DEATH CAFÉ

Death is our one shared, inevitable experience – and yet, apart from lurid, violent or celebrity deaths, it is rarely discussed. This might be because of our repressed, collective anxiety about demise, the secularisation of public life, or the poverty of a social life that is organised around endless consumerism and the idea of continuous economic growth (which death, by its nature, rejects). Our cafes create a space in which we can all explore death and dying; how its ritual and significance have changed over time, and how learning to have a good death is about creating the circumstances for a good life for all.