerinnen, 34°C im Schatten und eine ruhiger Tisch im Cafe der Spanischen Hofreitschule auf dem schon gefüllte Wassergläser mit Eiswürfeln auf uns warteten - so begann das Death Cafe seine Jubiläumsedition. Death Cafe Wien hatte seinen 3. Geburtstag. Ein persönlicher und berührenden Austausch über Bestattungswünsche, Bestattungsvorsorge und wie lebensverkürzende Krankheiten die Einstellung zum Leben verändern waren unter Anderem zentrale Themen bei unserem Austausch. Zwei Stunden vergingen im Nu. Wieder einmal wurde der Wunsch nach monatlichen Treffen geäußert und wieder einmal habe ich die Teilnehmerinnen angeregt selbst ein Death Cafe zu veranstalten. Der Leitfadens auf der Website ...

South-East Brisbane Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Jacqui on Aug. 7, 2019, 12:11 a.m.

On our national Dying2Know Day we had a total of 11 attend our August South-East Brisbane Death Cafe (8/8/19) . Once again it was a very diverse group of both curious and interested people wanting to talk about all things death and dying... The feedback from participants continues to be positive as we strive to deliver a Death Cafe that would make founder (the late) Jon Underwood proud of. So what did we talk about? 

- advance care planning and family discussions (exploring with not just ageing parents but also with our adult children as we age)

- DonateLife - organ and tissue transplantation and donation of our bodies to ...

Death Cafe Metro Detroit Write up

Posted by liaandgreg on Aug. 6, 2019, 6:09 p.m.

Death Cafe Metro Detroit meets  on the 4th Sunday of each month in Henry Ford Hospital's Conference Rooms A & B off the main cafeteria. There is no agenda, presentation, objective ot theme.  It is not a bereavement, support or grief counseling group. We create time to discuss death without expectations, and conversations are generated by the group in a confidential and respectable space. The more we talk about death, the more we add to our lives. Death Cafe Metro Detroit is free and open to people of all communities and belief systems.  You don't have to have suffered a loss to attend.Please contact deathcafemetrodetroit@gmail ...

Death Cafe Hyndburn Write up

Posted by Claire Waddington on Aug. 2, 2019, 1:44 p.m.

What an amazing night we had. There was a large turn out of people for this first Death Cafe in our area, l was so happy.

A last minute venue change did not dampen our spirits - the arranged venue had a flood on the day of the cafe and we were lucky to have another cafe closeby agree to stay open to host us - how lucky were we.

Interesting and emotive discussions thorughout the evening, lots of laughter too. Also, some very yummy cakes enjoyed by all.

Death Cafe Dunedin Write up

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. 

Ibiza Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Ibiza Death Cafe on July 27, 2019, 3:56 p.m.

The very first Ibiza Death Cafe complete! A nice turnout with interesting people and lots of amazing stories. Great discussion and we are already looking forward to the next event!

Death Cafe. Barnaul Write up

Posted by Belokrylova on July 27, 2019, 6:52 a.m.

Это будет первая встреча в нашем городе от имени этой социальной франшизы. Мне важно дать возможность людям говорить о смерти, о страхах, переживаниях и собственных смыслах. 

Первую встречу я хочу провести у себя в кабинете, где проводятся небольшие тренинги. Ковёр, мягкие подушечки, кресла, стулья - для каждого найдется подходящее место. С меня помещение, уют и организация, с вас присутствие, и было бы просто супер, если печеньки принесёте!

Death Cafe Townsville Write up

Posted by Ash T on July 24, 2019, 6:57 a.m.

A Death Cafe is a community minded group aimed at talking openly and honestly about death and dying. The objective is to increase the awareness of death with the view of helping people make the most of their time spent LIVING!

Death Cafe is not grief counselling.  It is about removing the taboo around what happens when we die.

It is a respectful and confidential space. 

It is not religious based, not for profit, and has no other agenda other than providing a platform for conversation surrounding end of life issues. 


So, come along and see what all the fuss is about. You may even find you enjoy ...

Kendal Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Kally Lloyd-Jones on July 23, 2019, 3:05 p.m.


I tried to write this before but I think I failed!  We came from Scotland to attend your Death Cafe.  I found it warm, friendly, interesting, and informative.  The atmosphere was brilliant and I enjoyed meeting all the people and sharing so many thoughts, feelings and such a range of topics.  I find it miraculous how quickly one is able to share quite intimate stuff - which is thanks to the environment created there.

Thank you


Queen's Hospital Death Cafe Romford Write up

Posted by Gemma Norburn on July 19, 2019, 2:19 a.m.

This was the first of these events to be held regularly at this location, so it was no suprise that attendance was quite low but I cannot see why this could not increase over time. We talked a great deal about the concept of Death Cafe and why it was such a great idea which I expected for our first event. I hope that this will continue to run at the hospital for as long as people would like to attend (no matter how few!).  

Upminster Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Gemma Norburn on July 19, 2019, 2:18 a.m.

The event was well attended with two new people which was great! We covered a wide range of topics from eye donation to our reactions to terrorist attacks. I'm please that these events have been happening for over a year now and are still well attended by people. 

Death Cafe Iowa Write up

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on July 18, 2019, 3:09 p.m.


For June’s Death Café Iowa we met at Palmers Deli & Market on Ingersoll. Buffy Peters and Becca Suvalsky (member of the Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. We had 8 people in attendance, 1 man and 7 women, and participants ranged in ages and professions.


Members brought several interesting topics to the group this month.


Several group members brought things to discuss such as the book dying well by Ira Byock. A few of the group members are actually part of a book club that is going to be starting the book in September. Another group member brought up the topic of what happens when someone dies ...

Death Cafe Hillsborough Write up

Posted by Neidra on July 17, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Hello Death Positive People!

Thank you to those who joined in the July 10th Death Café – Hillsborough (DC-H)! Yummy food, by the way (Sara’s lemon meringue pie was a special treat! Her mother’s recipe.) – thank you! There were six new people adding to the conversations. Fantastic! Spread the word! Information about the next DC-H, plus others, is below. First, a brief summary of key points we discussed, including links for further information.  

  • Thank you to Sara for broaching the topic of my mother’s death that occurred in May. Naturally it has affected me deeply. A lot was learned during her End Of Life journey ...

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