April events

Just a short post this month, I am so busy that I haven’t been on twitter much so I’m sure to be missing out of cool events. Please let me know in the comments!

Ashley Road Cemetery Walk

This is my my brother’s neck of the woods, but I won’t be able to make it down this time. I’ll have to keep an eye out for future events. Described as ‘A gentle stroll visiting the final resting place of Epsom’s Lords, Ladies and townsfolk’ it sounds like a way to spend the day. There are two walks, morning and afternoon, both on the 10th April. More details and how to book here (places limited to 25!). There is a good introduction to the history of the cemetery here – which makes me even more keen to visit in future – some fascinating aspects, like graves belonging to travelers involved with the Epsom races.

Foraging Walk in York Cemetery

We all know how fantastic cemeteries are for nature- unspoiled oases where wildlife can thrive away from harmful practices like pesticides. However I have never considered that this also makes them ideal places for sourcing wild food! Two walks on Saturday 11th April, with all the info here. Not local to York? The walks are organised by Foraging Courses, have a look and see if there is one near you!

Seoul National Cemetery Event with Weeping Cherry Blossoms

An international event which sounds incredibly beautiful – perhaps this is one for my cemetery bucket list! Every April a festival is held to view the weeping cherry blossoms, this year it is between 11th – 17th April. The weeping cherry blossoms symbolise protection of the nation and encourage people to think about the dead, particularly in a patriotic way. More details about this event here, and the history of the festival and other Seoul cherry blossom events here (note the festival dates on that article are for 2014!)

Book Launch at at at Tolomato Cemetery, St Augustine, Florida

One for my American readers. Buff Gordon, is launching a pocket guide of historic walks around the city, with a signing and presentation at the beautiful Tolomato cemetery on April 18th. More details about the event here, and to find the cemetery blog click this link.

GAME OVER exhibition at the Coffin Works

This art exhibition is organised by Transient Art – who put on pop-up art events around Birmingham. The artworks displayed are inspired by the history of Newman Brothers and wider themes of death. The exhibition runs from 28th April until 24th July 2015, so there is plenty of time to catch it! For more information, check out the site, or learn more about the art and artists here.There will be some special events coming up in May and June, so watch this space! Especially for details of my contribution *excited*!

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