We have been asked to mention the following event being held at the Guildhall on 19 November:
A death cafe is a standalone, one-off event with no predetermined agenda and certainly no speakers. Just a promise of a warm welcome, convivial company and thought provoking reflections, stories and views. And delicious cake will be provided to help set the mood.
The Chipping Norton Death Cafe is taking place in the lower room of the Guildhall on Wednesday 19 November, between 7 and 9 pm. This event is being hosted by OxBeL (Oxfordshire Befriending for Life, which is part of Age UK Oxfordshire) and will be facilitated by Claire Turnham.
A wide range of people have come to OxBeL’s previous death cafes, including those who wish to reflect on a long past bereavement, people who avoid talking about death with their loved ones for fear of upsetting them, healthcare professionals and those who are just plain curious as to what on earth a death cafe is. However, a death cafe isn’t recommended for the recently bereaved.
When and Where: Wednesday 19 November, 7-9pm, The Guildhall Lower Room, Chipping Norton, OX7 5NJ.
Cost: £3.50 donation to cover costs. Ring 0345 450 1276 to book a place.
What should I expect when I go to a Death Café?
You can expect 2 hours of comfortable and supportive space to discuss any aspect of death and dying you choose.
There have been more than 1,000 death cafes around the world in the last three years. This Chipping Norton Death Cafe will be OxBeL’s fifteenth in 18 months. Find out more at www.deathcafe.com.
The Chipping Norton death cafe will be OeBeL’s 15th in 18 months.
OxBeL website: www.oxbel.org.uk