Fancy trying a Death Cafe?
Final Fling holds death cafes from time to time in Scotland.
Join our mailing list and we’ll let you know when the next Death Cafe is coming up.
Fancy hosting a Death Cafe?
We’ll come and run a Death Cafe with you or for your group – feel free to Contact us.
Final Fling is part of the global Death Cafe movement. We ran our first Death Cafe in 2013 to mark Dying Matters Awareness Week. Now they’re springing up all over the world.
A death cafe is a safe place to talk about life, death and loss.
We talk about how our views of death affect how we live our life, and how our experiences of life impact on our attitudes to death.
They are friendly, informal sessions. Attendees’ experience ranges widely. Some may have experienced a traumatic loss, others may have little or no experience of death. Some may be living with a life limiting conditions themselves. It doesn’t matter. Everyone is free to share or not, ask questions, tell their story, hear others’ views, listen and learn.
Final Fling’s Death Cafes are free to attend but YOU MUST BOOK in advance and we invite a contribution to costs of room hire/refreshments.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY:
“Friendly… sharing… stimulating… accepting… enjoyable… thought-provoking… (most) interesting… necessary… reflective… validating… comforting… funny… positive … joyful… moving… warm… inspirational… sad… open… knowledgeable… frank… supportive”
“It’s broken the taboo!”
“A chance to share thoughts on life and death in a safe environment”
“Glad I went”
“A great way to talk to others about things that matter to them in their final phase of life”
“A good way to try talking about (or just listening to) the subject of death in non-judgmental company”
“A prompt to act on these matters before it’s too late. Since the Death Cafe I’ve arranged a review of my Will, Power of Attorney, looked at my finances and assets and considered what I would like to happen to my ashes!”
IN THE MEDIA:
Hear BBC Scotland’s Sunday Morning With report on a Final Fling Death Cafe. (1hr 36m into the programme).
Read The West End Report on our death cafe
Read Maureen O’Brien’s review of her experience of the first Final Fling Death Cafe in The Drum magazine.
Final Fling’s Death Cafes are supported by Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief.