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Contemplation and cake - who said talking about death has to be difficult?

A ‘Death Cafe’ event, where people can discuss life and death over a coffee has been organised by Sheffield Hallam University’s Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, as part of national Dying Matters Awareness Week.

Visitors will have the opportunity to think about their bucket lists and create personal messages for a Tree of Wishes, before watching a short film on the subject of death by leading photographer artist Rankin.

The event has been organised in conjunction with St Luke’s Hospice, and their Chief Executive Judith Park told The Star: “The theme of Dying Awareness Week is ‘Talk, Plan, Live’ and that fits perfectly with what the Death Cafe is all about.

“It’s a great chance to engage in stimulating conversation and inspiring activities abd meet people from a variety of relevant charities and organisations – and you might just leave feeling a bit better equipped to talk about death and dying too.”

The Death Cafe will be held at Hallam’s Collegiate Crescent site on Thursday May 21 from 11am to 2pm.