Lincoln Death Café to return next month as part of Dying Matters Week

St Barnabas Hospice will host a Death Café in Lincoln next month as part of National Dying Matters Week.

The Death Café will be open on Sunday, May 14, from 4pm – 6pm, at The Angel Coffee House on Free School Lane.

It will be the second of four planned events this year and will take place on the last day of National Dying Matters Week, running from May 8 to 14.

At Death Café members of the public are encouraged to gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

The Death Café is also planned for Sunday, August 6 and Sunday, November 19. It is free and open to everyone, but attendance is limited to 45 people.

Lisa Gibson, Community Development Manager at St Barnabas Hospice, said: “We held the first of four Death Cafés earlier this year and we were delighted by the positive feedback from those who attended.

“It is clear that there is a real need for this type of event in our city and we are delighted to be able to help our community have these important conversations.

“Talking about death, dying and bereavement is a subject that many people can find challenging. In many ways, it has become a modern taboo with people desperately avoiding their own mortality.”

For more information about Death Café or to reserve your seat at the table call 01522 559 504 or sign up to the event.