Anatomy of Loss: Death Café #2
Join us in the exhibition space for a Death Café with Penny Merrett, surrounded by Janie Moore's work Anatomy of Loss.
Death Café is an international movement, and a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather to eat cake, drink tea and talk about death. Its aim is to break down the taboos around discussing death, in order to help people make the most of their finite lives.
Founder Jon Underwood, who held the UK's first café at his home in London, explained: "When people sit down to talk about death, the pretense kind of falls away, and people talk very openly and authentically. They say things in front of strangers which are really profound and beautiful. And for English people to do that, with our traditional stiff upper lip, is very rare."
Since that first session in 2011, over 10,000 Death Cafés have been held in 69 countries around the world.
These sessions are facilitated by volunteers, with the conversation led by its participants, meaning there is no agenda, and there are no objectives or foregone conclusions. It is a discussion group, rather than a grief or counselling session; a space we aim to make conducive to contributing to the discussion.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Penny on email@example.com.