Past Death Cafés

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Death Cafe Bristol
Thursday 28th April, 2016
7.30pm – 9.30pm

Death Cafe Bristol returns once again for a Thursday evening get together in Cox & Baloney. This Spring evening Cafe promises a fresh fruity cocktails a sharing platters and, of course, good chat about death and all things death related. I my even bring my new wicker coffin along for you all to have a look at!

After the unprecedented turn out of November’s evening event (I didn’t even get a chair!), I am asking people if they would be so kind to RSVP if they are planning to attend the event. By getting an idea of numbers, the wonderful staff at Cox & Baloney can ensure everything runs as smoothly, as possible and order of food and drink can be dealt with better if we know how many people are coming. Thank you.

To RSVP please email emma@notbeingmorbid.com

Our special evening menu will be on offer as usual. If you have any special requirements please let Emma or the venue know in advance.

Evening Menu

DRINKS

Local Ales & Ciders (by the Bottle)

Spirits, including locally sourced Gin

Soft Drinks

Selection of special Cox & Baloney teas

COCKTAILS

Spirit of Lord Earl – £6.50
Gin, Lord Earl Grey syrup, elderflower, cucumber & a pinch of salt

Granny’s Drunken Wake – £6.50
Sparkling Prosecco topped with berry, apple, beetroot & hibiscus infused syrup

FOOD

Sharer Plates- For two £8.50 / For four £16

CHEESE ‘N ‘PICKLES PLATTER
A selection of locally souced cheeses, served with crunchy pickles, chutney, seasonal fruits, fresh bread and crackers

MEAT FEAST PLATTER
A selection of charcuterie meats, served with rosemary & garlic olives, chutney, fresh bread and crackers

MIXED PLATTER – For two £10.50 / For four £19
A selection of both locally sourced cheeses and charcuterie meats, served with crunchy pickles, seasonal fruits, chutney, fresh bread and crackers

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Death Cafe Bristol Evening will start promptly at 7.30pm, and we always start with a minute silence followed by a brief welcome, so please arrive and order any food and drinks before then, we will be open from 7pm. There will be a half-way break if you wish to reorder as well.

Any further questions please email me at emma@notbeingmorbid.com or call me on 07720442239



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Death Cafe Bristol
Sunday 28th February 2016
2pm – 4pm

The first Death Cafe of 2016 will be held on the 28th February at Cox & Baloney Tea Rooms (down in the snug) from 2pm-4pm. Back to the usual Sunday venue, expect a lovely selection of tea and cakes, a warm welcome and interesting and lively death chat.

Cox & Baloney is a terrific venue and have even devised a special Death Cafe menu for us, at a discounted price, with carefully selected teas and cakes to help the conversation flow. If you have any particular dietary requirements, please do content Emma or the venue in advance*.



Death Cafe Bristol starts promptly at 2pm, and we always start with a minute silence followed by a brief welcome, so please arrive and order any food and drinks before then, we will be open from 7pm. There will be a half-way break if you wish to reorder as well.

Any further questions please email me at emma@notbeingmorbid.com or call me on 07720442239


Admission: By donation – whatever you can afford is very welcome

Parking: Free in the street outside or in adjacent side roads

Please note: A Death Cafe is not a bereavement or grief counselling group. This is especially so for people who have experienced a recent and/or traumatic loss or death. This sustains Death Cafes as comfortable, relaxed and safe exploratory spaces. Death Cafe is also not affiliated with any particular religion or belief system, and everyone is welcome, and will be respected regardless of what they do or don’t believe.

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Death Cafe Bristol
Thursday 26th November, 2015
7.30pm – 9.30pm

Death Cafe Bristol returns once again for a Thursday evening get together in Cox & Baloney. This cosy evening Cafe will bring good cheer to the chilly November evening with cocktails and hot drinks to warm your cockles, sharing platters and, of course, good chat about death and all things death related.

After the unprecedented turn out of September’s event (with nearly 60 people attending), I am asking people if they would be so kind to RSVP if they are planning to attend the event. By getting an idea of numbers, the wonderful staff at Cox & Baloney can ensure everything runs as smoothly, as possible and order of food and drink can be dealt with better if we know how many people are coming. Thank you.

To RSVP please email emma@notbeingmorbid.com

Our special evening menu will be on offer as usual. If you have any special requirements please let Emma or the venue know in advance.

Evening Menu

DRINKS

Local Ales & Ciders (by the Bottle)

Spirits, including locally sourced Gin

Soft Drinks

Selection of special Cox & Baloney teas

COCKTAILS

Spirit of Lord Earl – £6.50
Gin, Lord Earl Grey syrup, elderflower, cucumber & a pinch of salt

Granny’s Drunken Wake – £6.50
Sparkling Prosecco topped with berry, apple, beetroot & hibiscus infused syrup

FOOD

Sharer Plates- For two £8.50 / For four £16

CHEESE ‘N ‘PICKLES PLATTER
A selection of locally souced cheeses, served with crunchy pickles, chutney, seasonal fruits, fresh bread and crackers

MEAT FEAST PLATTER
A selection of charcuterie meats, served with rosemary & garlic olives, chutney, fresh bread and crackers

MIXED PLATTER – For two £10.50 / For four £19
A selection of both locally sourced cheeses and charcuterie meats, served with crunchy pickles, seasonal fruits, chutney, fresh bread and crackers

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Death Cafe Bristol Evening will start promptly at 7.30pm, and we always start with a minute silence followed by a brief welcome, so please arrive and order any food and drinks before then, we will be open from 7pm. There will be a half-way break if you wish to reorder as well.

Any further questions please email me at emma@notbeingmorbid.com or call me on 07720442239

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Death Cafe Bristol
Thursday 16th July, 2015
7.30pm – 9.30pm

After the success of our first evening event, Bristol Death Cafe is back this July with another Thursday night get-together at Cox & Baloney. Expect the usual scintillating death conversation and chatter, delicious sharing platters, Cox & Baloney’s signature teapot cocktails; as well as non-alcoholic drinks and hot drinks.

If you’ve never been to a Death Cafe before there is no better time to start, our evening events have a warm, friendly atmosphere; and conversation is always varied.

Cox & Baloney have spoilt us once again and devised a special menu for us. If you have any special requirements please let Emma or the venue know in advance.

Evening Menu

DRINKS

Local Ales & Ciders (by the Bottle)

Spirits, including locally sourced Gin

Soft Drinks

Selection of special Cox & Baloney teas

 

COCKTAILS

Spirit of Lord Earl – £6.50
Gin, Lord Earl Grey syrup, elderflower, cucumber & a pinch of salt

Granny’s Drunken Wake – £6.50
Sparkling Prosecco topped with berry, apple, beetroot & hibiscus infused syrup

 

FOOD

Sharer Plates- For two £8.50 / For four £16

CHEESE ‘N ‘PICKLES PLATTER
A selection of locally souced cheeses, served with crunchy pickles, chutney, seasonal fruits, fresh bread and crackers

MEAT FEAST PLATTER
A selection of charcuterie meats, served with rosemary & garlic olives, chutney, fresh bread and crackers

THE GENTLEMAN’S PLATTER
Somerset cheddar cheese OR brie, slow roasted ham, 1/2 a giant pork pie, chutney, pickles, fresh bread and pickles

MIXED PLATTER – For two £10.50 / For four £19
A selection of both locally sourced cheeses and charcuterie meats, served with crunchy pickles, seasonal fruits, chutney, fresh bread and crackers

 

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Death Cafe Bristol Evening will start promptly at 7.30pm, and we always start with a minute silence followed by a brief welcome, so please arrive and order any food and drinks before then, we will be open from 7pm. There will be a half-way break if you wish to reorder as well.

Any further questions please email me at emma@notbeingmorbid.com or call me on 07720442239

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Death Cafe Bristol

In conjunction with

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Sunday 17th May 2015
2pm – 4pm

We are bring you a very special Death Cafe Bristol for May, which will be held at Cox & Baloney Tea Rooms on Sunday 17th May 2015 at 2pm. All the information you need to know about Death Cafe is below, but if you have any other questions please email Emma at emma@notbeingmorbid.com or visit www.deathcafe.com

May sees us returning to the regular Sunday format for Death Cafe Bristol, and we have been asked to put this particular Death Cafe on in conjunction with Mayfest 2015 http://mayfestbristol.co.uk/mayfest2015/ .  Mayfest is Bristol’s unique annual festival of contemporary theatre, and their 2015 programme features death as a theme. There are lots of events and performances on in the weeks leading up to Death Cafe about the subject, so please do check out their programme. I will certainly be attending some of them!

 

Other than welcoming a Mayfest audience to come and give Death Cafe a go, the format will be the same. Expect topics to be new and different as always. Whether you’re coming for the first time (and perhaps because you’ve heard of us through Mayfest) or a seasoned patron, there’s always something to talk about, good company, interesting conversation and excellent tea and cake! Hope to see you there!

Cox & Baloney is a terrific venue and have even devised a special Death Cafe menu for us, at a discounted price, with carefully selected teas and cakes to help the conversation flow. If you have any particular dietary requirements, please do content Emma or the venue in advance.

 



Death Cafe Bristol starts promptly at 2pm, and we always start with a minute silence followed by a brief welcome, so please arrive and order any food and drinks before then, we will be open from 1.30pm. There will be a half-way break if you wish to reorder as well.

Any further questions please email me at emma@notbeingmorbid.com or call me on 07720442239


Admission: By donation – whatever you can afford is very welcome

Parking: Free in the street outside or in adjacent side roads

Please note: A Death Cafe is not a bereavement or grief counselling group. This is especially so for people who have experienced a recent and/or traumatic loss or death. This sustains Death Cafes as comfortable, relaxed and safe exploratory spaces. Death Cafe is also not affiliated with any particular religion or belief system, and everyone is welcome, and will be respected regardless of what they do or don’t believe.

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Death Cafe Bristol
Thursday 30th April, 2015
7.30pm – 9.30pm

Our next Bristol Death Cafe is going to be that little bit different and a whole lot of special. This is our first evening Death Cafe at Cox & Baloney. We have the whole of the upstairs just for this event, and there will be an evening menu of delicious nibbles as well as drinks licence. We also have a couple of Cox & Baloney’s signature teapot cocktails on offer as well as non-alcoholic drinks and hot drinks.

We will still be having Sunday afternoon events, but we wanted to try something different as well, but evening event means that people who can’t usually make the Sunday event have an opportunity to attend.

For this first evening event we are also being filmed for a special documentary by local film maker, and Death Cafe regular, Phoebe Holman. This is just happening for the April evening Death Cafe, and not for any ones in future. Because of the nature of the film shoot we cannot guarentee that people will be kept out of shot, so if you’re not comfortable being filmed, it may be better to wait for the next one. That being said we really want a good turn out for Phoebe as it’s a great boost for Death Cafe to feature in her documentary as it is going to hopefully really help spread the word about what Death Cafes are all about. Please RSVP to Emma by emailing emma@notbeingmorbid.com so we can get a good idea of numbers (booking is free but we would like to know attendance in advance).

Cox & Baloney have spoilt us once again and devised a special menu for us (watch this space for detais. If you have any special requirements please let Emma or the Venue know in advance.

Evening Menu

DRINKS

Local Ales & Ciders (by the Bottle)

Spirits, including locally sourced Gin

Soft Drinks

Hot Drinks

 

COCKTAILS

Spirit of Lord Earl – £6.50
Gin, Lord Earl Grey syrup, elderflower, cucumber & a pinch of salt

Granny’s Drunken Wake – £6.50
Sparkling prosecco topped with berry, apple, beetroot & hibiscus infused syrup

 

FOOD

Sharer Plates- For two £8.50 / For four £16

CHEESE ‘N ‘PICKLES PLATTER
A selection of locally souced cheeses, served with crunchy pickles, chutney, seasonal fruits, fresh bread and crackers

MEAT FEAST PLATTER
A selection of charcuterie meats, served with rosemary & garlic olives, chutney, fresh bread and crackers

THE GENTLEMANS PLATTER
Somerset cheddar cheese OR brie, slow roasted ham, 1/2 a giant pork pie, chutney, pickles, fresh bread and pickles

MIXED PLATTER – For two £10.50 / For four £19
A selection of both locally sourced cheeses and charcuterie meats, served with crunchy pickles, seasonal fruits, chutney, fresh bread and crackers

Whole Camembert – £5.95
Hot, melting and Infused with garlic & rosemary. Served with fresh bread

Grilled Toastie – £4.50
Build your own toastie, choose from:

Somerset Cheddar, Brie, Slow roasted ham or Tuna

add in- Tomato, chutney or Red onion

SIDES / SPECIALS

Fresh bread with Balsamic & Olive oil – £3.95

Mixed olives – £3.95

Toasted mixed nuts – £3.95

Home made pork scratchings – £3.95

Locally made Giant pork pie – £4.50

Locally made Scotch egg – £4.50

Locally made Pate, served with chutney & toast £4.95

Home made soup, served with fresh bread £4.50

Home made stew, served with fresh bread £6.50

Warm Apple & gooseberry crumble, served with thick clotted cream

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Death Cafe Bristol Evening will start promptly at 7.30pm, and we always start with a minute silence followed by a brief welcome, so please arrive and order any food and drinks before then, we will be open from 7pm. There will be a half-way break if you wish to reorder as well.

Any further questions please email me at emma@notbeingmorbid.com or call me on 07720442239


 

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Death Cafe Bristol
Sunday 22nd February 2015
2pm – 4pm

The next Death Cafe Bristol will be held at Cox & Baloney Tea Rooms on Sunday 22nd February 2015 at 2pm. All the information you need to know about Death Cafe is below, but if you have any other questions please email Emma at emma@notbeingmorbid.com or visit www.deathcafe.com

Our first Death cafe of the year will be held on the last Sunday of February, and if the last Cafe was anything to go by, it should be busy and lively with plenty of good conversation. Topics are always new and different people attend each time, so new to death cafe or a seasoned patron, there’s always something to talk about.

Cox & Baloney is a terrific venue and have even devised a special Death Cafe menu for us, at a discounted price, with carefully selected teas and cakes to help the conversation flow. If you have any particular dietary requirements, please do content Emma or the venue in advance.

 



Death Cafe Bristol starts promptly at 2pm, and we always start with a minute silence followed by a brief welcome, so please arrive and order any food and drinks before then, we will be open from 7pm. There will be a half-way break if you wish to reorder as well.

Any further questions please email me at emma@notbeingmorbid.com or call me on 07720442239


Admission: By donation – whatever you can afford is very welcome

Parking: Free in the street outside or in adjacent side roads

Please note: A Death Cafe is not a bereavement or grief counselling group. This is especially so for people who have experienced a recent and/or traumatic loss or death. This sustains Death Cafes as comfortable, relaxed and safe exploratory spaces. Death Cafe is also not affiliated with any particular religion or belief system, and everyone is welcome, and will be respected regardless of what they do or don’t believe.

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Death Cafe Bristol
Sunday 30th November 2014
2pm – 4pm

The next Death Cafe will be held at Cox & Baloney Tea Rooms on Sunday 30th November 2014 at 2pm. All the information you need to know about Death Cafe is below, but if you have any other questions please email Emma at emma@notbeingmorbid.com or visit www.deathcafe.com

After the success of September’s Death Cafe, I can’t wait for the next one, it’s such a pleasure to host, seeing returning faces and meeting first time attendees. Topics are always new and different people attend each time, so new to death cafe or a seasoned patron, there’s always something to talk about.

Cox & Baloney is a terrific venue and have even devised a special Death Cafe menu for us, at a discounted price, with carefully selected teas and cakes to help the conversation flow.

 


 Special Cox & Balony Menu

£5.50, Slice of cake and a pot of tea

£7.00, Sandwich and a pot of tea

(Gluten Free option available)

Special Death Cafe Tea

Memories’ Garden
Improved mood & memory

Mr Darcy English Breakfast
Intense morning tea with lots of Assam

Lord Earl Afternoon Earl Grey
Black tea, Bergamot

Ladies Maid Lemon & Ginger
Ginger, Organic lemon-grass, lemon pieces


Death Cafe Bristol starts promptly at 2pm, and we always start with a minute’s silence followed by a brief welcome, so please arrive and order any food and drinks before then. There will be a half-way break if you wish to reorder as well.

Please Aim to arrive by 1.30pm as all orders need to be in by 2pm, and if you can, bring cash as the till downstairs is cash only.

Any further questions please email me at emma@notbeingmorbid.com or call me on 07720442239


Admission: By donation – whatever you can afford is very welcome

Parking: Free in the street outside or in adjacent side roads

Please note: A Death Cafe is not a bereavement or grief counselling group. This is especially so for people who have experienced a recent and/or traumatic loss or death. This sustains Death Cafes as comfortable, relaxed and safe exploratory spaces. Death Cafe is also not affiliated with any particular religion or belief system, and everyone is welcome, and will be respected regardless of what they do or don’t believe.

About the organiser

My name is Emma Edwards and I’m the facilitator of Death Cafe Bristol. I work in Bristol as a solution-focused hypnotherapist; in this role I have a particular interest in working with those with death anxiety, and long-term or life-limiting illnesses. I am also currently training to be an end-of-life doula, and I work as a volunteer at the in-patients ward at St Peter’s Hospice.

Bereavement is something I have experienced a lot of in my life, and the last few years have really been a personal journey though healing from those. The thing that helped me most in this respect has been researching death acceptance and positivity. I learned about the Death Cafe movement earlier this year at a death conference in London, and the idea really excited me, so taking over Death Cafe Bristol has been a real privilege. I look forward to meeting you soon.

What is a Death Cafe?

At Death Cafe we come together to talk about death in a relaxed, safe, social, cafe environment (thus they have a very different feeling to a formal workshop).

Our objective is “To increase awareness of the reality of death, so we can enjoy feeling more fully alive“.

The conversations are always new and fresh. Each time we meet the changing mix of people ensures that you can come to any number of events and be guaranteed a vibrantly new and fresh experience each time.