“Did you bring joy to the world and have you found joy?”
So in the New Year I will be running some Death Cafe’s. Times, dates and venues are all up for grabs.
If you would like a little; life, death, cake and contemplation then get in touch and let me know what works best for you.
What is the Death Café?
At Death Cafes people come together in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss life and death, drink tea and eat delicious cake. The objective of Death Cafe is “To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives”.
Death Cafes are always offered:
- On a not for profit basis though, to be sustainable, we try to cover expenses through donations and fundraising ·
- In an accessible, respectful and confidential space, free of discrimination, where people can express their views safely
- With no intention of leading participants towards any particular conclusion, product or course of action Alongside refreshing drinks, nourishing food – and cake!
Death is still a taboo subject. One of the reasons for that is the imagery often associated with it. The Death Cafe has not taken a view, but I think we need to get away from what is a medieval image and look for something more positive. When you die do you want to be met by the Grim Reaper or someone who offers you a nice cup of coffee and a plate of doughnuts?