Death Café

  • Discussion
Photograph of two women having a conversation at a table in Wellcome Kitchen.
An event in Wellcome Kitchen, Thomas S.G. Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

Come and talk freely about death and dying in an adult group discussion with no agenda, objective or theme. Death cafés are informal gatherings designed to increase awareness of death and help people make the most of their finite lives. 

Join one of the small tables of people, which will include a facilitator trained by Gentle Dusk. Ample tea and coffee will be provided and cake is available for purchase.

These are informal discussion groups rather than grief support or counselling sessions.

About your collaborator

Photograph of Gentle Dusk

Gentle Dusk

Gentle Dusk's website

Gentle Dusk is a socially minded partnership working with communities and the workforce to lift the taboo around death, dying and bereavement, and to raise awareness of the importance of end-of-life care planning.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Wellcome Kitchen, which you can find by taking the stairs or the lift to level 2.

Guaranteed place

For this event, booking a ticket guarantees you a place on the day. We advise arriving before the event starts so you can find a seat. If you have any access requests or requirements, email us at or call 020 7611 2222.

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