February Events

It’s that time again, so here’s this month’s upcoming cemetery events!

Lightsaber Combat

And now for something completely different!
Learn how to fight like a jedi at Arnos Vale cemetery!
2 hour training sessions, begin on 2nd February at 6.45-8.45pm and 9-11pm. Trial sessions for beginners are available.
All the info is here.

Remnants and Traces Exhibitions at The Coffin Works

A series of mini-exhibitions by the Midlands Textile Forum, exploring their responses to Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Factory.

‘We’ve visited the building pre and post restoration, looked at its history and contents finding interest in small details, observing and noting what remains of the evidence left behind.  We’ve been inspired by memory, the act of remembering, mortality and funerary practices’

Exhibition dates:

3-27 February – featuring work by Diana Browne, Sarah Cage, Claire Cooper Walsh and Maggie Hands.
1-27 March – featuring work by Jane Arthur, Ann Paterson, Julie Ring, Ann Brammer and Judith Rowley.
29 March – 24 April – featuring work by Jenny Beasley, Yvonne Flavell, Pat Foster, Marilyn Hall and Brenda Marshall.

More more details including information about ‘meet the artists’ sessions, click here

Guided walks of Brompton Cemetery

Tours of this fantastic London cemetery take place on Sundays twice a month in Winter, beginning at 2pm. For February the tours will be on the 8th and 22nd. Suggested donation of £6.
More details and the timetable for the coming months (including more frequent summer tours) can be found here.

Spring 2015 Lecture Series at Glasnevin

‘Becoming Revoluntionary: The year before 1916

Lectures in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin exploring what key figures of the 1916 revolution were doing in 1915.
The next lecture is on February 19th at 7pm. Click here for more details about this and other lectures in the series.

Buried Treasure? Valuing the Dead in Nineteenth-Century England : A talk by Dr David McAllister

Now this an event I really wish I could attend, unfortunately weeknights in London aren’t at all feasible at the moment!
Taking place in the Chapel at Highgate Cemetery, this talk is at 7.30 (doors 7pm) on February 19th and the ticket price of £7 includes a glass of wine! Details are here, or you can go straight to booking a ticket through eventbrite.

Work Day at Cathays Cemetery

Get involved with the upkeep of this fabulous cemetery!
Next work Day is on February 28th, meeting at 10pm by the chapels (Fairoak Road Entrance).

The Friends of Cathays also organise a weekly walk for health on Mondays at 10.30am for 1 hour.

The details of these events and more can be found on the friends website here.


Right now that’s all the events I can find for this month, but in my head-cold ridden state I must be missing loads – so please let me know in the comments!


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