- Parent Category: Blog
- Published: 15 May 2013
Jon Underwood founded Death Café in order to evoke conversions on and around death. Over the last century death has become the ‘final taboo’ in the UK and many other countries across the globe. In order to break a taboo society needs to address and speak about it. This is where Death Café steps in, boils the kettle and cuts off a slice of cake.
Death Café’s can occur anywhere. They are relaxed and informal gatherings with no set agenda or structured criteria. The only certainty is tea, coffee and cake! There have now been over 100 Death Café’s worldwide and Jon’s creation is considered ‘a movement’ rather than a brand or organization.
TONIGHT (Wednesday evening) Jon will be running a death café in London to run symbiotically and support Dying Matters Awareness Week. As always it is open to the general public and Jon’s open invitation spreads to all across London and the UK. If you are unable to attend on Wednesday be sure to keep a close eye on www.DeathCafe.com during Dying Matters Awareness week as there are a number of other Death Cafes planned up and down the country. The Death Cafe website also includes listings of each event (globally) and information on how to start and run your own Death Café.
Jon spoke on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Saturday Live’ this morning. It will be available for the next 7 days on the BBC iPlayer (This may not be available for those who live outside of the UK… but you it is well worth clicking on the link above to find out)
‘Death Café with Jon Underwood’ will be held at ‘DeadSocial’s Dying Matters Awareness Week Popup Coffee Shop.
The full address is DeadSocial Popup Coiffe Shop, 69 Camden High Street NW1 7JL. You are welcome to arrive anytime after 6pm with it officially starting at 7pm: