2012 has been fantastic for Death Café.
At the start of the year we’d held 4 Death Cafes in the basement of my house. As of today we’ve held 46 Death Cafes in 6 different countries! Our guide to running a Death Café has been downloaded hundreds of times. Over 400 people have been to a Death Café so far and as you can see from our blog they’re consistently lovely events.
I’m grateful to be working with so many amazing people to offer Death Cafes and now seems like a good time to express this. So, a massive thank you to all who have been along to a Death Cafe, supported us or told people about what we’re collectively doing.
Especial thanks to those of you who’ve run Death Cafes yourself – you’re an amazing bunch! In particular thanks to Lizzy Miles who was has been instrumental in helping Death Café to spread.
Death Café is part of suite of death related projects I call Impermanence and when I started this a family member said to me “The trouble is Jon, no one wants to talk about death.” I think the community of people who are now involved in this work proves him wrong! Death Café feels like a movement and it was great to see us referred to as such in the Independent.
2013 is looking exciting too. There will be Death Cafes far and wide. We will move to a lovely new website. We’re looking to offer new projects that positively change the way we deal with death. Please do get in touch if you’d like to work with us.
Wishing you a very happy festive season.