I’ve got a another busy month ahead with two trips to Highgate cemetery planned – and another in December! In fact I star fieldwork on Monday. I hope the weather cooperates!! I’m packing ALL OF THE THERMALS just in case!
Here’s a few things that are happening in the world of cemeteries this month. As ever, comment below if you know of an event near you. I expect there will be a lot of remembrance day events focused on local war memorials.
London Month of the Dead
I seem to have missed almost all the events which were running throughout October, but there are several events happening at Brompton on November 1st including talks and music. The info is here, if you have no plans for this afternoon!
This Mortal Coil
An exhibition by Vivid Projects ‘exploring the surprising and dark side of art and the body’ which includes some really cool things like x-ray vinyl records. Runs between the 6th and 27th November, all the details are here.
No Stone Left Alone Ceremony
On November 10th there will be events at 15 cemeteries across Edmonton to honour veterans and teach school children about the sacrifices made my military personnel. All the information about this and other Edmonton events can be found on this website.
New Exhibition about ‘West Belfast to the Western Front’ opening at Glasnevin Cemetery on the 11th November 2015 and running until 30th January 2016. The exhibition tells ‘the untold story of how Belfast’s Unionists and Nationalists put aside their Home Rule differences and fought together as one during The Great War 1914-18’. All the details are here.
Cathays Cemetery Heritage Walk: graveyard voices
November 13th-20th, actors and musicians will bring the history of Cathays to life, as part of the Being Human Festival. This event is FREE, more details here.