Archive of ‘Community Events’ category

Alchemy Cafe morphs into Death Cafe!

death cafe

The room looked beautiful as the morning rays brought light and warmth to the space in readiness for the Death Cafe. Six wooden tables beamed a splash of Spring colour from the freshly cut golden wattle and mauve lavender sprigs in recycled port glasses. A bottle of chilled water, 4 glasses, a small tissue pack, […] Read more…

Life Over Lunch To Digest Your Death: end of life planning

Close to 160,000 Australians died last year and how wonderful that you were not one of them. Would you have been ready if your number was up? Despite huge advances in medical technology, statistics confirm that 100% of us will die. We plan well in advance for important life events like holidays, birthdays and weddings […] Read more…

Are You Starving For Death Over Dinner?

Ever tried casually chatting about death at a dinner party? If so, you’ll know death can be a conversation-killer because people think you’re morbid. Death is still a taboo subject around many dinner tables. Yet research from the Australian Centre for Health Research (ACHR), shows about 70% of us want to die at home but […] Read more…

Dying To Know Day in SA 2016

Robert Pitt, CEO and Giani Kuldeep Singh

Exploring death and bereavement customs from 4 different cultures was the theme for this year’s inaugural Dying To Know Day event on Monday 8th August at the Adelaide Cemeteries Authority. The room, usually reserved for funerals, was packed out at the invitation-only dinner event. The rows of seats were replaced with round tables dressed in […] Read more…

Death in the vines

Yesterday, on a rainy Winter Sunday afternoon, I hosted my fourth Death Café. This time it was in D&M Bakery in Angaston; an historic wine producing town nestled in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. Warmed by the fire, hot drinks and platters of freshly baked sweet treats, 18 of us came together to have a […] Read more…

CoC in 3MT format

Death Cafe Barossa Invitation

Just back from the Autumn School for Research Students at Western Sydney Uni. My mind is on fire with ideas and what to do with them for my thesis. My aim for the week was to come home with clarity around my research so I can write my Confirmation of Candidature (CoC) document. For my […] Read more…

Death cafe resources

A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. Jon Underwood maintains the integrity of the Death cafe movement. He encourages people to add to the grass-roost conversation around death and dying by contributing any of […] Read more…

Young thoughts on death

Before I Die mobile wall

The mobile Before I Die wall had its first official outing as part of the activities for National Youth Week. It was a hit; all sides were covered in wonderful things kids want to do before they die: go to space, meet Johnny Depp, see the Eiffel Tower, be the best scooter rider, have a […] Read more…

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