We are delighted to announce that Leeds Bereavement Forum will be holding further Death Cafés in 2018. Working in partnership with Leeds Libraries, we will be arranging a number of Death Cafés at different community locations across the city. In partnership with Yorkshire Mesmac, we have scheduled an LGBT Death Café on Saturday 10 March and we are also co-hosting a Death Café at the Gate House Café as part of Abbey House Museum‘s Remembrance exhibition. Please see below for details of dates, venues and times.
What is a Death Café?
At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Death Cafés are an international movement dedicated to encouraging discussion about death and dying in a relaxed environment – a welcome opportunity to ask those awkward questions you always wanted to ask.
At the Leeds Libraries’ Death Cafés, library staff will also be offering a vast array of books available to loan relating to death, dying and bereavement and free refreshments will be available.
Dates, Venue and Times
Wednesday 17 January | The Tiled Cafe in Leeds Central Library | 11am-12 midday Thursday 8 February | Seacroft Library | 11am-12 midday Saturday 10 March | LGBT Death Café at Yorkshire Mesmac in Leeds | 2pm-3pm Tuesday 17 April | The Gate House Café at Abbey House Museum in Kirkstall, Leeds | 11am-12 midday Thursday 19 April | Rothwell Library | 11am-12 midday Wednesday 25 April | Horsforth Library | 11am-12 midday Wednesday 16 May | Chapel Allerton Library | 11am-12 midday Wednesday 23 May | Oxford Place Centre | midday – 1pm with a focus on Learning Disabilities. This Death Cafe replaces our planned Monthly Talk. Thursday 28 June | The Tiled Hall Cafe in Leeds Central Library | 11am-12 midday Thursday 12 July | Garforth Library | 11am-12 midday
- Friday 24 August | Colonel North Room in Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre | 11am-12 midday
- Tuesday 18 September | Moor Allerton Community Hub | 10.30am-11.30am
- Tuesday 16 October | The Gate House Café at Abbey House Museum in Kirkstall, Leeds | 11am-12 midday
- Wednesday 21 November | The Tiled Hall Cafe in Leeds Central Library | 11am-12 midday
Please put these dates in your diaries. More dates to be confirmed!
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