Call for speakers and more - Awareness Week in Camden

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Call for speakers and more - Awareness Week in Camden

Dying Matters Awareness Week Popup Coffee Shop - Call for speakers During Dying Matters Awareness Week 2013 (13th-19th May) DeadSocial will be running and overseeing a series of events from a shop located in the heart of Camden, London. This 'Popup shop' will be converted for Dying Matters Awareness Week 2013 and focus on helping the general public visiting to 'be ready' for death. The newly renovated space will be transformed into a coffee shop and host to a number of different workshops, talks and discussions each day. Speakers from different professions and walks of life are all invited to get involved. The coffee shop (name to be decided) will be located on one of London's most iconic high streets. At the back of the coffee shop there will be a private sectioned off area where the general public can have a professional video of themselves recorded for free. The videos created will be edited and sent to each person the following week. The content of each video is up to each individual however it is hoped that the videos created will be used as part of their last will and testament or be a video message to be watched at their funeral. Call for speakers, industry leaders, experts and volunteers An open request for experts, healthcare professionals, educators, business owners, religious leaders, charities, creatives and volunteers has now began. DeadSocial encourage anyone who is interested in being involved during the course of the week to get in touch. They are also happy for the shop to be "taken over" for a morning, afternoon or evening by different organisations who can set their own agenda. The first organisation announced to 'take over' the space will be the 'Death Cafe'. Death Cafe are a global not for profit movement that breaks the taboo of death by making it and all death encompasses the subject matter of their events (whilst eating cake). Call for Speakers include the following: 'A Will Writing Workshop' - by a Solicitor(s) 'Preparing for Death NOW - by a Funeral Director(s) 'Death and Faith' - Different Faith leaders 'Alternative End of Life Care & Funeral Pre-Planning' (Various Organisations) "Approaching End of Life' (UK Charities and/or Support Groups) 'Death, Poetry and Art' (Artists & Creatives) 'Attitudes towards Death & Society' (Sociologists and/or Psychologists) If you are interested in submitting an idea or being involved in one of the discussions / workshops outlined above email Josh via: Please briefly outline your proposed involvement and what you would like to do or speak about (if known) Literature will be available and short films by NCPC and Dying Matters members will be projected during the week. Members of the NCPC & Dying Matters team will also be found drinking tea and coffee in the popup coffee shop (when they get time) over the course of the week. Complimentary tea and coffee will be served to all. Any ideas, alterations and suggestions gratefully received. James James Norris DeadSocial Camden, London

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