Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Death Cafe is 1!

Its a year ago today that we held our first Death Cafe in my basement. Though this was a tremendous and energising experience I couldn't have imagined what would happen over the next 12 months.

Since then we've held another 24 Death Cafes in areas as diverse as cool cafes, a yurt and the Royal Festival Hall. Death Cafe has spread out of London, first to Chester with Sue Barsky Reid, then to mid-Wales and then, via Lizzy Miles, to the US. Lots and lots of people are interested in talking about death!

Along the way, we've got a lot clearer about what Death Cafe is. We offer conversations about death:
  • 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 and nourishing food – and cake!
Our forthcoming Death Cafes page shows 10 Death Cafes in the next 2 months which is amazing! 

We'd like to say thanks to everyone who has been involved in Death Cafe, either by attending them or organising them. Year 1 has been great - roll on year 2! 

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday!

    Loved my first encounter at Joy of Death fest.

    Keep up the good work.


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