Death Cafe: Dying Matters Awareness Week 2015

Death Cafe of Remembrance

Death Cafe GOMA

Final Fling is running a Death Cafe in Glasgow for Dying Matters Awareness Week on Saturday 23 May.

We’re delighted that Glasgow Life is hosting us again – a welcome return for us to the glassy, rooftop haven in their workshop at the top of Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art.

This time we’re joined by Douglas Hall, a bereavement counsellor, to explore emotions associated with death and dying. We’re inviting participants to bring a photo or object that means something to them when they think about death, dying or loss. We invite everyone to join the discussion as much or as little as they’re comfortable with.

See details of time and venue on our Events page. 


Final Fling’s Death Cafes provide a safe and friendly space for individuals to come along, meet new people, share stories and get in touch with feelings about loss and death. You don’t have to have experienced a death or have a particularly strong association with death to attend. You might just be curious.

“The Death Cafe of Remembrance we ran last November as part of Scotland’s Festival of Remembrance was a really wonderful couple hours of sharing and engagement,” said Barbara Chalmers, Founder of Final Fling who runs the Death Cafes. (See our reportback on the day.) “Even though most people didn’t know each other, it didn’t take long for us to be openly sharing heartfelt thoughts and I found the session really special.”

“For Dying Matters Awareness Week 2015, we’ve invited Death Cafe regular, Douglas Hall, to join us and share his experience as a bereavement counsellor to contribute some thoughts for reflection and discussion.”

Death Cafes are free events. We charge £5 to cover costs of refreshments… tea, coffee and delicious home-made cake. Book here to save a seat. (We limit the Death Cafe to 12 participants to keep it intimate and friendly.)

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