This pop-up was co-hosted by Julienne McLean, a psychologist and Jungian analyst and spiritual director, based in north London. Julienne works with clients who experience bereavement issues throughout life.
Up until now, people who come to the pop-up death cafes have been personally interested in end of life care, or have family and friends who have died or who are dying.
Coincidentally, those who came to the pop-up at Kings Cross were all professionals in their own field who used creativity to help people to talk more openly about end of life issues.
So this café had a very different feel to it even though it was just as interesting and rewarding as the previous ones.
One participant had worked with a children’s bereavement charity for many years, and wanted to work more directly with the dying.
One was part of a theatre company, researching for a potential project about the issues surrounding dignity in dying,
One was a television producer, researching for a three part series on end of life issues, including assisted dying.
One ran a training programme for volunteers in North London, which empowers communities to plan for the final years of life.
One worked for Age UK as a project manager, coordinating volunteers and organisations to have conversations around putting plans in place for end of life.