December Events

It’s time again for a list of must-not-miss events happening this month. Some of the events mentioned in last month’s post are still ongoing – so do check there too.

Please let me know if I’ve missed anything in the comments or by email at

25% Discount Code for Met Store – JOY14 ENDS 7th DECEMBER

If you were thinking of purchasing In Death Lamented, do so today and get a bargain!

Probably only applies to my American readers – the postage for the UK costs almost as much as the book…

Festive Candle-lit Tours of The Coffin Works

An unusual Christmas treat on the 11th and 12th December at 6 and 7pm.

Full details here, keep an eye on this page for other upcoming events.

Nightmare Before Christmas at Arnos Vale Cinema

The cinema at Arnos Vale is screening a wide variety of films this December, but the best has to be NMBC on 16th December at 7.30pm and 19th December at 4.30pm. What a fitting venue for my favourite seasonal film!
Full events calendar here.

Christmas Wreath Making at Sheffield General Cemetery

Using materials from the cemetery to create very special Christmas decorations on 13th December 1-3pm. Info here.

Create your own Christmas Arrangement at York Cemetery

Another festive treat, Monday 15 December  10.30am – 12.30pm. Check the details here.

Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination at The British Library

Not strictly cemetery related but definitely of interest to those of us who deal with the Victorian/fin de siecle eras and their fascinations with all things dark and mysterious.

The exhibition runs until 20th January 2015, with curator led tours on Tuesdays at 18.30 and Thursdays at 13.00 until the 15th Jan.

More information about the exhibition here, and tours here.

I doubt I will be able to get to London before the exhibition ends, which is most distressing. I’ll have to settle for adding the accompanying book to my Christmas list instead!

Witches and Wicked Bodies at The British Museum

If you are in London, you should also check out this free exhibition at the British Museum, which continues until the 11th January.

I wish I could go to this one too because typically for a Brummie I love Pre-Raphaelite art (BMAG is famous for the Pre-Raph galleries), and I suspect that my favourite Waterhouse painting, The Magic Circle is one of the pieces on loan from the Tate in this exhibition – there are certainly works by Edward Burne-Jones and Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the exhibition.

More information here.


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