Death Cafe at The Menier Gallery

Event details

Event date: 
15 June 2016
Event duration: 
2 hours
Type of event: 
Workshop / participation
Target audience and any restrictions: 
Death Cafes are group directed discussions of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. They are discussion groups rather than grief support or counselling sessions. They are generally life-affirming events, but sensitive discussions are of course possible so please bear this in mind, particularly if bringing under-18s. For more information please see
All ages
Access for wheelchair users: 
Other access provisions or restrictions: 
There is no disabled access to the lower ground floor of the building. If you have limited mobility or are a wheelchair user please contact the organiser in advance to discuss access.
Venue name: 
The Menier Gallery
51 Southwark Street


£5 voluntary donation
Ticketing information: 
Tickets available at soon

About the event

Join hosts Laura-Jane Smith, Louise de Winter, Anna Lyons and David Blackwell at The Menier Gallery to discuss all matters of death, dying, life and living over tea and cake in beautiful and art-filled surroundings. Death Cafes provide an opportunity 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives' and we believe these discussions are creative acts which can enhance wellbeing. 

Everyone is welcome, but please book a ticket in advance as there is limited space and we expect high demand. The Menier Gallery are kindly donating their beautiful space for this event and we will be providing tea and cake. The gallery is managed by the charity 'Paintings in Hospitals' and to thank them we are asking attendees for a £5 donation which will support their work, using art and creativity to reduce sickness, anxiety and stress in UK healthcare facilities. If this cost is a barrier concessions are available - please contact the organiser directly.

Come along to The Menier Gallery with an open mind. You are promised an interesting, lively and life-affirming evening.


Death Cafe
Laura-Jane Smith


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