Debbie Young


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North East London Death Cafe

Hosted by Debbie Young and Alberta Gutteridge

Death & Grief Cafes provide a unique opportunity to talk openly and honestly about death, grief and loss in a safe and confidential environment. There are no agendas, no objectives, nor themes; the conversation is simply led by the people in the group. There is always cake and something to drink. You can discover more about Death Cafes here.

Come and join us.

Event: Good Grief Cafe

Venue: Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, London, E11 2RQ

We are hosting the Good Grief Cafes with Redbridge Libraries.

Redbridge Libraries are the founder member of the Death Positive Library movement in the UK. The project uses public libraries as safe and trusted places to start conversations about death, dying and loss. It is led by Anita Luby and Rhonda Brooks who both work for the library service which is managed by Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure. You can follow them on Instagram @thedeathpositivelibrary

Date: Thursday 15th June 2023, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

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Event: Death Cafe

Date: Sunday 9th July 2023, 2.45pm – 5pm

Venue: East of Eden, Studio 1, 14 Hatherley Mews, London E17 4QP

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Create Your Own Memento Mori Workshop

Hosted by Debbie Young and artist Hannah Crosson.

Dates: Fridays 23rd & 30th June, 2023, 6.30pm  – 8.30pm

Venue: Creative Biscuit Ceramics Cafe, 61 George Lane, London E18 1JJ

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More about this workshop:

Memento Mori translates to ‘remember you must die’ and is the ancient practice of reflecting on mortality. It originated in the Roman Empire but the same concept can be found in many ancient civilizations. Almost every civilization and religion has been conscious of the inevitability of death. Remembering that life is temporary helps us focus our minds on the important things in life.

At this workshop, you will create your own Memento Mori artwork and functional object that will assist you with your own personal reflection on mortality and living life fully.

In the first session, you will learn more about Memento Mori and design and create your own Memento Mori object to eat or drink from.

In the second session, we will host a Death Cafe where we will communally use our Memento Mori objects.

You will leave the workshop with an item you can use on a daily basis to contemplate your own mortality in a small way each day.

Ticket Price:

The ticket price is £60.

We have an Early Bird offer of £45 if you book before 5pm on Friday 26th May 2023.

The ticket price includes the two 2-hour sessions, all materials and a glass of wine or an alcohol-free drink at the first session.