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London Month of the Dead 2016

A series of talks on death curated by Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation supporting London's Magnificient Seven cemeteries

For a third year Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation are returning to the capital's Great Gardens of Sleep for a series of talks, walks, workshops, concerts and other amazing events curated to inform, entertain and provoke on mortality and the history of London's cemeteries.

Join us and an array of amazing speakers in wonderful locations for a journey to the afterlife whilst contributing to the upkeep of dead London. The schedule of events is listed below and full details are at:
www.londonmonthofthedead.com

And, we are looking for helpers. If you know someone who would like to work with us and get experience as an intern during London Month of the Dead, put them in touch via info@antiquebeat.co.uk

LONDON MONTH OF THE DEAD 2016 SCHEDULE

Saturday 1st October 2016 from 11 am to 1 pm
SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET - A guided tour of the City’s forgotten burial grounds and a private view of the Museum of London’s bone archive with Jelena Bekvalac and Robert Stephenson

1st and 4th October 2016
DEATH CAFE - Tea, cake and conversation on mortality at Highgate Cemetery and Kensal Green Cemetery – Free event

Saturday 1st October 2016 from 2:30 pm
FABULOUS BEASTS – A Rogue Taxidermy Workshop with Suzette Field in the Dissenters’ Chapel, Kensal Green cemetery

Saturday 1st October 2016 from 7:30 pm
TALES OF BEYOND - A Torchlit Cemetery Walk and Candlelit Ghost Stories with Giles Abbott in the Dissenters’ Chapel, Kensal Green cemetery

Saturday 8th October 2016 from 11 am

The FLIGHT of the SOUL - Insect taxidermy workshop with Suzette Field in Brompton Cemetery Chapel

Saturday 8th October 2016 from 1:30 pm

BUBBLE AND SQUEAK - A Mouse Taxidermy Glass Dome Workshop with Suzette Field in Brompton Cemetery Chapel

Saturday 8th October 2016 from 7:30 pm
THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY – A Gothic Magic Lantern Show with Mervyn Heard in Brompton Cemetery Chapel

Sunday 9th October 2016 from 1:00 pm
IMMORTAL PASSION – A Salon on Necrophilia and the Penetration Paradox with Carla Valentine and Dr John Troyer in Brompton Cemetery

Sunday 9th October 2016 from 3:30 pm
MORTIFICATIONS OF THE FLESH – A Salon on Corpse Medicine and Posthumous Indignities with Richard Sugg and Robert Stephenson in Brompton Cemetery Chapel 

Sunday 9th October 2016 from 7:00 pm
AURAL ECTOPLASM – A candlelit concert with tape loop quartet Howlround at Brompton Cemetery Chapel

Saturday 15th October 2016 from 11:00 am
SECRETS of the OSSUARY – A Guided Tour of St Brides’ Charnel House with Jelena Bekvalac

Sunday 16th October 2016 from 10:00 am
The MYSTERIES of the MAUSOLEA – A guided tour of Highgate Cemetery West with Dr Ian Dungavell

Sunday 16th October 2016 from 1:00 pm

IN MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES – A salon on Deaths at Sea and Severed Heads with Katy Barrett and Matt Green 

Sunday 16th October 2016 from 3:30 pm
SHADES OF THE CITY – A salon on London’s Ghosts with Alan Murdie and Alan Brooke at Brompton Cemetery Chapel

Thursday 20th October 2016 from 7:30 pm
The ARCHITECTURE OF DEATH – A salon on Tombs and Mausolea with Gavin Stamp and Brian Parsons at Highgate Cemetery Chapel

Saturday 22nd October 2016 from 1:00 pm
CEMETERY OF ALL SOULS – A guided tour of Kensal Green Cemetery with Robert Stephenson

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2016 from 7:30 pm
SONGS and DANCES OF DEATH – A candlelit concert with Oskar McCarthy and Rob Keeley at Brompton Cemetery Chapel

Sunday 23rd October 2016 from 1:00 pm
SUBTERRANEAN SANCTUARIES - A salon on Crypts and Charnel Houses with Jelena Bekvalac and Rachel Ives at Brompton Cemetery Chapel

Sunday 23rd October 2016 from 3:30 pm

LEGENDS OF THE UNDEAD – A salon on Zombies and Premature Burial with Jan Bondeson and Roger Luckhurst at Brompton Cemetery Chapel

Saturday 29th October 2016 from 11:00 am
A GREAT GARDEN OF SLEEP - Guided tour of Brompton Cemetery with Robert Stephenson

Saturday 29th October 2016 from 1:00 pm
The ETERNAL JOURNEY – A salon on the Tibetan and Egyptian Books of the Dead with Dr Alice Stevenson and Karen Liljenberg at Brompton Cemetery Chapel

Saturday 29th October 2016 from 7:30 pm
SONGS OF DEATH AND LOVE with the Real Tuesday Weld. A candlelit concert at Brompton Cemetery Chapel

Sunday 30th October 2016 from 1:00 pm
ARS MORIENDI – Death Rituals, Wax Effigies and the Obituary with Nigel Llewellyn and Chris Maume at Brompton Cemetery Chapel

Sunday 30th October 2016 from 3:30 pm
The UNCANNY and the FANTASTIC – A salon on the Art of Gothic with Bryony Dixon and Victoria Nelson in Brompton Cemetery Chapel.

Sunday 30th October 2016 from 7:30 pm
GHOST IN THE MACHINE - A candlelit theremin concert with Lydia Kavina and Thomas Ang at Brompton Cemetery Chapel. 

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