End-of-life edition

A second Death Over Dinner event was hosted just 11 weeks later after the sell-out success of the first event. We had another full house despite a few drops of rain and a chilly evening of just 13 degrees. A cosy marquee with heaters warmed our guests unlike the sweltering heat endured during the first event.

The bar was well run by the amazing team of West Terrace Cemetery Volunteers

Our Death Over Dinner theme this time was on ‘End-of-life’ matters. Our dynamic and entertaining panel of experts in the ‘End-of-life’ field started the conversation. The audience enjoyed drinks served by our Volunteers and tasty paellas served by Taste of Spain.

Delicious paella dinner prepared by Taste of Spain

The panel

Our panel, from L to R, Robert Pitt, John McMahon, Tracey Watters and David Brownie
  • Robert Pitt, CEO Adelaide Cemeteries Authority
  • John McMahon, Palliative Care SA
  • Tracey Watters, CEO Palliative Care SA

Audience participation

The panel: John McMahon, Palliative Care SA, Tracey Watters, CEO Palliative Care SA, Robert Pitt, CEO Adelaide Cemeteries Authority and David Brownie, Facilitator

Our MC, David Brownie, mediated a lively panel discussion raising many thought provoking issues that led to enthusiastic audience participation and discussion. The conversation focused on death, dying and end of life planning.

The audience had many questions and comments

Night tour

The evening ended with our award-winning Night Tour. There are thousands of stories buried in the graves at West Terrace Cemetery. A few of these tales are brought to life in an entertaining light and sound show. Guests are guided through the tombstones with just a lantern to light their way through the shadows of history.

Thanks for a great evening! [Bek]
Great evening again. Will there be a 3rd one? [Trevor]

Host your own Death Over Dinner event

Hosting a Death Over Dinner event for my friends is what I am doing this year for Dying To Know Day. With Dying To Know Day fast approaching on 8 August, why not host your own Death Over Dinner event for your family and friends.