July Events

Kensal Green Open Day

On the 4th of July, Kensal Green is having their annual open day! This is one not to miss, with events happening between 11am and 5pm, including horse-drawn hearses and tours every hour. How can you resist an event once described as ‘a cross between a funeral, a gig by the Cure and a village fete’. There’s all the details here.

Hitchcock’s Home – St John’s Church, Leytonstone

Alfred Hitchcock may have found fame in Hollywood, but he was born in East London and this unusual festival aims to bring his films home – screening three of them over three days between 16th-18th July. The films will be screened outdoor among the headstones once the sun sets. Click here for links to all the info – including tickets, dress code and seating arrangements.

Big Butterfly Watch at Earlham Cemetery, Norwich

Spend a lovely Sunday afternoon spotting butterflies fly between the stones in Norfolk! Event begins at 2pm on the 19th July and is part of a monthly programme of nature walks. Details of the event are here, and there’s a PDF showing the butterfly species you are likely to see here.

London’s Lost Graveyard: Crossrail discovery

For those who can’t make it to Norfolk, there’s still a dose of cemetery related entertainment, available on the small screen, with Channel 4’s TV programme which documents 300 year old skeletons discovered during railway station improvement works. Viewers in the UK will be able to catch the show online too, on the Channel 4 website, but I don’t know if it will be available internationally.

Artwork on the Canvas of Forest Lawn

Wednesday 22nd July between 10am-12pm, take an artistic tour around the famous New York cemetery, and see some truly wonderful sculptures. Tickets and information are are available here.


This month’s post is a little short, but I didn’t find many new events I haven’t blogged about in pervious months. I’m sure I missed some though, so let me know in the comments!

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