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Death Cafe

Death Cafe

Part of Being Human Festival

Sat 17 November 2018 // 13:00 / Venue Space

Tickets: FREE but you need to book

Join Northumbria University as we celebrate the 2018 Being Human Festival!

What comes to mind when you think about your great-granny? Do you have family stories about something she once did, or objects that once belonged to her? How do we remember people when some time has passed? Who is remembered, or forgotten? What stories do we tell about our family’s past? Building on the popularity of death cafés, where people can reflect on death and loss in a friendly setting, this event encourages you to think about your family history in a new way. You’re welcome to bring mementoes, or old photographs to share.

Come and chat over coffee and cake, and discuss the ways in which family members are remembered (or not).

This event is led by Dr Claire Nally (Senior Lecturer in Twentieth-Century English Literature at Northumbria University) and Ann-Marie Foster (AHRC Heritage Consortium PhD Scholar at Northumbria University).

The Being Human Festival highlights the way in which the humanities can inspire and enrich our everyday lives, help us to understand ourselves, our relationships with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world. Northumbria University is responding to this year's festival theme of 'Origins and Endings' with a series of events across Newcastle upon Tyne exploring 'Life Stories': stories of new beginnings, origins of art and literature, death and afterlives, and the end of the world.

PLEASE NOTE: As our Festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets comes to our events. To make sure we have a full house we allocate more tickets than there are seats. Admission is on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.