Monday, 14 January 2013

An NDC Death Café Film Event, February 2013 in London

The Natural Death Centre Charity proudly presents:
An NDC Death Café
Film Event
2.30pm – 5pm
Sunday 24 February 2013
London NW2 6AA
(near Willesden Green underground station)
Suggested donation : £5  


As part of this Death Café, young documentary filmmaker Olivia Humphreys will show her 20 minute film  Noctuaries. Josefine Speyer, psychotherapist and co-founder of the Natural Death Centre, will host the event.
Come and join us for a free flowing conversation around the topic of dying, death and bereavement. Whilst sitting comfortably in a relaxed setting, drink tea and eat delicious cake or sandwiches and enjoy an open, respectful and confidential space for discussion, free of discrimination where people can express their views safely.
To participate, please email a note to Josefine at with your name and phone number and how you heard about the event. She’ll send you an email to confirm your place. Thanks!
Filmmaker Biography:
Olivia Humphreys is a documentary filmmaker and writer based in London, and recently completed a Masters in Screen Documentary at Goldsmiths. Her graduation film won the Royal Television Society award for Best Postgraduate Factual Film and the Best Documentary award at Exposures Film Festival. Her films have been screened in over forty festivals worldwide.
“In the ten years since my mother's death, my family and I have had frequent, vivid and profoundly moving dreams about her. 'Noctuaries' looks at how each of us has responded to these dreams, and how they have formed part of our grieving.”
The Natural Death Centre (Registered Charity
 Number 1091396) needs your support. It relies entirely on donations and book sales. Established in 1991, it is a social, entrepreneurial, educational charity that gives free, impartial advice on all aspects of dying, bereavement and consumer rights, including family-organised and environmentally friendly funerals. It runs a helpline and sells the new Natural Death Handbook.


  1. I just watched the film 'Noctuaries' on Olivia Humphreys' website and was moved to tears. What a brave and courageous family to take part in such a beautiful, honest and creative film about their dreams and bereavement.
    I hope to meet her on the 24th to congratulate her in person. Catherina

    1. Catherina, I am so glad you enjoyed Olivia's film. It is a moving and very unsentimental documentary. I think it will be a good launch pad to start off our conversation. I was particularly interested at the comments from the mother's best friend who seemed to have experienced what would I call after death communications.
      I am sure we will have an inspiring afternoon together. Olivia and I look forward to it. See you there!

  2. Please note this Death Cafe is now fully booked!

    If you want your name to go on the waiting list, please get in touch.
    We will contact you if there is a place available.


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