What is a Death Cafe? Well, a Death Cafe is an organisation who advocate and promote the discussions of death in a positive way and a Death Cafe event itself is a place to go and talk to other people about death.
It is very much in the vein of the Death Positive movement that I am a full supporter of. I honestly think that the world would be a better place and we would all be a bit happier about it if we just spoke about death a bit more!
The first events in May, went well, Gemma commented on her blog:
The two hours absolutely flew by and I could not be happier with the results! I received some very lovely feedback from those who attended at the end and was asked several times if it would be a regular occurrence. I’m pleased to say I don’t know why it couldn’t be and I fully intend to host them again in the future.
So as promised the Death Café returns tonight, this time it’s in the Sweet Rose Cakery in Upminster
The evening will have no specific themes or objectives, other than getting together to promote a fundamental change in society in which dying, death and bereavement will be seen and accepted as the natural part of everybody’s life cycle
I’m eager for the conversation to flow naturally and there’s no pressure to share anything you don’t want to.
For more information, if you want to print this or would like a printed copy to display somewhere you can contact Gemma on her blog , www.twitter.com/gemmanorbs on Twitter or at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find out more about the history of the Death Cafe and how they started at http://deathcafe.com/what/