DEATH CAFE - Discussing mortality with tea and cake
A conversation group in the cemetery
PLEASE NOTE BOTH DEATH CAFES ARE NOW FULL
KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY
- THE DISSENTERS' CHAPEL
Saturday 1st October 2016 from 11:00 am to 12:30
HIGHGATE CEMETERY CHAPEL
Tuesday 4th October 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Western society has long outsourced conversations about death to doctors, nurses, priests, and undertakers, and as a result we have lost the ability to comfortably discuss the most profound and significant event we will all have to face. The first UK Death Cafe was set up in 2011 by Jon Underwood, not only to make the subject more palatable but also to "help people make the most of their (finite) lives."
For London Month of the Dead 2016, Lucy Talbot will be hosting a death cafe at Highgate Cemetery Chapel on the 4th October while Stephen Coates will be in the Dissenters' Chapel in Kensal Green Cemetery on the 1st October.
These are free events devoted to discussing all aspects of mortality over light refreshments.
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MORE ABOUT OUR DEATH CAFE HOSTS:
Lucy Talbot - host for Highgate Cemetery Death Cafe
Lucy Talbot is the co-founder of Death & the Maiden a website dedicated to exploring the relationship between women and death. She has recently become a voluntary warden for Crossbones Memorial Garden and has previously worked with the wonderful funeral florists Stems UK to develop their sympathy range. Lucy wrote the Little Book of Maudism which will be available in October, 2016. The book is inspired by the 1971 cult classic Harold and Maude, and suggests that by embracing our mortality and the circle of life we can live a fuller, happier life.
Stephen Coates - host for Kensal Green Cemetery Death Cafe
Stephen Coates is a music producer, London arts curator and mortal. He hosts a monthly death cafe in London.