What is a Death Café?
A Death Café is an event where people come together to drink tea, eat cake and talk about death and dying.
Death Café events are a globally recognised initiative to bring people together to educate and normalise death and dying, and help people to become familiar with the end of life. Here at St Clare, we believe that by simply talking about death and dying, we can each feel more confident to approach the end of life in a planned and peaceful way – whether it is in regards to our own death or the death of someone who is close to us.
A Death Café follows a very loose and informal format, where people gather around tables and chat together over a cup of tea and a cake. A group discussion is facilitated by the Death Café host to encourage participants to speak freely about their own thoughts and ideas about death and dying. That’s what sets a Death Café apart from a regular coffee and a catch up!
Attending a Death Café can be a very interesting and empowering experience, where you are enabled to talk about things that might seem ‘taboo’ or not to be spoken about. The purpose of the Death Café is to break down these barriers, so that death might no longer be perceived as a scary thing at the end of our lives. By talking, and sharing ideas, beliefs or plans, we may all feel a little more prepared to face death and dying, making the most of every moment in our lives.
Join us on Saturday 18th May 2019 in the Cafe Bar at Harlow Playhouse for our first Death Café of the year.
We invite you to come and join us for open conversations about life, death and everything in between. The event will take place from 11am-1pm on the concourse next to the Cafe Bar.
This event is FREE to attend. Tickets must be booked in advance at: playhouseharlow.ticketsolve.com/shows/873600389
Join and invite your friends to the event on Facebook at: facebook.com/events/553761811790567/
For more information on St Clare Death Café events, please contact our Community Engagement Manager, Sally Muylders, on 01279 773709 or email firstname.lastname@example.org