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Kingston Hive

Kingston Death Cafe

A death cafe is an opportunity to come together with strangers and talk mortality over tea and cake

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Kingston Death Cafe
Kingston Death Cafe

Time & Location

19 Feb 2023, 14:00 – 15:30

Kingston Hive, Cyclehub, Ground Floor, 47, 49 Wood St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1UJ, UK

About the event

The death cafe movement is worldwide, based on a very simple concept – get strangers together to talk mortality over tea and cake. The idea is to break the taboo around death so we become more familiar with it, making it less scary and better preparing us to support those who are bereaved or dying.  There are no rules, other than respecting each other's opinions – all conversation around death and dying are welcomed. 

Talking about death is relevant to the climate and ecological emergency - after all, if we can't be comfortable with the idea of our own mortality, how can we face the age of extinction with openness?

Kingston Death Cafe is held by experienced facilitator Charlotte Haigh, a soul midwife, funeral guide, celebrant and writer, who's been holding death cafes in the area since 2017. It's free to attend and tea and snacks will be provided, but please bring a donation for our venue. 

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