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Coffin Club North London

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The Transmitter Room

Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace Way

London

N22 7AY

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At Coffin Club you can find out everything you need to know and more about planning a funeral practically, financially and creatively.

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Coffin Club UK is a not-for-profit movement which provides funeral advice and information to help you take control of your end of life decisions.

At Coffin Club North London you can find out everything you need to know and more about planning a funeral practically, financially and creatively, whether it be your own or somebody else's.

Coffin Club is fun, friendly and informative with a series of talks and discussions on a variety of subjects: how to find a good funeral director with lots of ideas about how not to break the bank. Your end of life considerations and legal obligations. And how to create a meaningful and memorable send-off alongside a coffin decorating workshop.

If you'd like to leave your family clear instructions about what to do when you die but don't know where to start Coffin Club is the place for you.

The programme

We'd love you to come to all of the sessions but happy to see you at just those that especially appeal to you. Most are on weekdays with one all day weekend session to take account of our busy and diverse lives.

All are free to attend with donations welcome on the day. But please do book in advance so we know how many cakes to make!

10th May 10.00 – 1.00 Funeral choices and budget

What happens to our body when we die? Cremation, burial or leaving your body to science? What is the role of a funeral director and how do we find a good one?

How much does it all cost, how to make sure we don’t break the bank and what we can do if we don’t have any money at all.

Includes an information pack, refreshments and plenty of homemade cake.

14th May 11.00 – 4.00 Ceremonies and coffins

11-.00 – 4.00 coffin painting and decorating. One of us will be assembling and painting our own coffin, we’ll have our artist on hand to advise and demonstrate and we encourage you to join in. You’ll be able to see some of the coffin and shroud choices available.

2.00 – 4.00 ceremony and ritual. How to create a meaningful and personal funeral ceremony. This is an interactive session – we’ll create a ceremony together and we invite you to tell us about a person close to you that has died as part of the ceremony – bring a candle, a poem, an item that reminds you of them, a message to hang on our memory tree.

There’ll be people on hand to answer any questions you’ve got about organising a funeral. Refreshments served throughout the day including our famous coffin club cakes.

24th May 10.00 – 1.00 End of life considerations

A solicitor will talk to us about the importance of making a will and lasting power of attorney. We’ll also have a presentation on the role of a hospice and End of Life Doula.

Includes an information pack, refreshments and plenty of homemade cake.

31st May 10.00 - 4.30

10.00- 1.00 Let’s talk An open session to talk about anything that’s come up for you during our workshops, we’ll answer any questions you still have and take the space to talk about all things death and dying, life and living.

Includes an information pack, refreshments and plenty of homemade cake.

2.30 - 4.30 Outside the Box A highly original one woman show weaving untold and surprising stories drawn from years of experience of working with bereaved people. There's a small charge of £5.00 for this event so please book separately through Eventbrite and search for Outside the Box, Alexandra Palace. Price includes tea and cake.

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Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace Way

London

N22 7AY

United Kingdom

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