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19 September 2018, 10.30am – 12.30pm

To coincide with Oreet Ashery’s exhibition, Kettle’s Yard is hosting Death Café Cambridge.

Join Ashery and the organisers of Death Café Cambridge for tea, cake and conversation about death in the Kettle’s Yard House.

FREE, booking essential.

Ages 16+. Refreshments provided.

Click here to book a free ticket now.

Information about Death Cafés

At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

Their objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.

A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.

Death Cafés are always offered:
– On a not for profit basis
– In an accessible, respectful and confidential space
– With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action

Death Cafés have spread quickly across Europe, North America and Australasia. As of today, they have offered 6716 Death Cafés in 56 countries since September 2011.

The Death Café model was developed by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid, based on the ideas of Bernard Crettaz.

Find out more about Death Cafés on their website or through the following links:

Death Be Not Decaffeinated: Over Cup, Groups Face Taboo New York Times
Death Cafes Breathe Life Into Conversations About Dying NPR
The death cafe movement: Tea and mortality Independent
‘Death cafes’ normalize a difficult, not morbid, topic USA Today

They are currently working to establish a real Death Café in London. Read more.