The day before the Death Cafe in Gresford, I received a telephone call from BBC Radio Wales in Wrexham. They had heard about the Death cafe and were interested in finding out more about it. Since talking openly about death is the concept behind the Death Cafe, movement my co-host Denise Oliver and I agreed that, with certain provisions in place, we would welcome the presence of the BBC reporter for the start of the Death Cafe.
You can read the BBC news report here. Denise and I and a few of the participants were also interviewed and the pre-recorded interviews played on that evening’s news programme. Fantastic exposure for the need to talk about death in an open and accessible way!
The feedback we received from the participants was extremely positive and some of them now wish to hold their own Death Cafe…and this is how the movement spreads. With participants from Liverpool, North West Wales, Flintshire and Wrexham there is sure to be a Death Cafe coming near you soon,
It was a lot of fun and also wonderfully warm, accepting, generous and inspired new ideas and thoughts. Anyone can hold a Death Cafe, Denise and I will gladly be running one again, in the meantime would you consider hosting one?