death cafe

Tea and puppets

4 February 2016

Karin JashaparaKarin Jashapara (pictured) is the founder of the Play of Light theatre company, which uses shadow puppets to prompt discussions about dying and death.

Puppets, tea and mortality

8 May 2015

Karin and one of her puppetsKarin Jashapara (pictured) is the founder of the Play of Light theatre company, which uses shadow puppets to prompt dialogue about dying and death. Ahead of two performances of her play 'Death in a Nut' during Dying Matters Awareness Week (18-24 May 2015), Karin talks about her latest venture: a vintage tea party after the show to encourage conversations about death.

Hosting a Dying Matters event (32 things to consider)

During Dying Matters Awareness Week 2015, MyWishes (formerly DeadSocial) ran a pop-up shop for the second consecutive year in Camden, London. MyWishes Chief Executive and founder James Norris tells the story of why, what, where and how it came to be. He concludes with 32 things to think about when running your own Dying Matters event. 

Tea and mortality; the rise of Death Cafés

12 February 2013

They may not be giving Costa Coffee a run for its money just yet, but Death Cafés are a rapidly growing trend worldwide.Sophie Marsden

Bournemouth University Journalism student Sophie Marsden, left, who is currently working on a multi-media project exploring society's changing attitude towards death, shares her experience of attending and filming a Death Café in London - the first time one has been filmed. 

Real Death Cafe to launch in London

20 October 2015

Jon Underwood is the founder of Death Cafe, a fast-growing movement which sees people gathering to eat, drink and discuss death. Influenced by the work of Swiss sociologist Bernard Crettaz, the goal of Death Cafe is to create a safe environment where people feel comfortable talking about the one common fate awaiting us all.  What started in Jon’s basement has swiftly grown into an international phenomenon, with numerous events worldwide.

Death Cafes take to the water

6 March 2015

Mystic Moon

Author and psychotherapist Sue Brayne, pictured below, is bringing her expertise to the UK’s waterway network via series of pop-up Death Cafes. She tells Dying Matters why a narrowboat makes the perfect venue for contemplating your mortality. 

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