Fran Hall
There’s a beautiful little video on Death Cafe’s website celebrating eight years since the first Death Cafe took place in London. Watch it here. In the eight years since our friend Jon and his mum, Sue held the very first Death Cafe, more than 9,200 Death Cafes have been held,
Fran Hall
  The former editor of the GFG, Louise Winter, brought the packed room at Porchester Hall to their feet at the close of the 2017 Good Funeral Awards with a powerful emotional tribute to the late Jon Underwood. Everyone present joined in a standing ovation in recognition of Jon’s pioneering
Louise Winter
We were devastated to learn that Jon Underwood, the founder of the Death Cafe movement, died on Tuesday. Jon wholeheartedly believed that engaging with death is both important and overlooked so made it his mission to encourage society to embrace death as part of life.  His life’s work was the Death Cafe
Fran Hall
A very Happy New Year to all our readers from the GFG Team. Here’s to all things funereal being fabulous in 2017. We’ll begin the first blog post of this year with a small treat for you courtesy of our friends at West Seattle Death Café. They’ve been collecting many
Charles Cowling
    Jon Underwood at Death Café wants to open a permanent, community owned, not for profit Death Café in London. He says: “Until now, all of our Death Cafes have been pop-up events in local homes or venues. This project is to set up ‘Death Cafe London’, a coffee
Charles Cowling
  First there was Death Café. Then Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death. Then Death Salon. Now there’s Die-alogue Cafe Die-alogue Café has been developed by an Australian academic, Stuart Carter. We’ve been talking to Stuart for some time. We like and respect him very much. His purpose is
Charles Cowling
    Celebrant and guest blogger Wendy Coulton visits a Death Cafe Curiosity and a genuine interest in the concept prompted me to drive a five hour round trip on a wet Sunday to attend a Death Café in Bristol. The setting was the basement of an informal vintage styled
Charles Cowling
  It seems that Death Cafe has spawned a little brother, birthplace Portland Oregon, dob sometime earlier this summer. It’s name is Death Over Dinner.  The aims of Death Over Dinner are pretty much the same as those of Death Cafe, namely, to get folk together to talk about you-know-what.
Charles Cowling
    Our best wishes for this to Linda Blakemore at the exciting new start-up Divine Departures, Gateshead. What a very handsome poster.    
Charles Cowling
Guido Reni’s David with the Head of Goliath   There’s a good death piece over at the New York Times that you might like. It’s by Bess Lovejoy, author of the about-to-be-published Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses. Here are some taster extracts:  Over the last century, as Europeans