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he Natural Death Centre is dedicated to informing and educating the public about all aspects of dying and death.


It also needs funding!


If you are planning an event to do with dying, death and bereavement and would consider collecting money to support the work of The Natural Death Centre at it, please do get in touch. We would be immensely grateful, and would also help publicise your event on this page of our website. 


Death Cafes

What is a Death Cafe?
At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. 

Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'
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. 
Death Cafes are always offered: 
- On a not for profit basis 
- In an accessible, respectful and confidential space 
- With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action 
- Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake! 

If you're interested in holding a Death Cafe please see our how-to guide. - See more at www.deathcafe.com




Death Cafés around the UK

If you're interested in holding a Death Cafe please see our how-to guide. - See more at www.deathcafe.com

Events Listings are also held at:


The Centre for Death and Society (CDAS)


Dying Matters


Poetry Challenge


Coffin Club Hastings:

Wednesday morning for six weeks 10.30am-1.30pm.

12th September to 17th October 2018

See Spray Gallery, 153-154 Queens Road, Hastings, TN34 1RNIf you can't make the September dates, Coffin Club will be running again in the spring from 27th February to 3rd April. Get in touch to book your place.


Dead Good Days - Southampton Events 
November 2018
1st (eve) - Deathly Storytelling Club at The Art House Cafe
1st (eve) - A Dead Good Watercolour Workshop at Docks Cafe
3rd (pm) - Pet Death and still life drawing at The Arches Studio
7th (eve) - A Dead Good Drawing Workshop at The Art House
8th (eve) - A Dead Good Research Cafe at Southampton University
10th (all day) - A Dead Good Day Out at St Deny's Church
For more information on any of the events taking place from Dead Good please go to their website www.deadgooddays.com or visit their facebook page. 
Seven Ages – and the Dance of Life and Death  
Date: 16th to 25th November 2018
Location: St Augustine's Centre, Stanford Ave, Brighton, BN1 6EA
Call for Papers 14th Death Dying and Disposal Conference 4-7th September 2019, Bath, England.
Contact infoddd@bath.ac.uk for more info.


The Big Death Talk

Tue 4 December 2018: 18:15 – 19:30 GMT

Chancellor's Building 3.5

University of Bath ,Claverton Down 

Bath BA2 7AY






The New Natural Death Handbook fifth edition is out now, this book is a must read for everyone. Completely revised and expanded into a boxed set of three books... Read more

Credit to Will Whipple (photographer)



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