Death Over Dinner

Plan how to die, one meal at a time

Creativity 5 min read Sep 25, 2019
Death Over Dinner

While 90% of Australians agree that we need to talk more about the end of life, too few of us actually do. Talking about death, dying, or what happens afterward can be incredibly uncomfortable or upsetting, and rightfully so, because it’s a significant, hard part of all of our lives. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have these hard conversations.

Natalie Ryan and Julia de Ville are modern artists whose solo exhibits have inspired Linden New Art to participate in a new international movement: Death Over Dinner. At this event, you can join other Aussies in a very important conversation that is not happening as often as it should be.

Rebecca Bartel, who brought the Death Over Dinner movement down under, will host and guide the conversation as guests sit down for an honest and real conversation about the topic of death. There’s no need to fret because throughout the event there will always be a safe space to exit the conversation if it’s needed.

The conversation will allow you to share your end-of-life wishes. This conversation is important for every Australian because how we care for our loved ones at the end of their life is just as important as how we care for them right now. End of life care impacts everyone – the living, the dying, and everyone in between.

Death Over Dinner began in the States when Michael Hebb and Angel Grant decided that these conversations should happen at the safe space of a kitchen table (it is the most forgiving place for difficult conversations) rather than on someone’s deathbed when it’s too late.

These dinners result in emotional and social change. Take a step into the sacred and let the wine and conversations flow.