Sat, 27 Jan|
Kingston Death Cafe
A death cafe is an opportunity to come together with strangers and talk mortality over tea and cake
Time & Location
27 Jan 2024, 15:00 – 16:30
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 accept our own mortality, how can we face the age of extinction with openness? Getting more comfortable with discussing death could help us find the courage we need in these times.
Kingston Death Cafe is hosted by Charlotte Haigh, a soul midwife, green funeral specialist and celebrant. Charlotte is one of the co-founders of Kingston Hive, and she's been holding death cafes in the area since 2018.
Kingston Death Cafe is free to attend and tea and snacks will be provided, but please bring a donation for our venue.