Death Cafe – Margate

Saturday 5 October 2019

Join Pilgrims Hospices to talk about death over coffee and cake.

Event information

Venue: The Old Bank Bookshop, Margate

Date and time: 5 October 2019,  10:30am – 12:00pm

All are welcome to attend this free event; spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

To book your place please get in touch with the Education team using the contact details below. Then, join our Facebook event and invite your friends.

What is a Death Cafe?

A Death Cafe is a relaxed, informal way to come together and talk about death and dying. It’s not a bereavement or counselling session, but rather a safe space to talk about a subject we often avoid as part of our daily conversations.

Our Death Cafes are lively, full of laughter and fascinating discussions.

The Death Cafe movement was set up in 2011 by Jon Underwood from his home in East London. Jon believed that a Death Cafe could be a safe and informal space for people to come together and talk about death over coffee and cake. This idea took off and has since spread around the world; perhaps its popularity is due to how often we avoid talking about death as part of our daily lives.

What can I expect?

We held our debut Death Cafe in 2017 as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week. Local playwright Karen Bartholomew shared her experience of this event, including her expectations beforehand and what she gained by coming along to her first ever Death Cafe.

How can I book?

Please book your place via Eventbrite, phone 01227 812 616 or email

Thank you so much for your support

We host community events throughout the year for the general public, aiming to open up the conversation about death and dying; with film screenings, poetry readings, Death Cafes and much more, there’s something for everyone.

Check out our latest upcoming events

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a life limiting illness, find out about the full range of services Pilgrims can offer.

Address information

The Old Bank Bookshop
17-18 The Parade

City: Margate

Postcode: CT9 1EY

Contact information


Phone: 01227 812 616