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Islington Dying Matters Festival 2017
Lifting the Taboo, Developing Dialogue…

Do you think death is depressing? Taboo? Sad? Not to be talked about? We’re challenging you to think again and open up to death being part of life! And realise that it can also be fun and empowering.

Events at Gentle Dusk

Age UK Islington and Gentle Dusk are joining forces to deliver a series of events, giving you numerous opportunities to think about, reflect upon and re-engage with us on the subject of death, dying and bereavement.



Come and join us at the following Events:


Open air “Dying for a cuppa” event at Angel Central, London N1 0PS.
Thursday 11th May, 2017 from 10:30am until 2:30pm.
Offering free tea and coffee and conversations about end of life.


Death Café at the Almeida Café Bar, Almeida St, London N1 1TA.
Friday 26th May, 2017 from 10am until 12noon.
Drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Increase your awareness of death to help you make the most of your (finite) life.


Young People’s Death Café at the Almeida Café Bar, Almeida St, London N1 1TA.
Thursday 1st June, 2017 from 11am until 1pm


Theatre Production: “Outside the Box” at the Union Chapel (Upper Hall), London N1 2UN.
Sunday 4th June, 2017, 3pm until 4:30pm.
Confronting 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.


Events at Gentle Dusk

Why should we talk about Death and Dying? Because it reduces worry, anxiety and fear about the future. Because it ensures we know what our loved ones want and are able to care for them in the best way. Because it opens a door to those who are facing terminal illness or the death of a loved one...Because it is life affirming! It is when we face our death that we make the most of our (finite) lives.

Dying Matters is a national awareness week to improve conversations around death, dying and bereavement as well as raising awareness of end of life care planning.
For more information on Dying Matters visit

Islington Future Matters volunteers attend community events to let people know about the Future Matters end of life planning service and / or provide advice and support through one to one appointments. If you have great people skills and are able to volunteer in Islington, we’d love to hear from you. Full training will be given. Contact:


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