Death Café | Wednesday 28 March

Talking about death can be difficult...

... But you can't talk about life without talking about death.

Join us on Wednesday 28 March, 6pm-7.30pm for Clifford House's first Death Café: where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather to eat cake, drink tea and talk about death.

The aim of a Death Café is to break down the taboos around discussing death, in order to help people make the most of their finite lives. 

Founder Jon Underwood, who held the UK's first café in his home in London, explained, "When people sit down to talk about death, the pretence kind of falls away, and people talk very openly and authentically. They say things in front of strangers which are really profound and beautiful. And for English people to do that, with our traditional stiff upper lip, is very rare."

Since that first session in 2011, over 5,800 Death Cafés have been held in 52 countries around the world.

These sessions are facilitated by volunteers, with the conversation led by its participants - meaning there is no agenda, no objectives or foregone conclusions. It is a discussion group, rather than a grief or counselling session. Each participant is free to steer the discussion where it feels natural to go.

 

join us on wednesday 28 March, 6pm-7.30pm

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Penny on pjmerrett@talktalk.net. You can also find out more about the Death Café movement at www.deathcafe.com

If you'll need help getting here, please call Clifford House on 0114 235 2750