The Settle Death Cafe started after Eliza suggested the idea at a Settle Soup event.. see this video of her pitch where she explains how they work. Thanks to Judith Allinson for the video.
The Death Cafe now meets every other month at Settle Quaker Meeting House between 10am and 12 noon. Next ones are Saturday 4th March and 6th May 2017. More general info about them at the main Death Cafe website.
The increasing number of Death Cafes has prompted more people to think about their end of life plans,what they do and don't want, and is making it easier for people to talk about these issues. We have a selection of books and leaflets in the hub which people can borrow so come and have a look during our drop-ins on Tuesdays 10-4 or Fridays 12-5.
and.. we have some workshops at the hub for anyone interested in discussing this subject in a friendly and informal environment..
Creative Dying workshop with Katie Shepherd
Settle Community and Business Hub
Saturday 21st January or Saturday 8th April
10.30am til 1pm
Katie Shepherd is a permaculture designer and palliative care nurse.. and this workshop will bring the two together. She has been featured in The Guardian recently talking about death and dying.
Creative Dying is about supporting people – at any time of their life – to plan and design the death they would like. It is aimed at anyone who would like to explore the creative, positive and unique approaches that we can take to considering the end of our lives and how we die.
Creative Dying uses permaculture design at its centre and will appeal to the many people throughout the world already using permaculture to increase resilience and healing in other aspects of their life and work.
For more info about Katie and her work see http://www.creativedying.co.uk/
Suggested donation to the hub of £10 for attending one of these Creative Dying workshops. Places are limited so booking is essential.
Pop in to the hub in Commercial Courtyard, call us on 07977 040329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.