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Gentle Dusk are holding the following events; why not come and join us:

Advance Care Planning Workshop (for Islington residents)
Thursday 8th March 2018, 10am to 11.30am
Almeida Cafe, Almeida Street, London N1 1TA
To book a place send an email to:

Islington Death Cafe

Thursday 22nd March 2018, 10am to 12noon
Almeida Cafe, Almeida Street, London N1 1TA
To book a place send an email to:

Previous Events

Islington Dying Matters Festival 2017

Dying For a Cuppa?
Thursday 11th May 2017, 10:30am to 2:30pm
Angel Central Shopping Centre Open Air Section, 21 Parkfield Street, N1 0PS.

Come to our pop up café offering free tea and coffee and conversations about end of life. Look out for our very own coffee trike complete with barista! No booking required. Just turn up!

Our open air cafe will be staffed by Age UK Islington Future Matters volunteers and staff who will be available to talk to you about wills, powers of attorney, advance care plans and any issue around death and dying.

Death Café
Friday 26th May 2017, 10am until 12noon
Almeida Café Bar, Almeida St, London N1 1TA

Many of us don’t have the opportunity to talk openly about death with others yet there may be many things we would like to think about or discuss. A Death Café provides the space to do just this. At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. It is simply an opportunity to talk about death in a safe and comfortable environment with no agenda, objectives or themes.

Maureen, who previously attended one of our Death Cafés says: "It was a great opportunity to talk about a subject that preoccupies us all. Give it a go; you might be pleasantly surprised!"

Young People's Death Café
Thursday 1st June, 2017 from 11am to 1pm
Almeida Café Bar, Almeida St, London N1 1TA

This death café will provide a unique opportunity for young people aged 16-25 years to meet together in a safe and supportive environment to talk freely about death and dying from whatever perspective they wish. There will be no agenda or objectives just the support of small group facilitators. This event is being organised in partnership with the Almeida Theatre Young People's Participation Team.

Theatre Production: Outside the Box
Sunday 4th June, 2017 from 3pm to 4:30pm
Union Chapel (Upper Hall), 19b Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN

Liz Rothschild is a performer, celebrant and award winning burial ground owner. Her unique insight into the "business of dying" has created a highly original and beautifully cathartic show, combining mercurial tales and miraculous truths, collected over the years from life’s finishing line.

Funny, wise and taboo busting; OUTSIDE THE BOX confronts the elephant in the room with grace and humour, asking its audience to embrace mortality and look on the bright side of life, with a weave of untold and surprising stories, a hint of history and some pithy commentary on the funeral industry from one who knows.

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