Death Cafe write-ups

Death Cafe Dunedin Write up

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 Dunedin Write up

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 ...

Chambana Death Cafe September 13, 2019 Write up

Posted by Sherry Gilles on Oct. 28, 2019, 11:24 p.m.

We had an amazing conversation amongst the seven of us. A few Topics touched on included memorial jewelry made from ashes, traditional burial and the environment and how archaeologists work with sites where bones are discovered. 

Ibiza Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Ibiza Death Cafe on Oct. 28, 2019, 8:41 a.m.

The staff at Cafe Montesol Ibiza were very helpful and welcoming to the group. This Death Cafe session was a special "Día de los Muertos" edition in honor of the holiday due to be celebrated this week where friends and family who have died are remembered.

Death Cafe Hillsborough Write up

Posted by Neidra on Oct. 24, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Hello Death Positive People! Thank you to those who joined in the October 9th Death Cafe – Hillsborough (DC-H) which included our *One Year Anniversary* complete with a delicious vegan chocolate cake from the local coop! We also had a drawing for one of three temporary tattoos (full facial Day of the Dead motif) that Neidra donated: Chinwe, Maryann, and Geri were the winners! There were three new people adding to this Death Cafe’s conversations. Fantastic! Spread the word! Information about the next DC-H, plus others in our area, is below. First, a summary of key points we discussed, including links for your further exploration. • Gratitude was expressed ...


Posted by antifestival on Oct. 21, 2019, 4:13 a.m.

We got lot of positive feed back from our Death Cafes that we held on the spring. We decided to have more cafes and organized these on the autumn. We had three of them in total on August, September and October. We had lot of familiar faces during the events, but each time we had lot of new participants and new discussions and opinions. All of our events were fully booked, but we always kept an option for the walk-ins to participate. During our festival week there were over 30 people who took part of the cafe. This worked out well! We hope that someone would continue keeping ...

October Death Cafe Iowa Write up

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Oct. 16, 2019, 10:54 a.m.

For October’s Death Cafe Iowa we met at Palmers Deli & Market on Ingersoll. Buffy Peters and Becca Suvalsky (members of the Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. We had three people in attendance, 2 women and 1 man, and participants ranged in ages and professions. Members brought several interesting topics to the group this month.

We have recently noticed a growing number of podcasts that discuss death and dying. One group member started listing to a new podcast called “Last Day” that discusses the opioid epidemic and shares some stories of individual's last day before they died from a drug overdose. Another podcast that was mentioned ...

Death Cafe York Write up

Posted by Sadie on Oct. 16, 2019, 8:14 a.m.

Please join us for a Death Cafe event on campus! 

Death Cafe Oxnard Write up

Posted by Robin Fontana Kent on Oct. 11, 2019, 5:29 p.m.

Oxnard's 3rd Death Cafe had seven people in attendance. Three had never attended a DC before. Participants discussed the fear of miscarriage and the sort of grief that lingers even after a healthy birth.  Participants also talked about sudden, violent death, such as a murder, and how such a death is similar to, yet very different from, more "natural" sorts of deaths. The conversation was very interesting and informative, and a few attendees stayed late to finish discussing their thoughts.

Death Cafe in Nelson, New Zealand Write up

Posted by Kristinerose on Oct. 11, 2019, 12:01 p.m.

It was a small group this month. None present minded this as it allowed for the group to go deeper in discussion and sharing . Suicide was a topic discussed. We, previous to this meeting had a couple of months that our regular meet up did not run. It was exspressed that the break made people loose momentum for coming. It was all regulars this meeting.

Death Cafe - Live Passionately, Die Imperturbably Write up

Posted by Jessicamanjun on Oct. 11, 2019, 1:49 a.m.

We organized our first Death Cafe on Oct.7th, 2019.

During 3 hours, we talked a lot and discussed a lot about Death.

Participants are from different industries such as : psychological consultant, volunteer of hospice care, professor in university, producer from television station, managerial people from different companies… discussions started from near-death experience, several people who had such experience before shared what “death” like : soul flies out of the body and just like take off your jacket. This start made people feel that death seems not that horrible as expected.


“what will you do if you know you soon come to the end of your life?’ someone ...

Death Cafe Kingston Write up

Posted by Death Cafe Kingston on Oct. 9, 2019, 2:26 p.m.

We had a full group for our cafe at the Guildhall! We enjoyed various cakes and interesting conversation on a range of issues. Every time is different and yet similar in how easy it is to talk to strangers about death and our concerns.

One couple had expressed interest in training as end of life doulas/ soul midwives and one lady was undergoing training in this so could share her experience.

We discussed examples of loved ones death and how different these were ranging from very peaceful to noisy and traumatic and we realised how little we can influence this sometimes.

People shared their future plans and also ...

Death Cafe Whangarei Write up

Posted by Jo Moselen on Oct. 6, 2019, 12:20 a.m.

We gathered at the airport cafe, The Apron, for what was another thought provoking and stimulating conversation amongst 27 of us. It was a surprising turnout given the weather. We split into two groups and after a round of introductions the conversations ranged from end of life choices, what makes a good death, sharing of personal experiences and stories, near death experiences, body and organ donation and the practicalities around death and dying. 

To close we invited everyone to sum up in 3 or 4 words how they were feeling and it was clear everyone was energised and not quite ready to finish the conversation.

With such a ...

Ibiza Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Ibiza Death Cafe on Sept. 27, 2019, 2:31 p.m.

Thank you to all that attended this Death Cafe session and special thanks to the team at La Patisserie Ibiza for the warm welcome, lovely tea in teapots and amazing cakes! We will be back! ☕️

Death Cafe Wirral Write up

Posted by Martin Poole on Sept. 18, 2019, 6:13 a.m.

This is the third Death Cafe Wirral event that I’ve run.


We were back ay Hoylake Parade Community Centre again, but now with a much-improved refreshment offer in the form of the lovely new Popsy’s Coffee Bar run by Terri and her husband, John. The cafe is brighter, more comfortable and there is now a great range of teas, coffees and other drinks as well as lovely cakes and other goodies on offer. Thanks very much to them for allowing us to meet there free of charge.


There were 19 participants this time and it really was lovely to see that about half of those attending ...

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